Let's say you really are interested in KNOWING something. Here are some tricks:
(One quick note: e.g. = for example, i.e. = that is)
Use quotations ("") to surround a complete idea.
e.g. "quantum entanglement" "time travel"
Ask Google a question (must have a question mark at the end).
e.g. how many square feet are in an acre?
ans: 1 acre = 43 560 square feet
Remove words you don't want (use a minus sign right before the word)
e.g. "video games" -xbox -dreamcast
Computer shortcuts you should know (for PC):
(Note: press and hold first key, then press second key)
Alt-F4 = closes the window in the foreground (i.e. on top)
Ctrl-a = select all (i.e. highlights all text)
Ctrl-x = cut (i.e. copies and removes all text that you have highlighted)
Ctrl-c = copy (i.e. copies all text that you have highlighted)
Ctrl-v = paste (i.e. insert text that has been cut or copied)
Ctrl-z = undo last typed command (can be repeated)
Ctrl-y = redo last typed command (can be repeated)
Alt-tab = cycle through windows (keep pressing tab to continue cycling)
Shift-end = selects/highlights all text from cursor to the end of the line
Shift-home = selects/highlights all text from cursor to the beginning of the line.
(If you care about keyboard shortcuts, you will try each of these right now)
Want to learn how to make webpages:
Note: This is a very extensive website, but just learn HTML and you'll be well on your way.
Want to learn how databases work:
Want to learn about Physics:
Want good news sources that cover a wide range of topics:
Want some good background information on a variety of topics:
Background information on a variety of religions:
www.wikipedia.com (do a search for the religion)
Hack legally (if you can):
Don't forget to use WindowsUpdate (IE6 -> Tools -> Windows Update)
And also update your Linux/Unix Box or Mac as update become available.
If you have some money to throw around and want to learn about computers:
Join: ACM pd.acm.org...
Join: IEEE AND Computer Society
Stuff for Future Computer enthusiasts
Operating System on a CD:
Latest news and statistics on computer hardware:
Places to get good prices on computer hardware:
If you need to lookup a word:
(all the same site)
[edit on 2-4-2005 by Protector]