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Desert Mirage High Schools Booster Club sponsored by 21st Century after school program will present its first ever “TAMALEADA”. The tradition of the tamaleada is a cultural tradition that typically takes place during the holidays as families gather and prepare tamales to celebrate the holiday season.

This year Desert Mirage High School is inviting parents,students,aftershool clubs and community members to participate by selling Tamales on campus Thursday December 17, 2009. There is a small ten dollar donation that will help provide support to local AB540 scholarships. This ten dollar donation will make participants eligible to receive prizes throughout the event as Judges will hand out prizes for”Best Spicy Tamale”, “Best Candy Tamale” and “Best Overall”.

If you are interested or know someone who would like to participate by selling tamales contact Mr. Garza  h4-112

1) What is the difference between analog and digital?  Which is more widespread today?

2) What are the widths that audiotape is available in?

3) Name 5 ways to properly handle audiotape.

4) What is wow and flutter?  How is it caused?

5) What is bias?

6) What is sampling?  What are the common sampling rates used in digital audio?

7) What is quantization?

Define the following terms:

Analog Recording
Digital Recording
Audio Data Rate
Bandwidth
Bias Current
Calibration
Digital Audiotape

Use the book to create 5 multiple choice questions of your own.  Create a question with 4 options (A., B., C., D.) and one correct option.

Click on the image below and submit the form with your answers.  You will most likely want to use your book to find the answers.  Do not leave a comment, use the form to submit your answers.  Have a good day!

Grand Prize

• 2 2-hour sessions in Youth Radio’s state of the art recording studio
• 10 demo CD’s with CD art produced by Youth Radio
• Perform your winning submission live at an upcoming BOM Beats and Lyrics Event (TBD)
• 15 guest tickets to an upcoming BOM Beats and Lyrics event

2nd Prize

• 1 2-hour sessions in Youth Radio’s state of the art recording studio
• 5 demo CD’s with CD art produced by Youth Radio
• Perform your winning submission live at an upcoming BOM Beats and Lyrics Event (TBD)
• 10 guest tickets to an upcoming BOM Beats and Lyrics event

3rd Prize

• $100 gift certificate to Best Buy
• Perform your winning submission live at an upcoming BOM Beats and Lyrics event (TBD)
• 5 guest tickets to an upcoming BOM Beats and Lyrics event

4th Prize

The top Ten (10) Finalists will also receive the following:
• Their original music (or portion of submission) will used as a downloadable ringtone on the BOM website

You have just been elected president of the United States of America.  You must address foreign policy, terrorism, healthcare, the military, the economy, education, the environment, and much more.  What are the first three things you will do?  Which issues are dearest to you heart?  Do you think those issues overlap with the issues that are most important to the American public?

The root of the word “technology” is the Greek word tecknos, which means “art.” Technology has been linked to art for centuries. For example, it took almost four years for Leonardo Da Vinci to paint the Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world. Today, it would take a graphic artist using a computer about five minutes to reproduce her. Howard Sparks, a well-known author of the 20th century, suggests that, “The art of our era is not art, but technology. Today, Rembrandt is painting automobiles; Shakespeare is writing research papers; Michelangelo is designing more efficient bank lobbies.”

Assignment: What is your view of the idea that today’s art is technology?

Read the article found here and answer the questions below.

1) What is the fastest supercomputer devoted to solving?

2) What is the name of this supercomputer?

3) Who built the supercomputer?

4) What was the cost of the upgrade?

5) What is the performance speed of the computer?

6) What was the previous #1 computer system that is now #2?

7) What is a petaflop?  (Not found in article, use google or another search engine)

Read the article found here and leave a comment on whether you think Google could create an operating system that could threaten Windows and/or Macintosh.

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