Model of Computation

Model of Computation

The Model of Computation - The Daily Concept
The Model of Computation – The Daily Concept

In computer science, a model of computation is a model that describes how a set of outputs are computed given a set of inputs. Examples of models of computation:

Sequential models: Finite State Machines, Turing Machine

Functional models: Lambda Calculus, Recursive functions, Cellular automaton

Concurrent models: Petri nets, Kahn process networks.

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100 Days of Writing Challenge: Done!

Referring to the old Persian adage: “This too shall pass” I have to say that my 100 Days of Writing Challenge came to its eventual conclusion after 100 long days and about 30000 written words. This challenge has been quite an adventure that took me to different places, made me think and write about all sort of things, made me a bit more disciplined when it comes to writing, made me get out of my comfort zone because writing in English doesn’t come easy for me since it’s not my first language and not even my second language, it’s my third language and I’ve learned it mostly by myself. I will probably continue writing daily or almost daily because it became a habit by now, they say it takes only about three to four weeks of repeating a behavior in order for it to become a habit, well after 100 days of repetition you are pretty much guaranteed to have gained a new habit.

100 Days of Writing Challenge
100 Days of Writing Challenge

I discovered that setting a challenge and being determined to do it (and doing it) can make you more disciplined, creative, confident, inspired. The fact that you make your challenge public is also important because it adds a boost of motivation to do it, research shows that goals made publicly are more likely to get done. Challenges can be fun a good way to achieve things, after completing my two active challenges, this one and the Running a Marathon in 100 Days Challenge, I realize that I want to do more of these things and I’m now working at another challenge that is not public yet and it’s quite epic, the time constraint for this one being one year.

The things that I’ve learned after 100 days of writing are pretty much the same as the things that I’ve learned after 50 days of writing, check out my blog post on that.

This is not an end, it’s only a beginning.

 

The Staples Thesis

Staples Thesis

Staples Thesis - The Daily Concept
Staples Thesis – The Daily Concept

The staples thesis is a theory of export-led growth based on Canadian experience and that explains the development of the Canadian economy as lateral, east-west conception of trade. Scholar Harold Innis believed that Canada developed the way it did due to the nature of its staples economy: raw materials such as cod (in Atlantic Canada), fur (Central Canada), lumber, wheat (Western Canada) and minerals that were exported Britain and the West Indies. This type of trade strengthened Canada’s cultural ties with Britain and led to the creation of institutions that that defined the political environment in the country.

 

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Gnosticism

Gnosticism

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Gnosticism – The Daily Concept

Gnosticism, from the Greek word gnosis meaning knowledge is a modern term for various religious and ideas and systems. In most gnostic systems, the “salvation” is the (inner) knowledge of the divine.

 

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Replacement Child

Replacement Child

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Replacement child – The Daily Concept

Painters Vincent van Gogh and Salvador Dali are examples of “resurrected” children, they both had brothers of the same name who died before their birth.  Replacement children are usually over-protected by their parents.

The term replacement child is a term invented in 1964 by psychologists Albert C. Cain and Barbara S. Cain and it refers to a child conceived shortly after the parents have lost another child.

 

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