Tag Archives: Central processing unit

Computer to Brain, Brain to Computer

Embed from Getty Images In the dawn of computing computers were essentially rooms full of racks and racks of circuits connected by mazes of cables. The circuits were formed out of electronic valves, relays, solenoids and other electronic and magnetic … Continue reading

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Computers and cells

(Oops! One day late this week!) A computer has some similarities to living organisms. Both produce something from, well, not very much. A computer program has data input from various sources, and produces output to various sinks or targets. A … Continue reading

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Round numbers

It seems that we have a fascination for numbers that end in zeros. One thousand (1,000) and one million (1,000,000) and so on and to a lesser extent numbers like one hundred (100) and ten thousand (10,000). Fractions of round … Continue reading

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