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History Of The Computer Industry In America
Number of words: 2446 - Number of pages: 9

.... all ordinary arithmetic operations can be performed (Soma, 14). The next innovation in computers took place in 1694 when Blaise Pascal invented the first "digital calculating machine". It could only add numbers and they had to be entered by turning dials. It was designed to help Pascal's father who was a tax collector (Soma, 32). In the early 1800Os, a mathematics professor named Charles Babbage designed an automatic calculation machine. It was steam powered and could store up to 1000 50-digit numbers. Built in to his machine were operations that included eve .....

The Computer Revolution
Number of words: 1190 - Number of pages: 5

.... applications that computing had the potential of larger cost savings in both those employed and what they did with their time. Menial, repetitive tasks could easily be carried out by computers with no loss of efficiency of effectiveness however long the tasks took. The only problem was the expense of the machines. This was solved by the introduction of large Scale Integration (LSI), newly invented components and improving manufacturing techniques, which made the devices in these machines cheaper to build. Due to these advances IBM unveiled the first online .....

Internet Site Evaluations
Number of words: 2253 - Number of pages: 9

.... authenticity and authorship of the source. In any case, using material from an unquestionable source is not a reliable idea. Why? Because the authorship of the source, probably the most important criterion one must use in evaluating the effectiveness of a website, is sometimes debatable. The author of a website can be anyone. It can be ones next door neighbour, someone whom was met last week at a bar or a world renowned open heart surgeon who was on television just three days ago. Before beginning to delve into a site, make sure that authorship meets one .....

Setting Up A Computer Network
Number of words: 1042 - Number of pages: 4

.... network. If you are not going to be connected to the Internet and your network is only going to be used for office work, coax is fine. The two types of coax that we will be using are RG-8 (thick) and RG-58 (thin). The RG-8 will be used as a backbone cable of the network this backbone cable is necessary because we will be using a bus topology on this network, which physically consist of a single cable (backbone) with multiple nodes attached to it. The RG-58 will not be attached to the backbone directly because there are too many computers to be attached to eac .....

History Of Telecommunications
Number of words: 2827 - Number of pages: 11

.... a means of telecommunication. The natives of Africa introduced drum telegraphy. This roaring of drums is how messages were spread for far distances. In similar state, the old China used a sort of drum telegraph which was that of the "Tamtam". This was a big, free hanging, circular metal plate. The keystroking, as it is called, of this plate would create a far-reaching audible tone. This is the drum telegraph and the start of telecommunication. Fire Signaling Fire signaling is another part of the telecommunication family. Also, the old Greece and th .....

Can Machines Think On Alan Turing’s Computer Machinery And I
Number of words: 780 - Number of pages: 3

.... 105621.1 The interrogator addresses the players as X and Y. The challenging element to the experiment is that the man will be trying to convince the interrogator that he is in fact the woman. Turing’s motivation for creating the Imitation Game was not in line with gender issues so, to answer the question, “Can machines think?” the man (given as A) is substituted for a machine.2 The type of machine used is limited to a digital computer. This is by no means a limitation as foreseen by Turing that “in about fifty years time one will be able to speak of ma .....

Computer Security
Number of words: 2496 - Number of pages: 10

.... For example, send a flood of coffee toward a personal computer. The hard disk of the computer could be endangered by the flood of coffee. Besides, human caretaker of computer system can cause as much as harm as any physical hazard. For example, a cashier in a bank can transfer some money from one of his customer's account to his own account. Nonetheless, the most dangerous thief are not those who work with computer every day, but youthful amateurs who experiment at night --- the hackers. The term "hacker "may have originated at M.I.T. as stu .....

Improving Cyberspace
Number of words: 2068 - Number of pages: 8

.... III. Censoring the Internet would establish moral standards. A. Pornography online is more harsh than any other media. 1. The material out there is highly perverse and sickening. 2. Some is not only illegal, but focuses on children. B. Many industries face problems from illegal activity online. 1. Floods of copyrighted material are illegally published online. 2. Innocent fans face problems for being good f .....

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