Category: GCSE

Epic Games buys a compression company

0 commentsA-LevelGCSEA-LevelGCSE Epic Games, yes, the people that make fort**** and Epic Games Store, they’ve just bought a company called RAD. There’s no information on how much they paid, but I doubt it was cheap. So what is RAD? They make various tools, but the main ones do compression. Like zip and MP4. Why bother buying ….  Read More

Which Operating System Reigns Supreme?

0 commentsGCSEGeneral InterestGeneral InterestLinks In year 8 we discuss what an operating system is, right where we cover hardware and software and search engines and web browsers. It’s something which comes up frequently on GCSE papers. This article discusses done of the most well known operating systems and what they provide. Most of it feeds in nicely with ….  Read More

Network Layers

0 commentsA-LevelGCSEA-LevelGCSELinksNetworks GCSE students (and A-Level students) will be familiar with the network stack…well…they’ll know it’s something they should know. It is however something which people are often fuzzy on. This article explains it nicely and talks about TCP and UDP and how it fits within the stack. Don’t worry about the OSI model, that’s something ….  Read More

Wireless hotspots

0 commentsGCSEGeneral InterestLinksSecurity This article goes into some technical details, but it’s a good example of how attacks can be made, in particular pharming attacks. Do not try this at home….actually…that’s the only place you CAN try it, provided you’ve got everyone’s permission. You to a parent> “Can I instruct the link layer to not discard packets ….  Read More