Computable Minds

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Posted on: Nov, 19th 2010
Cube of a multidimensional query
The data warehouses or multidimensional databases, are a kind of technology that has constant grow of use in the enterprises in the last years. This isn't strange, because with the techniques of data mining, the enterprises can predict the future, something very important to take decision. Do you want to know how? Finish reading "Data Warehouses and data mining to predict the future"

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Posted on: Nov, 9th 2010
WiFi logo inside of a heart
We absorb massive doses of WiFi radiation all the days, is important that we ask us if the WiFi signals are or are not harmful to the health. In this post I'm going to explain some known facts and in the next one I will deepen about the scientific studies that talk about this topic. Read all about of "Are WiFi Networks healthy? (I)"

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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. Follow discovering "Any algorithm in hardware is faster than in software"

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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. Finish 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? Learn more about "When the machines talked to each other"

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Posted on: Apr, 21st 2011
Computer easter egg
Often the programmers hide surprises in its programs, hided by key combinations or strange actions. These surprises usually consist in unusual functionalities, credit titles or any other rare thing. The name that recieve these surprises is "easter eggs". Learn more about "The best easter eggs"
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