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John von Neumann and the fly

The story was that John von Neumann was asked about the following problem :

  • 2 bikes are headed toward each other at the same speed 60 km/h, they are separated each other by 2 kilometers.
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Von Neumann

It was the anniversary of John von Neumann’s death last Sunday. If I had an intellectual hero it would be von Neumann; he basically was an expert in… 1,135 more words


The Genius among the Cyberneticians; 12-Feb-2015

I remember pouring over the first few pages of A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson and thinking how science would become so interesting to study if we added the real stories behind discoveries, inventions, discoverers and inventors. 63 more words

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Unfair Coin Tossing

Suppose you want a fair coin, one that yields heads and tails with equal probability, but only have a bizarre coin that yields a side more often than the other. 400 more words


Times op-ed: What Is To Be Done? An answer to Dean Acheson's famous quip

On Tuesday 2 December, the Times ran an op-ed by me you can see HERE. It got cut slightly for space. Below is the original version that makes a few other points. 1,592 more words

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Von Neumann Architecture and its Influence on Making of Computers

Q25. What is the Von Neumann architecture? Did it influence the making of computers? How?

Ans. The idea of ‘stored program computer’ in which data and instructions are stored in ROM, memory contents are addressable and execution tales place in a sequential fashion was proposed by Von Neumann. 24 more words