Good effect of a video game

PURPOSE
Computerization in the people’s lives has become a usual thing for as long as computers have been in existence (Anderson, 2004). However, computers have brought with them problems along with their benefits. Although the computer is an instrument with which one can earn a living, the matter is in the way people use it. Additionally, it concerns video games, especially because of the fascinate children and teenagers. Video games have been part of people’s lives as they grow up. Video games started times back when Atari created the first gaming console which was a simple game of tennis. Now the market is filled with various types of video games. Video games have become the second nature of the children in the modern world and are comfortable playing them. As much as children have made video games their second nature, they have many bad and good effects.

The reason why this topic has been selected is that video games have both negative and positive effects. Additionally, video games pose a serious problem in various parts of the world and deserve more attention. There is no place in the world in the world including the United States that children and adult do not play video games every day. Although many players easily limit their play of the video game in a way that does not interfere with their lives, there are others who have gone on to develop an addiction to the playing of the video games and results in suffering detrimental effects. The reason why this topic interests me is although video games are frowned upon by many parents whose children have been addicted to it there is a good side of it. Video games have good effects. Furthermore, video games have the capability of changing one’s brain’s physical structure similar to the way learning to read, playing guitar, or navigating using a map does according to Sherry (2001).

I think from this research I am going to find the negative and positive effects of video games. I am going to find out ways in which video games is similar to exercise and the way it builds muscles. Disregarding the negative effects, I am going to find how the powerful combination of the brain concentration and rewarding surges of the neurotransmitters such as dopamine strengthens neural circuits thus building the brain. Additionally, I will find the extent to which video games “melt the brains of the players” and whether this assertion is true. The issues around video games are important (Egenfeldt-Nielsen et al., 2016).

The issues surrounding video games are important because parents are growing anxious about their children spending too much time playing a video game. Parents believe that video games are endangered a child’s state of mind and develop aggressiveness, narrow their range of interest, and impoverish their emotional sphere. While this might be true, there is a good side of video games. I am going to be taking the meaningful angle with my projects this semester. This means that I will bring to the whole learning about the topic at hand (Greitemeyer & Osswald, 2010).

PROBLEMS TO BE INVESTIGATED
Do video games have any positive impacts?
What are the main issues associated with the playing of video games?
Is the concern of the adverse impacts linked to video games on children founded on facts?
Why is the issue of the effect of video games becoming important?
What does literature say about the good effect of video games?
What are the specific good effects of video games?
What are the financial and social effects of video games?
The key issue in this research is investigating the good effects of playing video games. This is beside the fact that video games have both negative and positive effects and the fact the issue has become important with more children and teenagers increasingly becoming addicted to video games.

METHODS OF RESEARCH
While investigating the good effects of video games, I will use case study. Good effects of video games are a real-life situation. Therefore, a case study is a good research methodology to study the situation with all its complexities thus discovering the factors which will contribute to the outcomes of the research. The case study will be used to study this situation (Swanborn, 2010) comprehensively. The reason for choosing case study as the methodology in this research is because it will be impossible to generalize from the findings from the case study. However, through a case study, I will be able to easily test whether and how theories and scientific models work in the real world (Hancock & Algozzine, 2015). Conducting case studies will give me a chance of drawing from my knowledge and research. Additionally, I will easily practice my skills of analysis and reasoning after which I will draw conclusions on the good effects of video games. I will draw case study from real life, and so it might be complex according to Easton (2010). Additionally, different readers of the case study might draw different conclusions from the case which is expected.

Oracle vs sql server

Introduction
Any enterprise evaluating a database management system solution for their data should also evaluate the systems regarding their management of data. The capabilities of the servers to properly manage data is the essence of having them in organizations since data is one of the most critical assets in any business whereby the success of any organization depends on how well it can use its data to make business decisions. The data needs to be available and its integrity and confidentiality preserved. If the data of organizations is not available or not protected, the enterprises are likely to lose millions of dollars due to unplanned downtime and negative publicity. Having good data management in organizations is critical to ensuring business success in today’s economy. The document offers a detailed comparative assessment of the two most popular servers, that is, Oracle and SQL Servers in light of data management.

Overview of Data Management in Oracle vs. SQL Server

One of the greatest challenges in the design of high availability information technology (IT) infrastructure is addressing the issues of data management. Data management, when it is done properly can reduce downtime that many organizations always face (Bassil, 2012). The IT companies should consider the potential causes of both planned and unplanned downtime when they are designing their IT infrastructure. We know that a server does play a dispensable role in managing the data so that it is always available and in the form I which it was saved. That helps in the continuity of business operations because they highly depend on that data. Data failures in organizations can result from the human errors, data corruptions or disasters, a, so it is the responsibility of a database management system to make sure that it includes features that can highly manage the data so that it is not negatively impacted by those events (Oracle Corporation, 2013).

While data failures are not frequent, their adverse effects on the business operations are very significant because it results in high costs of downtime. The database management system used, whether Oracle or SQL Server should allow for the maintenance activities to take place transparently, and that causes no or minimal interruptions to the normal business orations. The Oracle database comes with a plethora of capabilities integrated to ensure that organizations can minimize data failures as much as possible so that they do not adversely impact their businesses (Callan et al., 2010). For instance, the Oracle Multitenant is a new option in Oracle that delivers a groundbreaking technology useful in database consolidation as well as cloud computing. It also makes extreme high data and system availability a fundamental requirement wherever database consideration ahs application to the business critical applications.

The Microsoft Corporation introduced the Always On solution in their SQL Server for the purpose of addressing the issue of high availability and disaster recovery requirements. The major features that are inclusive in SQL Server include the always on failover to address the instance failovers and the AlwaysOn Availability Group to address the failover of a set of databases (Bassil, 2012). Although the SQL Server introduced these new capabilities to better manage data, it cannot match the breadth and depth of the data management capabilities found in Oracle (Oracle Corporation, 2013). The SQL Server continues to lag behind regarding data availability and for that reason, the Oracle database has application in many companies that require high data management and system availability. There are also many differentiators as explained below regarding how data management takes place in Oracle and SQL Server. Note that the SQL Server referred to here is the SQL Server 2012 whereas the Oracle database referred is the Oracle 12c EE (Enterprise Edition).

The Oracle database incorporates an inbuilt database failure detection, repair, and analysis whereas the SQL Server lacks this feature (Oracle Corporation, 2013). In the light of this matter, Oracle includes a fast-start fault recovery functionality that controls the instant recovery. The feature helps in the reduction of the required time for cache recovery as well as recovery bounded by limiting the dirty buffers and redo records that are regenerated between the most recent record and the last checkpoint. The fast-start checkpointing in Oracle eliminates the bulk writes as well as the resultant I/O spikes that do occur in the case of conventional checkpointing (Callan et al., 2010). Unlike in SQL where the database is not open for applications to access only after the undo or rollback phases, the Oracle database is accessible by applications without the need to wait for the completion of rollback of undoing phases (Kumar, 2007). In the latter, in case, the user process encounters a crashed transaction that locks a row, what the database does is that it rolls back that row.

Whereas the SQL Server stores the undo data in the log files, the Oracle database stores similar data in the database, making the recovery process is very fast in Oracle than in SQL (Callan et al., 2010). The SQL Server has to carry out expensive sequential scanning of the log files, hence increasing the mean time to recover from a data failure. Also, in Oracle, there is an incremental backup strategy while SQL server supports partials backup strategy. Oracle also incorporates a proactive disk health checks using an automatic corruption repair while the SQL Server does not have such a feature (Oracle Corporation, 2013). The data manager in Oracle does not have to check manually for the health of the disks because of that automatic feature. That simplifies the work of managing the data in Oracle as compared to the same tasks in SQL Server where there have to be manual disk health checks.

The standby apply progress in the Oracle databases does not have any performance impact on the primary database or data protection whereas in SQL Server it does have an impact (Callan et al., 2010). However, in Oracle, there are silent corruptions that can be detected as a result of software/hardware faults at the standby and the primary database; such defaults are not detectable in SQL Server. Oracle can quickly recover from logical corruptions and the human errors while in Oracle, it takes a long time to recover (Bassil, 2012). That is because SQL Server puts much responsibility on the hands of the database manager whereas the Oracle database comprises of features that make the recovery automatically. The Oracle database includes the integrated and automatic database failover that guarantees a zero data loss as well as a no split-brain (Kumar, 2007). That feature is lacking in SQL server, thus making it vulnerable to data loss.

The SQL Server’s AlwaysOn feature is a failover cluster instance running in a failover cluster that comprises of multiple failover clustering nodes for Windows. That offers a high availability via redundancy especially at the instance level (Kumar, 2007). That can also be useful in providing remote disaster recovery using multi-subnet failover cluster instance. It allows the hosting of an availability replica by either a failover clustering instance or a standalone instance of the server. That means the database manager can use the failover clustering instance for local instance-level high availability as well as the Availability Groups to offer database level disaster recovery. That feature may give an impression that it is similar to Oracle’s data guard and real application clusters. While the SQL Server’s failover clustering instances and the secondary nodes are all passive: are offline and do not start the SQL Server instances in a steady-state, the Oracle data guard and the real application clusters do start their respective database instances in a steady-state mode and are always online (Kumar, 2007). That is useful in data management at all times.

The Football Pitch

The wheels continued to orbit on the axis of the hubcaps, all the way to Panola. It was a ten-mile trip that seemed to that it would not end in the next few decades. I could hear a whoosh, whoosh sound of the wheels as they ran through the rain puddles created earlier on that day. There was dead silence making one to hear even the drop of a pin on a sandy ground. We were all aware of what was at stake. Although it was a different thing for all of us, the obvious fact for both sides was that for us to have bragging rights in our future sports, we had to win this game. Every game in that season would not matter to us unless we won that game.

Every hit would be a nostalgic moment in our lives when we get old and are sitting down drinking coffee or porridge. We should be talking about the way we used to fly around the pitch, telling stories of who knocked who, or who hit who on their can. The bus was more of a tense silence than a sleeping silence such as the silence that is felt when groups of civilians invade the surrounding of another and expect to leave with items with which they should not leave. The most important thing that we expected to leave with was a good name or respect. The social activities help people to socialize and to read each others’ minds. The participation in social activities is a crucial element of the well-being of people as they help in enhancing empathy, communication, and connections.

The air was misty and dump and that gave us an impression that there was a possibility of postponing our game or have a game where we would be soggy with other liquids other than sweat. The house where we spent some time before the game commenced was full of the smell of hamburgers and hot dogs. The people that prepared that food stared at us with an intent that we would be overcome and succumb to their call. That put an awkward silence in the room, and we wanted to prove them wrong, that we would not give in to the call to buy the food. We knew that better planning of the activity ahead of us required us to be strong and tailor our efforts towards winning the game.

We then walked onto the pitch with our heads high as our pride also shined. It was clear in our walk that we were not going to back down on anything or anyone, that there was no weather too ferocious or an opponent that would be too large to make us lose the game. Then the heavens began to sprinkle as the air was filled screams and yelling. The field began receiving the players for both sides. It was indeed a great day for me. As we walked on top the pitch, anther feeling stepped onto my mind; we are not going to be outdone by the opponent in any way whatsoever. The smell in the field was like wet mildew as the red and white flew round the field. We played like that until the rain stopped and the results were impressive, yes, they were indeed impressive but to the favor of the opponent. I learned that proper planning results in success and that was where we failed.