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by ashley
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110790

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Which is true. But do you know just how much horsepower and time? Claude Shannon calculated an approximation of how many possible games of chess there are, and got an answer on the order of 10^120. Assuming each of those games takes up ~1KB of space, you're talking about 10^110 TB of data. This is ...
by ashley
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1002: "Game AIs"
Replies: 251
Views: 110790

Re: 1002: "Game AIs"

Remember, you're typing at somebody whose "first computer" required rooms full of air conditioning to support it, so getting from here to 10^30 GB of storage doesn't sound like such a leap to me. Far more likely than personal jet packs. you obviously have no idea how big of a number that ...
by ashley
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0996: Making Things Difficult
Replies: 104
Views: 36877

Re: 0996: Making Things Difficult

My 12 month old is constantly putting the end of USB cables in his mouth, so this would be perfect!
by ashley
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0990: “Plastic Bags”
Replies: 183
Views: 40349

Re: 0990: “Plastic Bags”

I read on the homepage for The Swedish Plastics and Chemicals Federation that a standard plastic bag weighing less than 30 g could carry 20 kg. Are the American bags of lesser quality or is he buying some heavy stuff? Maybe all circles are kettlebells without handles? Wal-Mart bags, which seem pret...

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