Computable Minds

Blog of popular science about the more exiting branches of computer science.

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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. Don't stop reading the rest of "How they swindle us with the Megabits, Megabytes and Mebibytes"

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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. Show more of "Dumb questions about software"

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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. Follow discovering "Stratum: How we know what time is it?"

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Posted on: Oct, 19th 2010
DTT logo
Never I watch television, but all that is related to the digital technologies I find it interesting, so, today, I'm going to talk about the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT).
Here you will discover all the advantadges and disadvantages that have the DTT. Enter into "How works the DTT?"

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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. Don't left of read the rest of "Glitches in the Matrix"

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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 stop reading the rest of "Could the CAPTCHA of the future distinguish a human from a machine?"
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