home computer


Definition of home computer

: a personal computer used in the home

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An earlier hack of a Russian bank’s internal network was initiated by gaining access to the home computer of one of its system admins. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "$1 million heist on Russian bank started with hack of branch router," 19 July 2018 Such simulator software is widely available for purchase and can be run on normal home computers. Jay Greene, WSJ, "Plane Thief Said He Trained on Games, Didn’t Plan to Land," 12 Aug. 2018 The style throughout evokes the early 1960s, though creator Michael Slack does give a nod to the present: The living-room ensemble includes a home computer that would have stunned people 50 years ago with its existence, let alone its compact size. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Board Books That Aren’t Boring," 1 Nov. 2018 Investigators found their files on his cellphone and home computer. Pauline Repard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Deputy pleads not guilty to groping girl, sneaking into files," 22 May 2018 Parents will receive information on resources on how to implement child safeguards and get free internet filters for home computers. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii, NOLA.com, "John Bel Edwards signs bill to protect students from porn, cyberbullying," 5 June 2018 The initial charges against Dmitriyev, who heads the local branch of the Memorial human rights group, centered on nine photographs of Dmitriyev’s adopted daughter discovered on his home computer. Washington Post, "New fears in Russia as researcher of Stalin purges arrested," 30 June 2018 He is not allowed to possess a firearm, drink excessively, use narcotics, or use a home computer. Nick Powell, Houston Chronicle, "Former Brazoria County lieutenant indicted on child pornography charges," 29 June 2018 Sherman was an avid golfer, duplicate bridge player, world traveler, and enjoyed his home computer. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 5/23," 23 May 2018

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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