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Posted on: Mar, 11th 2012
de-fragmentation
In the computer science, sometimes, appears false beliefs due to the ignorance of that really occurs in the machine. This time I'm going to demystify some of this old beliefs, which say that the hard disk can't be fragmented when we run a Linux based operating system. Follow reading "What is fragmentation and the old myth of the fragmentation in Linux"

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Posted on: Dec, 28th 2010
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An investigation team of the laboratory of computational synthesis of the University of Cornell have developed a food printer. They want that one day, will be something common in the kitchen of any person. Deep in "The food printer"

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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. Continue discovering "How they swindle us with the Megabits, Megabytes and Mebibytes"

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Posted on: Sep, 17th 2011
inkjet cartridge refill

Due to the expensive that are the ink cartridges of the inkjet printers, surely a lot of you would think that the composition of the ink must be something as human blood, alcohol and petroleum. Really, is a lot of more expensive than any of these liquids, in fact, is the liquid more expensive of the world, but isn't because really is.

Surprise yourself with the rest of "The swindle of the ink printer"

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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? Finish reading "When the machines talked to each other"

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Posted on: May, 6th 2012
Newell's Teapot
A lot of people have seen this object without knowing it in animation films, videogames and screensavers, because also is an object that appears as basic in almost all the tools of 3D modeling (3D Studio Max, POV-Ray, AutoCAD, etc). Even there are functions to create this teapot in a lot of libraries of graphic programming, this is due to that, like the Lena's photo, this 3D model of a teapot, has been converted in the standard of reference in a lot of scientific papers of 3D graphics. Read all about of "The Newell's teapot"
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