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Founder of Computer Architecture

Mathematician John von Neumann was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1903. As a very young child, he impressed the people around him with his incredible memory. 449 more words

What Science Tells Us

Important scientific aspects regarding extraterrestrial life forms are:

  • Recent theory suggests that extraterrestrial life is actually quite likely. There are a lot of inhabitable planets.
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Fermi's Paradox

The Middle Square Method (Generating Random Sequences VIII)

Von Neumann proposed the middle square method of generating pseudo-random numbers in 1949, in a paper published a bit later. The method is simple: you take a seed, say 4 digits long, you square it, and extract the middle 4 digits, which become the next seed. 272 more words


Beyond Conway: Cellular Automata from All Walks of Life

There’s a time in every geek’s development when they learn of Conway’s Game of Life. This is usually followed by an afternoon spent on discovering that the standard rule set has been chosen because most of the others just don’t do interesting things, and that every idea you have has already been implemented. 1,262 more words


Is something like a re-discovery of the same thing by the same person possible?

Yes, we continue to remain very busy.

However, in spite of all that busy-ness, in whatever spare time I have ], I cannot help but “think” in a bit… 611 more words

Quick von Neumann stability analysis

von Neumann stability analysis is a great tool to assess the stabilty of discretizing schemes for PDEs. But too often, imho, the discussion is too convoluted. 904 more words



A relevant INTEL bite just to hand… Shiro’s left hand btw.


A previous and recent article (click)

which highlighted several SCIENTISTS as being responsible for a role in the… 522 more words