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Posted on: Dec, 14th 2010
Robot con Kinect
In one of the posts where I explained the how Kinect works, I said that wouldn't be strange that it will be use to build robots. Now are emerging the first robotic machines that someday will rebel and will begin to kill humans. Here I talk about some of them. Don't stop reading the rest of "Robots, Kinect and the SLAM problem"

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Posted on: Jul, 20th 2010
The vitruvian Bender
Not a lot of time ago has been resumed one of my favourite series, Futurama, realized by Matt Groenning, the creator of the Simpson.
Between the scriptwriters of Futurama are involved several scientist that provides continuously references to the science. In this post I'm going to explain the cryptography used in the series for code some alien inscriptions. Continue discovering "The Futurama code: First part"

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Posted on: Jul, 23rd 2010
Fractal of the Mandelbrot set
The fractal geometry, makes reference to geometrical objects fractured, is a mathematical tool very powerful to represent in a computer and, with fidelity, structures that we can find, either in the nature or some things created by the man. Furthermore allows realize simulations more accurate of all kind of natural phenomenons. Also it's applied, in certain situations, to resolve all kind of problems. Would you like know how are made? Read more of "Fractals to create nature with the computer"

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Posted on: Aug, 10th 2010
Party
The demoscene is an underground community that is dedicated to the programming of artistic creations called "demos" that compete at the scener parties. The demos are a kind of animation with music where the major part of the graphics are generated at real time from the code programmed by their creators. If you want know more about this world, explained by someone that was inside of it, that it's to say myself, read the rest of the post. Continue reading "The Demoscene world"

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Posted on: Feb, 15th 2011
RSA
The RSA is an encription algorithm of public key more used in the world. Its security increases exponentially with every bit that we add to the encription key, hence nobody have achieved break its security and maybe nobody do it never. If you want know how are posible the secure bank transactions over Internet, or how can be signed digitally e-mails and documents, besides of other things, follow reading. Finish reading "RSA: the security of your money depends of it"

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Posted on: Jul, 2nd 2010
Emoticons MSN
In this post I'm going to talk about a fail that would shame to Bill Gates and would made him fire some of their engineers. An error that impede the users put emoticons easily at the chat application more used, the Microsoft Messenger. Read the rest of "The rebel emoticons of messenger"

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Posted on: Aug, 3rd 2011
JPG image very compressed
Surely that all of you know the image files ".JPG", and if you don't, you must know that your mobile, digital camera, web cam, tablet PC, etc., do photos in that format. Its use has proliferated so much because allow reduce the size of the image without compression 10 times, without we notice that the quality has been reduced, and this is achieved thanks to the application in the compression algorithm of the knowledge that we have of the eye. Don't left of read the rest of "How the JPEG algorithm cheats the human eye"

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Posted on: Aug, 27th 2010
Code and a processor
In this post I'm going to explain something quite basic, but a lot of people unknown or simply don't understand well.
I'm going to clarify why the algorithms (sequence of steps that has to realizy a computer to complete a determinate task), are execute more faster in hardware than in software. Continue reading "Any algorithm in hardware is faster than in software"

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Posted on: Aug, 26th 2012
compress file
Have you ever tried to compress a video or picture in gzip, zip or rar and you have found that the file occupied more than the original? Do you want to know why? Don't left of read the rest of "Why some files can be compressed more than others?"

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Posted on: Dec, 8th 2012
random
There are many people who believe that a machine isn't capable of generate random results and with this idea spend their savings betting in Internet on all kind of gambling waiting to find a pattern. In fact, the machine not only can generate random results, but also adjust them for that the prizes won are the needed for keep hooked the gambler and maximize the benefits of the casino. Don't left of read the rest of "How a machine learns to harness a compulsive gambler?"