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Internet Site Evaluations

... of a site. These factors, when reviewed on the whole will allow websurfers to become both more informed and aware of the Internet and websites in general. Authorship "How to perform open heart surgery: A Primer by Billy 'cool kid' Johnson." If a member of ones family had a heart attack, would the above source help in saving their life if a hospital was inaccessible? This would depend on the authenticity and authorship of the source. In any case, using material from an unquestionable source is not a reliable idea. Why? Because the a ...

Number of words: 2253 | Number of pages: 9

Computer Crime

... in some way, shape, or form. We depend on them for everything. Even the smallest malfunction or glitch in a system could now cause unfathomable amounts of trouble in everything from riding the bus, having access to your money, to getting your prescription at the pharmacists. Furthermore, Icove (1998) suggested that with the price of home computers that work faster and store more memory going down every year due to competition in the market, it is estimated that by the year 2011 most every American home will have a PC with instant ac ...

Number of words: 3429 | Number of pages: 13

Radio - Making Waves In America

... was able to electrically generate MaxwellÕs ÒraysÓ in his lab. The discovery of these amazing properties, the later invention of a working wireless radio, and the resulting technology have been instrumental to AmericaÕs move into the Information Age. The invention of radio is commonly credited to Guglielmo Marconi, who, starting in 1895, developed the first ÒwirelessÓ radio transmitter and receiver. Working at home with no support from his father, but plenty from his mother, Marconi improved upon the experiments and equipment of ...

Number of words: 1502 | Number of pages: 6

Accounting Information Systems In A Changing Environment

... of computer processing summarised 8 6. Conclusion 9 7. Recommendations 9 8. Bibliography 10 1. Introduction In the fast changing business environment of today, it is very difficult for businesses to keep their information systems as up to date as possible in order to achieve or maintain a competitive advantage. However, as this report will show, the move from a manual to a computerised accounting information system is a necessity if one is to be successful. The purpose of this report is to enabl ...

Number of words: 2146 | Number of pages: 8

Nanotechnology: Immortality Or Total Annihilation?

... 94), which he defines as "Technology based on the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules to build structures to complex atomic specifications (Drexler, "Engines" 288)." The technology which Drexler speaks of will be undoubtedly small, in fact, nano- structures will only measure 100 nanometers, or a billionth of a meter (Stix 94). Being as small as they are, nanostructures require fine particles that can only be seen with the STM, or Scanning Tunneling Microscope (Dowie 4). Moreover the STM allows the scientists to not only see things a ...

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Production Planning

... to China. One can only wonder if the plant manager would have taken Professor Moily's class in production management the plant still might be running. Modern production management or operation management (OM) systems first came to prominence in the early half of the twentieth century. Frederick W. Taylor is considered the father of operations management and is credited in the development of the following principles. a. Scientific laws govern how much a worker can produce in a day. b. It is the function of management to discover and us ...

Number of words: 2089 | Number of pages: 8

Computer Crime In The 90's

... your computer to "Hack" your way into another. They use programs called scanners which randomly dials numbers any generating tones or carriers are recorded. These numbers are looked at by hackers and then used again, when the hacker calls up the number and gets on he's presented with a logon prompt, this is where the hacking really begins, the hacker tries to bypass this anyway he knows how to and tries to gain access to the system. Why do they do it, well lets go to a book and see "Avid young computer hackers in their preteens and teens ...

Number of words: 1554 | Number of pages: 6

The Year 2000 Problem

... about exactly what is. The year 2000 industry expert, Peter de Jager, described the problem quite well. “We programmed computers to store the date in the following format: dd/mm/yy. This only allows 2 digits for the year. January 1, 2000 would be stored as 01/01/00. But the computer will interpret this as January 1, 1900- not 2000” (de Jager 1). The ‘19’ is “hard-coded” into computer hardware and software. Since there are only 2 physical spaces for the year in this date format, after ‘99’, the only logical choice is to res ...

Number of words: 2118 | Number of pages: 8

A Cray SuperComputer Comes To The University Of Toronto

... Cray X-MP/22 has two Central Processing Units (CPUs) - the first '2' in the '22'. The Cray operates at a clock rate of 105 MHz (the regular, run-of-the-mill IBMPC has a clock rate of 4.77 MHz). By quick calculations, you would be led to believe the Cray is only about 20 times faster that the PC. Obviously, this is not the case. The Cray handles data considerably differently than the PC. The Cray's circuits permit an array of data (known as a 'vector') to be processes as a SINGLE entity. So, where the IBMPC may require several clock cycles t ...

Number of words: 680 | Number of pages: 3

Time And Technology

... other people. Man wants to know his surroundings and with the arrival of telecommunications this became possible very quickly all over the world. Telecommunications is one of the reason we live in such a fast-pace and high-tech society today. The first invention in the telecommunications field is the telegraph. It was invented by Samuel Morse and utilizes an electrical current to send signals in the shaped of dot and lines called the Morse Code. It was first used in 1844 and it was mainly reserved for companies which needed information quickly ...

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History Of The Computer Industry In America

... microprocessor, the computer has changed nearly every aspect of peoples lives for the better. The earliest existence of the modern day computer ancestor is the abacus. These date back to almost 2000 years ago. It is simply a wooden rack holding parallel wire on which beads are strung. When these beads are moved along the wire according to "programming" rules that the user must memorize, all ordinary arithmetic operations can be performed (Soma, 14). The next innovation in computers took place in 1694 when Blaise Pascal invent ...

Number of words: 2604 | Number of pages: 10

How Technology Has Hurt Us

... freedom it seems to have done the opposite. Drive by shootings are a daily occurence in our big cities. More people are turning the guns on themselves. Kids bring guns to school with them for protection against people who may use a gun on them for retaliation. Politically its divided the nation on whether private citizens should be able to carry guns. Disposable items have caused a big garbage problem. We use everything from disposable pens to disposable diapers. We can stop some of the garbage problem by recycling. Air conditioners ...

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