Genius – Season 1, Episode 1

I know I have too many open series to watch. Probably I will never end watching them all in my life. In any case, watched the first episode of Genius, and liked it. I imagine the story is lightly based on Albert Einstein life, but in any case it is interesting enough. It makes us think on different things like, for instance, the way education works and how it should. I will probably watch a few more episodes meanwhile…

How it’s made: Dream Cars (Season 1)

Bentley Continental GT Speed
Bentley Continental GT Speed

It is strange, but yeah, recently I’ve been watching this series. Good part, small episodes, about cars, with lots of robots that I like. Bad part, a lot of repetition at some point, given most cars are made in the same way. No surprise there. Anyway, it is a good series to understand the price of some of these cars, and also to understand how automatic or manual are they built. Trying not to make any spoilers, if a documentary can have spoilers, and if I recall correctly, from this first season, Porsche 911 is, undoubtful, the one which production is more automated.

The Joy of Logic (2013)

Socrates syllogism
Socrates syllogism

For something completely different, today I talk (erm, write) about a BBC documentary on Logic. It starts with Socrates Syllogisms up to Boole algebra. Then a quick visit on Mathematics nightmare of trying to prove Mathematics logically (yeah, Maths aren’t logic!), introducing first order logic. Then, we get back to Boole algebra and Alan Turing, and understand how it changed the world, and how you, my friend, are using Boole algebra in your computer, at levels you might not think of.

This should be a required documentary for every computer science student (or researcher). It is really worth to “lose” a class to show this to our students.