From: Bradley Thomas (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Oct 13 2009 - 15:29:01 MDT
Yes, at some point the average value must return to some prior average value
given finite memory.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of mindbound
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: [sl4] I am a Singularitian who does not believe in the
Including clearly linear ones? Can you consider, exempli gratia, an
algorithm for calculating average value of given sequence of number to
necessarily be an infinite loop?
On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 11:57 PM, Bradley Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> *My point is that any real algorithm in any real computer is
> automatically in an infinite loop.
> In the sense that it has to return to a prior state sooner or later
> (and that state may be halted).
> Brad Thomas
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> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of John K
> Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 4:02 PM
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> Subject: RE: [sl4] I am a Singularitian who does not believe in the
> On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 "Bradley Thomas" <email@example.com> said:
>> Sure, but can this be done with finite memory?
> So your question is can a computer with finite memory calculate an
> infinite number of digits of Pi? Well what do you think?
> John K Clark
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