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How do we differentiate between a computer and a calculator?

In this SO Question there is a comment by starblue that A computer without loops is a calculator Is this true? Is that the only difference? Is there a set of criteria to differentiate or has ...
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What are the 'hot' topics in computer science? [closed]

I'm about to start my AQA EPQ - which is a 5000 word essay and presentation on a topic of your choice; I was looking for topics in which to research and report on. I believe this question is often ...
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How is the actor model used?

I have read a bit about the actor model, but don't really understand how to use actors in a real world situation – how to model a problem with them. Can someone please explain? A simple example or ...