0676: "Abstraction"

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Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

Postby ysth » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:33 pm UTC

You are confusing dumb and ignorant.
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Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

Postby Coyne » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:11 am UTC

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Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

Postby faunablues » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:06 am UTC

I am surprised that there are so few responses that involve Maru.

Yes, I too wish Maru was my friend Catherine. None of my cats have an interest in boxes. It's blasphemy.

It doesn't help that there's the Maru blog:
http://sisinmaru.blog17.fc2.com/

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Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

Postby phillipsjk » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:33 am UTC

BioTube wrote:
The_Barbarian wrote:And, yes, I know x64 is in widespread use, and very unlikely to go away. But I can try!
Debian uses it, at least. Of course, this has lead some idiots to try and install the IA64 version on an AMD64 machine("but it's an Intel!") and at least one COMPLETE MORON to ask about the AMD32 version.


I read that as saying Debian uses the "x64" term. IA-64 refers to the Itanium that was never really a consumer processor. I think Intel wanted to kill the x86, but AMD produced their own 64-bit x86 chip that was backwards compatible. And it was popular. The term amd64 is confusing to novice users who don't know the history. Few people complain the term "Intel x86" is confusing: they understand that the AMD chips implement the Intel instructions. I guess it is a little unexpected that the larger company would implement the instructions of the smaller company.

Karilyn wrote: Anyway, why are we talking about Vista instead of Windows 7?


Windows 7 is a point-release of Vista.
Windows Vista: NT 6.0
Windows 7: NT 6.1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_NT#Releases
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Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

Postby Lurking Grue » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:19 am UTC

I read about the cat jumping in the box and can only wonder: if the cat jumped in the box, the box closed itself, and the right mechanisms (radioisotope, Geiger-Müller counter, hammer, vial of poison) were in the box, how much more strain would the x64 endure to compute both possible states of the cat?

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drewster1829 wrote:
Lurking Grue wrote:I read about the cat jumping in the box and can only wonder: if the cat jumped in the box, the box closed itself, and the right mechanisms (radioisotope, Geiger-Müller counter, hammer, vial of poison) were in the box, how much more strain would the x64 endure to compute both possible states of the cat?


Is it dark inside of the box? Wouldn't the cat get eaten by you in the next turn? (unless the cat had a lantern to turn on) 8)


On the next turn, the cat will both be eaten and not eaten until you look.
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Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

Postby drewster1829 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:23 am UTC

Lurking Grue wrote:I read about the cat jumping in the box and can only wonder: if the cat jumped in the box, the box closed itself, and the right mechanisms (radioisotope, Geiger-Müller counter, hammer, vial of poison) were in the box, how much more strain would the x64 endure to compute both possible states of the cat?


Is it dark inside of the box? Wouldn't the cat get eaten by you in the next turn? (unless the cat had a lantern to turn on) 8)
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Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

Postby ZeroSkulleton » Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:21 am UTC

Made me think of the Ruler of the Universe from the Hitchhiker's Guide. lol

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Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

Postby sagenought » Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:43 pm UTC

xpsmiley wrote:I believe he was talking about this cat.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdhLQCYQ-nQ



This is vintage Maru : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHZUPJji6w

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Re: "Abstraction" Discussion

Postby doggitydogs » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:50 pm UTC

westrim wrote:
demadaha wrote:I like my Vista laptop and feel bad for it when people diss it for issues that almost exclusively happened in the first month of launch or to dunderheads who didn't upgrade their computer AND the OS.


Then explain why this happened to me:

2005: Get fancy-schmancy computer with Windows XP. Works perfectly.
2007: Upgrade to Vista. Immediately start experiencing crashes. Later, it stops allowing me access to my CD drives, then to my second hard drive.
2007: Reinstall Vista, continue experiencing problems.
2008: Redownload and reinstall Vista, continue experiencing problems.
2008: Downgrade to Windows XP. Works perfectly.
2009: Upgrade to Windows 7. Works perfectly.

In December of 2009, when you posted this, W7 had been out for a couple months. You should know that W7 didn't experience all the complaints of Vista, and people didn't get any smarter about upgrading during the time between their releases. So why did people experience so many more problems with Vista?

Also: word 46. It that an apostrophe ( :( ) or an offshoot from the bar on the T ( :) ) ?


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