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    Do you think there is a (perhaps longer term)...

    Do you think there is a (perhaps longer term) future to it - or is it a waste of time pipe dream?
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    I don't think scientific journals have changed,...

    I don't think scientific journals have changed, some anti-global warming types appear to claim conspiracy, but then the anti-evolution types claim conspiracy, the anti-quantum mechanics types claim...
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    Yes. Yes. Not really - CFCs release...

    Yes.



    Yes.



    Not really - CFCs release stratospheric chlorine which causes catalytic loss cycles (chlorine rapidly eats ozone without getting used up meaning unless quenched a single...
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    Uh we're kinda far from the sun, you can go stand...

    Uh we're kinda far from the sun, you can go stand next to detonating nuclear weapon if you like....



    Atmospheric CO2 levels increased by 31% since the pre-industrial era with most of the...
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    Meteorology != Climatology.

    Meteorology != Climatology.
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    Global warming != ozone hole

    Global warming != ozone hole
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    Are vectors really faster than arrays? (or does...

    Are vectors really faster than arrays? (or does efficiency mean speed?)
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    Hmm i must confess that I don't think...

    Hmm i must confess that I don't think intelligence processes an infinite number of states - presumably a neuron can only be a finite (though possibly absurdly large) number of states.



    I...
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    Cool, thanks for the link, now i must discover...

    Cool, thanks for the link, now i must discover why this:



    leads to this:



    I'm not sure it really alters the natyre of my question, - which is basically given all the physical information...
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    I'm way past homework :). The question was...

    I'm way past homework :). The question was actually motivated by reading neuroscience stuff.



    Really? I thought computers used the Von Neuman architecture and the Von Neuman architecture was a...
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    So armed with a good enough microscope and a...

    So armed with a good enough microscope and a complete knowledge of the computational theory and the relevent physics but without knowing any of the syntax of any languages, you could reconstruct the...
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    But if i can look inside the chip (say with an...

    But if i can look inside the chip (say with an electron microscope) if i can see the physical structure of the gates (there are gates in chips right?) then can i work out what any chip is going in a...
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    Ah ok, that makes sense. Does it make a...

    Ah ok, that makes sense.

    Does it make a difference if you can isolate bits of the hardware:

    Forget that it's a word processor and look at each chip individually, test each chip interms of...
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    Yes that was essentially my question. I would...

    Yes that was essentially my question. I would have thought it was possible in principle but it's not obvious to me whether it's possible in practice, and if it is what are the limits? In the original...
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    Computation theory question

    A universal Turing machine can simulate any Turing machine. Right got that. But is it always possible to determine the exact nature of a given Turing machine?

    Suppose i hand you some kind of...
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    Yea but the causes are always going to be...

    Yea but the causes are always going to be physical, even psychological addictions are addictions to physical things.

    I have heard the claim multiple times that Cocaine is mostly a psychological...
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    Actually AFAIK cocaine is more of a psychological...

    Actually AFAIK cocaine is more of a psychological addiction:



    -Wikipedia
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    Is the orthodox psychology stuff, or is this...

    Is the orthodox psychology stuff, or is this personal impression?
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    Hmm it can't just be water, if it was just water...

    Hmm it can't just be water, if it was just water it wouldn't react exothermically with oxygen (aka burn) and so would be useless as fuel. Still "HHO" is just a silly name, as you point out if taken...
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    Sure you do. Scientific method > Introspection.

    Sure you do. Scientific method > Introspection.
  21. Sounds cool, i want one. .... taken any...

    Sounds cool, i want one.



    .... taken any medicine lately?

    Unnatural != bad
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    Fascinating article, i really have to start...

    Fascinating article, i really have to start reading Nature again.
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    Ah, that is a great mystery, many years have been...

    Ah, that is a great mystery, many years have been devoted to discovering what the jip actually is. So far we only have the tentative hypothesis that the jip is somehow crisp related.



    That's...
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    Ah i see, i didn't realise anyone could edit it,...

    Ah i see, i didn't realise anyone could edit it, cheers for the info.

    Though you don't see that text (actually its a link to the entry for "biology") as present yet, when i look at the address i...
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    What the jip is up with wiki?

    It begins it's section on evolution with that!?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution
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