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a: computer ~
b: precious eight-year-old

What:

"The computer is like having an extremely precious eight-year-old hanging around your office. He's very smart about a few things he knows in life, and he's forever asking questions -but sometimes you just want to tell him to shut-up!"


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Writer: Dale Roach
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Date: Mar 9 2014 1:57 PM



a: Computer ~
b: a mind

What: " As far as I remember, McCulloch & Pitts seem to say that the brain is literally a computer. I'm looking for someone who said first that it's just a metaphor, and not a literal truth.""Also, it might be interesting to note that Turing was making the reverse metaphor in the 1940s and 50s: the computer is like a mind (rather than computer as a metaphor for mind)."A whole discussion on this association and where it might have originated.

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Writer: John Schwenkler
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Date: Mar 9 2014 2:06 PM



a: Computer ~
b: a good friend

What:

"The computer is like a good friend that we can't imagine our lives without. Apple has successfully captured this growing sentiment in its latest ad campaign. "


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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Mar 9 2014 2:11 PM



a: Computer ~
b: toaster

What:

"To use a toaster we have to have already learnt many basic skills and conventions. That it needs a power supply, how to plug it in and into what - what the actual function is - If I was a 'man from Mars" and was told this is a toaster it makes toast - I would look at it and say, perhaps in Martian - OK make toast - I may prod it and I may kick it, but the result would not be toast."


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Writer: RANDY MURRAY
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Mar 9 2014 2:13 PM



a: computer ~
b: giant trash can

What:

"I know it seems all I have given you in the last couple pages is bad news. But it's bad news "you need to know and understand". Your computer is like a giant trash can, and it's getting fuller and fuller every day. Everybody at the big software companies, at websites, even those who email you are filling your computer with junk. If you don't understand this and know what to do about it, eventually your computer will start to run slower, have errors and crash. "


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Writer: BaddTeddy
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Date: Mar 9 2014 2:16 PM



a: computer ~
b: electronic cocaine

What:

"Peter Whybrow, the director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, argues that "the computer is like electronic cocaine"


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Writer: Peter Whybrow
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Date: Mar 9 2014 2:18 PM



a: computer ~
b: towel

What:

"Because my personal computer is like a towel. It's cheap and old and everyday, and I've always had one, and it's like the dullest thing in the world."


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Writer: Bruce Sterling
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Date: Mar 9 2014 2:20 PM



a: Computer ~
b: a house

What: "The computer is like a house. Files are like jewelry. The recycle bin is like a getaway car. You take the jewelry out of the house and put it in the getaway car."computer analogies for people getting out of prison.

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Mar 9 2014 2:24 PM


Bytes On A Computer

a: Computer bytes ~
b: standard light switch

What: Think of a standard light switch; the circuit can have two states. It's either closed with electricity flowing trough it or open so no charge can flow. Each byte that makes up a number stored in a computer is ultimately nothing more than a series of tiny electrical switches, with on (closed) and off (open) values. The computer interprets a series of other consecutive on/off values into something interesting for us humans, such as a letter or a number. If the tiny little switch=0, it's off If the tiny little switch=1, it's on

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Writer: Timothy Boronczyk
LCC: QA
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Date: Nov 30 2009 3:01 PM


Computer Program Is A Bitchy Women

a: Computer program ~
b: a bitchy women

What: If the there is a slightest error in so anything you do, in the way you move your hands, your syntax or the logic of you argument. you will hear instant criticism to which you must comply, if not, there is no forward progress, no harmony and no compilation.

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Writer: Lucretia Gerrmancia
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 16 2011 9:03 AM



a: Computer science ~
b: martial arts and poetry

What:

"Computer science is like martial arts and poetry; self-defense and self-expression. I feel like a superhero in training to save the world, acquiring the ability to defend myself and others in the technological universe."


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Writer: Mavey Ma
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 8 2014 9:41 AM



a: Bad Computer Program ~
b: Jenga

What:

If one little piece is out of place, the whole system can crash.


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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 7 2017 10:29 AM


Computer Chip Manufacturing And Water

a: Creating a computer chip ~
b: building a skyscraper one floor at a time

What: "Creating a computer chip -- be it for a laptop, camera, or microwave -- is like building a skyscraper one floor at a time"....This is a discussion about why microchips use a lot of water and how it affects local water consumption in places where there may not be enough water. I think this is why Intel has manufacturing plants in Oregon, next to the Columbia river.

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Writer: Erik Vance
LCC: TP
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Date: Jan 28 2011 3:03 AM



Green Venn Diagram

METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.