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Posted on: Aug, 24th 2010
CAPTCHA
The web pages increasingly receive more SPAM of programs that automatically fill the forms of the webs. To avoid it, appears the annoying CAPTCHA ("Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart"). A CAPTCHA consist in a test that has to pass the person that is filling the form, to demonstrate that is a human. But, are there any test that can surpass a human and not a machine? Don't left of read the rest of "Could the CAPTCHA of the future distinguish a human from a machine?"

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Posted on: Apr, 29th 2012
Lena Soderberg
A photo has been converted in the standard of reference in the computer sciences. Over this have been applied, from the years 70, a big quantity of algorithms of graphic computing, compression and artificial intelligence. Read more of "The photo of Lena Söderberg"

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Posted on: Jun, 27th 2011
Today I'm going to dedicate the post to explain some basic concepts about the files that the 99% of the people that use a computer don't understand it very well.
Some users know that the last letters that there are at the end of a file (the extension), identifies the type of file, so, for instance, an archive ended in .JPG is a type of file of image and another ended in .GIF is a different image format with other characteristics. This, is true for most cases, but causes confusion in the cases where the extension isn't of a concrete format, unless of a format container. Fill your mind with "Differences between extension and format in a file"

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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 reading "The Futurama code: First part"

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Posted on: Jun, 25th 2010
Two terminators T-800 looking face to face
Was the year 1996 when the professor Weizenbaum created ELIZA, the first chatbot application and the first that the human could use to talk about their problems, because was a psychotherapist. Later, in 1971, Colby, Weber and Hilf developed PARRY, another chatbot, but this time was a paranoid schizophrenic made to chat with ELIZA. So they hooked up at ARPANET (pre-Internet) and put them to chat together. Do you want to know what happened? Read all about of "When the machines talked to each other"

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Posted on: Sep, 25th 2011
dumb software questions
A lot of people think that a computer specialist is someone that knows how use all the software that exists and have been existed on the world, in any operating system of any kind of computer or movile device. Can be an architecture sorftware, photographic retouching, accounting or the management software tailor-made only for his enterprise, don't mind!, as is a computer specialist, has to know use them. So that they think that the computer specialist will answer then they question anything related with them. Enter into "Dumb questions about software"

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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. Show more of "Any algorithm in hardware is faster than in software"

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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.

Continue discovering "The swindle of the ink printer"

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Posted on: Oct, 26th 2010
Gold medal of the Loebner prize
The past day 23 was celebrated the twentieth edition of the Loebner prize in the University of California. This competition consist in test several chatbots to see if they are capable to surpass the Turing test. Learn more about "Winner of the Loebner prize 2010"

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Posted on: Sep, 21st 2010
Turing test diagram
Today I woke up philosophical so I'm going to explain the famous Turing test.
The Turing test was proposed in a scientific paper called "Computing Machinery and Intelligence", wrote by Alan Turing in 1950. This is a test that must surpass a machine in order to show that it is intelligent. Show more of "The Turing test and the Chinese room"

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Posted on: Apr, 6th 2011
iRobot 710 Warrior
Although Japan is the country more advanced in robotics, they are not sending a lot of robots to work in the nuclear plant of Fukushima. We don't know if this is because they spend more money in the robots than in the humans or because only have thought in build robots that do domestic task. However, at least they have sent one robot. Follow reading "Robots to repair nuclear plants"