Computers

Computers – College Essay

When you mention the word “technology,” most people think about computers. Virtually every facet of our lives has some computerized component. The appliances in our homes have microprocessors built into them, as do our televisions. Even our cars have a computer. But the computer that everyone thinks of first is typically the personal computer, or […]

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Computers – College Essay

Computer Jobs will be Plentiful in the Twenty-first Century Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come along to touch every aspect of our lives. A machine that has done all of this and more now exists in nearly every business in the US and one out of every two households. This incredible […]

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Quantum Computers

Fact -or- Fantasy? CS Senior Seminar Imagine a computer whose memory is exponentially larger than its apparent physical size; a computer that can manipulate an exponential set of inputs simultaneously; a computer that computes in the twilight zone of space. You would be thinking of a quantum computer. Relatively few and simple concepts from quantum […]

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Computers Not the greatest invention of the 20 th

century“Computers: Not the Greatest Discovery of the Twentieth Century” Nothing epitomizes modern life better than the computer. For better or worse, computers have infiltrated every aspect of our society. Today, computers do much more than simply compute. Supermarket scanners calculate our grocery bill while keeping store inventory, computerized telephone switching centers play traffic cop to […]

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Computers: Nonverbal Communications

CHAPTER 1: Rationale and Literature Review Magnafix says, “Have you figured out the secret entrance to Kahn Draxen’s castle?” Newtrik sighs deeply. Newtrik says, “I think so, but I haven’t found the stone key yet!” Magnafix grins mischievously. Magnafix gives a stone key to Newtrik. Newtrik smiles happily. Newtrik shakes hands with Magnafix. Newtrik says, […]

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Computers For Students

Being a full time student I am always using computers for one thing or another. It has been my experience that the IBM compatible PCs have a wide range of software programs. These programs range from high tech 3D simulation games to integrated word processors, financial and life management systems to elaborate encyclopedias. IBM compatible […]

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History of Microsoft 10

Introduction “Bill Gates and his empire command fear, respect and curiosity in the world he helped create. Microsoft dominates the software world like no other company in a major consumer industry” (Electric 1). Exactly how did Bill Gates and his partner Paul Allen get their company to such a tremendous height? The history of Microsoft […]

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Internet Censorship- Against 95

As the end of the twentieth century nears, a new medium and tool has emerged as the future of communications, business, news, education, and entertainment. This tool is the Internet, a worldwide network of computers currently connected by phone lines. While it is still in its infancy, its power as a medium is very great, […]

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The Social Impact of the Internet Past & 184

The Social Impact of the Internet Past and Present Visionaries like the great Doctor Vannevar Bush once dreamed that knowledge shall be shared and communicated over large areas by a “memex” machine, and that this “memex” shall revolutionize the way we learn and interact with each other. Doctor Bush in the year 1945 may have […]

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Cable Modems: Wave of the Future? 199

CABLE MODEMS–Wave of the Future? If you think about the future, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Well, in the minds of most people the word computer or Internet will come to mind. Since the introduction of PC’s in the late seventies and early eighties, the technology involved in computers has grown […]

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Functionality of BIOS 247

What is the function of BIOS chips? I have often wondered this. How did they come about? How do they work? Yes, BIOS chips have been a bit of a mystery. I will research this and see if I can understand them a bit more by doing so. “The ROM BIOS chip transfers information from […]

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Internet Taxation 278

The Internet (or “Information Superhighway”) has grown quite beyond the novelty that it was once thought to have been. The Internet is no longer the playground of computer techies or pocket-protector wearing nerds. The Internet has become a community forum, a place of business, a vast source of information, as well as a constantly changing […]

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Internet Security 300

Seminar Paper Security on the Internet The Internet is the community of the future, but if security measures are not put in place and enforced, then it will become more of a slum and less of a community. The primary question is, therefore, who has the obligation to put these security measures into place? Is […]

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Encryption: Who Holds the Keys? 326

Encryption: Who Holds the Keys? In an opinion that prophetically predated the computer age, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis warned, “Ways may some day be developed by which the government, without removing papers from secret drawers, can reproduce them in court” (Bamford 3). For Bandeis and the rest of 1920’s society, such technology would seem […]

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Programming is just problem solving 405

A computer cannot think, so this means that in order to get it to do any useful work, a user must provide it with a program. A program is a list of instructions that describe how to solve a particular problem, written in a language that a computer can understand, although programming a computer is […]

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Bill Gates and His computer Empire 421

Bill Gates and His Computer Empire Just past 9 PM on October 28, 1955, the man who would revolutionize the computer industry as we know it, was born. The son of Bill Jr. and Mary Gates was named William Henry Gates III. The computer super-genius was soon to take his place in history. Within the […]

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The Field of Artificial Intelligence 465

The Field of Artificial Intelligence: Biological ‘Thinking’ Machines Attempting to Create Mechanical ‘Thinking’ Machines Artificial intelligence, abbreviated AI, is a combination of the fields of science, physiology, and philosophy. The main purpose of AI is to create machines that can think. But in order to determine if a machine is thinking, “. . . it […]

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computer ethics and crime 591

Introduction Legality, piracy, ethics, effects, moral dilemmas, motives, age, involvement, types – encryption are all main issues in Computer Crimes in todays world. How do we determine someone fate? Computer crime has become such a hot topic in the media since the middle of the 1980’s. By now most of us would have probably recognize […]

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Geographic Information Systems 593

GIS: Strategic Planning and Management Through The Application of Computer Technology On the walls of caves near Lascaux, France, Cro-Magnon hunters drew pictures of the animals they hunted 35,000 years ago. Associated with the animal drawings is a map; track lines and tallies thought to depict migration routes. These early records followed the two-element structure […]

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History of the Internet 722

Many years ago a network was born it only had several computers were connected and now that same network has millions of computers connected at all times, it’s called the Internet. This paper will explain: the birth, evolution, growth, and how it’s changed the world as we know it. The audience for this material would […]

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Internet Regulation: Policing Cyberspace 929

Computer, Internet, Privacy INTERNET REGULATION: POLICING CYBERSPACE The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with this much information being accessible to this many people is that some of […]

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Virtual Reality 930

Virtual Reality – What it is and How it Works Imagine being able to point into the sky and fly. Or perhaps walk through space and connect molecules together. These are some of the dreams that have come with the invention of virtual reality. With the introduction of computers, numerous applications have been enhanced or […]

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