In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm (i/ËÃ¦lÉ¡ÉrÉªÃ°Ém/ AL-gÉ-ri-dhÉm) is a step-by-step procedure for calculations. Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning.
As computing power grows and becomes ever more accessible, passwords become easier to crack day by day. If you want to make it really easy for hackers and automated crawlers to retrieve your secure information then input passwords like common names, pets, sequences of numbers and symbols or birthdays. Yup, they’ll gobble these right up. [...]
In Philip K. Dick’s novels, a common denominator is the complete autonomy of the surrounding technology. The human characters often interact with their toaster which knows what kind of grill cheese they prefer and even makes small talk, to the extent of exasperation from the human counterpart. A more palpable side to reality is the [...]
Various simulations of algorithms can be seen everywhere, especially in nature, but a recent project from the Sapientia University, Romania is definitely one of the most imaginative and novel initiatives of illustrating algorithms. The folks at Sapientia University demonstrate how different sorting algorithms work with numbered people dancing traditional Central European folk songs and arranging [...]