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Good beginner source to learn about how computers work [duplicate]

I am a senior year high school student. I love programming and my chosen language is Java. I'm very much into high-level programming and Object Oriented design. Recently, I started to show first ...
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How does operating system display decimal numbers which are stored as binary? [duplicate]

What kind of magic happen with bytes in memory?
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How does computer work? [duplicate]

I am not a computer scientist or even a student of CS. I just want to find more information and would like if someone could put if in right direction about how actually computer works. I understand ...
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How did the first computer model display text? [duplicate]

I have a question ive not been able to explain, and I still cant find the answer looking through computer history. I want to know how the first letters were programmed into the first computer. Let me ...
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From nand to numbers [duplicate]

My understanding is that computers are basically made of nand gates, and that all other gates, such as and, or, etc, can be made from nand gates. So far so good, but how do we get from nand gates to ...
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Why do we need so many transistors in a chip, and how are they managed?

My knowledge is very vague as all we have are visual diagrams etc, but we have memory address and registers, the ALU being the heart(apparently). Single core CPUs process one instruction at a time ...
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Relation between hardware and software [closed]

I'm very interested in computing and programming. I have done a lot of programming with different languages although I have a question nobody was able to answer until now. I question myself how is ...
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How does the CPU form the binary representation for a number?

More generally, how those translating softwares, for example, an assembler, like nasm, know how to transform in machine code the number "10", from this command: ...
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Why do I get really different results with my benchmarking code I made?

I'm doing research work for my last year in high school. My work is about processors and for the experimental part i've coded an app that can mesure how many Floating Point Operation can a processor ...
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Binary Equivalent vs. Computer code(Ascii or UTF)

Does computer convert every stuff using Ascii or UTF? Meaning if there is a mathematical calculation including 65 (as a number) will it convert it into binary (00100001)? And then how it differentiate ...