• Posts Tagged ‘Computer Science’

    Strange Science: Maillardet’s Automaton

    by  • September 15, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Maillardet's Automaton

    In the early nineteenth century, a Swiss mechanician built an automaton that could write poetry and draw pictures. Granted, the poetry and pictures it could draw were pre-programmed, but the memory involved in the machine is the equivalent of slight more than one-third of a megabyte–not bad for a 200-plus year old machine! Henri...

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    Constructing the Provably Complete Library

    by  • December 19, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Constructing the Provably Complete Library"

    An essay by V. Cardigan, as provided by Emma Tonkin Art by Dawn Vogel Abstract The theoretical concept of a provably complete library, generated by an infinitely parallelised random process, is well-known. In this article, I report on the results of a sample implementation of Borel’s well-known “typing monkey” thought experiment. Through analysis and evaluation...

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    Shark Does It Again!

    by  • July 11, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Shark Does It Again!

    An essay by Lex Nearhood, as provided by Amandeep Jutla Art by Amanda Jones SharkLightning‘s surprise announcement was a classic Shark move: bold and puzzling in equal measure. The news caught a lot of journalists (including your humble correspondent) off-guard: SharkLightning would be the first mediator from a company that had heretofore never so...

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    My PC is Cheating on Me

    by  • May 30, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    My PC is Cheating on Me

    Professor Charles A. Donet’s journal entry – the early years as provided by Eamon Singh, as provided by J. Herman Art by Dawn Vogel I have an image of a stranger’s hand in my cookie jar of life. At odd times, when I take a moment between projects in my three-walled, open-planned, shared-space cubicle,...

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    Marasmus

    by  • April 25, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Marasmus

    An essay by Marasmus, as provided by Damien Krsteski Art by Errow Collins On the beach, squinting at the setting sun, was when the thought of murdering Rashid first crossed your mind. The waves rolled in while you did the math and realized that the time was ripe to take over the poor guy’s...

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    The Unforeseen Wisdom of Early Adoption

    by  • August 17, 2015 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    The Unforeseen Wisdom of Early Adoption

    An essay by S. Van Owen, as provided by Barry King Art by Shannon Legler Yeah, I know what you’re saying. It’s the “early adopter paradox.” The most advanced tech-head, the most gadget-crazy user, is the one whose technology goes obsolete first, and they’re stuck using “generation one” when everyone else is using something that...

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    Please Wait

    by  • November 24, 2014 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Clifford Hahn, as provided by Robert Dawson Art by Katie Nyborg I could tell the dame was trouble as soon as she slithered into my office. A real Sherlock Holmes type might have deduced this by scientific observation of her blood-red stiletto-heeled shoes, in the context of the matching miniskirt, spaghetti-strap...

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    Automagical

    by  • March 17, 2014 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Raymond C. Stewart, as provided by Damien Krsteski Art by Dawn Vogel Let me tell you a story about language. In 2021, with the conclusion of the Human Brain Project, several months before fully publicizing the research finds, chunks of data were allocated randomly to four different institutions. Colleagues from Germany received slices...

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    God Lives in My Computer

    by  • November 25, 2013 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Dr. Radical N. Klein, as provided by Peter J. Carter Art by Shannon Legler Most people are goddamned pains in the ass. They’re constantly acting with defective intelligence, when not otherwise acting downright criminally apathetic. As if to prove this theorem on a daily basis, when the people in my immediate vicinity aren’t...

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