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Reflect for a moment on how much data our computers (and our brains!) process every day. We are surrounded by numbers, lists, spreadsheets, and databases all the time. Somehow we have to use our...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2021, 3:31 pm (UTC)

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To add to the previous post Examples of anti virus software include McAffee, Norton, and AVG. These are programs that the public can purchase to protect their computers from malware, viruses, logic...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2010, 6:10 pm (UTC)

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Real time operating systems are generally special-purpose ones designed to run embedded or specialized systems. These systems often operate in environments where there are significant constraints...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2017, 2:40 pm (UTC)

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The operating system is the most important program that is on a computer. The operating system basically runs the computer and allows other programs to run as well. The operating system does all...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2010, 1:59 pm (UTC)

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The term hardware refers to the physical components of a computer. On its own, hardware simply consists of various pieces of metal, plastic, and other materials. Hardware without software is rather...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2018, 1:29 am (UTC)

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Computers offer users many advantages, including increased flexibility, speed, and access to a wealth of information. While there are some disadvantages to computers, mostly the positives far out...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2019, 2:46 pm (UTC)

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The main difficulty a programmer must overcome in writing an operating system for a real-time environment is that the efficiency of the system must be extremely high and it must have strict time...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2021, 2:12 pm (UTC)

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The data dictionary was created as a programming tool to address the problem of managing large datasets over long periods of time. For major software projects, such as airline reservation systems,...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2015, 3:31 pm (UTC)

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An operating system is a user interface that helps control and manipulate computer functions. There are several different types, but their basic functions are all the same. First of all, there is...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2019, 7:52 pm (UTC)

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The instructions that a computer's hardware is able to understand are in the form of binary code which is a series of zeros and ones. When computers were invented all programming was done by...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2011, 10:06 pm (UTC)

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It is difficult to clearly state the first computer language, because the machines went through a series of changes and developments. In other words, the programming language was different for...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2018, 7:51 am (UTC)

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To accomplish the completion of this program, you would only need a single function to determine the tip total. The function would look something like this: public float getTip(float mealPrice) {...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2017, 11:16 pm (UTC)

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Part of the history of the computer cannot be told without the emergence of the personal computer. Ed Roberts, the President of a company named MITS Incorporated, oversaw a company that made...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2010, 8:47 pm (UTC)

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According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a computer is “a programmable usually electronic device that can store, retrieve, and process data.” The first programmable computer, the Z1, was...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2019, 9:51 pm (UTC)

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The class is pretty straightforward: it is public, and it contains three private members, three public constructors with different sets of parameters, three public accessors, and three public...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2020, 9:18 am (UTC)

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An operating system is software (or, sometimes, firmware) that manages and controls a computer, serving as an interface between various applications and the computer hardware. End users do not...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2016, 7:43 pm (UTC)

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In computer science, round robin is the name for a type of algorithm. The name might make one think of round-robin storytelling, which is a kind of storytelling where everyone present has an equal...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2021, 4:14 pm (UTC)

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Before answering this question, it will be useful to briefly define computer hardware and computer software. Hardware refers to any of the physical elements of a computer. This includes the central...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2021, 5:21 pm (UTC)

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When most end-users encounter computers, they are working on what are sometimes referred to as "virtual machines." In other words, when you interact with a computer or smart phone, there are many...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2016, 12:37 pm (UTC)

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The early components that would contribute to the development of the computer were invented back in 1939, when Hewlett Packard invented their first product. "Their first product was the HP 200A...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2009, 11:00 pm (UTC)

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The miniaturization of high speed computer power is referred to, in the book The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman, as "the steroids". When the Internet made a social impact in 1995 via Netscape and...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2013, 12:58 pm (UTC)

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A basic conditional expression is one in which a particular input variable is tested; the result of the same determines what the value of an output variable is. For example, consider the expression...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2013, 2:14 am (UTC)

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There are basically three ways to make computer chips smaller. One is to make transistors smaller, another is to make chips with fewer transistors and a third possibility is to use software to make...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2016, 2:28 pm (UTC)

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Moore's Law was really not intended as a statement about computer science but simply a rule of thumb about the progress of chip-making during a specific period based on an observation made by...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2016, 1:41 pm (UTC)

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Google provides search results customized for many countries. This modifies the results for any search term by giving preference to sites that cater to that country or which are in the language...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2011, 5:00 pm (UTC)

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Another kind of danger is one of national security. All sorts of vital functions of the nation are dependent on the internet. In past years, there has been evidence of the Chinese (among others)...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2011, 2:35 pm (UTC)

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If you look at the recent history of computers and microchips, the technology has gotten much smaller, faster, and less expensive. Moore's Law basically states that the number of transistors that...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2010, 3:18 pm (UTC)

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The major difference between these two kinds of programming is where the program runs. Client-side programming runs on the client's computers while server-side programming runs on the company's...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2009, 12:41 am (UTC)

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It really depends on what you are going to call a "computer." The first meaning of the word applied to a person who could do complex calculations quickly, so in that case I think we'd have to get...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2010, 3:30 am (UTC)

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In Thomas Friedman's breakthrough book The World is Flat, chapter 2 talks about "The Ten Forces that Flattened the World". The breaking of the Berlin Wall World Wide Web/Netscape Productivity...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2013, 12:13 pm (UTC)

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The creator of Artificial Intelligence studies begins with the work of pioneer computer scientist Alexander Turing (1912-1954) who in the 1930's evolved a concept of a "Turing Machine." This was...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2010, 4:24 am (UTC)

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I think that one of the most basic ways in which a Google doc can operate in a collaborative setting is that it enables other to make changes to it. When a Google doc is started by one person, it...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2012, 12:02 pm (UTC)

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Computers use inputs and outputs to do various tasks. Computers receive programs in various codes and use them to do complex tasks. The first computers were the size of a room and relied on a...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2019, 10:57 pm (UTC)

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"Virtual reality" is a "reality" that is created within the constructs of a computer. It has no basis in actual physical constructs. Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated three-dimensional...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2011, 2:13 am (UTC)

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I agree with readerofbooks, it would be helpful to know what kind of website you want. I would suggest that you try weebly (see the link below). You can sign up for free and you can actually...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2011, 2:44 am (UTC)

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About thirty years ago, the 8086 processor was extremely innovative and important. But this processor is, of course, completely obsolete today. However, it continues to have some impact because...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2009, 10:30 pm (UTC)

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RAM memory stands for "random access memory" and is vital to a computer's performance. Think of it like a computer's "short term memory." The computer stores things there temporarily while it...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2009, 4:33 am (UTC)

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/* FunWithArray.c */ #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> #define MAXSIZEOFARRAY 100int main() { int intArraySize, count; double dblArraySum, dblArrayMean, dblArraySmallest =...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2008, 8:44 pm (UTC)

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Many tasks in computer programs need to be repeated. Normally, the code used for this is iterative, instructing the computer to perform a series of operations multiple times until certain...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2020, 2:35 pm (UTC)

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What we experience today as the Digital Age came about by the work of many over many years, some of whom are briefly described here. Starting in the mid 1800's, Charles Babbage worked out all the...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2008, 6:54 pm (UTC)

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The Raspberry operating system (OS) is based on the Linux distributions, so the commands for the former will pertain to the commands for the latter. One command that often comes in handy is ls....

Latest answer posted June 20, 2021, 2:39 pm (UTC)

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Herman Hollerith lived from 1860 to 1929. Of German heritage, he was born in Buffalo, NY, and studied mining engineering – ultimately receiving his PhD from Columbia in 1890. He later went to...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2009, 9:02 am (UTC)

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You know, this question is actually a really tricky one to answer for anyone who is not a part of that world. And those who are "part of that world" seem to have trouble explaining it in ways that...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2010, 11:14 pm (UTC)

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Computers originated not so much with a technology but with an idea. That idea was that it is possible to break down complex activities, whether procedures or mathematical computations, into a...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2016, 7:37 pm (UTC)

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RAM or random access memory is a form of memory that can be accessed at a very fast rate. It is used by the central processing unit or CPU to write and read data as it performs its operations. The...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2012, 2:00 am (UTC)

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To become a data security analyst you must have a minimum of a two-year college Associate degree. These two-year degrees are often geared to the local job market and useful for acquiring local...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2010, 8:44 am (UTC)

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Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954) was a British mathematician and a pioneer in the field of computer science and what is now known as Artificial Intelligence. Very early in WWII he made essential...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2008, 3:32 am (UTC)

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There are a few things that can be stated. First, you can buy a program to protect you computer. If you go this route, you should get Norton anti-virus. This is the standard program that people...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2013, 1:16 pm (UTC)

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Cryptography is a means to keep data secure and in a form that can be understood only by someone who has the key to decrypt the data that has been encrypted. A key is basically a set of rules which...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2011, 1:28 pm (UTC)

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When computer program designers compiled taxonomies for storing information, they took as their paradigm the organization and vocabulary of the paper systems that preceded electronic storage....

Latest answer posted June 27, 2012, 4:24 pm (UTC)

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