How Fast Is the Internet

How fast is the internet you ask? Fast. Insanely fast. Google some obscure subject. Or any subject for that matter and within tenths of a second you'll have scoured millions of computers across the world. Want to know the weather in Mozambique? Neither do I. But in .79 seconds over 15 million answers were found.…
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How A Hard Drive Works

In our continuing series on how computers work, today I wanted to share an insightful video on data storage. Or more specifically, how a hard drive works. This video will enlighten you to the amazing technology used in data storage. Something that sits, buried in your machine. And something in which you trust everything. From…
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What Are Transistors

Alongside the wheel and fire, one could safely place the transistor in the history of inventions that shaped our lives. Yet how many have heard of a transistor, let alone understand what they do. And how many would believe me when I say on a roughly two inch by two inch processor in your machine…
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Text To Binary

Recently we visited the concept of binary numbers and how computers manipulate these values to produce results (Binary Numbers). In this post we discuss text to binary. Ever wonder how a computer interprets text if machines only work in 1's and 0's? Glad you asked. First a brief overview courtesy of wikipedia. By the way, the word…
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