• Designing My Own Computer, A Short Update

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        In my last post, I argued that lack of money was a disadvantage of being a young computer geek. After rereading it, I found it humorous that the more I wrote, the more I started to lean towards building my own computer as opposed to buying a MacBook Pro Retina. The price of my build […]

  • Disadvantages of Being a Young Computer Geek

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        Being a thirteen-year-old geek does have its disadvantages, one of which is not being able to be legally employed in the US. Unfortunately, this causes me to not have an extremely large budget when it comes to buying geeky things. Back when I was, like, nine, I was given an HP computer with three gigabytes […]

  • Resources for Learning

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        For learning new languages, I prefer books because it is easier to quickly find the exact syntax of something by searching for it in the index (you can quickly look for the if statement, for instance), flip to the page and quickly skim that topic for fifteen seconds and be on your way. In addition, […]

  • Finding Old Websites

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         Want to see what a website looked like in the nineties? One day I came across the website archive.org (geeks have their ways of finding cool things), which has an interesting mission, to save snapshots of websites so people can see what a website looked like in the past (I have always wondered about […]

  • Geek Brain Dump Becoming Social

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        Several days ago, Geek Brain Dump became significantly more social with chat boards and forums. You can now friend or message someone. So far, these are not extremely popular, but with the Geek Brain Dump meetup and its continuing expansion, it will probably see more activity. I am also curious to see what will happen […]

  • Geeks and Instructions

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        Computer geeks have a talent for learning new technologies with no instructions. Introduce a geek to a new operating system and within thirty minutes, they will have learned and figured out everything there is to know about it without any instructions. Whenever Eli The Computer Guy does an unboxing he takes the instructions and throws […]

  • What If Google Disappeared?

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        During Eli’s Friday debriefing, the topic of Google disappearing was brought up. Eli said that he was scared of Google and that they are too large. Eli said (rather accurately) that if Google disappeared he would run to his basement, since there ought to be a mushroom cloud outside. Fortunately, that does not seem very […]

  • Moore’s Law is No More

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    Computers have come a long way from punch card readers (but they seem to be just as fragile and prone to being broken when given to your average user 🙂 ). The increase in computer processing power has been exponentially increasing, but those annoying laws of physics may force us to redesign the computer. In […]

  • Net Neutrality is Definitely a Bad Idea

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        I wholeheartedly share the opinion of Eli the Computer Guy on a wide variety of topics in technology. One of those topics is the controversial net neutrality. People have been complaining about Internet Service Providers (ISPs) prioritizing internet traffic. With only limited resources, only so much data can be transferred at any given time. Some […]

  • Building More Electronics (Programming an Arduino)

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        This is the third installment of my “Electronics” series. You can download and install the Arduino IDE (so you can program the Arduino to some really cool things, including making a floppy drive play music) at Arduino.cc. The Arduino programming language is C/C++ based. You will need the USB cord to program the Arduino.   […]

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