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Well, since it isn't my usual kind of art, I don't expect this to get a lot of attention. But I thoughtI might share some of the interesting things I learned in university.

To a lot of people, a computer is basically a magical device. They can't even begin to imagine how it could possibly run video games, movies, chatrooms and web pages.

This animation will take you right to the very core of the computer. The place were all the magic happens. And it will even give you a simplified explanation of how the computer does these things
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coolpikon27 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student Artist
i have dismantled a computer before and now i know what the parts are called
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
That's just the beginning.
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coolpikon27 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Student Artist
ok
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SparkyThunders Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heehee... I don't know how i got here through Ahem... V- not many like it, but this is pretty educational to me.
and i forgot almost everything in ten seconds after watching it lol
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B00kworm101 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Fun fact: I watched this roughly 2 years ago while I was still in high school and couldn't understand any of it.
NOW, I'm in college and am currently taking some computer science courses. This is exactly what I have been learning this semester. Granted I've been using MIPS and not DLX32, they seem very similar (registers are $s0 or $s, not r1, among other things)
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DragonTruLoverManiak Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
intersting.
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YoshiTF Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I'm only 15 and I understand everything. Elementary.
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
You understand all the machine language and processor stages? I don't believe that.
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YoshiTF Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
It's simple for me cause I have been learning this stuff since I was like 13. I started learning about the computer basics and so on. I always try to study the unusual things about the computers. For me binary numbers is easy since I learned that last year. But there's only 1 thing IDK how to fix. My PC got the win32.exe, virus. My AV removed it but every-time I start the PC, a message appears that this file was not found and it couldn't be started so I want to know how to stop this message.
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I'm sure you understood many of the things that appear in this animation, but there are things I don't think you could understand without university level classes.

I do not believe that, at 15 years old, you could understand the internal workings of a standard processor. Also, binary computer instructions are not the same as binary numbers. I have the feeling you don't understand those yet either.

You'll have to consult a computer technician about viruses and Windows. I only study computers on a theoretical level.
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YoshiTF Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
The binary numbers and binary computer instructions are one of the things I'm a newbie, for now. Yet Most of the things I know are from watching or trying myself.

Changing subject, could you give me some tips on how to create website or at least, if there are software's that do that.
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Do you know what an ALU is? Or a register bank? Or a multiplexer? These are fundamental parts of a processor, which were all shown in this slideshow. I'm not denying that you know a lot about computers, I just think you're overestimating your knowledge on the subject.

About web design: HTML for page design, CSS for page styles, Javascript for client side interactivity, PHP for server side data management. All four of these languages are standard and free, and together they can make any possible website you could ask for.

You need nothing more than an ordinary text editor to write them (in fact I don't recommend using any program that automatically makes web pages for you). And all of them are explained in detail on the website W3Schools.com. Get ready for several months of hard learning, though.
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YoshiTF Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
BTW from where are you? Cause I think you are from NY, just for guessing (if you don't mind).
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I live in Spain.
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YoshiTF Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
As long as I can create a website, that's all I want for now.

And I meant that it was clear to me what the slideshow said, not that I know what they do. For all I know a Multiplexer works with the input and outputs involving for example, the connection of a headphone to a plug. A register bank works with a number of registers (I think it's registers) which has in each one of them contain a 16-Bit number (not sure on that one). And an ALU (the one I don't so much about), works in subtraction, addition, sometimes multiplication and division, by your diagram it also has the shape of a polygon and usually sends the character to the location that is needed.(all this I know only basic).
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Not bad. You know more than I thought. The only one you got wrong was the multiplexor. A multiplexor is a combinational circuit component. It has several inputs, one output and a control signal. The control signal selects one of the inputs and sends it to the output.

Well, good for you. You might want to consider taking computer science as a career if you haven't already thought about your future.
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mushu55t Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hmm maybe you should make one that details how the internet works?
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
That one might be more complicated. Standard networks are built upon 5 layers and many different protocols.
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mushu55t Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
'tis true. But most people have no clue how the internet works either. However, that's a great explanation you came up with for computers though. Easy to understand, and thorough enough to not leave any gaps.
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randomperson1233 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
tell you the truth i learned how the parts work and i learned the other main parts of a computer its pretty cool and i did understand most of it. i liked this art better than any of them really. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BRO!
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
The computer parts were the least important part of the animation. I just wanted to get them out of the way so I could explain the processor and memory in more detail.
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RaiderZulu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
You could have tried x86.
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Tangleleap8 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Computers seem really complicated!This kind of gets me thinking about how advanced in technology we are then we were years ago.
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YoshiTF Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
True. And how simple the technology used to be.
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Dragonfan97 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
You should have made the uneeded parts fly off in a random direction, like you threw it.
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Daveboy2000 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Interesting stuff right there, now i finally know how the processor works, but that makes me wonder, is the only difference between processors, the clock speed?
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
No, there are many differences between processors. Some factors in processor speed are transistor density, instruction sets and number of cores. There are even some processors that are better designed for specific kinds of software.

In recent years, clock speeds have been going down because they cause the processor to overheat. For the next few years, the leading factor in standard processors is possibly going to be the number of cores it has.
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xLuna-Bubbles12x Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting…
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Cake112a Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Thanks for this! I'm building a computer and only learned the basics, but knowing how the processor works and how a program works helps too!
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Unless you're designing hardware circuits for specific programs, I don't think you'll be applying any of this knowledge.

In any normal case, when you build a computer, the processor is just going to be a black box. What you will probably be doing is fitting in video cards, memory chips and hard drives onto the mother board.
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bendzz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
What's the difference between a Computer Scientist and a Computer Engineer?
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
An engineer is someone who solves problems using a set of methods. A scientist is a person who dedicates his time to discovering new things about the world.
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bendzz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
So aside from improving algorithm efficiency, NP-completes, crypt formulas ect what new stuff is there to discover about computers? Or if you're less strict with the definition of 'new things', all programmers are scientists, because most programs require creativity and original techniques.

...I'm finding it really hard to draw this line between CSs and CEs.
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Computer scientists and engineers aren't limited to software. They also work with hardware and even theoretical computing. Anything to do with handling information.

Computer scientists invented such things as Object Oriented Programming, Neural Networks and came up with optimal ways to sort arrays. They also invented the segmented computer processors, cache memory and Tomasulo's hardware algorithm. We can't know what they'll discover next. If we did, it would have been discovered already.

Computer engineers and programmers are just users of all the great concepts invented by scientists. A computer engineer just spends his time doing ordinary work for clients.
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bendzz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Oh, wow. There's a lot more to this then I thought.
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
It's a common mistake to suppose that any field of knowledge is simple and well known. When you begin to look into it, you realize just how much is involved.
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Desert-Chimera Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet work, Doom. Much respect to you. Definitely considering what I had wanted to be before I joined the military, which was a computer engineer of some sort. Hardware is fun, but software is something I'm more interested in. Though, it would do well to know both, I guess.

Again, props. Definite favorite.
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
If you ever plan to do computer engineering, you'll have to end up learning software, hardware and math at many levels and from many perspectives. So get ready for a lot of work. But being able to have all of that knowledge makes it worth doing.
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Desert-Chimera Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My thoughts exactly.
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Derrysome Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Now I know a little more about computers thanks to you. :D
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Darketh90 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow o.o . . . This is really useful!
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leoleo4321 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Learned a lot. Really good work here, Doom!
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killamoose Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
By that I mean I went through school, I already know this. I know how to take a computer apart and put it back together.
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
The beginning is only for people who haven't learned about it. You haven't seen the entire animation.

This one explains how the microprocessor reads and executes instructions in more detail. They don't teach you that in school.
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killamoose Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Oh god... learning. I'm out.
No really I'm out.
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NickTheSandslash Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
I learn a lot of thing, thanks!
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Mewzy148 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
I understood it all, I love dealing with computers. maybe I will take engineering.
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AVATARER-AGON Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
and all of that takes less than one-millionth of a second (if its a good processor)
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Even a bad computer does that. Anything with over 4 MHz.
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AVATARER-AGON Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
well sometimes it just depends
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