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How to solve a Rubik’s Cube using math

Although at first glance just a colorful and simple game, the Rubik’s Cube has been used in both competitions and mathematical research. The puzzle’s main objective is to recreate the original positioning (one color per side) by rotating the cube’s six faces. Originally called the ‘Magic Cube’ by its Hungarian inventor Erno Rubik, over 350… Keep Reading

What’s under the hood? The ins and outs of your laptop

When most people think about computers, only a couple of images come to mind: A laptop or a desktop with internet-browsing capabilities. However, a computer is much more than a tool for browsing Facebook feeds or doing school work. A computer is an information processor. It takes in raw information which is stored, later to… Keep Reading

Using Tor for anonymous internet browsing

Commonly known as the “onion router,” Tor Project is a free software that allows users to browse the Internet anonymously. By defending against traffic analysis—a type of Internet surveillance—Tor aims to protect its users’ privacy and anonymity on the web. Tor works by creating a distributed, anonymous network. “The idea is similar to using a… Keep Reading

The case for open source software

“Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept you should think of ‘free’ as in ‘free speech,’ not as in ‘free beer,’” leading software freedom activist Richard M. Stallman explained via the Free Software Foundation. Open source software is computer software published under a copyright license where the copyright holder… Keep Reading

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