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Mark II radio telescope built in 1964 at Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK was the first telescope to be controlled by a digital computer?
chip 74181 (pictured) greatly simplified the development and manufacture of computers during the late 1960s and 1970s?
the invention of the electronic digital
computer was put into the public domain in 1973 by the decision of in the history of the United States?
one of the longest federal court cases the short-lived
were the last non- Apple Network Servers Macintosh computers manufactured by Apple?
English programmer was still a Pete Shaw teen, he had already written eleven technical computer books, published around the world in several languages?
the 1975 film
marked the first time that Tubby the Tuba computers were used in the production of an animated feature?
India, the ethos of the old religious order is retained by worship of computers during the Ayudha Puja (pictured), as practised in the past for other implements?
helped give extension conflicts Macintosh computers a reputation for instability before the release of Mac OS X?
existence of arbitrarily many was proven in 2004, but it took 75 primes in arithmetic progression computers to find an example with 24 primes?
, one of the Woody Freeman Republicans defeated by Bill Clinton for governor of Arkansas, claimed he began a computer software business in 1985 with $3 in his account?
David Gross and
Alan Kotok built , a Expensive Tape Recorder digital audio program that ran on MIT's TX-0 computer circa 1960?
is a fire-control system computer which is designed to assist a weapon system in hitting its target(s)?
1956 was the first time when a computer was able to play a chess-like game, ?
Los Alamos chess
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Question 1: Each circuit represents a ________ (binary digit) of information so that when the circuit is on it represents a "1", and when off it represents a "0" (in positive logic representation).
Question 2: The ________ saw a re-invigoration of European mathematics and engineering.
Question 3: Modern von Neumann computers display some traits of the Harvard architecture in their designs, such as in ________.
Question 4: The set of arithmetic operations that a particular ALU supports may be limited to adding and subtracting or might include multiplying or dividing, trigonometry functions (sine, cosine, etc) and ________.
Question 5: ________ is another form of I/O.
Question 6: In practical terms, a may run from just a few instructions to many millions of instructions, as in a program for a ________ word processor or a web browser.
Question 7: Large computer programs consisting of several million instructions may take teams of ________ years to write, and due to the complexity of the task almost certainly contain errors.
Question 8: A general purpose computer has four main components: the ________ (ALU), the control unit, the memory, and the input and output devices (collectively termed I/O).
Question 10: The control unit, ALU, registers, and basic I/O (and often other hardware closely linked with these) are collectively known as a ________ (CPU).