Computers

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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