Where to start learning programming?
How to learn the art of computer programming? And programming is an art! How to make a complex machine execute your commands? How to understand all the many programming languages?…

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How much did the first personal computer cost?
I must say that April 1 was a suitable day for the birth of a company that was going to do business at that time not at all serious, namely…

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Will computers kill chess as a sport?
The question would seem to be simple, but finding the answer to it is not so simple. Let's try to figure it out together. For centuries, chess has been a…

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Why and how to solve Web-Quest?

According to my observations, after the advent of various technologies in our lives, for example, computers, the older generation increasingly begins to spy on children: “Why did we buy a computer for you? For study or for toys? ” And it’s really funny, in the eyes of caring parents, their child instead of studying is sitting at the next shooter, killing scary monsters for hours.

On the other hand, few adults can come up with an interesting use of the computer for educational purposes – well, unless options slip in the form of typing into a test editor or printout of a report on any subject. At school, the computer is used in almost the same way – the student is given the standard task, he sits at the computer for the whole lesson, and with a ringing under a funny boom, he rushes for a break, shaking out the particles of knowledge he got from his head. What interest in learning can we talk Continue reading

Can I start programming in 5 minutes? Is quite real

The topic of programming lessons has been raised more than once, but many of these materials are either too complicated for beginners or require additional preparation and installation of various (often expensive and time-consuming) software packages. Is it possible to do without all this? Can!

We will try to get by with a minimum of additional information, so that in 5 minutes our first program will work. So let’s get started. Introduction According to the encyclopedia, a computer program is a sequence of instructions for a computer. A programming language is a formalized way of writing computer programs. It is important to note that the computer itself does not need a “human” language; it copes well with machine codes in binary format. These codes are simple instructions like: “Take the number at address 100, add the number at address 101, put the result in cell 102”. Continue reading

Silent computer – is this possible? Quite!

The topic of silent operation of a personal computer has always been quite relevant, since in cramped apartments the noise of the computer is very disturbing to others. Let’s see what modern technologies can offer to a user who wants to give up noise.

Tablet computers The most obvious way today is to use a tablet PC (Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, etc.). Indeed, such devices are completely silent and quite suitable for web surfing, reading articles or books. However, the functionality of the “tablets” is still quite limited, and they simply are not suitable for any complex work. If, for example, you need to find a specific photo, edit it, write text in the forum Continue reading

Who invented the Ctrl-Alt-Del combination?
This year, personal computers turn 33 years old. And how many miracles for this short period created boxes, the necessity of which even their creators, IBM engineers doubted! In the…

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The computer is very noisy
PC noise often interferes with collecting thoughts, annoying - especially in the absence of other sources of noise. To the credit of PC manufacturers, it should be noted that the…

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Will computers kill chess as a sport?
The question would seem to be simple, but finding the answer to it is not so simple. Let's try to figure it out together. For centuries, chess has been a…

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Is it possible to create thinking machines? Alan Turing: Between the Past and the Future of Computer Engineering
The second half of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty-first century were marked by the heyday of information technology, which, beyond recognition, is changing our world. They change…

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