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    Lately I noticed that some sites are selling keys...

    Lately I noticed that some sites are selling keys to MS Office for about $30.... my sister wanted to get a cheap version of MS Office and I suggested those sites though I said it was like a grey...
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    BTW there's also Objective-C.......

    BTW there's also Objective-C....
    https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/ProgrammingWithObjectiveC/Introduction/Introduction.html
    "It’s a superset of the C...
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    I meant out of typical languages, not deliberate...

    I think that's a moot question. For one thing, there are always harder languages, either due to poor design or deliberate obfuscation. But that doesn't make them more powerful or better in any...
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    Yes though it is interesting how many different...

    Yes though it is interesting how many different approaches there are....
    BTW I like an approach that is as straight forward as possible like this:

    1.upto(100) do |i|
    if i % 3 == 0 && i % 5 ==...
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    https://www.tomdalling.com/blog/software-design/fi...

    https://www.tomdalling.com/blog/software-design/fizzbuzz-in-too-much-detail/

    This is used in software developer job interviews
    Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for...
  6. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) DRM for owning the original

    https://www.forbes.com/advisor/investing/nft-non-fungible-token/
    NFT allows the buyer to own the original [usually digital] item. Not only that, it contains built-in authentication, which serves as...
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    This talks about SIMD and GPUs... ...

    This talks about SIMD and GPUs...

    https://www.quora.com/If-a-GPU-has-around-1000-to-2000-cores-then-why-does-a-CPU-still-have-only-12-cores


    A GPU does not have a thousand cores. It has a...
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    Since I am still classed as a student (I did a...

    Since I am still classed as a student (I did a game design subject last year) I can get Office 365 for free. BTW you can also use Office in a web browser for free. I only tried Open Office very...
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    That's like having a premise saying "it's...

    That's like having a premise saying "it's possible I could win the lottery" and countering "it's possible you won't win the lottery".

    Because I thought the new premise makes the possibility of an...
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    Yes that is possible - e.g. ...

    Okay, I have not read every post in this thread, but I have a question about ^that.

    Why "in" a simulation? Would we not be part of the simulation? Or are you proposing that our "us-ness" is a...
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    connick I think I've got a solution to your...

    connick

    I think I've got a solution to your issues...

    I could modify the first premise:

    It is possible we are in a simulation that has an intelligent creator and limited resources, etc. It...
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    The Apple M1 chip is related: MAC MINI...

    The Apple M1 chip is related:



    MAC MINI MODEL

    Idle power (W)

    Max power (W)
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    It seems like CPU is still used - e.g. of the...

    It seems like CPU is still used - e.g. of the main chips on a motherboard.... like Apple M1, etc. Though like you said they do use the term microprocessor (i7) (still with some mention of CPU)...
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    Using GPUs as CPUs... (and games)

    The original Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator could involve tens of thousands of characters at reasonable frame rates. It used vertex animation rather than skeletal animation though. It relied a lot on...
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    Ok if this is a simulation I COULD be wrong about...

    Ok if this is a simulation I COULD be wrong about there being a creator, etc, but I think it is quite likely that it would have an intelligent creator and that I am having the sensation of awareness...
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    Sorry if this is a duplicate... 33117

    Sorry if this is a duplicate...

    33117
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    Well a brain in a vat involves a simulation... so...

    I suspect they would.[/QUOTE]
    Well a brain in a vat involves a simulation... so you're saying that that kind of simulation would involve the sensation of awareness....

    I think that can also...
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    So according to that definition does a dreaming...

    I said the sensation of awareness aka "qualia". It is the sensation of "redness" even if it is a dream where the experience isn't "real".[/QUOTE]
    And when I use the word 'awareness' I mean sensing...
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    I said the sensation of awareness aka "qualia"....

    Could you also answer this?

    Do you think the following things would have the sensation of awareness?
    - Boltzmann brain
    - a brain in a vat
    - a dreaming human[/QUOTE]

    I couldn't possibly...
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    Could you also answer this? Do you think the...

    Could you also answer this?

    Do you think the following things would have the sensation of awareness?
    - Boltzmann brain
    - a brain in a vat
    - a dreaming human
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    How do you know you/I would be definitely aware...

    How do you know you/I would be definitely aware if this isn't a simulation? I think the answer is that we have the sensation of awareness and qualia. If we hallucinate then the contents of the...
  22. Civilization vs Anarcho-primitivism (and the Unabomber's Manifesto)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarcho-primitivism

    Warning: very long

    In the year 2000 I was a fan of the Unabomber's Manifesto - which is anti-civilization and pro-anaracho-primitivism... I...
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    Does that have something to do with a simulation...

    Does that have something to do with a simulation or its creator?
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    About "base reality".... there could be many...

    About "base reality".... there could be many nested levels of simulations but I think ultimately there is a mechanistic physical universe.

    Max Tegmark's Mathematical universe hypothesis is a...
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    I see... though I think it was relevant to the...

    Sorry I didn't understand.... did you mean "unfortunately your not" in a simulation? Or "unfortunately or not"?[/QUOTE]

    "or"[/QUOTE]
    I see... though I think it was relevant to the topic of...
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