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Posted on: Apr, 27th 2011
typewriter
Because of the close of the last factory of typewriter (Godrej and Boyce), I'm going to talk about the distribution of the keys on a computer keyboard, because they have inhereted the distribution of its keys. This is a fateful contribution to the computer world, do you want to know why? Don't miss the rest of "Why that position of the keys?"

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Posted on: Jul, 15th 2012
Microsoft vs WebGL
Internet Explorer, that sadly is the most popular web browser is also the worst in the fulfilment of standards and the one that delay more in implementing them. Taking advantage of their dominant situation Microsoft, decided that the new versions will not going to be compatible with the new open standard for the 3D Web (WebGL) to try favour the implantation of their proprietary technology (Silverlight), but that decision could be a bad idea. Read the rest of "Microsoft Internet Explorer versus the 3D Web"

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Posted on: Aug, 17th 2010
Firefox logo above of IE6 logo
A lot of enterprises announced already in the moment that will go to leave of giving support to the browser Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) in their tools, for instance: Google left of giving support in its searcher and Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo, Digg and Microsoft itself, that did a campaign to discredit to its browser that said: "You wouldn't drink nine year old milk, so why use a nine year old browser?". But there are good reasons for all of this. Follow discovering "The worst virus of Internet: Internet Explorer 6"

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Posted on: Sep, 17th 2011
inkjet cartridge refill

Due to the expensive that are the ink cartridges of the inkjet printers, surely a lot of you would think that the composition of the ink must be something as human blood, alcohol and petroleum. Really, is a lot of more expensive than any of these liquids, in fact, is the liquid more expensive of the world, but isn't because really is.

Deep in "The swindle of the ink printer"

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Posted on: Sep, 14th 2010
Hz is not equal to Mbps
How many times have you hear, told or wrote the expression X megs of bandwidth. I'm sure that a lot of times, because the continued use of this phrase, have been converted in the regular way of talking of all the people and is totally incorrect. Something seemed happens when say that we weight 154 pounds, being the pound a unit of mass and not of weight. We must say: "I weight 70 kiloponds" or "I weight 154 pounds-force". Follow reading if you want to know why the case of the megs of bandwidth, also is incorrect. Don't miss the rest of "The Megs of bandwidth doesn't exists"

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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. Read more of "How a machine learns to harness a compulsive gambler?"
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