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Comment: Re:Actually... (Score 1) 121

by rubycodez (#47723125) Attached to: No, a Huge Asteroid Is Not "Set To Wipe Out Life On Earth In 2880"

The finite state machine is the only model your digital computer can do

Actions of human can't be simulated with arbitrary precision (nor can animals nor the stock market nor the weather nor even something as simple as the path of an electron held in a potential well), your assertion that any physical thing can be simulated with arbitrary precision is laughable and naive in the extreme. You might want to research a concept known as quantum mechanics.

Comment: Re:Actually... (Score 1) 121

by rubycodez (#47717581) Attached to: No, a Huge Asteroid Is Not "Set To Wipe Out Life On Earth In 2880"

Human brains are not binary computers and there is no hope of a binary finite state machine becoming a concious entity. A bunch of relays (or pneumatic or hydraulic values for that matter0 is not self-concious, and no amount of them however interconnected will become conscious, self-aware, or have feelings. The stupidity and illogic of otherwise intelligent people believing that nonsense is amazing.

Comment: Re: Fusion Confusion (Score 1) 303

by rubycodez (#47716621) Attached to: If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

No energy source makes more energy than is put in, and that's not a goal of any fusion project. Fusion fuel stores some energy that is released upon fusing (some mass is converted to energy). We merely would like to get the energy stored in a fusion fuel, without spending more energy heating or compressing the fuel to get it fusing than is in the fuel. Right now on earth we spend a hundred dollar bill on heating and compressing the fuel, and get back a penny of fusion energy, so to speak.

Comment: Re:Stopping staring at your navals (Score 1) 690

by rubycodez (#47716545) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

There are GUI tools in Linux desktops that do what "grep" does (which is NOT a Linux thing per se but is 40+ years old utility). There are sites on the net that list systems and devices that Just Work with Linux, there are system vendors that tout LInux compatibilty and even contribute kernel modules, drivers and programs just for Linux (my HP Officejet is fully supported in Linux, for example).

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