Rene Camarillo: Bad Teacher or the Worst Teacher?

First Email

Professor Camarillo,

Hello. I just finished taking the Lesson 2 quiz and I missed three questions. However, I’m not sure that the answers to these questions actually appear in the textbook. I think it’s possible that at least one of these questions may be unanswerable.

I can find no evidence in the textbook that this is the correct answer:

Question text: “Data travels to the microprocessor on the….”

As far as I know, Apple has been using Intel processors since 2005; the most recent revision date of the textbook is 2012:

Question text: “The processor that is used in Apple computers to run OSX natively is manufactured by….”

I can find no data on what the internal bus speed of the first Pentium processors were anywhere. The book says that “[t]he first Pentium CPUs ran at the same speed as the bus–60Mhz”:

Question text: “The internal bus for the original Pentium series microprocessor is ____ bits in length.”

Thank you,
Clifton


Clifton, thanks for the email.

1. External data bus is the correct answer. If you look at page 28, second sentence, it states, “The processor is called the CPU (central processing unit) or microprocessor. Therefore, if you look at page 29 it states, “The external data bus connects the processor to adapters…”

2. Motorola is the correct answer. If you look at page 28, last sentence of the first paragraph, it states, “The processor designed by Motorola have been used in Apple computers for years.”

3. 32 is the correct answer. If you look at page 30, second paragraph, it states, “Intel’s 80386D CPU has 32-bit internal…data buses.”

Regards,
Rene
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Nutritional Info

RDA B12 (mcg/day)
Male
0 – 6 months: 0.4
7 – 12 months: 0.5
1 – 3 years: 0.9
4 – 8 years: 1.2
9 – 13 years: 1.8
14+ years: 2.4

Female
0 – 6 months: 0.4
7 – 12 months: 0.5
1 – 3 years: 0.9
4 – 8 years: 1.2
9 – 13 years: 1.8
14+ years: 2.4

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RDA Calcium (mg/day)
Male
0 – 6 months: 200
7 – 12 months: 260
1 – 3 years: 700
4 – 8 years: 1,000
9 – 13 years: 1,300
14 – 18 years: 1,300
19 – 50 years: 1,000
51 – 70 years: 1,000
71+ years: 1,200

Female
0 – 6 months: 200
7 – 12 months: 260
1 – 3 years: 700
4 – 8 years: 1,000
9 – 13 years: 1,300
14 – 18 years: 1,300
19 – 50 years: 1,000
51 – 70 years: 1,200
71+ years: 1,200

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Dunkin’ Donuts Blackface?

Tom 
Bizarre, yes. Racist? It’s THAILAND. American racialists need to stop projecting their neuroses on other cultures. I love this: “The CEO for Dunkin’ Donuts in Thailand dismissed the criticism as ‘paranoid American thinking.'”


A leading human rights group has called on Dunkin’ Donuts to withdraw a “bizarre and racist” advertisement for chocolate doughnuts in Thailand that shows a smiling woman with bright pink lips in…
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Debbie  An American company should know better.
Tom  It’s an American company, but I don’t know if the ad was an American idea. But still – what’s the issue?
Debbie  Bad idea to argue this one. Continue reading Dunkin’ Donuts Blackface?

Whole Wheat Bread Machine Bread

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Directions:
1. Place ingredients in bread pan in order listed or according to manufacturer’s directions.
2. When adding the yeast last, make a small well with your finger to place the yeast. This will insure the proper timing of the yeast reaction.
3. Use whole wheat or timed cycle, or according to manufacturer’s directions.