Category Archives: Computers

Of computers and gadgets — why your screen goes blank, what kind of hosting you should get, how to get started on blogging etc.

High Performance Blogs and Websites

Do you have a website or a blog and feel that it is getting bogged down with heavy traffic? First of all, congratulations — it is one of those problems that webmasters and bloggers would love to have. But how would you solve it? Here is one tip. Continue reading

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Man as Chinese Room

Wrapping up this series on the so-called strong artificial intelligence with a closer look at Prof. Searle’s arguments. Continue reading

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Minds as Machine Intelligence

Is Turing Test enough of a test to detect consciousness in machines? Prof. Searle proves that it is not. I beg to differ. Continue reading

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Problem of Other Minds

How do you know other people have minds as you do? It is an unsolved problem in philosophy – the Problem of Other Minds. Before asking the question whether computers could have minds, we have to address this problem. Otherwise, how would we know even if computers actually had minds? Continue reading

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Brains and Computers

Could our brains be computer hardware and minds be software running on them? Could computers have consciousness and intelligence? Could they have minds? If they had minds, how would we know? Continue reading

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Missing Events and Photos in iPhoto?

After migrating to a Mac from a Time Machine backup, do you have missing events in your iPhoto library? Do not panic. Here is how to recover from the situation. Or better still, prevent it from happening.. Continue reading

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Slow Time Machine with Time Capsule – SOLVED!

Do you suffer from painfully slow Time Machine performance with your brand new Time Capsule? Here is how you solve it. Continue reading

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How to Avoid Duplicate Imports in iPhoto

I just finished writing my first Mac application because I had a specific problem (duplicate imports of photos into my iPhoto Library) to solve. This problem may be fairly common, so I’m making it available (all right, selling it) to the general public. Here is a summary of what it does and how to get it. Continue reading

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Your Virtual Thumbdrive

How to use online storage as your virtual thumbdrive and more.

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Hosting Options

Practical advice for budding bloggers and webmasters — what kind of web-hosting is appropriate for you?

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We Are Moving…

Unreal Blog has moved to a new powerful server (and sent out thousands of annoying emails during the process). Here is how it happened.

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Cloud Computing

About Dropbox, a cloud computing service that you will find extremely useful — if you work with multiple computers.

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Blank Screen after Hibernate/Sleep?

Have a problem of your laptop or PC staying blank after waking up from hibernation or the sleep mode? Here is how to fix it.

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How to save a string to a local file in PHP?

This post is for those of you who write plugins for WordPress. If you are not geeky enough to do that, you can safely ignore this post. Other PHP web programmers find it useful as well, if you have trouble saving a string to a file on your client’s computer without creating intermediate files at your server. Continue reading

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