programs,electricity and pcs - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-04-2005, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 36
Default programs,electricity and pcs

hi,

I'm a university student majoring in computer science and in my last year (4th year). Even though my GPA is very good, I still feel like I haven't learned anything in the past 3 years.

I'm good at programming, but I'm sick of not knowing simple stuff about how computers work, and how electricity is used in them. Yeah, they gave us that stuff about bits and bytes and 0s and 1s but that doesn't really tell me how pcs work, it's all theoretical. I read the part about punched cards a million times trying to figure out how they work and why are they useful with computers, I still didn't understand them.

I'm trying to find out away to start learning about electricity and and digitizing and at the same time I'm trying to find something out about how programs are recorded on pc, something I can really feel not just read about in some book.

I might have come to the wrong place (I'm not sure) if I did then I apologize. I just though that I'd find a lot of members here who are experienced with computers and might have encountered something like this.

So if there's anyone who can direct me to do something useful, please don't hesitate, I'll listen to anything.
__________________

Sulla is offline  
Old 11-04-2005, 03:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,453
Send a message via AIM to FghtinIrshNvrDi Send a message via Yahoo to FghtinIrshNvrDi
Default

www.howstuffworks.com

I haven't browsed recently, but I always find neat stuff on there. The way I always took it is that everything in a hard drive is like magnetic... sortof. Like positive, negative. 1 is positive, 0 is negative. Or vice versa, no idea. What am I doing anyway...? I don't know anything you don't know.

Ryan
__________________

<b>I'm an unhyphenated American.</b>
System Specs:
Intel Q6600 @ 3200 1.4v
Abit IP35 Pro "The Snake"
2x2gb A-Data @ 800
Diamond HD 3870 512mb


Great FORD TRUCK resource: http://www.fordtruckfanatics.com
FghtinIrshNvrDi is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.