Category Archives: Computers

Square Robots…

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Faster Wifi

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2138000/fcc-clears-the-way-for-faster-wifi.html More spectrum to open up so it can achieve Gigabit speeds. Now if only they’d deal with the battery drain…

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Rubiks Cube at Light Speed

Built using Lego Mindstorms… just over 3 seconds for a fully solved cube.

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Internet Speed Tests

With all the fighting recently over a Verizon employees admission that they bandwidth limit netflix/Amazon Web Service (where Netflix is hosted), here is a review of the speed from various internet providers. http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/12/netflix-speed-report-comcast-verizon-drop/?ncid=rss_truncated It shows that both comcast and verizon … Continue reading

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The Imitation Game

More Alan Turing. He is to be played by Benedict Cumberbatch in an upcoming movie called the “Imitation Game”. see http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00067028.html for a brief outline.

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Alan Turing Pardonned

Alan Turing’s record was expunged recently when he received a Pardon. his record was from a era in Britain when Homosexuality was illegal and charged with “Gross Indecency”. Alan Turing a seminal figure in Computer Science, who was a very … Continue reading

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Women in Computer Science (Grace Hopper)

Today is also the birthday of Admiral Grace Hopper. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper who is attributed with the naming of computer glitches as “bugs”. Back in the day of large monolithic systems that took up rooms and had less processing power than my … Continue reading

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