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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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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How to choose a laptop? Specifications, keyboard and battery
The operating system and screen size are not the only important parameters of the laptop. Its ability to process data is linked to the characteristics of components, autonomy largely depends…

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Computer graphics. What is it?

Speaking in a dry scientific language, computer graphics (for brevity we will call it CG, in the colloquial terms of users – CJ) refers to the field of computer science, which studies methods and means of creating and processing images using hardware and software systems.

This is read by a person who is far from such high matters, understands little, is frightened and involuntarily makes himself negative about her. But there is nothing to be afraid of. CG for us now is the second environment after the environment of nature, which many have ceased to see, sitting in the city walls and facing the monitor. If translated into a very simple language, then CG are those images that we see on this very monitor or screen and which are easy to copy, for example, onto paper, which has still remained one of the external storage media. Continue reading

From Windows to Linux?

I have been repairing and maintaining computers for over 20 years. Started work at MSDOS. Then Windows 3.1; Windows 95, 98; Windows 2000 Finally, Windows XP. And today – Windows 7 and 8.

These operating systems were far from always satisfactory. Firstly – paid and not cheap. Secondly, applications are also mostly paid. The third point is unstable operation, crashes, glitches and, in connection with this, loss of information. Windows is susceptible to viruses. It is necessary to equip the computer with anti-virus applications. At the same time, there is another operating system – Linux, which practically does not have these shortcomings. And most importantly – it’s free. Yes, and almost all software is also free. At the initial stage of development, Linux was difficult for the average user, since Continue reading

Work at the computer. How to avoid occupational diseases?

They came without an invitation and said: “Hello, allow me to introduce myself: these are we, three new diseases of the new century, -“ text neck ”,“ smartphone finger ”and“ dry eye ”. However, we, educated people who are knowledgeable in the rules of etiquette, do not want to answer them “very nice” and “welcome”.

Even judging only by the names of these diseases (in the foreign press, respectively, “text neck”, “smartphone finger”, “dry eye”), there is a feeling that we are talking about some sort of gang warfare. In fact, it is: these near-computer diseases are fighting against us, the near-computer population, fighting on all fronts. Not so long ago, electronic gadgets have come into our lives, and already more than 80% of white-collar workers in all developed countries suffer from symptoms of these diseases. In 2011, scientists from the British Physiotherapy Continue reading

What is Rear Admiral Grace Hopper famous for?
Grace Hopper was an excellent mathematician and one of the first "encoders", so-called programmers. In the mid-twentieth century, she, as an officer of the US Navy, like everyone who was…

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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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The motherboard and its role in personal computers
One of the most important components of your computer is the motherboard. However, her name speaks for itself. After all, it depends on it what equipment you can install on…

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What can tablets be like?
It would seem a banal question. But today, not everything is so simple: the boom on tablets does not subside, and competition is growing. Svyaznoy, for example, reports that tablet…

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