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Comment Re:Two things (Score 1) 85

one can discuss, at length, and some will. The initial question I asked was : " are algorithms discovered or created? ". The only sure thing I can say (and I think any honest person would say) is : It seems an easy question, but there is no easy universal answer (even without going to theories where consciousness and self are emergent illusions)

Comment Re:Two things (Score 2) 85

Begin with Then find from which position you stand whith your "simple answer". Then study the diversity of points of view and arguments, and see if you can prove their errors. If you can do that really well, publish. You will be famous.

But saying mathematics is a language and the things described are not part of mathematics, or perhaps they are, and a poem cannot describe something... I feel you have some work to do before being able to convince everybody.

Comment Re:Two things (Score 3, Interesting) 85

"algorithms are made up"

succint unproven "fact" for a question that can give work to philosophers for a few years.

are mathematics (of which algorythms are a small part) discovered or created ? No one has a clear answer to that question.

Comment Re:Price Wars (Score 1, Insightful) 364

If it's Verizon, it's an ISP, and everybody know those are bad.
But with Netflix, actively engaging again net neutrality and asking DRM in HTTP, it is also bad.
So, the public is victim of two would-be/actual monopolists.

The solution, I think, is no streaming.

On a side note, video is really overrated.
Days are only 24 hours, you use a few sleeping, you have better things to do than watching movies the rest of the time.

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