Computable Minds

Blog of popular science about the more exiting branches of computer science.

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Posted on: Sep, 17th 2010
Monitor with giant cactus
Formerly, when still the CRT (Cathodic Ray Tube) monitors were in use, emerge the myth of cactus that absorb the monitor radiations. This swindle probably was thought by some illuminated herbalist that saw the bulky filters antiradiaton that was putting in front of the screen. Surely though that he can win a lot of money selling cactus as substitute of this filters, because a cactus is a lot of more nice and friendly than an authentic filter antiradiation. Follow reading if you want to know why this belief is absurd. Enter into "The myth of the antiradiation cactus"

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Posted on: Sep, 14th 2010
Hz is not equal to Mbps
How many times have you hear, told or wrote the expression X megs of bandwidth. I'm sure that a lot of times, because the continued use of this phrase, have been converted in the regular way of talking of all the people and is totally incorrect. Something seemed happens when say that we weight 154 pounds, being the pound a unit of mass and not of weight. We must say: "I weight 70 kiloponds" or "I weight 154 pounds-force". Follow reading if you want to know why the case of the megs of bandwidth, also is incorrect. Learn more about "The Megs of bandwidth doesn't exists"

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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. Surprise yourself with the rest of "Glitches in the Matrix"

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Posted on: Sep, 7th 2010
Cover of the movie The Matrix
The hypothesis of that we are in a universe simulated by big supercomputer can't be proven because, if true, never will could see outside of the simulation, although is a funny mental experiment do speculation about this. Continue reading "How would be our universe if it would be generated by Matrix?"

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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. Read all about of "How they swindle us with the Megabits, Megabytes and Mebibytes"

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Posted on: Aug, 31st 2010
SIGGRAPH 2010 logo
The SIGGRAPH is the annual conference of computer graphics most important of the world where converge the art and the science. This conference it's performed since the year 1974 and in this post I'm going to present the science papers, animations and inventions that more have attracted my attention of the SIGGRAPH of this year that ended in July. Fill your mind with "The best of the SIGGRAPH 2010"
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