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You might have heard the brain being compared to a computer but how accurate is this? At first glance they appear to have many similarities. The graphics card could be seen to be similar to the visual cortex where visual information is processed by the brain. Similarly, the sound card might be seen as the

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Since 3 coloring is an NP and SAT is NP complete, meaning that it’s NP hard, it has to be the case that we could use SAT to solve 3 coloring problems, but it’s actually a little bit interesting to see how you might do that. So let’s take a look, here’s a simple little

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Quantum computers are on the horizon, and they’ve been stuck there for quite some time. All the theoretical advantages they promise over classical computers, like speeding up drug development, helping to manufacture room temperature superconductors, and cracking encryption remain just that: theoretical. However, a leaked paper from Google claims that for the first time a

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In the path planning class, we specified paths as a sequence of points in a 2D grid just like this over here. For the smoothing purposes, we will call each point xi. This is a sequence that goes from x0 to xn-1, and each of the x’s is really a 2-dimensional coordinate, but that should

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Networks, mainframes, hardware, software, updates, Internet… They’re all organized and monitored for organizations by this multi-talented individual: the computer network technician. Hi. Brian. Hi. Peter. Come on in. I’ll show you where I work. Great. Peter Wealick. I’m a computer network technician. We could be doing a number of different things. We could be deploying

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This is a certificate from the Guinness World Records. It’s for the largest functional microprocessor model which has 42,370 transistors and built by James Newman in the UK in Cambridge. And this is the mega processor. It’s basically a micro processor made purely from transistors. And we’re talking discrete transistors, the ones the ones that

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What’s up, everybody! Today we’re talking about how digital images are represented, compressed, and stored on your devices. Let’s get started! A typical image is represented as a matrix. Values of this matrix correspond to pixel intensity values. A larger number means a brighter pixel, a smaller number means a darker pixel. Color images have

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Imagine an airplane flying one millimeter above the ground and circling the Earth once every 25 seconds while counting every blade of grass. Shrink all that down so that it fits in the palm of your hand, and you’d have something equivalent to a modern hard drive, an object that can likely hold more information

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My name is Brian Downer. I’m the Director of my own limited company, DWNR and Co, and I’m based in London, England. So my career path after graduating was quite an interesting one. I was fortunate enough to get recruited by Accenture as soon as I finished my MSc in Computer Science, and that involved

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