Category: Computer News

One-Liner Wednesday – Too Much Computer —

You know you spend too much time on the computer when you wake up at 4:04 am and say to yourself, that can’t be good. If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here […] via One-Liner Wednesday – Too Much Computer —

I guess we can stop worrying about climate – MIT says computer predicts end of world by 2040 — Watts Up With That?

From the “garbage in, doomsday out” department. Apocalypse by 2040? Shock as MIT computer model predicts END DATE for civilisation An apocalyptic computer model, processed by one of the world’s largest computers in 1973, has predicted the end of civilization by 2040. The prediction came from a programme nicknamed World One, which was developed by […] via I guess we can stop worrying about climate … Read More I guess we can stop worrying about climate – MIT says computer predicts end of world by 2040 — Watts Up With That?

Computer Fretting — Hot White Snow

For the last several years I’ve worked from two computers. One is a desktop computer that consumes my long-standing desk; the other a laptop that, when not traveling with me, sits on a long table I set up for my writing. I not uncommonly switch back and forth between the two, literally spinning my chair […] via Computer Fretting — Hot White Snow

Michael Dell doesn’t buy the hype about killer artificial intelligence and tech dystopias — Tech Insider

Michael Dell, the billionaire founder behind Dell Technologies, expects technology to continue to yield “tremendously positive outcomes for humans.” No matter how smart computers become, they will always be fundamentally different from human brains, Dell argued. Dell’s comments, made to an audience of executives at a conference hosted by the software company Pivotal, come at… via Michael Dell doesn’t buy the hype about killer artificial … Read More Michael Dell doesn’t buy the hype about killer artificial intelligence and tech dystopias — Tech Insider

After Trying the Desktop of the Future, I’m Sticking with the Past — Feedly Blog

This article is fully available at the following address http://ift.tt/2z13byy For the past few days I’ve augmented my reality at work, adding virtual displays to my office so that, while wearing a special headset, I can do things like type e-mails and read news and tweets without taking up real estate on my small laptop. […] via After Trying the Desktop of the Future, I’m … Read More After Trying the Desktop of the Future, I’m Sticking with the Past — Feedly Blog

Confessions of the Computer Challenged — MargieGrams

My grandson and I have a lot in common when it comes to the iPad. We both think there is a human in there; one difference, he isn’t afraid of his! When he was three years old, he said to the iPad “I love you Siri” — Siri, in a rather arrogant tone, snapped back […] via Confessions of the Computer Challenged — MargieGrams

Professor Len Adleman explains how he coined the term “computer virus” — ESET Ireland

As you might have read, we decided to declare November 3 as Antimalware Day because it was on this date in 1983, when computer scientist Dr. Fred Cohen, then a student, created a program capable of rapidly overtaking a general purpose system, as part of a university experiment. It was the first time a program like that was […] via Professor Len Adleman explains how … Read More Professor Len Adleman explains how he coined the term “computer virus” — ESET Ireland

“A HUGE Computer” — Saved By Words

The next summer I landed a job at the medical school, working in the lab of the scientist pictured above. This job paid the astonishing $400 a month for two months. I also got to wear a white lab coat. I had really moved up the job ladder! However, the work itself was no more […] via “A HUGE Computer” — Saved By Words

Surviving a Humor Writing Class: a Technology Rant — Travel Tales amongst my Ramblings

This lesson, titled “Precision,” is about editing. Even though we have no pressure of grades in this on-line class, the teacher is quite critical––that’s a good thing––and I have tried to do my best. I like to get my money’s worth. Our class of 13 is down to two or three, so I figure the […] via Surviving a Humor Writing Class: a Technology Rant … Read More Surviving a Humor Writing Class: a Technology Rant — Travel Tales amongst my Ramblings

A.I. — Itsmylife

The news did not miss my attention, though it was on the inside pages of the newspaper. The Scientists at Facebook switched off the robots they were developing, since the robots started communicating between themselves in a entirely new language which was gibberish to the humans developing them. Initially the Scientists were under the impression […] via A.I. — Itsmylife

Women and Computers in WWII – Intermission Story (22) — Pacific Paratrooper

Before the invention of electronic computers, “computer” was a job description, not a machine. Both men and women were employed as computers, but women were more prominent in the field. This was a matter of practicality more than equality. Women were hired because there was a large pool of women with training in mathematics, […] via Women and Computers in WWII – Intermission Story (22) … Read More Women and Computers in WWII – Intermission Story (22) — Pacific Paratrooper

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