Computable Minds

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Posted on: Dec, 8th 2012
random
There are many people who believe that a machine isn't capable of generate random results and with this idea spend their savings betting in Internet on all kind of gambling waiting to find a pattern. In fact, the machine not only can generate random results, but also adjust them for that the prizes won are the needed for keep hooked the gambler and maximize the benefits of the casino. Deep in "How a machine learns to harness a compulsive gambler?"

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Posted on: Dec, 10th 2010
Tron cover of 1982
The next week is the world release of TRON Legacy the adaptation of the old TRON, a cult film of the science fiction that launched Disney in July of 1982, being the first movie in the world that used animated computer graphics in a intensive way, in a epoch where begins to appear the first personal computers. Follow discovering "TRON - The beginning of the computer graphics in the movies"

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Posted on: Aug, 10th 2010
Party
The demoscene is an underground community that is dedicated to the programming of artistic creations called "demos" that compete at the scener parties. The demos are a kind of animation with music where the major part of the graphics are generated at real time from the code programmed by their creators. If you want know more about this world, explained by someone that was inside of it, that it's to say myself, read the rest of the post. Don't left of read the rest of "The Demoscene world"

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Posted on: Jul, 13th 2010
Processor
In this post I'm going to do predictions about how will be the hardware of the future, but not guiding me neither by the movement of the stars nor the Tarot cards, instead I'm going to base my predictions in the market evolution and some trends.
Since the years 40, the computers are being build following the John von Neumann architecture, with one processor, a memory and a controller of input/output. This will change sometime? I think so. Don't left of read the rest of "Four predictions about the hardware of the future"

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Posted on: Dec, 19th 2011
Bird robot
There are a lot of robots that simulate the behavior and imitate the form, structure and movements of some animals. The engineers copy them because they know that the evolution had have millions of years to get solutions that gives the maximum performance with the minimum energy expenditure, so reproduce the nature allow us resolve problems that in otherwise hardly we could resolve. Finish reading "Robots with body inspired by animals"

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Posted on: Dec, 3rd 2011
SSD vs HDD
Are you thinking in buy a storage device and are you are doubting between a solid state disk (SSD) and a hard disk drive (HDD)? Do you want know the advantages and disadvantages of each technology? Continue discovering "SSD vs HDD: comparison of technologies"
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