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#1 Mariel33

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 06:21 AM

If anything can be simulation, or computation, does it stand to reason that any human event in the universe can be a computer, including World War II? 

 



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 07:29 AM

If anything can be simulation, or computation, does it stand to reason that any human event in the universe can be a computer, including World War II? 

Suggest you try to get clear, in whatever remains of your mind, the difference between a computer and a computation. 



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 08:10 AM

Suggest you try to get clear, in whatever remains of your mind, the difference between a computer and a computation. 

Do atoms need the idea of the Second World War becoming a computer?



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 08:28 AM

Do atoms need the idea of the Second World War becoming a computer?

 

Do you honestly think that this question has any meaning?



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 08:31 AM

Do you honestly think that this question has any meaning?

Reality's error of duplication seems to make the question logical.



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 08:56 AM

My hovercraft is full of eels. 



#7 DrKrettin

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 09:17 AM

Why is a mouse when it spins?



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:37 PM

My hovercraft is full of eels. 

Are they electric eels?  If so, they could be used to produce power, or provide electric shock therapy, if needed.



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 08:18 AM

Are they electric eels?  If so, they could be used to produce power, or provide electric shock therapy, if needed.

Yes, a spot of ECT seems in order......:)



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 11:38 AM

Reality's error of duplication seems to make the question logical.

 

Perhaps. Unless, of course reality bares error past the mathematical jungle and into the documented purchase. Logic always addresses the duplications that the question executes!



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 01:13 PM

Perhaps. Unless, of course reality bares error past the mathematical jungle and into the documented purchase. Logic always addresses the duplications that the question executes!

Are you saying that the Second World War can become a computer on the basis that mathematics isn't a duplicated error?



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 02:23 AM

Are you saying that the Second World War can become a computer on the basis that mathematics isn't a duplicated error?

I think it is more that the computation of the Second World War can purchase an execution of the bare error of reality, in duplicate.



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 06:58 AM

[topic title] Can The Second World War Become A Computer?
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Are you saying that the Second World War can become a computer on the basis that mathematics isn't a duplicated error?

Mariel, I fear your language is so categorically mistaken that it’s arguable makes your and all your readers’ lives poorer by you writing and them reading it.

A war cannot become a computer, because these two things are not categorically similar enough.

Consider the question “can a stick of wood become a pile of ash?” A reasonable person answers “yes”, and explains that lighting a stick of wood on fire results in it burning until it becomes a pile of ash. This can be demonstrated experimentally by actually lighting a stick of wood, and observing that it burns until it becomes a pile of ash.

A war is a collection of people with clothing, weapons, vehicles, and various other trappings fighting with one another. A computer is a machine that performs calculations. This collection will never transform itself into a collection of components that a reasonable person would call a computer. So a reasonable person answers the question “can the second world war become a computer?” with a simple “no.”

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:45 AM

[topic title] Can The Second World War Become A Computer?
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Mariel, I fear your language is so categorically mistaken that it’s arguable makes your and all your readers’ lives poorer by you writing and them reading it.

A war cannot become a computer, because these two things are not categorically similar enough.

Consider the question “can a stick of wood become a pile of ash?” A reasonable person answers “yes”, and explains that lighting a stick of wood on fire results in it burning until it becomes a pile of ash. This can be demonstrated experimentally by actually lighting a stick of wood, and observing that it burns until it becomes a pile of ash.

A war is a collection of people with clothing, weapons, vehicles, and various other trappings fighting with one another. A computer is a machine that performs calculations. This collection will never transform itself into a collection of components that a reasonable person would call a computer. So a reasonable person answers the question “can the second world war become a computer?” with a simple “no.”

 

Were people wrong to not call each other Gods and computers during the Second World War?



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 11:33 AM

Were people wrong to not call each other Gods and computers during the Second World War?

No. 

 

And they were not wrong not to call each other Marmite sandwiches or rabbit hutches either. 



#16 DrKrettin

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 11:37 AM

No. 

 

And they were not wrong not to call each other Marmite sandwiches or rabbit hutches either. 

 

Correct, but I suspect they did call each other lots of rude things instead, like "cad" and "rotter".


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#17 exchemist

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 11:48 AM

Correct, but I suspect they did call each other lots of rude things instead, like "cad" and "rotter".

Not to mention "schweinhund"......at least, according to my editions of "Commando" circa 1964 or so....I've never, ever heard a real German say that.





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