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Unix Shell Scripting Tutorial

by Tracy Pettigrue | May 28, 2010
1. Introduction Time is precious. It is non-sense-ical to waste time typing a frequently used sequence of commands at a command prompt, more especially if they are abnormally long or complex. Scripting is a way by which one can alleviate this necessity by automating these command sequences in... »read more
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The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)

by Syeda Tasneem Rumy | Sep 8, 2009
Bios in action
Introduction As you easily can see from my Mainboard Benchmark Results Table, the performance of the mainboard is highly depending on the memory timing you adjust in your BIOS setup. The settings you are able to change and the different values however differ a whole lot from chipset to... »read more
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Virus

by Syeda Tasneem Rumy | Sep 16, 2009
A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without the permission or knowledge of the owner. The term "virus" is also commonly but erroneously used to refer to other types of malware, adware, and spyware programs that do not have the reproductive... »read more
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A Short Operating System Timeline

by Zakir Hossain | Dec 6, 2009
A short list of interesting development in Operating Systems
A brief time line of the operating systems throughout the history that caught my interest which are very study able; these systems, I thought to have some major impact on how the world is today. The information given here is collected from different websites. 1956: GM-NAA I/O 1959: SHARE... »read more
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Is Technology Making People Lazy?

by Tina S | Dec 17, 2009
Technology helps to make life easier and better than past. In the last 50 years technology has undergone an amazing transformation.
The days when we had to go to the library to do research for a research paper, had to search for the morning newspaper to get the latest news, had to buy a stamp and put a check in an envelope to pay a bill or had to post letters to our loved ones to keep contact all are thoughts... »read more
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Universal Serial Bus

by Tracy Pettigrue | Sep 28, 2009
Universal Serial Bus
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard to interface devices. A major component in the legacy-free PC, USB was designed to allow peripherals to be connected using a single standardized interface socket, to improve plug-and-play capabilities by allowing devices to be connected and... »read more
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Optical Fiber

by Tracy Pettigrue | Sep 28, 2009
Optical Fiber
An optical fiber (or fibre) is a glass or plastic fiber designed to guide light along its length by confining as much light as possible in a propagating form. In fibers with large core diameter, the confinement is based on total internal reflection. In smaller diameter core fibers, (widely used... »read more
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Excerpt from the article: 'How to be a Programmer' - Part 3

by Penelope Truce | Jun 7, 2011
By Robert L Read
Chapter 3: Intermediate (...continued  from http://www.conveylive.com/a/How_to_be_a_Programmer_2) 3.1 Personal Skills     How to Stay Motivated     How to be Widely Trusted     How to Tradeoff Time vs. Space     How to... »read more
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Failed Military Inventions

by Syeda Tasneem Rumy | Feb 8, 2010
Simply, a military invention is one that was invented by the military in order to improve and advance certain military tactics, missions, or overall existence. Today, many of the most common military inventions, such as the GPS or Internet, or used by civilians as well. When thinking about... »read more
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POS (Point Of Sales) Recorders

by Tina S | Dec 16, 2009
POS software systems can automate several other areas of your business and are not limited to simple cash register functions.
What is POS Software? Electronic devices that function as both a terminal and a cash register. They are used commonly in retail stores to record sales information at the time of the sale and to perform other data processing functions. POS software is at its simplest, a computer... »read more
Rating: 0 1 2 3 4 5 | Views: 1580 | Computer and Technology

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