Re: The seven step series

2009-08-20 Thread meekerdb @dslextreme.com
On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Bruno Marchalmarc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: Hi, I give the solution of the first of the last exercises. ... This motivates the definition of the following function from N to N, called factorial. factorial(0) = 1, and factorial(n) = n*(n-1)*(n-2)*(n-3) * ... *1,

Re: The seven step series

2009-08-19 Thread meekerdb @dslextreme.com
On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Bruno Marchalmarc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: Hi, Just a reminder, for me, and perhaps some training for you. In preparation to the mathematical discovery of the universal machine. exercises: ... 4) Be sure that you have been convinced by Brent  that there

Re: [Fwd: NDPR David Shoemaker, Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction]

2009-02-24 Thread meekerdb @dslextreme.com
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 7:16 AM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: On 24 Feb 2009, at 03:04, Stathis Papaioannou wrote: 2009/2/24 Brent Meeker meeke...@dslextreme.com: I tend to agree with Quentin that memories are an essential component of personal identity. But that also

Re: [Fwd: NDPR David Shoemaker, Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction]

2009-02-24 Thread meekerdb @dslextreme.com
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 6:39 PM, russell standish li...@hpcoders.com.auwrote: On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 05:51:49PM -0800, meekerdb @dslextreme.com wrote: On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 7:16 AM, Bruno Marchal marc...@ulb.ac.be wrote: Exactly (assuming comp). That is even the reason why amnesia can

Re: Spam: Artificial Intelligence may be far easier than generally thought

2008-09-23 Thread meekerdb @dslextreme.com
Sure - the ridiculously simple algorithm is Darwinian evolution. Brent On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 9:00 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sep 23, 6:10 am, Brent Meeker [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I don't think it likely that one individual could have gone from B1 to B2 without being told