Components of Your Computer

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A personal computer is a programmable electronic system, which processes data and which is designed to have a single user at once. Over the years, computers have developed from all points of view and their components make no exception.

The central unit is the basic components of the system and it consist of the following. First of all, you have an asymmetrical and logical unit which does everything you want related to arithmetical and logical calculations. Then, there is the internal memory, also shortened in IM, an internal memory which stores the programs and the data which are in process. The, we have the command and control unit, which reigns over the entire ensemble.

There are also other kinds of components which make a personal computer and these components start with the peripheral ones. These establish the connection between your computer and the things around you. You have the input components, such as the keyboards and the mouse, then you have the output ones, such as the monitor and the scanner, then the storing ones, such as magnetic band units or CD-ROMs and last but not least, you have the communication components, such as the couple and the modem.

There are also constructive elements with a computer, the main ones being the system unit, the storage unit and the peripheral components of the connection components. When it comes to the central unit, this is actually a case and it involves everything that is in it, too. One of its main functions is the physical ones, this being the place where the internal components are mounted. The internal components refer to the main board, to the disk units, to the extension plates and so on. …

Computer Forensics – One of America’s "Hottest" Jobs

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Computer forensics is relatively new and growing bigger by the day. Simply “Google” it, you will see long list of vacancies available for individuals with bachelor’s and master’s degree as well as jobs as freelances and in consulting firms. The high salaries that are offered to experienced and skilled computer forensics have has always been a “hot” topic. If you are someone who is born to be in the forensic world, i.e. have the characteristics such as curiosity and investigative, it is perhaps, the time to get involved in this field. Other than that, do you possess the followings?  

1)      Computers are your best friend  

Most of the best computer forensics is born to be curious about how and why computers work since they are kids. They spend most of their childhood reading, researching and exploring the computers. You should have good knowledge of computers, and would like to know more.  

2)      Education  

Education is the elixir for all problems. In order to gain yourself a place in this hot job, you need to have recognised qualifications from accredited schools. Enhance your resume by getting other certifications such as the CISSP, CISM, CISA, or CCSP.  

3)      Working Experience  

You may be excited to become a computer forensic student. However, real working life is far different from your college/university life. Accumulate hands-on experiences during your spare times and listen to experienced people around you.  Equipping yourself with the necessary skills may give you a higher chance during the interview session and also to mentally prepare you how to survive in the computer forensic industry longer.  

4)      Invest in Useful Tools  

As a computer forensic, you are expect to know how to use specialised recovery programs to recover what was thought to be deleted or erased, or hidden evidence, either all or part of it. Investing and getting familiar with computer forensic software will assist your chance in getting hired or even becoming your own boss.  

5)      Good Writing Skills  

Computer forensics is required to write detail and technical reports on the data recover and to testify in Court. Hence, you should sharpen your writing as well as public speaking skills.  

There is no shortcut in getting into this “hot” job, but with proper preparation and determination, you may be one of the few enjoying the high paid computer forensic job.  …

A Look at Artificial Intelligence and Technology – Book Review

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It is fairly obvious that computers and artificial intelligence will run our world tomorrow, as we program these machines today. Interestingly enough, not long from now these AI machines will be programming themselves. How did we come so far so fast you ask? Well, maybe you need to do a little research for yourself.

If this topic interests you, then boy do I have a great book for you to read. It is a book that I own personally, and one I read a long time ago, but it still holds validity today, and many of the predictions of that past period, which is only two decades ago, although it seems like eons; the book is:

“The Connection Machine,” by W. Danny Hillis, MIT Press, MA, 1989, (208 pp), ISBN: 978-026258-0977.

This book is an extension of a highly controversial and ahead of its time MIT thesis by the same author. This book is not for the non-intellectual, and he gets pretty thick into the details and philosophy of parallel computing. This book was written well before massive Internet use, just as the computer technology in Silicon Valley was really taking off. Indeed, this is one of those books which was the prime mover of the time.

This is why I have it in my library, and why I recommend it to anyone who is into artificial intelligence, computer hardware, future software, or where we are go from here; why you ask – because if the past is any indication of the future, things are getting get pretty interesting in the next decade. In fact, I hope you will please consider this, and educate yourself a little in the past, so you can understand how far we’ve come, how fast we’ve come, and where we go from here. Think on it.…