Computable Minds

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Posted on: May, 29th 2011
Kempelen machine reconstruction
Over two hundred years ago, in 1779, Christian Kartzenstein did 5 whistles that made blew the vowels artificially. Few years after, in 1791, Wolfgang von Kemplelen presented his "Acoustic-Mechanical Speech Machine" that we could consider the first voice synthesizer because it could produce isolated sounds and some sound combinations. Don't stop reading the rest of "The first voice synthesizer"

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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. Don't miss the rest of "The travelling salesman problem"

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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. Don't left of read the rest of "The best of the SIGGRAPH 2010"

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Posted on: Jun, 20th 2011
Inside of a hard disk
Often the people lost the data of their hard disk due to don't know some of the more common things that they mustn't do with them. Do you want to know how much lifetime has a hard disk?, How enlarge its life? or how you can break it accidentally? Follow discovering "Prolongs the lifetime of your hard disk drive"

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Posted on: Nov, 9th 2010
WiFi logo inside of a heart
We absorb massive doses of WiFi radiation all the days, is important that we ask us if the WiFi signals are or are not harmful to the health. In this post I'm going to explain some known facts and in the next one I will deepen about the scientific studies that talk about this topic. Read the rest of "Are WiFi Networks healthy? (I)"

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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. Read the rest of "Four predictions about the hardware of the future"
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