On Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 12:57:00 PM UTC-6, Lawrence Crowell wrote:
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> On Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 8:59:42 AM UTC-6, Philip Thrift wrote:
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>> On Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 5:54:46 AM UTC-6, Lawrence Crowell wrote:
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>>> My point is that in physics what might be called a halting condition is 
>>> an attractor point or limit cycle. Equilibrium is the terminal point in the 
>>> evolution of some system, say thinking according to Landauer's original 
>>> paper on thermodynamics and information. The quantum field theory of black 
>>> holes has no equilibrium condition. Now if the black hole runs away with 
>>> Hawking radiation it will “explode” in a burst of gamma rays and other 
>>> quanta. A Turing machine that does not halt can also be said to burn itself 
>>> out, and if anyone has programmed assembler there were loops you could put 
>>> a machine into that might do damage. 
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>>> Sorry for being slow on this. I forgot to get flu shots this year and I 
>>> have been hit with a real doozy of a flu. Since Sunday night until 
>>> yesterday I was horribly ill, and only now am beginning to feel normal. Get 
>>> the shots, you really do not want this flu!
>>>
>>> LC
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>> I used to think that there *could be* true hypercomputation (what is 
>> called super-Turing machines) in nature, but now I think that there is no 
>> such thing (but anything remains possible, of course).
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>> *But the idea of substrate-independent Turing machines is incomplete.*
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>> I shouldn't say (if will jinx me!) but I've never gotten a flu shot and I 
>> haven't gotten the flu in over 40 years.
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>> But I hope the flu program doesn't start running in / affect my substrate!
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>> - pt
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> I hate to pop your bubble here, but a few years ago at a New Year's party 
> a person who had cancer go into remission made this statement that she 
> never got colds or flus. A doctor I know was there and responded with how 
> not getting these sicknesses is a risk factor for cancer! The woman died a 
> last summer with the return of her non-Hodgkins lymphoma. 
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> Hyper-Turing computations or results are not accessible to local observers.
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> LC
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What about the interviews of people over 100 who say they've never had a 
cold or the flu? 

And where are these hyper-Turing processes occurring?

- pt

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