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Posted on: Oct, 22nd 2010
The private enterprises and the public administrations in Spain lead a lot of time having to pay a digital tax to the SGAE (an entity seemed to the RIAA in America or PRS in UK). From now they haven't to do it and they can demand the SGAE the money of this illegal tax. But the Spanish govern isn't the responsible that has avoided that the SGAE had collected the money, but a demand of a computer shop that have arrived to the Court of Justice of the European Union. Follow reading "The digital tax in Spain illegal for the enterprises"

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Posted on: Nov, 6th 2011
grave with a computer
The past month died three great geniuses that had made that the computing be as it is today. I'm referring to John MacCarthy, Dennis Ritchie and Steve Jobs. Probably you only know who is the last, which is the only one that has had media coverage. However is the less important, because if the other two had not existed, Steve Jobs perhaps wouldn't have achieved anything. Enter into "Great personalities of the computing deceased recently"

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Posted on: May, 15th 2011
Robot in the uncanny valley
The uncanny valley, is a theory of the japanes expert in robotics Masahiro Mori that says that the emotional response of a human to a humanoid robot, will be empathic and positive as much more it's the resemblance to a human, but will arrive a point before that the similarity and the movements of the robot be totally human, in that the response will be of aversion. Overcomed this valley, when the robot is indistinguishable from a human, the response becomes so empathic as to any other human. Follow reading "Explanations of the uncanny valley"

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Posted on: Apr, 13th 2011
Signal warning of radiactivity
The processors aren't inmune to the radiactivity. This it produces soft errors, that are errors in the signals of its circuits, produced by the noise that generates the radiation on it. The consequences of the radiation over the machines aren't so devastating as over the human, because in the worst case we can reboot the machine, but the things that could do the machines affected by radiation to the humans, it could be dangerous. Finish reading "The machines neither are inmune to the radiactivity"

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Posted on: Jan, 11th 2011
IPv6 protocol
According to the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority), the organization that assign the IP addresses, in February of 2011 all the IP addresses will be occupied. The solution to this problem is being implanted, approximately from the year 2000 and will follow implanting during a lot of years more. This consists in replace all the software and hardware that use the IPv4 protocol to another that use the IPv6 protocol. Surprise yourself with the rest of "What will happen when the IPv4 addresses will be exhausted?"

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Posted on: Nov, 5th 2010
A Bigfoot Hard Disk below a hard disk of standard size
Did you question some time what is faster, a big hard disk or one little?. Normally, the hard disk to desktop computers have 3'5 inches and the laptops have 2'5. This suppose any advantage? Continue discovering "Hard Disk: the size is important"
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