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THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB

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THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB

Most computer systems today come with the hardware and software essentials for home and office already installed, including an operating system, a word processor, a paint program, spreadsheet software such as Excel or Lotus1-2-3, and database software such as FoxPro or Access. All these software packages require or recommend that they be run on more than the standard hardware that comes with most systems: a floppy drive, a hard drive, a color monitor, a mouse, a printer, and a CD ROM drive.

Computer systems can also be expanded to become specialized systems for power-packed applications. Three of the most popular special-purpose applications are Web-authoring software, desktop publishing, and multimedia presentations. This section looks at the hardware and software requirements for each.

Computer hardware and software change frequently, and choices and price ranges abound. Before you purchase a new computer system or a peripheral, research your purchase. Some of your best resources are:

  • Other satisfied users, retailers, books, the Internet, and computer service centers
  • Trade magazines, such as PC Computing, PC World, Home PC, Computer Shopper, PC Novice, PC Magazine, and PC Today. Look for reviews describing hardware and software, how they work, and popular features.
  • Special-interest Web sites such as imaging-resource.com, which focuses on digital imaging, or Tom’s Hardware Guide at www.tomshardware.com, which focuses on hardware.
  • Magazine Web sites, including:

www.zdnet.com                                             Severaltechnical magazines

www.cshopper.com                                        Computer Shopper

www.pcmag.com                                            PC Magazine

www.pcworld.com                                         PC World

the shape of the loading ramp, because there is a continuous and gradual change of height over the entire ramp. You can measure the height at any particular point of the ramp, but it is impossible to measure the height at every point of the ramp. Therefore, you are forced to measure the height at only some representative points. Measuring the heights at a series of representative points on the ramp in order to approximately reproduce the shape of the ramp is called Sampling.

 

Multimedia PC Requirement

Standardizing the requirements of multimedia PCs and devices better ensures that different hardware and software components will be interchangeable and compatible with one another. This provides manufacturers with a general direction for setting goals, provides buyers with some guidelines by which to make decisions, and provides the PC support person with a more informed knowledge base for anticipating what supporting multimedia PCs might entail.

In an attempt to establish some guidelines for a mushrooming multimedia market in the early 90s, the industry established the Multimedia Marketing Council and the MPC (Multimedia Personal Computer) guidelines. Sponsored by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), three levels of standards were developed, the last one being MPC3 released in 1996. SPA has announced that there are no plans for future releases, the MPC3 is mostly outdated. Therefore, we no longer have established standards for the minimum requirements for a multimedia personal computer system. However, because multimedia devices require increasingly immense amounts of secondary storage and processing speed, the more you have both, the better. For example, in order to play a DVD movie on a PC, you will need a minimum of 300 MHz Pentium II to get decent results.

MPC specifications are often still mentioned in hardware and software ads, and they still serve us in several ways. Here is one good example of how these standards can work to your advantage. You want to purchase a CD-ROM drive from one vendor and a sound card from another. You know that there is an audio wire that connects the CD-ROM drive to the sound card so that sound can be piped directly from the CD-ROM drive to the sound card without involving the CPU. You are also aware that there are many variations of

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Liverpool 0-1 Real Madrid: Vinicius strikes as Real claim 14th European crown

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Liverpool 0-1 Real Madrid: Vinicius strikes as Real claim 14th European crown Vinicius Junior scored the decisive aim as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-zero in a behind-schedule Champions League very last in Paris on Saturday. Kick-off changed into driven returned via way of means of greater than half-hour as Liverpool lovers struggled to advantage access…

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83% Eligible Taxpayers Evade Payments In Nigeria – Report

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83% Eligible Taxpayers Evade Payments In Nigeria – Report

83% Eligible Taxpayers Evade Payments In Nigeria – Report

According to a taxpayer perception poll performed by the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) for 2021, only approximately 13% of Nigerian taxpayers, particularly those in the informal sector of the economy, are unlikely to evade tax payment in Nigeria.

83% Eligible Taxpayers Evade Payments In Nigeria – Report

“A bigger majority of workers in the sector, 83 percent, are inclined to avoid tax payments because they do not feel tax officials have the authority to compel people pay taxes,” according to the survey.

The survey demonstrated the public’s mistrust of the government.

 

According to the research, the informal sector in Nigeria accounts for around 65 percent of employment and a large percentage of the economy’s national Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

 

“Lack of trust in government was fostered by pervasive official corruption, which resulted in widespread poverty and infrastructure deficits.

“The social contract between the government and its citizens, as represented by the quality of public services and the willingness of the public to pay or evade taxes.” The research stated that “a perceived weak social compact between citizens and the government continues to jeopardize the legitimacy of taxes.”

“Lack of trust in government was fostered by pervasive official corruption, which resulted in widespread poverty and an infrastructural deficit.

“The social contract between the government and its citizens, as represented by the quality of public services and the willingness of the public to pay or evade taxes. The research stated that “the legitimacy of taxes is threatened by a perceived weak social compact between citizens and the government.”

Mr Lanre Ajogbasil, senior programme manager, NGF/SFTAS, said weak transparency and accountability by the Federal Government and States internal revenue services; misunderstood tax law(s) and incomplete revenue codes; and multiplicity of taxation system, fees, and levies during a recent workshop organized by the national coordinating office of the Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) for financial journalists in Abuja.

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It’s true: Elon Musk is set to purchase Twitter.

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It's true Elon Musk is set to purchase Twitter.

It’s true? Elon Musk is set to purchase Twitter.

It’s true? Elon Musk is set to purchase Twitter.

It's true: Elon Musk is set to purchase Twitter.

The online entertainment goliath affirmed Monday that the Tesla Chief and the very rich person will gain the organization in an arrangement worth $44 billion.

And when the arrangement is finish, as most would consider normal by this year,

Twitter will turn into a secretly held organization.

“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy,

and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk tweeted to his 84 million followers.

“I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features,

making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spambots, and authenticating all humans.”
Shares of Twitter rose more than 5% in afternoon trading Monday.

“Twitter has a purpose and relevance that impacts the entire world,

” its CEO Parag Agrawal said in a tweet.

“Deeply proud of our teams and inspired by,

the work that has never been more important.”

Prior Monday, Musk tweeted,

“I trust that even my most terrible pundits stay on Twitter since that free discourse implies.

” The tweet got more than 1.4 million preferences.
Last week, Musk said he had arranged $46.5 billion in support to purchase Twitter,

and had been proceeding to haggle with the organization.

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