Category Archives: Interesting stuff

A few thoughts on BitCoin

Mindmap of a few thoughts on BitCoin I’d meant to turn into prose (still might)

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Quick Summary: Synchronization in Next-Generation Telecom Networks

This is a quick summary of the ComSoc webinar on Synchronization in Next-Generation Telecom Networks Over the last few years, communications networks have changed radically: their use has gone from predominantly voice to predominantly data and they have themselves gone … Continue reading

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Radix Sort

The Radix Sort algorithm is a stable sorting algorithm that allows you to sort a series of numerical values in linear time. What amazed me, however, is that it is also a natural approach to sorting: this is a picture … Continue reading

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The Manchester Baby is 63 years old today

The first “modern” programmable computer with 32 words of memory, is 63 years old today. A revised history of the Manchester Baby, in two parts, by B. Jack Copeland from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, is available … Continue reading

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Why I Recommend BrainF— (and what I recommend it for)

BrainFuck is an esoteric Turing-complete programming language that consists of only the bare minimum commands for Turing-completeness. It is exactly this bare-minimum-ness that makes it an interesting language – although at first a bit awkward to wrap your head around. … Continue reading

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