Tag Archives: computer

20 Mathematicians Who Changed The World

Mathematicians don’t get enough credit for how much they have changed the world. Literally everything we do in the modern world is the result of one mathematician or the other. Over at Business Insider, they have a great list of … Continue reading

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HDD And Floppy Music: Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

HDD and Floppy Music: Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit. Are you ready to rock out to Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit… played on HDD and floppy drives! It’s beautiful. In case you were wondering what the original sounds like … Continue reading

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Melodysheep – Just Surf The Net

Melodysheep – Just Surf The Net. It’s known as the information superhighway aka the World Wide Web aka the INTERNET! And what a glorious, impossibly vital thing the internet has become. Melodysheep has created an amazing musical tribute to the internet’s golden age: the … Continue reading

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Isaac Asimov – The Last Question

Wonderful reading of one of Isaac Asimov‘s most famous short stories, “The Last Question“. From wiki: “The story deals with the development of computers called Multivacs and their relationships with humanity through the courses of seven historic settings, beginning in 2061. In … Continue reading

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The 10,000 Domino Computer

“Matt Parker and a team of Domino Computer Builders balanced over 10,000 dominoes in a carefully designed circuit. The result was a Domino Computer capable of automatically adding numbers. It can take any two four-digit binary numbers and return the … Continue reading

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Stuxnet: Anatomy Of A Computer Virus

I’ve already mentioned I love viruses, but those are biological viruses. What about computer viruses? I understand a lot less about them, but they are equally fascinating. One of the most powerful ones created is Stuxnet. It’s a weapon, pure … Continue reading

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LEGO Turing Machine

“This is a short documentary about the LEGO Turing Machine built by Jeroen van den Bos and Davy Landman at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam (Netherlands). They built it for CWI’s exposition “Turings Erfenis” in honor of the centenary … Continue reading

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