Computable Minds

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

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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. Read more of "Evolution of the virtual reality"

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Posted on: Jun, 29th 2010
Logo of Computable Minds in blue
The technological singularity it can be defined as a moment in the future where we will create an intelligence with the capacity to make another that surpass itself, at the same time, this new intelligence could do the same. This fact would trigger an exponential increment of intelligence and technology until the infinite, surpassing our intelligence and all our technology. If this happens our live would change in a totally unpredictable way. Follow discovering "The Blue Brain project and the technological singularity"

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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? Deep in "When the machines talked to each other"

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Posted on: Feb, 15th 2011
RSA
The RSA is an encription algorithm of public key more used in the world. Its security increases exponentially with every bit that we add to the encription key, hence nobody have achieved break its security and maybe nobody do it never. If you want know how are posible the secure bank transactions over Internet, or how can be signed digitally e-mails and documents, besides of other things, follow reading. Read more of "RSA: the security of your money depends of it"

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Posted on: Jan, 25th 2011
Apocalipsis 2038
A lot of programs wrote in C, Unix operating systems and others based in this, use a date format that consist in count the seconds that have passed from the midnight of the January 1, 1960, without counting leap seconds. This format is called POSIX and when arrives the moment 19/01/2038 03:14:07, the counter will show incorrectly the date 1901/12/13 20:46:52, causing errors in a lot of programs. Read the rest of "The effect 2038"
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