Category Archives: computation

The fractal beauty of life

Benoit Mandelbrot, mathematician, scientist, troublemaker, passed away today at the age of 86. One of my greatest inspirations as a child, he had the courage and insight to look for new laws and new forms of organization in the messiest … Continue reading

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Quantum Computers on the Horizon

I kid you not. As this story in Physics World illustrates we are rapidly moving towards building scalable quantum computing devices with reliable error detection mechanisms. I’m jealous of my, as yet imaginary, kids. Can you imagine what a Super … Continue reading

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The dangers of closed source code

An excerpt from an excellent blog post about the weaknesses of the flash player installed in every browser on every PC in the world – except for the ones who don’t watch Youtube, and how many is that again? Snow … Continue reading

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