Computable Minds

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

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Posted on: Apr, 21st 2011
Computer easter egg
Often the programmers hide surprises in its programs, hided by key combinations or strange actions. These surprises usually consist in unusual functionalities, credit titles or any other rare thing. The name that recieve these surprises is "easter eggs". Don't miss the rest of "The best easter eggs"

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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. Continue discovering "How they swindle us with the Megabits, Megabytes and Mebibytes"

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Posted on: Dec, 10th 2010
Tron cover of 1982
The next week is the world release of TRON Legacy the adaptation of the old TRON, a cult film of the science fiction that launched Disney in July of 1982, being the first movie in the world that used animated computer graphics in a intensive way, in a epoch where begins to appear the first personal computers. Continue discovering "TRON - The beginning of the computer graphics in the movies"

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Posted on: Mar, 15th 2011
Alan Turing
The same as others disciplines as mathematics, the informatics don't have Nobel prize. So a equivalent award, had to be invented in computer science, called Turing prize, in honor to Alan Turing, that did important contributions to the computer science in the beginning of it. Read the rest of "Turing prize (the Nobel of the computer science)"

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Posted on: Mar, 11th 2012
de-fragmentation
In the computer science, sometimes, appears false beliefs due to the ignorance of that really occurs in the machine. This time I'm going to demystify some of this old beliefs, which say that the hard disk can't be fragmented when we run a Linux based operating system. Read the rest of "What is fragmentation and the old myth of the fragmentation in Linux"

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Posted on: Jul, 13th 2010
Processor
In this post I'm going to do predictions about how will be the hardware of the future, but not guiding me neither by the movement of the stars nor the Tarot cards, instead I'm going to base my predictions in the market evolution and some trends.
Since the years 40, the computers are being build following the John von Neumann architecture, with one processor, a memory and a controller of input/output. This will change sometime? I think so. Follow reading "Four predictions about the hardware of the future"
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