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Why Did Facebook Fail?

Just what was it that took Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp offline on 4th October 2021? – Dr Steve Bagley investigates.

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Big Data

Dealing With Big Data – Computerphile

Big Data sounds may be a buzz word, and is hard to quantify, but the problems with large data sets are very real. Dr Isaac Triguero explains some of the challenges.

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What are Random Boolean Networks

Random boolean networks also have some surprising properties. Computerphile demonstrates how complex systems can arise from simple rules. Dr Alex Turner generates some

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The Knapsack Problem & Genetic Algorithms

Computerphile explores genetic algorithms and all the processes it encompasses: tournament selection, roulette selection, mutation, crossover, etc.

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AI Interesting

Neuromorphic Computing

Computerphile presents Memristors, Artificial Synapses & Neomorphic Computing. Dr Phil Moriarty on the limitations of the Von Neumann architecture and what could be next.   Related Links: Phil’s blog post: https://muircheartblog.wpcomstaging.com/2020/09/10/i-remember-now   Von Neumann Architecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml3-kVYLNr8  

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Networking

How DNS Works

Speaking of infrastructure, did you ever wonder how do websites marry up to their IP addresses? Dr Mike Pound explains the Domain Name System – DNS in this Computerphile video. 

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Covid Pandemic Interesting Mathematics

Contact Tracing Technology

Computerphile takes look at the technology that may help health services to work out how viruses can spread.

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Python

Coding Trees in Python

For Mathematics, trees are more useful than strings. Professor Thorsten Altenkirch takes us through a functional approach to coding them in Python.

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Python

Python Sudoku Solver

Professor Thorsten Altenkirch demonstrates a recursive Sudoku solver.  

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