Tag Archives: computer

Information Center

A room staffed by professional computer people whose job it is to tell you why you cannot have the information you require.

Programmers headaches

Give a man a computer program and you give him a headache, but teach him to program computers and you give him the power to create headaches for others for the rest of his life…

R. B. Forest

Computers capability

Computers do what you tell them to do, not what you want them to do.


Divinity of coding

To err is human, to compute divine. Trust your computer but not its programmer.

Morris Kingston

Deauthorize computers in iTunes

How to geek writes a small tutorial for beginners on how to deauthorize PCs in iTunes (full article at http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/23974/beginner-deauthorize-all-computers-associated-with-your-itunes-account/).

Of course is very easy (you only need to go to store–>deauthorize and follow the instructions, while you can do the opposite for authorizing), but if you came here to find help on this, take a look at the step by step tutorial 😉 .

Computer overheat

Erica Ho at Lifehacker (http://lifehacker.com/people/ericamho/posts/), writes an article on how to prevent computer overheating (full article at http://lifehacker.com/5570909/how-to-prevent-your-computer-from-overheating-and-why-its-important).

Take a look at it, may save you pc from some unwanted crashes or damages.

Random selections

Only God can make a random selection. (Even though the computer randomly chose this message)


Developing countries e-waste

Ben Coxworth at Gizmag (http://www.gizmag.com/author/ben-coxworth/) informs us of a study from American Chemical Society that says within next 20 years e-waste from developing countries will double those from developed ones (full article at http://www.gizmag.com/developing-nations-ewaste-to-double/14951/, original report at http://pubs.acs.org/stoken/presspac/presspac/full/10.1021/es903350q).

“[…] They predict that in 20 years, developing nations will be discarding 400-700 million personal computers annually. Developed nations, by contrast, will be throwing out 200-300 million a year. This increase in e-waste will be due not only to increased computer ownership, but also to technological advances causing computers to become obsolete faster […]”

Of course is a dangerous situation, but should not be misunderstood: if the trend will be confirmed ad infinitum, will e covered by waste in a century or less.

I think we faced a lot of problems and errors in our society. We have the due to make those achieving development (which is a right and an opportunity at same time) avoiding the same errors we made.

Recycling, green power, and everything needed to safeguard the planet are things we need to learn and transfer to those coming after us.

This post as a comment also at http://www.gizmag.com/developing-nations-ewaste-to-double/14951/

Computers, humans and reliability

Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable.


Errors and computers

To err is human; to really foul things up requires a computer.


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