May – Military Appreciation Month 2019 — Pacific Paratrooper

https://www.youtube.com/embed/S3jeHXrTz9A?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Most of my readers have see this post or one similar here on Pacific Paratrooper, but due to the arrival of new readers, I have chosen to remind every one again. I thank you all for taking the time to visit this site and I hope you are enjoying the freedoms that these troops … Continue reading May – Military Appreciation Month 2019 — Pacific Paratrooper

Improving the Efficiency Big Data

In today’s business environment, which has been impacted by reproducing data, shrinking budgets, and rising customer demands, companies that can make the correct decisions at the right time have a competitive advantage. There has been a business paradigm shift over the past several years. It is no longer acceptable for business leaders to only rely … Continue reading Improving the Efficiency Big Data

U.S. Power Grid Upgraded with An Advanced Power-Conversion Switch

  Researchers at General Electric Co. enlisted the help of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) when they needed help designing a plasma-based power switch.   The proposed switch, which GE is developing under contract with the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, could contribute to a more advanced and reliable … Continue reading U.S. Power Grid Upgraded with An Advanced Power-Conversion Switch

Shocked, disappointed and frankly, just scared — Nicely captured the feelings of a good part of our country

I voted 4 weeks ago as an American abroad with an absentee ballot. Just because I live outside of the US, have certainly not agreed with many of our governments’ decisions or the general political climate for the past two years, I have always been proud to be American. But now, as I sit here … Continue reading Shocked, disappointed and frankly, just scared — Nicely captured the feelings of a good part of our country

What is the Cloud?

Cloud computing and storage, in it’s most basic definition, is storing and accessing data and programs over the internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. The cloud is just another term for the Internet. When you store data on, or run programs from your computer’s hard drive, it is called local storage and computing. Everything … Continue reading What is the Cloud?

QR Codes Adding a New Experience to Visiting Your Dearly Departed

  One of the hardest experiences in life is the death of a loved one. For centuries we have memorialized the remains of our loved ones with a cold and impersonal granite marker. We attempt to make them more personal with our dearly departed’s name, date of birth, date of demise and a heartfelt inscription. … Continue reading QR Codes Adding a New Experience to Visiting Your Dearly Departed

QR Code Based Virtual Shopping is the Future of Shopping

  If you can’t get customers, who are too busy to shop, to come to your store then take your store to them. With this mindset comes the future of shopping using QR Codes. An increasing number of companies are creating virtual stores, that are made up of posters displaying the products with quick response … Continue reading QR Code Based Virtual Shopping is the Future of Shopping

Why EMV Implementation is Important

EMV was implemented to provide a worldwide standard for the interaction between integrated microprocessor (chip-based) “smart cards”, approved payment devices and ATMs. The standard includes credit, debit and contactless payment transactions. A wide range of applications can be supported by these chip-based cards, but performing payment transactions that store encryption data for authentication is the … Continue reading Why EMV Implementation is Important

Sensible Tips to Save Your Company Money on Business Travel

  The cost of business travel is increasing. Despite the rise in fuel prices, which have a direct effect on the cost of flights, rental car rates and other transportation services, there are still plenty of ways you can save your company some serious cash when it comes to take your next business trip. Company … Continue reading Sensible Tips to Save Your Company Money on Business Travel