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The country code for New Caledonia.

North Carolina State Information

Phone: (919) 733-1110
www.ncgov.com


Area (sq mi):: 53818.51 (land 48710.88; water 5107.63) Population per square mile: 178.30
Population 2005: 8,683,242 State rank: 0 Population change: 2000-20005 7.90%; 1990-2000 21.40% Population 2000: 8,049,313 (White 70.20%; Black or African American 21.60%; Hispanic or Latino 4.70%; Asian 1.40%; Other 4.80%). Foreign born: 5.30%. Median age: 35.30
Income 2000: per capita $20,307; median household $39,184; Population below poverty level: 12.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,068-$28,071
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.40%

List of North Carolina counties:

  • Alamance County
  • Alexander County
  • Alleghany County
  • Anson County
  • Ashe County
  • Avery County
  • Beaufort County
  • Bertie County
  • Bladen County
  • Brunswick County
  • Buncombe County
  • Burke County
  • Cabarrus County
  • Caldwell County
  • Camden County
  • Carteret County
  • Caswell County
  • Catawba County
  • Chatham County
  • Cherokee County
  • Chowan County
  • Clay County
  • Cleveland County
  • Columbus County
  • Craven County
  • Cumberland County
  • Currituck County
  • Dare County
  • Davidson County
  • Davie County
  • Duplin County
  • Durham County
  • Edgecombe County
  • Forsyth County
  • Franklin County
  • Gaston County
  • Gates County
  • Graham County
  • Granville County
  • Greene County
  • Guilford County
  • Halifax County
  • Harnett County
  • Haywood County
  • Henderson County
  • Hertford County
  • Hoke County
  • Hyde County
  • Iredell County
  • Jackson County
  • Johnston County
  • Jones County
  • Lee County
  • Lenoir County
  • Lincoln County
  • Macon County
  • Madison County
  • Martin County
  • McDowell County
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Mitchell County
  • Montgomery County
  • Moore County
  • Nash County
  • New Hanover County
  • Northampton County
  • Onslow County
  • Orange County
  • Pamlico County
  • Pasquotank County
  • Pender County
  • Perquimans County
  • Person County
  • Pitt County
  • Polk County
  • Randolph County
  • Richmond County
  • Robeson County
  • Rockingham County
  • Rowan County
  • Rutherford County
  • Sampson County
  • Scotland County
  • Stanly County
  • Stokes County
  • Surry County
  • Swain County
  • Transylvania County
  • Tyrrell County
  • Union County
  • Vance County
  • Wake County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Watauga County
  • Wayne County
  • Wilkes County
  • Wilson County
  • Yadkin County
  • Yancey County
  • North Carolina Parks

    network computer

    (1) Any computer in the network.

    (2) A platform for personal computers introduced in 1996 that never caught on. However, the concept was valid and has subsequently been embodied in Web-based applications. In 2011, Google introduced a 21st century replica of the network computer (see Chromebook).

    The network computer (NC) was a "thin client" that downloaded all applications and data from the network and stored updated data back on the server. NCs were touted as "the" way to reduce costs due to centralized administration and lower-priced workstations. Its major proponents were Sun and Oracle, and Oracle subsidiary Network Computer Inc. licensed the specification for building compliant machines (see NCRP and Liberate).

    Java-Based Machines
    NCs ran stand-alone Java applications as well as Java applets from a browser. Several NCs were developed, running a compact operating system that was booted from the server along with the Java Virtual Machine (Java interpreter). Using Citrix software, NCs could also function like dumb terminals connected to a Windows NT or 2000 server.

    What Happened?
    Hyped as the death knell for Windows PCs, the price of PC hardware was dropping exponentially, and the cost difference between NCs and PCs quickly became negligible. In addition, Windows was heavily entrenched, and a new platform was not appealing to corporate IT managers. See thin client.


    Not Making Inroads
    After two years, the network computer was not making an impact; witness this 1998 column from the Philadelphia Inquirer. (Article headline courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer.)







    Sun JavaStation NC
    Sun was one of the first to introduce a network computer. (Image courtesy of Sun Microsystems, Inc.)







    IBM Network Station
    IBM's network computer provided both Web and mainframe connectivity. (Image courtesy of IBM.)







    Wyse Winterm
    Wyse offered a combo network computer and Windows terminal (see Winterm). (Image courtesy of Wyse Technology.)








    numerical control

    A category of automated machine tools, such as drills and lathes, that operate from instructions in a program. Numerical control (NC) machines are used in manufacturing tasks, such as milling, turning, punching and drilling. Both NC and CNC (computerized NC) are used to describe this category.

    First-generation machines were hardwired to perform specific tasks or programmed in a very low-level machine language. Today, they are controlled by microprocessors and are programmed in high-level languages, such as APT and COMPACT II, which automatically generate the tool path (physical motions required to perform the operation).

    The term was coined in the 1950s when the instructions to the tool were numeric codes. Just like the computer industry, symbolic languages were soon developed, but the original term remained.