On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Intentionally lying, defying it's programming, committing murder would all > be good indicators. Generally when an error is blamed on the computer itself > rather than the programming, that would be a good sign. A computer cannot defy its programming but nothing whatsoever can defy its programming. What you do when you program a computer, at the basic level, is put its hardware in a particular configuration. The hardware can then only move into future physical states consistent with that configuration. "Defying its programming" would mean doing something *not* consistent with its initial state and the laws of physics. That's not possible for - and you have explicitly agreed with this, saying I misunderstood you when I claimed otherwise - either a computer or a human. -- Stathis Papaioannou -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.