How to become a computer expert

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  1. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Have to admit it, more often than not this is exactly what I do. :D
     
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    Shhhhhhh...don't give up our secrets!! :)
     
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    Don't worry. As long as we don't tell them about Advanced Google Searches, our jobs are safe. ;)
     
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    Next year it won't be "ask tech support" it will be "ask Siri"....

    Funny, years ago it was Toms root boot, then it was bootable knoppix, now it's the iPad and google.
     
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    Ah, but do your remember Alta Vista?
     
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    Jeeves! Don't forget Jeeves...oh, and Dogpile! :)

    OMG! Dogpile still exists! :eek:
     
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    But Alta Vista was first of all web crawlers, or at least the first to become popular. Yahoo existed, but because web sites were added manually it was far more limited (though at times that was a good thing.)

    BTW, Ask Jeeves became just Ask.com, the butler no longer does it. ;)
     
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    Tim!

    Why are you posting the Super Seekret Moderating Diagram™? I'm so telling...

    :D

    Marilyn
     
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    Ha ha you guys are all showing your age now!

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    I remember the Intel 1103 - the first semiconductor RAM chip. It had 1024 bits of memory....so let's do the math....

    To get a megabit - we'd need a 1024 chips
    To get a megabyte - we'd need 8192 chips
    To get a gigabyte - we'd need 8192 x 1024 chips = 8,388,608 chips
    If we had a 64 GB iPad then we'd need....

    8192 x 1024 x 64 = 536,870,912 Intel 1103 dynamic RAM chips

    each chips weighed 10 grams...

    So our iPad would weigh at least.....

    5,368,709.12 kg....

    Tim
     
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    For those of us who speak American :)D) ... that's about 11,835,977.8 pounds! Or, 5,918 tons! Holy sh...oot!!

    Well, that for SURE would prevent me from couch surfing with it! :)

    Marilyn
     
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    And just look at the stand you would need for it.......

    The Archangel
     

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    Hee Hee Hee. Times have changed for us oldies, yes?

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    That would be from the time when a "search engine" wasn't necessarily a "find engine". Things have moved on apace.
     

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