Tag: computers

10 Computer Myths and Lies (Stop Believing These Now)

Watch out! Pressing one wrong button on your computer could cause it to explode! Well, obviously not. Today, we’re gonna go over 10 really common myths and lies about computers that you should probably stop believing right now. Some of them are rooted in reality, and others are really just nonsense. But before we get […]

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The Personal Computer Revolution: Crash Course Computer Science #25

Hi, I’m Carrie Anne, and welcome to CrashCourse Computer Science! As we discussed last week, the idea of having a computer all to yourself – a personal computer – was elusive for the first three decades of electronic computing. It was just way too expensive for a computer to be owned and used by one […]

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Can a Computer Write Poetry? | Oscar Schwartz | [email protected]

Translator: Cynthia Betubiza Reviewer: TED Translators admin I have a question: Can a computer write poetry? This is a provocative question. You think about it for a minute, and you suddenly have a bunch of other questions like: What is a computer? What is poetry? What is creativity? But these are questions that people spend […]

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17 Types of Computers and Uses of Computers | Computer Awareness Lesson 3

Hello friends Types of Computers Based on Work Analog The analog computers are computer systems that measure variations in quantities such as temperature, voltage, speed, etc. Analog computers are known to measure the data that varies continuously Digital Digital computers are the computer systems that count things by manipulation of certain discontinuous numbers and letters […]

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LGR – Strangest Computer Designs of the ’80s

[typing] The 1980s. The decade of the microcomputer explosion. And although just about any home computer could have been seen as somewhat unique for the time, there were countless standout machines designed to snatch up every morsel of this new market. So, let’s take a look at a bunch of computers that stand out for […]

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Sesame Street: Where Are the Computers?

ELMO: [HUMMING] Oh, hi Cheryl. Oh, hi Mrs. Turow. MRS. TUROW: Oh, hello, Elmo. ELMO: Oh, Mrs. Turow works in a library. MRS. TUROW: Mm-hm. Are you looking for something? ELMO: Oh, yes. Elmo wants to know [SINGING] oh, where are the computers in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood. Oh! Where are […]

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Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast So, this is my grandfather, Salman Schocken, who was born into a poor and uneducated family with six children to feed, and when he was 14 years old, he was forced to drop out of school in order to help put bread on the table. He never went back […]

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The 200 Year Old Computer

– Hey guys, I didn’t quite do it right, one second. Shut up. (beep) Hey guys, this is how a French textile mill invented the computer. Wait, what? Now when most people think of computers, they obviously don’t think French textiles, but you know those scantron forms that you used to fill out in school […]

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Crash Course Computer Science Preview

Hello world! I’m Carrie Anne Philbin and welcome to Crash Course Computer Science! So, computers really have allowed us to do some pretty amazing things – think global telecommunications, international commerce, global transportation, breakthroughs in medicine, distributed education, online shopping, online dating, just the Internet in general. Computers are allowing us to explore our own […]

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