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hello! :) felysian
written by Hello! :) on May 08, 2009 04:22
Magnulus said:
The thing to remember about computers is that unlike human beings they will ALWAYS act logically, according to the rules given to them. Knowing the rules is knowing the response.

MY hurdle is learning the rules, really. I just don't have the patience.
They also obey exactly what you tell them to do (yay for perfectly obedient slaves!), however, I hate it that they don't do what I intend them to do... stupid tyops.
written by Cryoburner on May 08, 2009 04:29
Magnulus said:
The thing to remember about computers is that unlike human beings they will ALWAYS act logically, according to the rules given to them.
I was writing a reply to this earlier, but got into talking about the pod bay doors, monkeys eating your face off, and driving under the influence. I decided it was best left not posted. : P

Really though, there's always the possibility of a hardware or software malfunction outside the program's control which could cause it to behave unpredictably, so I wouldn't say they always act predictably. : )
lost, not forgotten
written by Alex on Jul 02, 2009 03:10
Cryoburner said:
Really though, there's always the possibility of a hardware or software malfunction outside the program's control which could cause it to behave unpredictably, so I wouldn't say they always act predictably. : )
Their behavior cannot be always predicted. Or so Alan Tring said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halting_problem

In fact, I fear Turing machines, that is, computers with stored program architecture, can do everything, including being unpredictable and simulating a human brain, meaning a human brain might be potentially reduced to a Turing machine. Ow...

Computers will however always do what you tell them to, but rather rarely what you WANTED to...

[kicks himself for thread resurrection]
i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on Jul 10, 2009 18:09
Awesome....

Indeed I think that too... If someone had computing power to simulate several seconds of someone brain working, it would be possible to know the actions of that person some seconds ahead...

If someone could calculate the actions of everyone in like 1 year, and knew all the physics laws, it would be possible to know the future perfectly in 1 year...

Happily for people that don't want to be calculated, the power needed to make such machine work is huge anyway.
i do my own stun-- avatars
written by Albeyamakiir on Jul 11, 2009 02:05
Of course, the mere fact that it has been made will change the choices the people make and invalidate the program.
i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on Jul 11, 2009 02:59
I tought of that too...

But then I reached the conclusion that nothing prevents the program from calculating itself.

Erm... In fact, I just said shit... The program cannot calculate itself, this would require it to instantly double power, but doing so would mean that it would need to do it again, so to it keep calculating itself, it would need to constantly double is computer power (and power use) toward infinity...


...


Yes, Albeyamakiir is right, calculating the future changes it, thus you can only calculated certain data taht you can not interfere on, and this also proves maybe that destiny does not exist.
written by Hai on Nov 11, 2009 20:27
Oh god, i looked back to this.. what a Snape over i was back then (I am still trying not to swear, Snape should be fuck.. just so you guys know it)
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whoosh
written by Buuks on Nov 12, 2009 14:38
Hai said:
Oh god, i looked back to this.. what a dumbledore over i was back then (I am still trying not to swear, Dumbledore should be fuck.. just so you guys know it)
I like the Harry Potter books, try to find a better word for it...
wah... waall-eee
written by Magnulus on Nov 13, 2009 10:50
Seconded.

There are plenty of lesser swear-words you can use, dude. At least if you're going to pick something from Harry Potter, pick an actually bad character.
rawr
written by Raptorjedi on Nov 13, 2009 10:58
As I said on IRC earlier about this:

Selb Dumbledored Dumbledore in his Dumbledore with a Dumbledore.
written by Hai on Nov 13, 2009 12:35
Ok, Snape. He was a asshole all the way through thoose books.

Well, what about Darf a word i made up, dont tell me there is already a word spelled like that.
wah... waall-eee
written by Magnulus on Nov 13, 2009 13:05
Why can't you just use lesser swear words that everyone understands anyway? Also, it's not like we never swear in here. As long as you cut down on the frequency of your swearing, there's not a problem with you throwing out the odd f-word. I'm pretty sure I've used the c-word several times.
rose pony is best pony
written by Starchaser on Nov 13, 2009 13:06
I Dumbledored your Dumbledore last night. If you know what I mean.

It was Dumbledore in the Dumbledore with the Dumbledore!
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