Computers

Computer Science is the study of computer's and their interaction with the web and programs. In Computer Science one can learn how to make web pages, design software, and make programs. In this day and age everyone needs to have a computer and know how to use it. Computer Science is the most basic thing for computers, but is a must to know. Interpersonal Communication: An interpersonal relationship occurs when people "get beyond roles" in the situation. It may lead to potential relationships at
After taking the Merkler-Interest and Personality Type Self-Assessment, I couldn't wait to read the results because the Myers-Briggs Self-Assessment had been so correct. The Merkler found me to have an artistic, social, and investigative (ASI) personality, scoring 75, 74, and 72 respectively. The results proved to be just as accurate as the Myers-Briggs. As an artistic personality type, I have a definite need for self-expression. I am constantly looking for alternatives in everything that I do,
GateWay 2000, inc. Located at 610 Gateway Dr. North Sioux City, South Dakota, was founded in 1985, by two men Ted Waitt and Mike Hammond, in Sioux City Iowa. The company was formed for one purpose, to offer. They wanted people to have choices, a nice selection, good prices and a staff with a vast knowledge. The two sold hardware and peripherals to owners of Texas Instruments computers. By putting ads in common PC magazines they sold directly to the user and in their first four months of busines
Media vs. Masses...who controls who? In the United States or any country with favorable or democratic government, freedom of the media is essential. However, many analysts believe that freedom granted to the media gives it power that may be used abusively, power to influence the public. These critics are against a sort of, "Lesse-fairre" attitude of the government towards the media. At the other end of the table however, some feel that freedom given to the media may go unchecked, for it is the
A Modern Day Odysseus "I wanted to strengthen democracy, to ensure that Americans could protect their privacy." Philip R. Zimmermann, a modern day hero, started with one powerful goal - to create easy to use, publicly available e-mail encryption software. With patience, strong will, and the idea that privacy is a right of the people, he did just that, and in doing so held up a mirror to the world, showing it that it had permanently changed. The life of Phil Zimmermann is full of epic grandeur,
You walk into Best Buy and look at software for your brand new computer manufactured by IBM. You look at the price for Windows 99 , and the price reads 300 dollars!! You walk over to one of the workers at the store and ask him, "Is there a mistake with the price on Windows 99?" He replies, "no" without stopping what he is doing. You open your mouth to say something but nothing comes out, you are to shocked. Then you walk away with absolutely nothing to say. How would you like this to happen to
The Civil rights Museum One day in class, I was told to look up subjects concerning the civil rights. The only problem was that I did not know how and where to start, and neither did the rest of my classmates. After awhile working on the computers, someone in the class found out the address and presented to the whole class. I tried the address and it was not an easy task. I found myself searching the web on the computer for some time. When I finally came to the web site page, I chose the Civil
Introduction Stealth. The word summons images of fighter jets and bomber sneaking over enemy lines, jinking around objects while hugging the Earth to avoid detection of batteries of radars eagle eyed sentinals. What this project deals with is how aircraft are detected by radar, what Stealth Technology is, the development of this technology, and the advantages of and disadvantages of Stealth. What is Stealth Technology ? Stealth Technology is the technology in which a plane or other vehicle is m
Hackers and Security. What are the effects of Data Encryption and Firewalls? Over the last several years, the computer industry has grown to an all time high of technology and knowledge. With the existence of hackers, swift precautions are being taken. The placement of firewalls and the task of data encryption are becoming a necessary fact of business for those with confidential information. And still, this is not enough. Hackers have become so involved with the tasks of cracking firewalls and
DVD VS. DIVX Consumer Product Investigation The 1990’s have seen a have boost in consumer electronic sales. Families are now able to purchase former big ticket items such as computers for under $800.00 and VCR’s for under $100.00. Prices for these product have fallen dramatically due to consumer usage and competition. In addition it is also common place to find individuals hooking up their stereo to their televisions and VCR’s, and adding surround sound systems. This phenomenon in consumer elec
Is there anything wrong with habit forming? Look at what most of people do with their wrong habits. Everyone has to work harder everyday in order to survive. People do not have sufficient time to do recreational activities such as hiking, cycling, and so forth. Also, people do not have opportunities to spend time with their friends, families, and relatives. In today's world, people become less appreciative of themselves. Increased technical advancements such as transportation, computers and hom
Decisions, Opportunities and Focuses I can vividly remember the first meeting I had with my high school counselor. In the meeting we discussed what the future held for me and how I could build a platform in High School that would allow me to achieve my goals in college and in life. I was raised that not going to college was not an option so I eagerly made the decision for the High School plan that gave me the greatest preparation for college. Even though my mother raised me to go to college she
The twenty-first century will bring many, many changes to the way the world fights. No longer will the government send thousands of militants to foreign countries trying to defeat the enemy there. Now, governments will sit at home looking at a computer and using their mice to kill each other. At least that will be the most convenient way of doing it. Most of the fighting will be by unmanned planes and tanks and such. For example, there is a plane now being perfected that will be able to circle
This article mainly deals with the microprocessor chip, which is the computer's brain. This computer chip is responsible for the majority of the computers functions, it's commonly referred to as the Central Processing Unit (CPU). It receives and executes your instructions and determines if your computer understands software written for a Personal Computer (PC) or a Macintosh (MAC). The CPU chip size is small, about half the size of a business card, and just as small as your thumbnail. Intel is
Age of the Internet Growing up in the 1980’s put me in touch with technology. As I grew up, computers grew up, too. They affected the world because people thought computers were going to replace humans in the workplace. Computers and technology, however always have been an integral part of my life from my earliest years. My computer use began I started out playing computer games such as “Minesweeper” and “Solitaire” on my father’s computer. Gradually, I expanded my computer knowledge and starte
Censorship and the Internet: Freedom of speech has been one of the most important and fought over freedoms that this country has ever known. Since its commercial inception in 1992, the Internet, has been a topic of debate for the past six years. The wide spread argument has to do with the content that the Internet provides. So, when congress began it's hellish quest of censoring one of the worlds fastest growing sources of information it was no wonder that an anti-censor campaign would begin. T
Year 2000 Computer Problem (Y2K Bug) Less than two years until the year 2000. Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug
Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence has been very highly debated and discussed since its emergence after World War II. My purpose in this paper is to present some of the major components of AI and to show arguments for and against its existence. Along the way I will insert my opinions and thoughts on AI and give my reasons for holding these thoughts as true. The current concept of AI relating to computers was first introduced by Alan Turing in the 1950s. He formed the basis of compu
Internet Concepts Introduction to The Internet Millions of computer users access the Internet each day to shop, listen to music, view museum exhibits, manage their investments, follow current events, and send electronic mail to other computer users. Additionally, thousands of people are using the Internet at work and at home to view and download to their local computer files containing graphics, sound, video, and text. The World Wide Web, or WWW, a subset of the Internet, uses computers called
Infrared Light The word “infrared” comes from the Latin word “infra” which means “beneath” or “below”. Thus, the term “infrared” refers to a color beneath the visible spectrum. Sir William Herschel, an English astronomer, discovered it in 1800. He became interested in it when he put a prism in front of sunlight to form a spectrum. He took a thermometer and measured the temperature of various colors. He noticed that red was hotter than the rest. Then he moved it behind the red and the heat still
Y2k Problem Affects Businesses As the date approaches, worries of Y2k disasters are migrating to the mainstream. Despite reassurances from experts the Y2k bug is continuing to be an issue. It is selling books, videos, and provisions from freeze-dried foods to hand-cranked radios. Galen Lehman, owner of a small town hardware and appliance business in Kidron, Ohio sells only electricity-free items. He doesn’t know what to do, people have been coming and buying everything he has, he can’t keep up
The new millennium is a time in which many anticipate with a watchful eye. One of the uncertainties about this “turning of centuries” is the Y2K (year 2000) glitch. This is the computer problem of the next century. It is the problem that is getting much attention lately, as many people look ahead toward the future. The glitch is the problem caused by computers not recognizing the year as 2000, but rather 1900. This glitch will make many computers confused about the year, rendering them incapabl
China is the most populated country in the world, she is opening her market nowadays and experts in any field would find great opportunities. I also understand that my country especially needs expert in the field of technology. Advanced countries like United States, Japan are civilized, computerized. How can I contribute to make it happen in my country? As a very little child, my mom always scolded me that I destroyed my toys by disassembling them, to find out what they have inside. I was tryin
Air pollution from automobiles is a major environmental and health problem in many cities across the United States and around the world. Air pollution comes from the comes from the combustion process that leave the engine through the exhaust system and the crankcase. In engines using unleaded gasoline, the compounds in the exhaust are typically hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and oxides of nitrogen in diesel engines. The exhaust includes particulates that are related to smoke, and in engines usi
What is Windows 2000? Windows 2000 was formerly called Windows NT 5.0 Workstation, but Microsoft figured that people were scared away from the OS because of the name. They would think workstation was only for larger computers or workstations. However, Windows 2000 it quite the opposite, it combines the strong security and reliability from the NT kernel and the excellent user interface from Win9x. There are actually 3 new versions of Windows, Windows 2000 Professional which was formerly known as
Accounting History Bookkeeping and record-keeping methods, created in response to the development of trade and commerce, are preserved from and medieval sources. Double-entry bookkeeping began in the commercial city-states of medieval Italy and was well developed by the time of the earliest preserved double-entry books, from 1340 in Genoa. The first published accounting work was written in 1494 by the venetian monk Luca Pacioli (1450-1520). Although it disseminated rather than created knowledge
BILL GATES "THE ROAD AHEAD" The Road Ahead is a realistic book, and shows the upcoming technologies that will change all of our lives. Bill Gates is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation. In 1975 he co-founded Microsoft Corporation. His visions and goals of making software easier and more enjoyable for people are the key to Microsoft's success, and continue to set the standard for the entire software industry. Just as the personal computer revolutionized the way we work,
WHAT IS COMPUTER ENGINEERING AND WHAT TO COMPUTER ENGINEERS DO? There is a new global infrastructure currently in place that allows instant access to information anywhere in the world. An essential component of this new infrastructure is the host machine - the computer. Computer Engineers respond to the industry's demand for professionals who are knowledgeable in both hardware and software components - traditionally the domains of the Electrical Engineer and the Computer Scientist. Their integr
HISTORY OF THE STOCK MARKET The financial markets of the United States, today, are collectively known as “Wall Street.” These words represent the heart of the business and financial world in the United States conjuring up well known images of companies being bought and sold, traders screaming out to get the best prices for their clients, fortunes won and lost many times over, and the billions of dollars exchanged in deals. Some may even claim that it is the “Crystal Ball” that can predict and c
Conscious Dreaming Dreams have intrigued mankind since the beginning of time. Ever since the era of the cavemen, this alternative reality, so to speak, has baffled us. We have devoted countless years of study and experimentation to it and yet we still haven’t been able to fully grasp the phenomenon. Some argue that our dreams hold some hidden meaning, a glimpse into the darkest corners of our minds. Others speculate that they are merely collections of information that are spewed back out at ran
How does acid rain affect diffrent housing materials? Materials: 4 bricks, 4 shingels, 4 peices of laxand, 4 nails, 4 screws (four of four diffrent kinds), 4 small peices of wood, 4 small peices of aluminum,4 peices of galvenized metal, 3 jars, 3 squart bottles, out door house paint, gloves, apron, safty goggles,and muratic acid(HCl) Purpose: To find out how acid rain affects diffrent housing materials. Hypothesis: The research that has ben done points to the solution containg 75% muratic acid
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 much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is considered inappropriate for minors. The government and the people want censorship, but a segment of the population does not. During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large
Cuba is the largest island in the West Indies. It is one of four islands. They are Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico. They make up the Greater Antilles archipelago. Cuba is located just south of the Tropic of Cancer in the Caribbean Sea. Cuba's Western tip extends into the Gulf of Mexico between Florida and the Yucatan Peninsula. Havana Is the capital of Cuba. Cuba is highly populated with 11.1 million people in 1995. The population now is about 10 million. The population density is about 25
In the summer of 1995, Lois Gabriel, a woman diagnosed with breast cancer, logged onto an Internet online service called America Online . She tried making a chat room called “Breast Cancer Survivors” but the AOL software would not allow such a name to be created, insisting the word “breast” was not allowed.. She later tried to update her AOL member profile to mention breast cancer, but the software wouldn’t allow that either. In order to stop people from using the word “breast” in a way that AO
Article: Dream Analysis: Meaning of the Monitor Author: Tina Kelley Overview 1. Definitions deluging- overwhelming. submissive- yield; surrender. 2. Main Theme Tanya Tabachnikoff, director of media relations at a college in Vermont, had a dream about a room full of computers. She said, “I feel completely trapped by the room, completely at the mercy of these enormous monitors surrounding me.” She feels that the computers are overpowering and demand to much information about herself. The rest of
Analog Video Most of the video material today is captured with analog equipment like a regular VHS camcorder. Like analog images, also analog video has to be coverted to digital before being usable in computers. But before going into digital video, let's studdy some of the aspects of the analog counterpart. How does a video camera work? As with all cameras, the image being captured is continuously reflected on the lens of the camera. To be able to transform a changing scene into an electrical s
A new breed of spies are looking down on us without a hint of giving up their position to those on the ground. The Surveyor is soaring thousands of feet above us with a view that is better than any human eye. This new marvel to modern technology is actually a satellite that is equipped with expensive components to do complex processes like taking images of the earth from outer space. This entire process is called Space Imagery. Space Imagery The idea of getting an image from space has been arou
You can't see it, and it doesn't store data or calculate results. Can you live without it? Perhaps not. Barry Nance After a long day at work and a quick dinner, you finally get a chance to sit down and look at your mail. The bill for your car insurance arrived today, and it seems too high. Since it's early evening, your agent isn't available to give you a quote from a different insurance company. You don't want to wait until tomorrow because you're afraid you'll forget by then. Perhaps the Inte
The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton was about the neuropsychiatry section of a hospital doing a breakthrough surgery to help reverse the effects of psychomotor epilepsy. The patient's name was Harry Benson. Harry Benson had psychomotor epilepsy because he hit his head in a car accident and it resulted in brain damage. Harry was a good subject for the operation because he was brilliant, being a computer programmer with top-level government security clearance. The type of epilepsy that he had ca
M ost movies these days have more than their fair share of special effects — eye candy — so as to keep the viewer entranced. This has become possible due to the many advances in computers. Computers allow directors and producers to actually see their visions come to fruition in the films that they make. Now, most movie genres cannot have extraordinary images incorporated into them easily. Story and character developments are critical in a drama or comedy, but in a science fiction film, not only
Cross-Cultural Management: Transformations and Adaptations 1. Smiling fish is a: A. a. term used by Middle Easterners to describe American tourists. B. b. French chef working in a Japanese kitchen. C. c. dish served in China in which the fish is still alive. 2. In England, to table an issue or motion means to: A. put it aside until later. B. send it to arbitration. C. bring it up and discuss it. 3. Allah is the Supreme Being of which religious group? A. Shintos B. Buddhists C. Moslems If you an
The Year 2000 Problem Where did this problem come from? What is going to happen on January 1st, 2000? What will we be doing on New Year's Eve 1999? Will we be partying and celebrating like it's the beginning of the new millenium or will we be storing up on food, gas, and batteries for our survival? According to Professor Bill Erdly, Director of Computing and Software Systems at UWB, "the Y2K problem certainly does exist and can result in some major problems if not corrected." (Nelson-White, 1/1
Analysis I think that all the college I have picked would benefit me more than any four year college, because I don't like school and I want to stay out of it as long as I can, so the colleges that I have picked are only two year colleges. Plus I will have to pay for college myself so this would be cheaper to go to than any four year college that I know of. The college that I have picked will teach the things that I will need to get a job right away, for example I will not have to take any Engl
The Year 2000 With the coming of the year 2000 comes many problems and many advantages. The problems include the technology problem with the computers. The joy is that new and better technology allows many more things possible that weren't possible before. First, the main problem is that when programmers designed the calendar system in computers or any other system with dates they wanted to make the date short and easy for users. The problem occurs when users enter calendars or a date is needed
Media: Another word for mass communication The world we live in now is a world of mass communication. Today we have access to more information than was ever possible before, thanks to radio, television, newspapers, and the internet. You can sum up all these means of gathering information in one word: Media. The means of instant communication for hundreds of millions of people every day, hour, and minute. Where else would you find the latest international news, financial information, or weather
Recently there has been a lot of discussion about Y2K, or the millennium bug as it is known. Many people know that the bug could be disastrous, but they do not know why it cannot be fixed in time, or how it could have been prevented. Because of the bug and its origin, society will be affected in many areas, but the areas it will affect the most are health, utilities, government, and business. When programmers make programs they use dates several times in the lines of the program. To save time,
THIS WAS WRITTEN FOR A FRESHMAN LEVEL CLASS!!!!!! There are several operating systems on the market today. Which is best for you? That would depend on your knowledge of computers and the intended purpose for the computer system. Let’s start with a simple home-based computer. You probably would not need a tight security multi-user system so DOS based Windows 95 should work fine. This operating system is fairly “user-friendly” and comes with the most software options. It is a fairly stable operat
Censorship and the Internet by Josh Klein For centuries governments have tried to regulate materials deemed inappropriate or offensive. The history of western censorship was said to have begun when Socrates was accused "firstly, of denying the gods recognized by the State and introducing new divinities, and secondly of corrupting the young."(fileroom.aaup.uic.edu) He was sentenced to death for these crimes. Many modern governments are attempting to control access to the Internet. They are passi
Table of Contents Page 1.Introduction 2 2.Central Reservation Systems 4 3.Global Distribution Systems 4 4.Internet Bookings 6 5.Conclusion 8 6.References 9 7.Bibliography 10 1.Introduction The last thirty years mankind has experienced a tremendous evolution in the technological field. On our way to the 21st century people have achieved innumerous things and all are based on the technological evolution which is applied in every aspect of the life; Telecommunications are improved, people can cont
Bill Gates 1955- Biography Bill Gates, an American business executive was born on October 28, 1955. He and his two sisters grew up in Seattle. Their father, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney. Mary Gates, their late mother, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent and chairwoman of United Way International. Gates attended public elementary school before moving on to the private Lakeside School in North Seattle. It was at Lakeside that Gates began his career in personal compu