Computable Minds

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Posted on: Aug, 26th 2012
compress file
Have you ever tried to compress a video or picture in gzip, zip or rar and you have found that the file occupied more than the original? Do you want to know why? Follow discovering "Why some files can be compressed more than others?"

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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. Follow discovering "Glitches in the Matrix"

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Posted on: Feb, 22nd 2011
Watson
From the years 60 are being developed question answering systems. I'm talking about applications capable of answer to questions realized by humans. At that time only was possible do systems restricted to a concrete context, as BASEBALL and LUNAR, that answer to questions about footbal players of EEUU and lunar stones, respectively. Since them these systems have been evolved a lot of and every time we are more near of achieve an AI with a level of knowledge of the world similar to the human beings. Read more of "Question answering systems"

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Posted on: Jul, 15th 2012
Microsoft vs WebGL
Internet Explorer, that sadly is the most popular web browser is also the worst in the fulfilment of standards and the one that delay more in implementing them. Taking advantage of their dominant situation Microsoft, decided that the new versions will not going to be compatible with the new open standard for the 3D Web (WebGL) to try favour the implantation of their proprietary technology (Silverlight), but that decision could be a bad idea. Learn more about "Microsoft Internet Explorer versus the 3D Web"

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Posted on: Aug, 17th 2010
Firefox logo above of IE6 logo
A lot of enterprises announced already in the moment that will go to leave of giving support to the browser Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) in their tools, for instance: Google left of giving support in its searcher and Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo, Digg and Microsoft itself, that did a campaign to discredit to its browser that said: "You wouldn't drink nine year old milk, so why use a nine year old browser?". But there are good reasons for all of this. Follow reading "The worst virus of Internet: Internet Explorer 6"

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Posted on: Jul, 2nd 2010
Emoticons MSN
In this post I'm going to talk about a fail that would shame to Bill Gates and would made him fire some of their engineers. An error that impede the users put emoticons easily at the chat application more used, the Microsoft Messenger. Continue reading "The rebel emoticons of messenger"
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