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  SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE/Carnegie Mellon University
A paper detailing the algorithm, developed by Tuomas Sandholm, Avrim Blum (professors of computer science), and graduate assistant David J. Abraham, will be presented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Electronic Commerce in San Diego.
Computational Thinking: By coining the term “computational thinking,” Jeannette Wing, Head CSD, encapsulated both the answer to the question, “What is computer science?”; and a viewpoint on how computer science is revolutionizing not only all the sciences, but impacting every aspect of our lives in the 21st century.
You can also download a copy of the Computer Science poster which displays many of the diverse and exciting areas of Computer Science.
www.cs.cmu.edu   (492 words)

  Home Computer Security
While intruders also attack home computers connected to the Internet through dial-in connections, high-speed connections (cable modems and DSL modems) are a favorite target.
Instead, it goes from your computer to another computer to still another computer and so on, eventually reaching his or her computer.
For a computer, the repair cycle might have to be repeated until a patch completely fixes a problem.
www.cert.org /homeusers/HomeComputerSecurity   (12040 words)

  Computer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Therefore, computers with capabilities ranging from those of a personal digital assistant to a supercomputer may all perform the same tasks, as long as time and memory capacity are not considerations.
Computer operating systems and applications were modified to include the ability to define and access the resources of other computers on the network, such as peripheral devices, stored information, and the like, as extensions of the resources of an individual computer.
Computer science is a traditional name of the academic study of the processes related to computers and computation, such as developing efficient algorithms to perform specific class of tasks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Computer   (5000 words)

 Computer science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems.
Computer science began to be established as a distinct academic discipline in the 1960s, with the creation of the first computer science departments and degree programs.
Early computer science was strongly influenced by the work of mathematicians such as Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing, and there continues to be a useful interchange of ideas between the two fields in areas such as mathematical logic, category theory, domain theory, and algebra.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Computer_science   (1422 words)

 Computer scientists and database administrators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Computer specialists with work experience and considerable expertise in a particular subject or a certain application may find lucrative opportunities as independent consultants or may choose to start their own computer consulting firms.
Computer scientists and database administrators are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations through 2014.
Employment of these computer specialists is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations as organizations continue to adopt and integrate increasingly sophisticated technologies.
stats.bls.gov /oco/ocos042.htm   (2919 words)

Computer, the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society, publishes peer-reviewed technical content that covers all aspects of computer science, computer engineering, technology, and applications.
Computer is a resource that practitioners, researchers, and managers can rely on to provide timely information about current research developments, trends, best practices, and changes in the profession.
Computational photography extends digital photography by providing the capability to record much more information and by offering the possibility of processing this information afterward.
csdl.computer.org /rss/computer.xml   (583 words)

 What is computer? - a definition from Whatis.com
- A computer is a device that accepts information (in the form of digitalized data) and manipulates it for some result based on a program or sequence of instructions on how the data is to be processed.
A program may be invariable and built into the computer (and called logic circuitry as it is on microprocessors) or different programs may be provided to the computer (loaded into its storage and then started by an administrator or user).
Apart from mechanical calculators, the first really useable computers began with the vacuum tube, accelerated with the invention of the transistor, which then became embedded in large numbers in integrated circuits, ultimately making possible the relatively low-cost personal computer.
searchwinit.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid1_gci211829,00.html   (428 words)

 Computer training online: Hardware   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
How computers work is a series of articles providing illustrated explanations of how computer hardware and software works.
Dave's guide to troubleshooting explains the causes of computer problems and how to think like a trouble shooter; the causes of computer problems; provides a list of tools and advice on contacting technical support.
How computer memory works is a series of illustrated articles explainining the various types of computer memory.
www.ckls.org /~crippel/computerlab/tutorials   (614 words)

 Alan Turing Scrapbook - Who invented the computer?
I wouldn't call it a computer either, though some people do: it was a machine specifically for breaking the "Fish" ciphers, although by 1945 the programming had become very sophisticated and flexible.
Behind these confusions there lies a basic disagreement about whether the computer should be placed in a list of physical objects — basically the hardware engineers' viewpoint — or whether it it belongs to the history of logical, mathematical and scientific ideas, as logicians, mathematicians and software engineers would see it.
I follow the second viewpoint: the essential point of the stored-program computer is that it is built to implement a logical idea, Turing's idea: the Universal Turing machine of 1936.
www.turing.org.uk /turing/scrapbook/computer.html   (1862 words)

 Computer Magazine
Research in urban computing can be useful for augmenting and extending existing theories in relevant fields and for faciliting greater blending of these fields to develop a coherent understanding of public social life.
As computing moves from the personal desktop into the world around us, the problems of design and usability go beyond technical considerations to contend with preexisting social structure and cultural norms associated with public spaces.
Past issues of Computer, from 1988 to the present, are available for free to IEEE Computer Society members.
www.computer.org /computer   (651 words)

 What is computer? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
For example, every computer requires a bus that transmits data from one part of the computer to another.
In addition to the microprocessor, a personal computer has a keyboard for entering data, a monitor for displaying information, and a storage device for saving data.
Computers: General Digital Corporation - Single Board Computer with 10.4" to 15.1" Flat Panel LCD Screens.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/C/computer.html   (617 words)

 Howstuffworks "How PCs Work"
A Nintendo DS is a specialized computer for handling games, but it can't do anything else.
SCSI - Pronounced "scuzzy," the small computer system interface is a method of adding additional devices, such as hard drives or scanners, to the computer.
Everyone wants more RAM in their computer, but opening up your computer can be a frightening task.
computer.howstuffworks.com /pc.htm   (962 words)

 PC World - Software, Hardware, Electronics & Gadgets Reviews, Downloads, How-To's & Pricing
Four former executives with computer networking and security vendor Enterasys Networks sentenced to prison terms.
Our friends on the other side of the Atlantic are at it again, and this time the European Commission is taking a closer look at potential anti-competitive practices among the two high-definition DVD camps, and in particular, Blu-ray...
I was chatting with Carey Holzman, the co-host of the Computer America radio show...
www.pcworld.com   (1129 words)

 Computer Science
The computing section may be browsed by the following subjects: computing milieux, hardware, computer systems organization, software, data, theory of computation, mathematics of computing, information systems, computing methodologies, computer applications, and general.
The GAD is a publication of the Association for Computing Machinery; it provides information on graduate programs in computing, including degrees offered and specialties, numbers of faculty and students, faculty interest areas, computer equipment available, types and amounts of financial aid available to qualified students, and admissions requirements and application deadlines.
Covering the computer architecture concepts of caches and pipelining, this tutorial is aimed at undergraduate students.
library.albany.edu /subject/csci.htm   (8511 words)

 Wiley::Encyclopedia of Computer Science, 4th Edition
The Encyclopedia of Computer Science is the definitive reference in computer science and technology.
The visual impact of the volume is enhanced with a 16 page colour insert spotlighting advanced computer applications and computer-generated graphics technology.
Highly-regarded as an essential resource for computer professionals, engineers, mathematicians, students and scientists, the Encyclopedia of Computer Science is a must-have reference for every college, university, business and high-school library.
www.wiley.com /WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470864125.html   (441 words)

 Computer Stupidities
It's a baffling phenomenon that in today's society an individual, who might in other circumstances be considered smart and wise, can sit down in front of a computer screen and instantly lose every last shred of common sense he ever possessed.
Complicate this phenomenon with a case of "computerphobia," and you end up with tech support personnel having phone conversations that are funny in retrospect but seem like perfectly valid motives for wild machine gun shooting sprees at the time.
But reason, common sense, and experience tell me that if you sit someone who isn't computer literate (even a smart someone) down in front of a computer, you're bound to accrue anecdotes no less outrageous than these.
www.rinkworks.com /stupid   (398 words)

 U.S. Department of Labor -- WHD: FairPay Fact Sheets by Exemption - Computer-Related Occupations
The FLSA requires that most employees in the United States be paid at least the Federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime pay at time and one-half the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek.
To qualify for the computer employee exemption, the following tests must be met:
The computer employee exemption does not include employees engaged in the manufacture or repair of computer hardware and related equipment.
www.dol.gov /esa/regs/compliance/whd/fairpay/fs17e_computer.htm   (570 words)

 Harmony Central - Computer Music
Whether you are a beginner looking for some help and advice, or an expert looking to share your knowledge, the Harmony Central User Forums are the place to be.
If your interests go beyond the world of computers, then jump right in and view all active forums.
The files specify information such as when notes are played, but the instruments can use samples that are embedded into the files so the sound is more conistent from computer to computer.
www.harmony-central.com /Computer   (1226 words)

 Computer software and computers - the best resources are on CompInfo
Computer Acronyms - Computer Bibliography - Computer Dictionaries - Computer Encyclopedia - Computer History...........
The Computer Information Center provides information in good faith, but does not provide any warranties whatsoever, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility whatsoever, for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any of the information supplied.
It is not in any way responsible, and has no legal liability, in respect of the contents of any other site referenced from this site, nor for information provided through that site.
www.compinfo.co.uk /index.htm   (548 words)

 WWW Computer Architecture Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Computer Architecture is the science and art of selecting and interconnecting hardware components to create computers that meet functional, performance and cost goals.
Computer architecture is not about using computers to design buildings.
Yearly Distribution of Hardcopies of the International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) Proceedings - Respond by July 1
www.cs.wisc.edu /~arch/www   (252 words)

 Hale: Computer age catches up with Mel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
My friend Mel was finally getting acquainted with a computer.
When he retired at 70, he swore he'd never touch a computer.
Then for his 82nd birthday he received a nice notebook machine that he put aside and hardly looked at for several months.
www.chron.com /disp/story.mpl/headline/features/4155688.html   (679 words)

 HP United States - Computers, Laptops, Servers, Printers & more
HP United States - Computers, Laptops, Servers, Printers and more
Official Hewlett-Packard site - Buy or learn about HP printers, laptops, computers, digital cameras, servers, storage, networking, software, enterprise solutions and more
» Accessories and parts for computers, printers and more
www.hp.com   (85 words)

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