[Offtopic] How Stuff Works dot com
rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 12:25:08 EST 2007
Yes Stephen, a very good collection.
I have been using the print friendly mode / Aardvark and PDFCreator to
create PDF versions of some of these (without the advertising) to upload to
our class Moodle.
On 10/08/07, Stephen Loosley <stephen at melbpc.org.au> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Ahh .. an interesting email edition of 'How Stuff Works' today.
> Although they have lots of sections, I've found they are especially
> good at explaining info-technology. For example here is the 'table
> of contents' for their first article, on computer ethernets (networks),
> today. Although their articles can be rather basic I have found they
> are excellent resource for students in many many areas of science.
> Cheers all
> Stephen Loosley
> How Ethernet Works
> 1. Introduction to How Ethernet Works
> 2. Why Network?
> 3. Local Area vs. Wide Area
> 4. The Ethernet
> 5. Ethernet Basics
> 6. Ethernet Terminology
> 7. Ethernet Medium
> 8. CSMA/CD
> 9. Collision Detection
> 10. Limitations of Ethernet
> 11. Repeaters
> 12. Segmentation
> 13. Bridges
> 14. Routers: Logical Segmentation
> 15. Switched Ethernet
> 16. Full-duplex Ethernet
> 17. Ethernet or 802.3?
> 18. Alternative Network Technologies: Token Ring
> 19. Alternative Network Technologies: Asynchronous transfer mode
> 20. Lots More Information
> At 11:00 PM 9/08/2007, HowStuffWorks wrote:
> August 9, 2007
> RSS|computers & electronics
> This Week's Highlights:
> How Ethernet Works
> How E-mail Works
> How Surge Protectors Work
> How Circuit Breakers Work
> How Cold Heat Soldering Iron Works
> What is the heat index that the weatherperson talks about during the
> summer?- A massive heat wave is afflicting much of the eastern and
> southeastern United States. If you live in these areas, you've likely heard
> someone talking about the heat index.Find out what the heat index is and
> what it means about the scorching temperatures outside.
> This week's trivia question:What is the standard voltage for normal
> household and office wiring?
> Find out here
> How Ethernet Works- You're probably using it right now. Ethernet is one of
> the most common computer-networking components and its standardization has
> created many wireless possibilities. Find out what Ethernet is, how it was
> created and how it coordinates a computer network.
> This week's video:
> How E-mail Works- The advent of e-mail changed the art of letter writing.
> Watch this HowStuffWorks
> videoto learn how the system keeps you connected by routing billions of
> e-mails each day.
> Also at HowStuffWorks:
> How Surge Protectors Work- When you put together a computer system, one
> piece of standard equipment you'll probably buy is a surge protector. Most
> designs serve one immediately obvious function -- they let you plug multiple
> components into one power outlet. Learn more about how surge protectors
> How Circuit Breakers Work- The circuit breaker is one of the most
> important safety mechanisms in your home. Without it, the risk of fire would
> skyrocket. Learn how circuit breakers and fuses monitor electrical current
> and how they cut off the power when current levels get too high.
> How Cold Heat Soldering Iron Works- Cold Heat seems to have everything.
> But reviewers either love the tool or hate it, and some people question
> whether it's really "new" at all. Learn Cold Heat's secrets.
> Coming Soon:
> -How Instant Messaging Works (updated version)
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> Cheers people
> Stephen Loosley
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