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Posted on: Apr, 13th 2011
Signal warning of radiactivity
The processors aren't inmune to the radiactivity. This it produces soft errors, that are errors in the signals of its circuits, produced by the noise that generates the radiation on it. The consequences of the radiation over the machines aren't so devastating as over the human, because in the worst case we can reboot the machine, but the things that could do the machines affected by radiation to the humans, it could be dangerous. Read all about of "The machines neither are inmune to the radiactivity"

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Posted on: Jan, 11th 2011
IPv6 protocol
According to the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority), the organization that assign the IP addresses, in February of 2011 all the IP addresses will be occupied. The solution to this problem is being implanted, approximately from the year 2000 and will follow implanting during a lot of years more. This consists in replace all the software and hardware that use the IPv4 protocol to another that use the IPv6 protocol. Learn more about "What will happen when the IPv4 addresses will be exhausted?"

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Posted on: Nov, 2nd 2010
Diagram of the time server from the stratum-0 to the stratum-3
Have asked yourself sometime if exists an universal reference clock?. In reality doesn't exists, because the time is relative, but a lot of computer applications, specially for the programs that make operations in the stock exchange or bank transactions, is needed have the clocks in the earth synchronized. Learn more about "Stratum: How we know what time is it?"

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Posted on: Oct, 22nd 2010
The private enterprises and the public administrations in Spain lead a lot of time having to pay a digital tax to the SGAE (an entity seemed to the RIAA in America or PRS in UK). From now they haven't to do it and they can demand the SGAE the money of this illegal tax. But the Spanish govern isn't the responsible that has avoided that the SGAE had collected the money, but a demand of a computer shop that have arrived to the Court of Justice of the European Union. Finish reading "The digital tax in Spain illegal for the enterprises"

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Posted on: Sep, 10th 2010
Cover of the movie Matrix Reloaded
Following with the prior post, I'm going to expose some questions of the science that would be solved if we were in the Matrix. You will see that some of them are so rare and could be considered a glitch in the Matrix or a programming bug. Read more of "Glitches in the Matrix"

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Posted on: Sep, 3rd 2010
Binary code
There is a big lack of knowledge about how is measured the quantity of information in a computer. It is a fact that storage device sellers and Internet providers have take advantage to cheat us. Also, not a lot of time ago was changed the nomenclature of the international system of information units generating even more confusion. Fill your mind with "How they swindle us with the Megabits, Megabytes and Mebibytes"
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