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Mike

"Can't do basic derivatives? Seriously?!? I'm for kicking the troll out. His bragging about mediocre mathematical accomplishments isn't informative or entertaining to us readers."

Did you look at his derivatives? "dy/dt = F(y) = A*y whose solution is y = e^(A*t)" How is e^(a*t) = dy/dt=a*y Ba...(read more)

If you started going to college and actually worked at it a bit you could have skipped to Ph.D. work if you wanted to I did. I skipped all of the B.S. and M.S. work straight to Ph.D. But if your math that you've posted is any sign of the state of your knowledge I don't hold much hope of that happeni...(read more)

"GenericThinker is simply extremely confused - as the comments about the halting problem make abundantly clear. I would comment on the idea of singletons being ruled out by the speed of light - but I can't think of anything polite to say."

Well I take this as a complement coming from people who pos...(read more)

"GenericThinker, please stop posing as an authority on things you know very little about (e.g. the halting problem). If you don't actually work at Intel or another chip fab, I'm not particularly interested in your overestimates of how much you know about the field."

As to the point of the halting p...(read more)

"GenericThinker, please stop posing as an authority on things you know very little about (e.g. the halting problem). If you don't actually work at Intel or another chip fab, I'm not particularly interested in your overestimates of how much you know about the field."

How precisely do you know I have...(read more)

"If anyone from Intel reads this, and wishes to explain to me how it would be unbelievably difficult to do their jobs using computers from ten years earlier, so that Moore's Law would slow to a crawl - then I stand ready to be corrected. But relative to my present state of partial knowledge, I woul...(read more)

That is not completely true the halting problem deals with any program then taking some given input trying to determine if the program goes into an infinite loop or not. The question can be asked of any program and is formally undecidable. So AGI would not be exempt from the halting program, it just...(read more)

"But the much-vaunted "massive parallelism" of the human brain, is, I suspect, mostly cache lookups to make up for the sheer awkwardness of the brain's serial slowness - if your computer ran at 200Hz, you'd have to resort to all sorts of absurdly massive parallelism to get anything done in realtime....(read more)

"The explosion in computing capability is a historical phenomenon that has been going on for decades. For "specific numbers", for example, look at the well-documented growth of the computer industry since the 1950s. Yes, there are probably limits, but they seem far away - so far away, we are not eve...(read more)

I really fail to understand this entire issue of anti-theism. If we think about the question logically, I think we can all say humans are defective and that we are not terribly moral agents. Whether God exists or not doesn't seem to be very relevant in the sense that whether one be an atheist a thei...(read more)