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Jun 02

SETI – Search for Extra-Terrestrial intelligence – Explainstuff Fact of the day.

SETI, or the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, is a project which aims to detect extraterrestrial intelligent life. SETI primarily uses radio telescopes to search for extraterrestrial signals, although optical telescopes and other methods have been proposed. Any discovery of intelligent alien life by SETI would have profound implications for humanity’s future.

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May 31

What is Data Mining? What? How? Can? Explainstuff – Concept of the day.

ExplainStuff.com jumps into a technical sector and explains about what Data Mining is and how it is used and can it be used to counter terrorism.

Data Mining was supposedly used to determine the leader of the 9/11 attacks.

Take the real world example of the 9/11 attacks. There is historical data about these attacks: a number of foreign men applied to flight school in the United States as part of their attack planning. Based on this historical data, a model can be created that collects data on all of the future applicants to flight schools to see whether any are foreign, or share other characteristics. Read on further to understand the concept in an in depth detail.

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May 29

Explain what is a macro? – Concept of the day.

A macro is a series of keyboard strokes recorded by an application. These keystrokes often represent commands within a piece of software which are combined to reduce the work needed to perform the functions. Macros are then stored within the application to allow for repeated use.

When recording a macro within an application like Microsoft Word, the keyboard strokes or commands get bound to a shortcut key or stored within a toolbar making them accessible via the mouse.

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