• Posts Tagged ‘Computer Science’

    Every Little Star

    by  • January 21, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Every Little Star"

    An essay by Evangeline Artemisia “Artie” Quelch, as provided by Fiona Moore Art by America Jones 5 May 1963. Two weeks sealed in the pilot’s cabin on top of the gigantic Shackleton speed-of-light rocket had made me intimately familiar with the size of the universe. Of being approximately sixty-six thousand cubic centimetres of wet...

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    On Kickstarter: Redbot

    by  • November 8, 2018 • On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    Sample of Redbot computer control model kits

    Do you want to build a robot? (It doesn’t have to be a robot.) Check out the Kickstarter for Redbot, which offers computer controlled model kits. It’s a great way to learn about programming for kids and adults. The models require only glue to put together, and the programming is done on free software,...

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    The Salvaged Soul

    by  • September 17, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "The Salvaged Soul"

    An essay by an unnamed father, as provided by Tom Lund Art by Errow Collins The engineer never told me his name, but only that he worked at a certain lab not far from the empty little pub in which we drank. It was the anniversary of my daughter’s death that brought me to...

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    Love in the Time of Electronics

    by  • October 9, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Love in the Time of Electronics"

    An essay by Smart Toaster Model KF1, Serial number 140120, as provided by Charlie Neuner Art by Leigh Legler It takes approximately one minute and forty-nine seconds to brown a slice of whole wheat bread. That is a very rough estimation, however. Several variables can alter that figure greatly: the brand, the thickness, the...

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    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 America 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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