Computable Minds

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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? Don't stop reading the rest of "When the machines talked to each other"

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Posted on: Jun, 22nd 2010
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At the prior post we saw how the computers are every time more fast due to the increase of density of the transistors linked to its continuous size reduction. By one hand, the augment of transistor allow make more operations by second, and by the other hand, decrease its size allows enhance the clock frequency, but this second way of optimization was stalled at 2003. See why. Don't miss the rest of "Ghz: Why are stalled? "

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Posted on: Jun, 18th 2010
Gordon Moore’s photo
Gordon Moore, one of the Intel founders, published in a magazine of 1965 a "law" known as Moore's Law, that tells: "the number of transistor of a processor doubles every 24 month". Can be interpreted as: "every two years the processors are twice fast at the same price". That "law" it's satisfied every year, but, Will stop at sometime? Don't stop reading the rest of "Moore's Law: In two years your new computer will be obsolete"

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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? Enter into "Why are the videos in Flash so slow?"

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Posted on: Jun, 11th 2010
Tom Cruise at Minority Report using a gestural interface
Do you remember that futuristic movie called Minority Report? In this movie appears Tom Cruise controlling a computer making gestures with both hands. This an idea that today is quite impressive but, really, wasn't nothing new in the 2002 when appears this film, in fact in that times it was possible make this without the need of using gloves. Deep in "The gestural Interface of Minority Report wasn't a new idea"

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Posted on: Jun, 8th 2010
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Welcome to Computable Minds, a new blog of popular science and curiosities focused in the informatics and oriented for all kind of people. Even if you don't like informatics I'm sure you found it interesting, since the informatics, how the other sciences, always are related with all other sciences and the improvement of our lives. Don't stop reading the rest of "Computable Minds a blog created from nothing"
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