This is a Microprocessor.
This is How a Microprocessor Works.
This is what the Windows Shell Code looks like.
Windows is code written in C and C+ C++ and Visual Basic. Windows runs off of a bunch of text files stored in C:WINDOWSsystem32, am I right Ron? Windows is just an illusion made of words.
Computer Code is stacked like those Russian Matroyshka Dolls. Windows is the big Babushka, then DOS (I think), then the Kernel (which is the lower brain of the Computer), then 10001010101001100001010101010100101010101, which are electric currents (ON/OFF) moved around by Physics, basically. Electrical Engineering.
Systems built on systems. Marshall Brain does a pretty good A-Z description of How a PC Works. He also goes off on these predictions for future computing, which I think are conservative:
The Future of Computing
Silicon microprocessors have been the heart of the computing world for more than 40 years. In that time, microprocessor manufacturers have crammed more and more electronic devices onto microprocessors. In accordance with Moore’s Law, the number of electronic devices put on a microprocessor has doubled every 18 months. Moore’s Law is named after Intel founder Gordon Moore, who predicted in 1965 that microprocessors would double in complexity every two years. Many have predicted that Moore’s Law will soon reach its end because of the physical limitations of silicon microprocessors.
The current process used to pack more and more transistors onto a chip is called deep-ultraviolet lithography (DUVL), which is a photography-like technique that focuses light through lenses to carve circuit patterns on silicon wafers. DUVL will begin to reach its limit around 2005. At that time, chipmakers will have to look to other technologies to cram more transistors onto silicon to create more powerful chips. Many are already looking at extreme-ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) as a way to extend the life of silicon at least until the end of the decade. EUVL uses mirrors instead of lenses to focus the light, which allows light with shorter wavelengths to accurately focus on the silicon wafer. To learn more about EUVL, see How EUV Chipmaking Works.
As the computer moves off the desktop and becomes our constant companion, augmented-reality displays will overlay computer-generated graphics to the real world.
Beyond EUVL, researchers have been looking at alternatives to the traditional microprocessor design. Two of the more interesting emerging technologies are DNA computers and quantum computers.
DNA computers have the potential to take computing to new levels, picking up where Moore’s Law leaves off. There are several advantages to using DNA instead of silicon:
- As long as there are cellular organisms, there will be a supply of DNA.
- The large supply of DNA makes it a cheap resource.
- Unlike traditional microprocessors, which are made using toxic materials, DNA biochips can be made cleanly.
- DNA computers are many times smaller than today’s computers.
DNA’s key advantage is that it will make computers smaller, while at the same time increasing storage capacity, than any computer that has come before. One pound of DNA has the capacity to store more information than all the electronic computers ever built. The computing power of a teardrop-sized DNA computer, using the DNA logic gates, will be more powerful than the world’s most powerful supercomputer. More than 10-trillion DNA molecules can fit into an area no larger than 1 cubic centimeter (.06 inch3). With this small amount of DNA, a computer would be able to hold 10 terabytes (TB) of data and perform 10-trillion calculations at a time. By adding more DNA, more calculations could be performed.
Unlike conventional computers, DNA computers could perform calculations simultaneously. Conventional computers operate linearly, taking on tasks one at a time. It is parallel computing that will allow DNA to solve complex mathematical problems in hours — problems that might take electrical computers hundreds of years to complete. You can learn more about DNA computing in How DNA Computers Will Work.
Today’s computers work by manipulating bits that exist in one of two states: 0 or 1. Quantum computers aren’t limited to two states; they encode information as quantum bits, or qubits. A qubit can be a 1 or a 0, or it can exist in a superposition that is simultaneously 1 and 0 or somewhere in between. Qubits represent atoms that are working together to serve as computer memory and a microprocessor. Because a quantum computer can contain these multiple states simultaneously, it has the potential to be millions of times more powerful than today’s most powerful supercomputers. A 30-qubit quantum computer would equal the processing power of a conventional computer capable of running at 10 teraops, or trillions of operations per second. Today’s fastest supercomputers have achieved speeds of about 2 teraops. You can learn more about the potential of quantum computers in How Quantum Computers Will Work.
Already we are seeing powerful computers in non-desktop roles. Laptop computers and personal digital assistants (PDAs) have taken computing out of the office. Wearable computers built into our clothing and jewelry will be with us everywhere we go. Our files will follow us while our computer provides constant feedback about our environment. Voice- and handwriting-recognition software will allow us to interface with our computers without using a mouse or keyboard. Magnetic RAM and other innovations will soon provide our PC with the same instant-on accessibility that our TV and radio have.
One thing is an absolute certainty: The PC will evolve. It will get faster. It will have more capacity. And it will continue to be an integral part of our lives.
I liked this guy‘s Design and creativity with code. That’s what got me started. Calls himself Lokai, redf.net. Heard about him cause I’ve been trying to find some way to Hack Windows so it doesn’t suck so much. Litestep can do it. That’s my bibliography