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L.A. store owner sees shop looted on livestream computer feed

What Lindsay Pierce saw on her security cameras Saturday night made her ill.

After hours of being glued to the TV news, she’d turned her focus to her computer, where she could monitor her Melrose Avenue business, Wax, through security cameras.

She wanted to keep an eye on her store as protesters continued to move through the Fairfax District. The 33-year-old has owned the store for a year, but the business has been around for more than a decade.

About 11 p.m., she said, three young men darted inside after windows of the glass storefront were shattered. They immediately moved to the business’ internet router and disconnected it, cutting off Pierce’s connection.

“I started sweating. I got sick to my stomach. I was just thinking, ‘Please don’t light it on fire,’” Pierce said Sunday morning as friends and workers cleaned up the vandalized business and cleared the sidewalk of broken

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What is a Computer? Webopedia Definition

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A computer is a programmable machine. The two principal characteristics of a computer are: It responds to a specific set of instructions in a well-defined manner and it can execute a prerecorded list of instructions (a program).

Modern Computers Defined

Modern computers are electronic and digital. The actual machinery wires, transistors, and circuits is called hardware; the instructions and data are called software.

All general-purpose computers require the following hardware components:

In addition to these components, many others make it possible for the basic components to work together efficiently. For example, every computer requires a bus that transmits data from one part of the computer to another.

Computer Classification: By Size and Power

Most people associate a personal computer (PC) with the phrase computer.  A PC is a small and relatively inexpensive computer designed for an individual

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Definition of Computer by Merriam-Webster

com·​put·​er | kəm-ˈpyü-tər How to pronounce computer (audio)
: one that computes specifically : a programmable usually electronic device that can store, retrieve, and process data using a computer to design 3-D models

Other Words from computer

computerdom kəm-​ˈpyü-​tər-​dəm How to pronounce computerdom (audio) noun
computerless kəm-​ˈpyü-​tər-​ləs How to pronounce computerless (audio) adjective
computerlike kəm-​ˈpyü-​tər-​ˌlīk How to pronounce computerlike (audio) adjective

Examples of computer in a Sentence

He works all day on a computer.

Recent Examples on the Web The researchers, including co-author Vladimir Pariev, looked at a number of different computer models, testing objects as small as 164 feet across all the way up to 656 feet across, comprised of rock, ice or iron.

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Computer, device for processing, storing, and displaying information.

Technician operates the system console on the new UNIVAC 1100/83 computer at the Fleet Analysis Center, Corona Annex, Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, CA. June 1, 1981. Univac magnetic tape drivers or readers in background. Universal Automatic Computer

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What was the Universal Automatic Computer nicknamed?

Computer once meant a person who did computations, but now the term almost universally refers to automated electronic machinery. The first section of this article focuses on modern digital electronic computers and their design, constituent parts, and applications. The second section covers the history of computing. For details on computer architecture, software, and theory, see computer science.

Computing basics

The first computers were used primarily for numerical calculations. However, as any information can be numerically encoded, people soon realized that computers are capable of general-purpose information processing. Their capacity to handle large amounts of data has extended the range and accuracy of weather forecasting. Their speed has allowed them to make decisions about routing telephone connections through a network and to control mechanical

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My Computer

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope

Windows My Computer, Computer, and This PC

My Computer is a Microsoft Windows feature first found in Windows 95 and included with all later versions that allows you to explore and manage the contents of your computer drives. The image shows examples of the My Computer icon in Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, as well as the “This PC” icon in Windows 8 and in Windows 10. Although the name has changed, “This PC” still has the same functionality as “My Computer.”

How to open My Computer

In all versions of Windows, pressing Windows key+E opens My Computer (Explorer). Your computer’s drives are listed under the “This PC” section on the left.

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  1. Get to the Windows desktop and open Start menu, or navigate to the Start Screen if you are using Windows 8.
  2. In earlier versions of Windows, after clicking Start, select My Computer. Or, on the desktop, double-click
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What is a Computer?

Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope

Desktop computer, laptop, 2-in-1 PC.

A computer is a programmable device that stores, retrieves, and processes data. The term “computer” was originally given to humans (human computers) who performed numerical calculations using mechanical calculators, such as the abacus and slide rule. The term was later given to a mechanical device as they began replacing the human computers. Today’s computers are electronic devices that accept data (input), process that data, produce output, and store (storage) the results.

Computer overview

Below is a picture of a computer with each of the main components. In the picture below, you can see the desktop computer, flat-panel display, speakers, keyboard, and mouse. We’ve also labeled each of the input devices and output devices.

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History of the computer

The first digital computer and what most people think of as a computer was called the ENIAC. It was built during World War II (1943-1946) and was designed

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