Computer Science

A library full of books that could make the perfect corpus

I have compiled a list of places where one can look for corpora. This list is not limited to one language only, but rather I am listing resources that are multilingual. (more…)

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finger touching a lamp in darkness

I entered the classroom and looked at the teacher's desk. The professor who usually gave the classes wasn't there, but a student who looked a bit lost had taken his place. He wasn't even looking at his computer when he was typing. Was he trying to show off, I wondered. (more…)

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An iMac with a glowing screen in an ill lit room

So you want to resize Launchpad on macOS? When Apple introduced the launchpad a couple of OSX versions back the screen resolutions used to be a whole lot smaller. Remember when HD still was a thing? 😃 Anyways, launchpad icons just look awfully huge on a 2K or 4K display but macOS doesn't provide any settings to adjust their size to show more of them on a single page on Launchpad. Luckily, yours truly came up with a solution! 🤓 (more…)

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A tree that is barely visible in a fog

The idea of a conscious computer has been presented lately in many Hollywood movies such as Her, Ex Machina and Uncanny. Is there a seed of truth to that or is a computer with a soul just Sci-fi that will never see the light of day? Before reading this post any further, take a look the first and second post in this series. ☺️

Previously, I have covered qualia, dualism, identity theories and two materialisms. This time, we are going to dive deep into emergence. (more…)

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A dark hand pressed against a glass

In today's world computers are developing at an astonishing pace. Tesla and Google are developing self-driving cars, for instance. Are robots going to develop a soul at some point? This is the second post in this series. Make sure you have read the first post before reading this one any further. 🤖

Last week, I covered qualia, dualism and two identity theories. Today, we have two materialisms on the plate: eliminativism and reductionism. Leaving the emergent materialism for the last post of the series. (more…)

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A cute robot standing on grass

Computers are getting smarter. There's no doubt about that. AI can beat people in various tasks. As the intelligence of computers increases, especially due to algorithms that mimic the learning behavior of the human brain, one question remains: Will computers develop a conscious mind, a soul in other words? 😇🤔

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A picture of Xiaomi WiFi router

About a year ago I was in a tricky situation. I had just moved to a new flat that had a modern fiber-optic connection meaning that instead of connecting my router to a phone socket, there was an ethernet port on the wall. This meant, of course, that I had to go shopping for a new router after I was told by my internet provider that they don't sell such routers, because "you can connect your computer to the ethernet port directly"…  🤦‍♂️ Like I would only have one device I wanted to connect to the internet. 🤣 (more…)

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A street with light trails from cars at night

Load testing a Django based application with jMeter is a tricky thing to do since Django requires a CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery) token to be present on every POST request (unless you have disabled it, of course).  This tutorial helps you to hit the ground running with your Django tests, as I have prepared a ready made test file for you. 🤓 (more…)

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Ethernet cables of different colors

📡 Wi-Fi or cable seems to be connected properly, but you just can't get online. Or maybe Windows even recognizes the issue and shows an exclamation mark ⚠️ close to the Wi-Fi icon but troubleshooting doesn't do the trick. The first time I ran into this issue was a decade ago on Windows XP. Lately I have experienced the same problem multiple times on Windows 10. And I am not the only one. Even my dad called me the other day with the same issue. Luckily, the solution is simple. 😊

Manual solution

1) Press Win+R buttons simultaneously on your keyboard. This will open Windows' run dialog.

2) Type cmd and hit enter. This will show you a terminal window. Don't be scared of the black window, though.

3) In the terminal type ipconfig /release and hit enter. This will release IP addresses on all network interfaces. Some of them might fail, but don't be alarmed.

4) Now, write ipconfig /renew and hit enter. This will renew your local IP. Once the command is finished, you'll be connected to the internet.

Automatic solution

Sometimes, when this problem starts to occur, you might run into it every time you boot your computer. That's why I made a nice automatic script to solve the problem that you can download and place on your desktop. Double-clicking on it will do automatically the very same procedure described above. The only thing you have to do is to sit back and enjoy the show. 😎

 

Hopefully this fixed your network issues. ☺️

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