Tag: "computers"

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Universal Translation Devices Coming Closer to Reality

Scientists have once again taken their lead from popular science fiction culture for the development of their latest piece of technology. This time the goal is Star Trek’s universal translator, a device which can translate any language.

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Arimaa can Foil Artificial Intelligence, but it Might Pay Big Bucks

Arimaa can Foil Artificial Intelligence, but it Might Pay Big Bucks

There is a $10,000 prize for the first computer program that can run on standard hardware and defeat the three top-ranked human Arimaa players.

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Lame Joke of the Week – Nerd Season

Lame Joke of the Week – Nerd Season

It is hunting season in Alabama (and elsewhere) so what an appropriate joke. Nerds aren’t usually funny, this won’t deviate from the norm. Joke paraphrased from one found at the (now defunct) Lifesajoke.com This truck driver hauling a tractor-trailer load of iPads stops for a beer. As he approaches the bar, he sees a big […]

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Taking an ‘80s Trip Down Technology Lane

Taking an ‘80s Trip Down Technology Lane

After a few relatively slow decades, technology started to advance more quickly and consumers were able to take advantage of this progress. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and reflect on some of the innovations and gadgets that were popular during the era of big hair. Commodore 64 You could say the ‘80s was […]

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How to Be the Most Annoying Student EVER!

How to Be the Most Annoying Student EVER!

There’s always THAT guy in the classroom. The one with the snide remarks or the one who sits in the back not paying attention at all. If you are interested about how students can be so annoying sometimes, check this out. These are the best ways to be that annoying student who your professors love […]

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Geek Health: The Three Most Terrifying Diseases You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Geek Health: The Three Most Terrifying Diseases You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

While the jocks of the world may be freaked out by the loss of body control associated with Huntingdon’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Parkinson’s Disease, those who value their intellect have other fears lurking in the recesses of their superior minds. Dementia. Alzheimer’s Disease. Amnesia. All waiting to attack without warning! Scared yet? […]

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SETI Allows You to Help Search for Aliens

SETI Allows You to Help Search for Aliens

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Dr. Carl Sagan The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe has plagued humanity for ages. With the advance of science and space exploration, the possibility of finding life occurring elsewhere in the universe is becoming more and more likely. However, the gulf […]

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Geek 101 – Leasing Your First Dedicated Server

Geek 101 – Leasing Your First Dedicated Server

It happens to all webmasters. We run our first site for a while. What was at first a formidable task becomes less daunting. The natural impulse is to expand.

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Start at the beginning my young padawan

Geek 101 – How to Find Your IP Address

What is an IP address? The “IP” in IP address stands for “Internet Protocol.” An IPv4 address is four numbers separated by periods. For example, localhost, the IP address your computer uses to send information to itself for testing, is 127.0.0.1. The size of this address limits the number of devices that can possibly be […]

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What to do with old tech?

Computers and other related pieces of hardware become obsolete faster than almost anything else because newer, faster models are constantly being released into the market. And while it can be hard to part with that computer you put together with your own two hands when you were just a tot teething on your first motherboard, […]

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