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Posted on: Aug, 10th 2010
Party
The demoscene is an underground community that is dedicated to the programming of artistic creations called "demos" that compete at the scener parties. The demos are a kind of animation with music where the major part of the graphics are generated at real time from the code programmed by their creators. If you want know more about this world, explained by someone that was inside of it, that it's to say myself, read the rest of the post. Deep in "The Demoscene world"

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Posted on: Oct, 8th 2010
HD break apart
A lot of people have only one partition in the hard disk where is the operating system, the virtual memory paging file and their personal files, because is as usually comes a computer newly purchased with Windows. Often I surprise discover the quantity of technical and people, that say be expert without having basics knowledges of the topic, that recommend have only one partition because, according to them, the hard disk works faster, when really is the opposite. Do you want to know why? Read the rest of "Partitions of the hard disk. Are good or bad?"

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Posted on: Aug, 17th 2010
Firefox logo above of IE6 logo
A lot of enterprises announced already in the moment that will go to leave of giving support to the browser Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) in their tools, for instance: Google left of giving support in its searcher and Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo, Digg and Microsoft itself, that did a campaign to discredit to its browser that said: "You wouldn't drink nine year old milk, so why use a nine year old browser?". But there are good reasons for all of this. Surprise yourself with the rest of "The worst virus of Internet: Internet Explorer 6"

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Posted on: Feb, 25th 2013
RGB additive mixture

The RGB color model is a great invention which allows that with the mixture of different intensities of red, green and blue, any monitor or television can reproduce the colors of the reality. But ... how is it achieve? and why the colors of the model aren't others? The answer is in our eyes.

The retina is the part of the eye where we capture the light, and this is made thanks to a kind of modified neurons for detect photons: the rods and the cones.

Continue reading "Why RGB?"

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Posted on: Jan, 25th 2011
Apocalipsis 2038
A lot of programs wrote in C, Unix operating systems and others based in this, use a date format that consist in count the seconds that have passed from the midnight of the January 1, 1960, without counting leap seconds. This format is called POSIX and when arrives the moment 19/01/2038 03:14:07, the counter will show incorrectly the date 1901/12/13 20:46:52, causing errors in a lot of programs. Read the rest of "The effect 2038"

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Posted on: Jun, 18th 2010
Gordon Moore’s photo
Gordon Moore, one of the Intel founders, published in a magazine of 1965 a "law" known as Moore's Law, that tells: "the number of transistor of a processor doubles every 24 month". Can be interpreted as: "every two years the processors are twice fast at the same price". That "law" it's satisfied every year, but, Will stop at sometime? Don't miss the rest of "Moore's Law: In two years your new computer will be obsolete"
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