[Chess super-computer beaten-up] A shocking story of how Deep Blue, the computer which beat Gary Kasparov, was electronically beaten up by a Macintosh Performa 6400CD. It shows the vunerability of these supercomputers whose temprement can be a little fragile.
[Microsoft patents one's and zero's] Well, it's happened. Microsoft have finally created a total monopoly on the Internet, and computer technology by patenting 0's and 1's. The only way forward is to use analogue computers, which use a whole range of values.
[Real-time TV] Finally. It's here. Real-time TV on your computer. It's the greatest advance since, ... well, TV.
Computing] A good source of articles of the state-of-the-art in networking and the Internet.
with 2000] An article on how to integrate almost any networking operating system with Windows 2000.
[WAP Version 2.0]
The Wireless Application Protocol Forum has released version 2.0 of its Wap specification. The new specification include Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS). This will allow users to send messages similar to SMS messages on mobile phones but with the ability to add sounds.
[PDF file gets a virus]
While the world seems to be infected by virus contained within Microsoft products (first it was Word, then Excel, then Internet Explorer and now Outlook), it was thought that PDF files were immune from virus. Well thing again, and one has found its way into PDF files.
[Deep Blue] He's 1.8 ton, and only eight years old (at the time of his greatest challenge), but he's a pretty mean chess player.
[The first match]
An easy win for Kasporov, after he had sussed his silicon-based opponent.
[Deep Blue Wins!]
Well they had to win sometime, didn't they? Every 18 months or so they double their processing power, and memory capacity, but good old humans stay the same. So Gary let them win a little. Well anyway he was up against a super supercomputer who could compute a million times faster than the best human, which didn't just have one processor it had a whole array of them. And, of course, it has it's technical team with it (just in case it made a wrong move). [Video clips] I think it's amazing that humans have managed to bear computers at chess for this long. Well we'll just have to find another game that they're not so good at. Maybe one that involves running, as they're not so good at that, especially when they're plugged into the mains.
Fed up of getting socks and ties for your Christmas? Well this could be the best Christmas present you've ever had. It can even beat the best mind on the planet.
[Data Protection Act] Are you worried about the details that organisations have on you? You should be. Check this link to find out what organisations are allowed to do.
[Dell.com] I don't have a Dell anymore, but I miss the support that the Dell site gives users. When I had a Dell I could simply access my own customized page, and download drivers, and get help for my specific notebook. Now I have to sift through the #@^% [name with-held] site and find the odd updated driver, or help manual.
[Msn.com] One of the great sites in the world, and just keeps getting better. It's beautifully functional, has dynamic content and is informational. Unfortunately my MSN agent has been mining me for information, and knows that I live in the UK, so it kindly re-directs me to the msn.co.uk site, which I do not want. The funny thing is that Internet Explorer redirects me to the msn.co.uk site, but NetScape Navigator does not.
This is also the place to get MSN Messenger, which is one the most useful pieces of software I have ever found.
These pages outline how WWW pages change over the months. You may find them interesting, as I've also included some WWW page design tips.
My design tips
These pages try and illustrate some of the key tips on multimedia
In academia things are forever changing, and evolving so I though it
would be a good idea to write down some of things that happen within
a week. As always things are extremely busy, and, thanks to fast typing,
it doesn't take too long to write to it.
This has been included to stimulate interest in the area of Computing and Computer Science, with interesting articles which show the importance of the subject area.
The School of Computing at Napier (Cisco@Napier) are a Regional and a Local Cisco Academy.
An annoying feature in HTML-based forms is the time that it takes to go from one option field to another. Flash reduces this problem, and integrates well with the rest of the page. Unfortunately Flash is still weak on displaying text!