This is about this question, which was closed as "not a real question".
First off, I apologize if this question(?) doesn't belong here on meta; I didn't know where else to put this forward.
So my "question" is: Could the status of that question be changed to : "closed as not being a research level question"?
To me the question in question looks perfectly valid, and I think that the answer that Kevin gave addresses it to a good extent. I would have upvoted this answer, if I knew that it was OK to do so for a "removed" question.
I can very well remember the times when I used to have this and similar doubts about computing and computers, and I still have such doubts about other areas of science. Perhaps because of this, the current response by the community strikes me as being harsh, especially considering that the asker is a 16-year old. I can understand the need to keep the discourse at the level of research, but surely we don't want to scar curious people, do we?