Tag Archive for Computer Science

We Value Your Feedback Loops


Audio feedback loops are a well-known standby of rock and roll groups; if you plug a microphone into a speaker set, and allow the mic to pick up the audio from the speaker it is connected to, a feedback loop… Read more…

Universe for Thought


I’ll bet a person in a pocket universe could end the universe and no one would care, seeing it as little more than a survivability test return value on a universe function call.

Show Thyself, and to Thine Own Self Be True


bool thereIsNoGod = 1; for(int i=0, int j=0, i<infinity && j<infinity) { print “There is no god.” while (thereIsNoGod) { print “There is no God! Enter 1 if this is true. Enter 0 if this is false.” cin thereIsNoGod; if… Read more…

Pop Pik Pak Tik Tik Tak


The Subatomic Link to Harness Quantum Science I call bullshit on quantum entaglement running these things. It’s probably just really fully-mapped-out code running in parallel, minimizing varaiances and minimizing the need for transmission. You don’t need quantum computers to get… Read more…

Break Me off a Piece of That


Before petabytes, there were terabytes. Before terabytes, there were gigabytes. Before gigabytes, there were megabytes. Before megabytes, there were kilobytes. Before kilobytes, we probably should have measured in hectobytes and decabytes. Before that, there were just bytes. Within bytes, we should probably… Read more…

A Mathematical Deconstruction of Friendship


You: (A), me: (B), us: (A) ∪ (B), we: ((A) = (B)) & ((A) ∪ (B)), it’s getting weird: (((A) = (B)) & ((B) = (A))) & ((A) ∪ (B)), fate to be determined: (((A) = (B)) & ((B) = (A))) & (((A) ∪ (B))… Read more…