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Posted on: Sep, 21st 2010
Turing test diagram
Today I woke up philosophical so I'm going to explain the famous Turing test.
The Turing test was proposed in a scientific paper called "Computing Machinery and Intelligence", wrote by Alan Turing in 1950. This is a test that must surpass a machine in order to show that it is intelligent. Surprise yourself with the rest of "The Turing test and the Chinese room"

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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 the rest of "The Newell's teapot"

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Posted on: Jun, 15th 2010
 Logo of the Adobe Flash Player with a forbidden sign above it
Have you ever tried to watch a Youtube high definition video with a slow computer? If you didn't try it, I tell you that, regardless the charge time, it's played slower than a lame and asthmatic turtle. However, if in that same computer, you download the video and play it with a good video player like VLC, you can see it perfectly. Do you want to know why? Surprise yourself with the rest of "Why are the videos in Flash so slow?"

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Posted on: Sep, 28th 2010
Cable
In the prior post I didn't explain some interesting facts about the submarine cables. ¿How is possible its installation on the oceanic ridges? ¿From where comes the electrical source of the repeaters? ¿What occurs when the deep doesn't allow bury the cable? All these questions and a lot of more will be reveal in this post. Surprise yourself with the rest of "The impressive submarine cables (second part)"

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Posted on: Aug, 3rd 2011
JPG image very compressed
Surely that all of you know the image files ".JPG", and if you don't, you must know that your mobile, digital camera, web cam, tablet PC, etc., do photos in that format. Its use has proliferated so much because allow reduce the size of the image without compression 10 times, without we notice that the quality has been reduced, and this is achieved thanks to the application in the compression algorithm of the knowledge that we have of the eye. Continue reading "How the JPEG algorithm cheats the human eye"

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Posted on: Dec, 3rd 2010
HD bigfoot together a HD of size of 3.5 inches
The hard drives increase its capacity every time more fast, its growing seems to be imparable, but the technology have its limits and nothing is infinite. When we will arrive to the limit of the hard disk? Enter into "Magnetic Hard Drives: its end is near"
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