Games Computer

If you are shortly going to be going to hospital to have an operation, it might not necessarily be the most comforting thing to hear that your surgeon, in whose hands lies your life, has had a good deal of training playing computer games.

Yet, recent studies have actually shown that the vast majority of surgeons who do regularly play computer games actually have a much better success rate and accuracy rating than their colleagues who play games either very rarely or not at all. This might seem strange, but there are a number of statistics to back up this claim, and a number of reasons why this trend may be the case.

The study was carried out at a medical centre in New York recently, and they found that those surgeons who, on average, play three hours video gaming per week managed to work almost thirty percent faster than those who did little or no gaming, and were over forty per cent more successful in operations. The tests were carried out on simulated operations, using virtual reality and computer controlled equipment, which is in many ways very much the way any operations are now carried out.

Also with more and more operations requiring finer accuracy and greater precision, human hands and clumsy tools are not always able to achieve the standards required. Therefore, computers are used to carry out the surgery, controlled directly by the surgeon. Shakes, tremors and inaccurate movement might be ignored by the computer, and where the surgeon moves his hand a long distance, the computer reduces this proportionally, so that very fine work might be carried out by the surgeon which would not be possible using the hands directly.

It may well be that this type of surgery is closer to playing a computer game, by interacting through a computer, than the traditional surgery normally carried out, that does not involve a computer in any form other than to monitor life signs. For this reason, the familiarity with using a computer, including visual interpretation, control and understanding, could mean that surgeons should be playing computer games more commonly in order to improve their skills.

Certainly no one would complain if surgeons were bought a computer game for them to play for three hours a week, if it meant that overall surgical operations were carried out nearly thirty percent faster and with a greater degree of accuracy, exceeding forty percent gain.

This study did focus on one very specific kind of surgery, but it does pose a number of interesting possibilities. Also with computers increasingly becoming tools which are used in all day life, to what extent do skills gained either directly or indirectly through playing computer or video games transfer to these real life skills, providing a better training and improved performance overall?

Taking this ideas further, should all students in school be provided with three hours of dedicated playing time per week in order to speed up their work success rate and improve their grades? It is unlikely to happen, but the theory at least does pose a number of interesting points. Certainly it is unlikely that the idea would be discouraged by the students concerned.

Computer Pc

Introduction

Purchasing a computer, either buying a desktop computer or a laptop, notebook pc, can be a very big and stressful decision. It is a good idea to look at all the options and make sure that the computer you are going to buy is right for you and will last you a long period of time. Below is a listing of helpful tips, guide, and secrets for what to look for, how to buy, and ask when buy a pc.

Buy a new computer or purchase a used / refurbished pc (how to, tips, guide, and secrets)?

This will depend on what your budget is for purchasing a used computer and how you are going to use your pc. Obviously, a used computer will be inexpensive, but it will come with a short period of time warranty or even no warranty at all. If you are looking for a reliable computer where its use will be critical, you should stay away from used computers. If the computer is just for enjoyment, buying used can be a good option for you.

Tips on buying a used computer:

1. Consider buying brand name computer first. Usually the quality of the big company is better than the no name computers. The quality computer can last much longer time.

2. Ensure that the computer has no physical damage by inspecting the ports as well as the inside and outside of the case.

3. Ensure the warranty is transferable by the computer manufacturer if there is still any warranty left. Many manufacturers will not transfer the computer warranty.

4. If there is no manufacturer warranty left, it is better to ask for a short period of warranty. If there is nothing wrong during this period, you computer will be ok.

5. It is important to have the paper work done. This is because if it is a stolen computer, you should have the proof that you bought it from someone else.

6. Make a physical check to see if the installed programs boot up and perform correctly and all graphics driver, video driver, sound drivers, mouse, monitor, keyboard, USB, CD, DVD, and disk drives are also working properly.

7. Finally, if possible, ask for the backup for operating system, software, drivers installed, which will be vital important for your re-installation of your operating system in future.

Tips on buying a new computer:

1. Consider a brand name computer. But if you want to save any money, you can go for unknown brand names and mostly the parts will not be that poor.

2. Check the warranty. One yr is average, three is better. Is it a home support, store support or telephone support? If it is a telephone technical support, try the number to see if you get constant busy signals.

3. Consider buying your computer locally if the price is anywhere near what you can get online.

4. Consider how you will use the computer. It will help you determine what type of minimum requirements the computer needs to have. It is waste of money to buy an expensive computer with features you are not going to use.

5. Don’t buy a computer that just meets your needs. Go a little above just in case you will need them in future, especially, the memory, hard disk, and processor, CPU. But, never gone too far because the price of computers will go lower.

6. Finally, if you have the license for your old pc’s operating system, you can buy a computer without OS. In this way, you can save any money.

Conclusion

As always with making a big purchase, you need to find what you really need and then research and shop around for prices. Understanding what your price range is will keep you from overspending.