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12/7/03 8:58 AM
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FudoMyoo
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Hi In an old discussion I had with Rastus on the difference between determenism and predictability, you brought up an argument that it exists computer(-programs?) that are so complex and advanced that the outcome can´t be predicted, but it´s still determined. or something like that.. do you remeber? Do you have any more info, links etc on that subject?
12/7/03 2:50 PM
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I will take a look.
12/7/03 3:26 PM
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Thanks!
12/7/03 3:54 PM
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Well, the basic academic reference seems to be: GILL, A. Introduction to the Theory of Finite-State Machines. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1962. I will look for some material on the web.
12/7/03 4:21 PM
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My search wasn´t successful. I´ll inform you if I find something.
12/7/03 5:01 PM
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Ok, thanks alot Dogbert. I wasn´t really looking for something super-academic, more on a layman level. Just like any proof that it exists programs/machines that are determined that can´t be predicted.
12/7/03 5:04 PM
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In this case it was possible to find some super-academic stuff but notthing readable.
12/7/03 5:18 PM
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lol, ok. I came to the same conclusion after my own research, before I asked you. Thanks anyway!

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