Thursday, 13 July 2017

safety tips during exams

First things first.
This is NOT a hard and fast rule to passing exams.
This is not a protocol for ensuring good grades.
As the title implies, its just few safety tips.

Safety narrowed down from meeting early with your papers, curbing stress and/or oversleeping, avoiding stomach upset or ill health to avoiding being broke, curbing distractions and having an alert brain in the exam hall.

We'll do justice to some of these in the next few lines.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

1. Don't ask a visitor, "Will you take something?", what do you expect him to say?

"Yes?", common you wouldn't say so if it were you.

Rather ask, "What can I offer you?".

Don't let him keep guessing. You can add, "I have soft drink, fruit juice ..."

2. Don't speak an unfamiliar language with someone while you are with a group of persons.

If there's something you wouldn't want everyone to hear, you can excuse yourselves and talk privately.

3. Don't use your phone while you are in a meeting and someone is speaking. They'll appreciate your undivided attention, and it gives them a mind that you are not courtesous when you operate your mobile while they are talking.

If you must do so, excuse yourself and attend to your phone outside.
Else, give them your undivided attention.

4. Don't pretend you don't care when you do.
Don't die in silence.
If you're not comfortable with someone's disposition or attitude, calmly and quietly let him/her know about it.

The things you horde within are more hurtful than things expressed.

5. Don't say,
"I mean it", when you really don't,
"I was only joking", when you weren't.
People won't know when you're actually serious, if all the time you give them a bias portray of yourself.

5. Don't disrespect people's opinions, way of life and dogmas, you can criticise them if need be, but don't make them feel they're not worth living a principled life.

6. Stop thinking people that express themselves in rich and nice vocabs are showing off.
English is not ours, if we must speak the white man's language, we must stop murdering and 'fathering' it.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Let me change direction today and speak about
something that really bothers my mind about being a
computer science student.

Most people especially
software developers see computer science as a waste of
time. Well I might be wrong, but the few programmers I
have seen think so.

Due to this, I pose a question. If you see a road side
mechanic who repairs a car, you really want to be a
mechanic but if the opportunity comes that you have to
go to school to learn how a car is made. Would you still
choose to be only a car mechanic?. The answer is

Mathematicians have made all the research for the
Engineers and the Engineers are just applying the
theories. Would you still say an Engineer is better than a
Mathematician. Each and every one excel in the field they

Similarly is the case of a computer science student and a
software developer. The theories are there to use, but we
are taught to understand how the theories were made.


As a computer scientist, the act of programming is not to
design something end users can see and be woowed, no
we design theories that make the software developer

It is left for the software developer to woow the clients
with what the computer scientists have created.

Computer Science as a course is not only for us to
understand Software Development, go for an MSc in
Software Development if you need that. What Computer
Science teaches is how to harness the great powers the
Computer has. Design effective ways to make the
Computer go faster and more efficient.

So if you are in Computer Science just to learn to
develop software, you have bought too little.

Ideas like
Networking, memory management, Operating System
Optimization would all look like Rocket Science to you
and you say its a waste of time.

No, Computer Science is based on the theories on which
the Practicals are built.

So if you are looking to become
only a software developer, please do look a bit further
because computer science is far greater than what you
have in mind.

Watch out for more

Computer Scientists, We Rock!


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Ignatius M.D - Mescopaul

Life is all about memories.

The events, the happy moments, the sad moments and the teary moments soon become memories as time silently ticks away.

In the cause of perusing into my pasts, I smile as I remember some hillarious, painful and sad memories.

I'm not as one of those persons that attended the same school from primary to secondary.

Infact I won't be exaggerating if I say I've attended so many schools, that I've lost count: Government, private, army, good, bad, all of

A notable secondary school I attended is at the far east of Anambra State.

I still remember how fights and bullies were the order of the day. The inception of a new set of school prefects was often greeted with strong resentment from their immediate juniors and this evoked 'staged wars'.

I was enjoying my sleep one afternoon when the bang on the desks woke me up.

"Haa - !"

They were at it again.

A terrible fight was already in full swing.

Being the gentle, quiet type (to which I really did suffer so many ridicules) I managed to leave the class and made for a safe haven as lockers and chairs flew high in the air, smashing their recepients with such a great fury that made me shudder.

I remember these things today, and I smile. Most of those fighting boys today are now big boys, some are even out of the country, living big and doing fine.

How quickly time flies.

There was this particular boy in my class that was always fund of bullying me back then, he harrassed me as often as willed. Being a very quiet fellow, I always avoided his paths. He seem to know this, so he constantly watched out for me, what I did to him still remains a mystery to me.

He would pull me by the collar as he yelled into my face, while I recoiled in fear.

Everyone in class knew that I never fought, so they termed me a weakling, I was called all sorts of names in Igbo.

Whether that was true I never knew, but I knew I never just had the power to fight, I had power for every other thing but fight.

So I mistakenly stepped on the toes of one of the girls in my class and before I knew it a resounding slap landed on one of my eyes. I practically saw stars, my vision was blurred for some minutes, next my eyes shone red.

Being the little, frightened teenage boy who I was, I just starred tearingly at her. Her towering figure reminded me that if I should dare anything, my own was finished.

I managed to get to my seat as sympathizers poured all around.
I remember these things with a faint smile.

I hold no grudges against these people that terrorised my life in school days, but the part they played in my life I'll never forget.

Look into your past.

What memories do you see?

How good a memory have you been to people?

When people remember you, do they feel pain?

For those that have had a catalogue of hurtful memories from their past I bring you this word from my heart:


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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

University Of Benin To Commence A 6weeks ICT Training Program For Students And Non-Students

The UNIBEN International ICT Center Education Research & Training Division has announced the commencement of an ICT-cladded training program for students and non-students alike.

As stated on the school's news portal, the program is to run for a period of six(6) weeks which is approximately a month and a half.

Also included is the fee for the program which is classified under student and non-student respectively.

For the students a sum of: N5,500 is to be paid for the full duration of the program, while for the non-student, N11,500 is the flat rate.

The program is to start by the 5th of December 2016. Meanwhile procedures for registration and payments have not been relayed. Always check back here to get updated as soon as the school makes such information available.

Below is a rundown of the program schedule:

UNIBEN International ICT Center Education Research & Training Division University Of Benin




COURSE FEE: UNIBEN Students = N5,500


* Course Content:

Ø Introduction to Data Processing and Computers

Ø Working with Keyboard and Mouse

Ø Working with windows 7

Ø Managing Files and Folders

Ø Working with the Internet

Ø Microsoft Word 2007

Ø Microsoft Excel 2007

Ø Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

Ø Microsoft Access 2007

* Certificate inclusive

Apply Now

Friday, 18 November 2016

The Anchor University, Lagos is a private university owned by the Deeper Christian Life Ministry. The university is located at Ayobo, Ipaja, Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria. The University was approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday, 2nd of November, 2016. Below are some beautiful images from the school.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016



From: Church Secretary

To: State/Region Overseers & Lagos Pastors

Date: November 15, 2016


CREDIT: Wikipedia Inc.

The grace, mercy and peace from God the Father through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ be multiplied unto you.

There are several vacancies involving different categories of workers including:

* Academics

* Administrative

* Accounting

* Security

* Cafeteria

* Technical positions and

* Hostel Managers.

Members are encouraged to avail themselves of the opportunities by applying online at the Anchor university website –

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016.

Please note that all submissions must be online, as no application will be collected by hand.

Please widely circulate to all the brethren.

Yours in His Privileged Service,


U. J. J. Asemota

Church Secretary

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Ignatius D. Meshack

As the USA celebrates Donald J. Trump as the new president who will take over the White House from Barrack Obama, can we learn a few things please?

I personally watched the final debate between Trump and Clinton on Youtube.

I was grinning from ear to ear as the cool headed Madam Clinton responded to Trump's allegations and how the hot headed Trump fumbled before he could have a grasp to counter the allegations against him.

At times, the allegations against themselves by themselves went messy and vulgar.

Everyone respected the tactical wits of Clinton against the bellowing whims of Trump.

The media painted Trump blue-black.

Trump made derrogatory remarks about Nigerians and the blacks in general, people kind of hated his bloatedness, some termed him arrogant and proud.

Haa...even some prophets in Nigeria went further to prophesy that a woman would take over the White House and all that ...

I personally didn't like Trump's manner of speaking. I had him on Twitter, and his tweets were always 'arrogant' and on the defensive so to speak.

by and large, it seems USA knew too well that the social media is just a place to be social and that's all. Anything being propagated there has little or no hold on reality. So they still voted for him into office.

Nigerians and everyone, please learn that.

The social media is a social media and remains a social media.
The real world is a real world and remains a real world.

USA citizens understands this well, hence they were not fooled by all the brouhaha propagated by the social media, they followed, voted and decided with their hearts, not with their fives senses.

Nigeria, Africa and the world at large: learn that.

Let socials be socials, and let reality be reality.

Don't take it into your home, don't take it into your family. Be ruled by your heart, not your head and those deluded five senses.

What do we also learn from the US polls?

Perseverance, doggedness, an optimistic mindset, a positive mental attitude, I can go on and on.

Trump was ridiculed and mesmerized by the social media, yet he wasn't bamboozled or pessimistic.

He just had a mindset that, The White House belongs to him, any time any day, and it did belong to him after all.

Almost similar to this is the Edo polls.

I happened to watch a part of the debate between PDP's Ize-Iyamu and APC's Obaseki. Oh..pastor spoke eloquently well. Infact his answers to questions thrown at him showed off that he had confidence, oratory and all that...

That was in contrast with Obaseki's coy and 'retarded' composture. Stammering and finding it quite difficult to put words together.

At that time I also thought, Ize-Iyamu had it! (Oh, do I have a poor sense of judgement?)

But, what happened? You know the story. Very soon Obaseki would be taking the oat at the swearing-in-ceremony to be the next governor of Edo state.

Dear friends, your beginning doesn't really matter, your end does big time.

Be optimistic. Be positive. Be dogged.

Thank you for your time. SHARE to bless others.

Ignatius D. Meshack


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Monday, 24 October 2016

By Mescopaul

1. A translator is simply a program that translates a program from one language to another without loosing the original form or functional structure of the original code.

2. If a translator translates from HLL to another HLL, it's called a TRANSLATOR or SOURCE-TO-SOURCE Compiler. Eg FORTRAN-TO-Ada, PASCAL-to-C etc.

3. If a translator translates from HLL to a LLL its called a COMPILER.

4. If the translation process is immediately executed, it's called an INTERPRETER.

5. If the translator translates target/machine code to source language, it's called a DECOMPILER

6. If the translator translates Assembly language to machine code, it's called ASSEMBLER. eg MASM, for the ooposite it's called DIASSEMBLER eg gdb, IDA.

NB: HLL - High Level Language
LLL - Low Level Language

 HLL     Year of Release
1. Java     1990
2. Fortran     1957
3. Cobol     1959
4. PASCAL    1960
5. Ada     1983
6. ABAP     1983
7. Afnix     1998
8. ALGOL     1958
9. Amiga     1993
10. ANI     2010
11. BCPL     1966
12. Bean Shell     2000
13. Modula-3     1989
14. DiBoL     1970
15. Ocanl     1996
16. Mathematica     1998
17. C     1978
18. Php     1980
19. Visual Basic     1998
Python     2000

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Truth And Mysteries

Did JESUS Die On Friday And Rose On Sunday?

Does that sum up to '3days in the heart of the earth' as Jesus said?

What and why have we been made to believe this ancient lie?

Keep reading to find out.

Jesus explicitly said in the Holy scriptures:

"As Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly", he said, "so shall the son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth" (Matthew 12:38-40).

Now, I suppose if you did your elmentary right, 3 days and 3 nights would sum up to 72hours.

See this:

12hours makes 1 day.

12hours makes 1 night.

Giving us 24 hours in what we call a day which is actually a day and a night.

So, Jesus didn't leave us in the dark when he said 3 days and 3 nights, he was very specific.

Since 12hours=1day

then, 3days= 3X12=36hours

Also, 12hours=1night

then, 3nights=3X12=36hours


So, we are certain Jesus was in the earth for full 72hours, that is 3 full days.

Now, a day starts counting from 12am to 12am, right, so if Jesus were crucified, died and buried on a FRIDAY (as we were made to believe, which is the advent of GOOD FRIDAY), then summing up 72hours from Friday night would certainly not give us Sunday as the day of his ascension.

See this, I made some calculations, and found this:

Lets say he died and was buried by 6pm on Friday, 72hours from that would give us:

Follow me,

6pm friday to 6am Saturday = 12hours.

6am Saturday to 6pm Saturday = 12hours.

6pm Saturday to 6am Sunday = 12hours.

We only have 36hours now, yet we've not gotten to 72hours (3days and 3nights).


6am Sunday to 6pm Sunday = 12hours.

6pm Sunday to 6am Monday = 12hours.

We now have 24+36= 60hours.

Not upto 72hours yet, and we're already on Monday!

Then how come we are made to believe JESUS rose after 3days on Sunday!

Let's go on,

6am Monday to 6pm Monday = 12hours.

Now, 60+12=72hours!

So, following what we had always known, if JESUS actually died and was buried on Friday night (say around 6pm), he should rise after 3days and 3nights and that should give us MONDAY around 6pm also!

What actually happened?

Why and Who fabricated the Friday-Sunday death and resurrection of Jesus Christ?

In this series of #TruthAndMysteri es, I'll be talking about many issues among which is the lies of the Papacy and the ills The Roman Catholic Church has propagated for centuries.

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

by Dinesh Thakur

Computers differ based on their data processing abilities.

They are classified according to purpose, data handling and functionality.

According to purpose

computers are either general purpose or specific purpose.

General purpose computers are designed to perform a range of tasks.

They have the ability to store numerous programs, but lack in speed and efficiency.

Specific purpose computers are designed to handle a specific problem or to perform a specific task.

A set of instructions is built into the machine.

According to data handling,

computers are analog, digital or hybrid.

Analog computers work on the principle of measuring, in which the measurements obtained are translated into data. Modern analog computers usually employ electrical parameters, such as voltages, resistances or currents, to represent the quantities being manipulated.

Such computers do not deal directly with the numbers. They measure continuous physical magnitudes.

Digital computers are those that operate withinformation, numerical or otherwise, represented in a digital form. Such computers process data into a digital value (in 0s and 1s).

They give the results with more accuracy and at a faster rate. Hybrid computers incorporate the measuring feature of an analogcomputer and counting feature of a digital computer. For computational purposes, these computers use analog components and for storage, digital memories are used.

According to functionality,

computers are classified as:

Analog Computer

An analog computer (spelt analogue in British English) is a form of computer that usescontinuousphysical phenomena such as electrical, mechanical, or hydraulic quantities to model the problem being solved.


A computer that performs calculations and logical operations with quantities represented as digits, usually in the binary number system

Hybrid Computer (Analog + Digital)

A combination of computers those are capable of inputting and outputting in both digital and analog signals.

A hybrid computer system setup offers a cost effective method of performing complex simulations.

On the basis of Size

Super Computer

The fastest and most powerful type of computer Supercomputers are very expensive and are employed for specialized applications that require immense amounts of mathematical calculations.

For example, weather forecasting requires a supercomputer.

Other uses of supercomputers include animated graphics, fluid dynamic calculations, nuclear energy research, and petroleum exploration.

The chief difference between a supercomputer and a mainframe is that a supercomputer channels all its power into executing a few programs as fast as possible, whereas a mainframe uses its power to execute many programs concurrently.

Mainframe Computer

A very large and expensive computer capable of supporting hundreds, or even thousands, of users simultaneously.

In the hierarchy that starts with a simple microprocessor (in watches, for example) at the bottom and moves to supercomputers at the top, mainframes are just below supercomputers.

In some ways, mainframes are more powerful than supercomputers because they support more simultaneous programs.

But supercomputers can execute a single program faster than a mainframe.

Mini Computer

A midsized computer. In size and power, minicomputers lie betweenworkstationsandmainframes. In the past decade, the distinction between large minicomputers and small mainframes has blurred, however, as has the distinction between small minicomputers and workstations. But in general, a minicomputer is a multiprocessing system capable of supporting from 4 to about 200 users simultaneously.

Micro Computer or Personal Computer

•Desktop Computer: a personal or micro-mini computer sufficient to fit on a desk.

•Laptop Computer: a portable computer complete with an integrated screen and keyboard. It is generally smaller in size than a desktop computer and larger than anotebook computer.

•Palmtop Computer/Digital Diary /Notebook /PDAs: a hand-sized computer. Palmtops have no keyboard but the screen serves both as an input and output device.


A terminal or desktop computer in a network.


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