Computable Minds

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Posted on: Oct, 5th 2010
The travelling salesman is a problem computationally expensive to calculate. Its complexity is exponential and, therefore, is in the category of the problems that can't be solved in a polynomial time, in other words, it's as say that an actual computer can take a lot of millennia in get the solution to the problem. If we can get the result in less time will be useful to salesmen, transport agencies, postmen, distributors, infinity of fabrication process, DNA analysis and a lot of more situations. Surprise yourself with the rest of "The travelling salesman problem"

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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. Continue discovering "Great personalities of the computing deceased recently"

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Posted on: Dec, 3rd 2011
SSD vs HDD
Are you thinking in buy a storage device and are you are doubting between a solid state disk (SSD) and a hard disk drive (HDD)? Do you want know the advantages and disadvantages of each technology? Deep in "SSD vs HDD: comparison of technologies"

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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? Don't left of read the rest of "Hard Disk: the size is important"

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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. Read the rest of "Glitches in the Matrix"

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Posted on: May, 14th 2012
Alan Turing
In an epoch in that only were a few mechanic calculators, Alan Turing, was able to define the working, the limits and the possibilities of the computers. He not only was ahead to his epoch, but also to the actual and if had not been suicided, probably he would invented something that would convert the computers in something obsolete. Surprise yourself with the rest of "Alan Turing: Biography"
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