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Posted on: Aug, 13th 2010
Fragment of an entity relation schema
Unfortunately a lot of people, thinks that design a relational database is something very simple and that anyone that have a pair of classes of Microsoft Access in a academy can dedicate to it. But doesn't occur the same when instead of a database the work is about design a flat, an airplane or a car. In all this cases the people knows that needs an architect, an aeronautic engineer and automobile engineer, respectively. But who has the guilty of this way of think? Surprise yourself with the rest of "Why a database can't be designed by anyone?"

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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? Fill your mind with "Why some files can be compressed more than others?"

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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. Finish reading "The rebel emoticons of messenger"

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Posted on: Oct, 1st 2010
Phosphorus of a CRT screen
The screensavers, theoretically, serve to protect the monitors from the deterioration of the quality of the screen produced when you leave an image fixed during a lot of time. With the abandon of the CRT monitors in favor of the TFT-LCD, the screensavers leave of be useful, but a lot of people follow believing that still serve to save the screen. Continue discovering "Screensavers. Save they my screen?"

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Posted on: Aug, 20th 2010
Ostentatious utensil of virtual reality
The virtual reality is the creation of 3D interactive worlds by computer, with the intention of immerse the user in another reality. To this, normally, is used goggles that has an screen for each eye, creating the sensation of be in a 3D world around us everywhere. See here how has evolved this discipline. Don't stop reading the rest of "Evolution of the virtual reality"

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Posted on: Jul, 16th 2010
Source code of a program
At the prior post I risk making some futuristic predictions about the hardware and today I return to take out the crystal ball to do the same with the software. Enter into "Five predictions about the software of the future"

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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. Learn more about "Any algorithm in hardware is faster than in software"

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Posted on: Aug, 31st 2010
SIGGRAPH 2010 logo
The SIGGRAPH is the annual conference of computer graphics most important of the world where converge the art and the science. This conference it's performed since the year 1974 and in this post I'm going to present the science papers, animations and inventions that more have attracted my attention of the SIGGRAPH of this year that ended in July. Finish reading "The best of the SIGGRAPH 2010"

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Posted on: Jul, 6th 2010
3D Face
Soon Facebook will add the functionality of detect faces in the photos that we upload. Now only a limited number of user can enjoy this feature. But, When will arrive the face recognition? Read more of "From the detection to the recognition of faces in Facebook"

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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. Fill your mind with "The worst virus of Internet: Internet Explorer 6"

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Posted on: Jun, 15th 2010
 Logo of the Adobe Flash Player with a forbidden sign above it
Have you ever tried to watch a Youtube high definition video with a slow computer? If you didn't try it, I tell you that, regardless the charge time, it's played slower than a lame and asthmatic turtle. However, if in that same computer, you download the video and play it with a good video player like VLC, you can see it perfectly. Do you want to know why? Enter into "Why are the videos in Flash so slow?"
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