How well do you know Computers
It’s about the history of early computing. It can be answered my student with elementary education to college education
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Caring Leopard
Good questions
Neat Pony author
Tricky questions but very educating
Night Lemur
Interesting questions, but sadly there are a few inaccuracies:
1. Question 2: The person who actually invented the binary system was Leibniz[1], not Francis Bacon.
2. Question 5: A programming language actually mustn't necessarily have a translator (an example would be Machine Language[2]). What a language actually does need is a code, i.e., a mapping from a set of input symbols to certain operations, otherwise the language can't be used to do anything.
3. Question 7: Just a typo here, should be "Zuse."
4. Question 29: The answer here is not correct for general cases. A blue screen in Windows 10 can be caused by many things, and is actually most often solved by restarting the computer (answer 2), which clears out the RAM. Another reason could be faulty hardware, and while "opening the CPU and bringing out the mother board" is a bit extreme, simply uninstalling unnecessary applications isn't always the first action that should be taken.
5. Question 30: The answer is also not always correct. To give an example, there are systems (such as certain Unix variants) which have a text-only interface, those don't even have a desktop.
Another problem is that a Desktop is almost never the first thing you see when powering on a computer, because the Desktop is a part of the OS[3], and before the OS is loaded the BIOS runs a bunch of self checks (such as POST[4]). So the actual first thing the computer would display is the BIOS/UEFI startup screen.

Neat Pony author
Thank you for all the observations...for question number two I said developed...and not invented. Francis Bacon played a great role in the invention of Binary systems. In 1605 Francis Bacon discussed a system whereby letters of the alphabet could be reduced to sequences of binary digits, which could then be encoded as scarcely visible variations in the font in any random text Importantly for the general theory of binary encoding, he added that this method could be used with any objects at all: "provided those objects be capable of a twofold difference only; as by Bells, by Trumpets, by Lights and Torches, by the report of Muskets, and any instruments of like nature. Notice that George .
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Night Lemur
Neat Pony Yes, Francis Bacon did discuss such a system, but he was not the first to do so (see [1]). Leibniz is usually credited with this due to his "Explication de l'Arithmétique Binaire" which laid out much of the groundwork, so it just confused me a bit to see Bacon here instead. I agree it isn't necessarily wrong though, just unusual.
Neat Pony author
Night Lemur Exactly...I said discovered and not invented...
Neat Pony author
Moreso, in question number 5...Every programming language needs a translator. I agree that they also need code but without a translator the code will be good as useless to the computer. The purpose of a translator is to convert all these written codes to a language understandable by the computer system which is a machine language (the native language of a computer).

Furthermore, in question 29, I did not limit my answers to the correct option which is in the question. Experience may vary and sometimes what works for Mr. A won't necessarily work for the other. By default windows automatically restarts the system after it experiences BSOD...(blue screen of Death). And my question was more specific.
Furthermore, I think the correct way to have asked the question number 30 is "what comes up after the booting process" . Or anything like that.
Thank you for the reviews. I promise to apply necessary corrections and to do better in the future. 😘😘😘
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