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Satu__ t1_ja4d7va wrote

:QUESTION: Does anyone know a good gaming laptop, that is around 2k, I’ve been trying to do some research on different models but haven’t found something that feels right for me.


XSpcwlker t1_ja4flsw wrote

Question: I have both an Alienware and Dell XPS, I sometimes forget to take out the charging cord out of both of my laptop when they're full. Though I have no experienced it yet. I wanted to know, how would I be able to change the battery behind my laptop when I need it replaced? or its not necessary anymore?


DaReal890 t1_ja5ue38 wrote

Why is computer's name: "computer"?


LampGenius t1_ja6lc5q wrote

Google Play customer support refuses to help me recover the $300 with of movies I lost when I switched My account to a kids account. This was a very important account for us for more reasons than the movies, but apparently I can't transfer purchased content from one account to another and I can't get my pg13 and R movies back. I also can't use our Google devices or sign on to the Gmail on the same device as the parent account (my personal Google account). Any suggestions? Thanks!


veritanuda OP t1_ja7vpiz wrote

> computer (n.)

> 1640s, "one who calculates, a reckoner, one whose occupation is to make arithmetical calculations," agent noun from compute (v.).

> Meaning "calculating machine" (of any type) is from 1897; in modern use, "programmable digital electronic device for performing mathematical or logical operations," 1945 under this name (the thing itself was described by 1937 in a theoretical sense as Turing machine). ENIAC (1946) usually is considered the first.

> Computer literacy is recorded from 1970; an attempt to establish computerate (adjective, on model of literate) in this sense in the early 1980s didn't catch on. Computerese "the jargon of programmers" is from 1960, as are computerize and computerization.

>>WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York Congressman says the use of computers to record personal data on individuals, such as their credit background, "is just frightening to me." [news article, March 17, 1968]

> Earlier words for "one who calculates" include computator (c. 1600), from Latin computator; computist (late 14c.) "one skilled in calendrical or chronological reckoning."


GoForBrok3 t1_ja8hrz7 wrote

Sorry if this is one of those questions everyone asks, but I want some real answers from real people.

I’m mid 30’s. Recently laid off from a sales job. Always had interest in tech but never committed to the appropriate classes in college. Ended up getting a Masters degree in Health Sciences (think kickball and weight lifting).

If I were to pivot my career into tech, what would be the most lucrative and time efficient way to do so? Do I need more schooling? Can I study myself and amass certifications? I’m lost and don’t have anyone in the industry to talk with.

TIA to anyone willing to comment. Love you long time.