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Utilizing Media: A Response to Deepfakes

  Of the ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery), a magazine called Communication of the ACM's edition releases 1 month before its stated release month. In the latest edition, regarding March 2021, of Communications of the ACM , Column Editor, Susan J. Winter wrote Computing Ethics: What To Do About Deepfakes . Regarding Winter’s desire to halt or hinder illegal or unethical deepfakes, a video technology like wearing a full body masking suit, Winter wrote, “Here are three areas where technical experts can make positive contributions to the development of synthetic media technologies: education and media literacy, subject defense, and verification” (Winter, March, 2021). Winter was saying actions such as teaching and having disruptive technology knowledge, researching professionally, and proving concepts are parts of deepfake experts’ calculus. But this much work specializes such that entry level, junior, work will probably be offered to overqualified professionals. Technic

On VS Code, Starting Using C / C++


C/C++ for Visual Studio Code

Last night, on VS Code (Visual Studio Code), a popular IDE (integrated development environment), I successfully ran a simple box volume calculator app, and the language I used was C++. On my MS (Microsoft) Surface Pro LTE (link) OS, Windows 10 (link), the way I did this: is checking available VS Code extensions via internal app search, studying the relevant documentation, but then checking available walkthrough information; but the final step was handwriting this code.
With the Microsoft organizational logo, an official Microsoft building: during daytime.
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Extensions via Internal AppOn Microsoft Visual Studio Code: using red ink, the extensions tab, targeted

On the first step, I went: to the sixth option region drawn using an MS Surface Pro Slim Pen (link).

On a Microsoft Visual Studio Code Extensions Search Query, C/C++, this resulted: the official Microsoft C/C++ extension enclosed by red ink.

During this step, I also searched for a C/C++ compiler and debugger, as shown targeted using my MS Surface Pro LTE Type Cover (link) because I have begun planning a C/C++ app. I shall tell you more about this app later, this year. Just remember, this app shall follow this wisdom literature: Proverbs 23:23 (NIV, link). On VS Code, I chose the Microsoft C/C++ extension because it has C/C++ Intellisense, debugging, and code browsing. Pressing the hot keys Ctrl+Shift+X: opened the extensions search engine.  

I am checking the documentation.

From Microsoft's C/C++ for Visual Studio Code, a screen snippet: with the "Popular C++ compilers are" section surrounded by red ink and underscored by red ink, the Getting Started Section

I actually use the g++ compiler because it was the easiest installation available, but this method also required many hours of searching, and I waited many months because VS Code documentation is sparse.

I updated my Path variable.

On Windows 10, the Windows Search result: enclosed by red ink and underscored by red ink is the result, "Edit environment variables."

After finally finding a well-documented solution (link), I updated my Path variable: for Edit environment variables, I did an on-PC search. Readers, on Windows 10, the Command Prompt can verify the version of g++. The final tasks were installing Node.JS, but I am a learner, here, so go easy on me, but then building the tasks.json file and the launch.json active files. The tasks.json task can be completed: on opening a .cpp software file, following the Visual Studio Code documentation that is, configuring a default build task…then pressing the hot keys Ctrl+Shift+B. Unfortunately, the launch.json explanation did not work. I shall study launch.json more: Ecclesiastes 11:2 (NIV, link).


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