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About Fred56

  • Birthday 04/03/1956

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  • Location
    Auckland, NZ
  • Interests
    piano, guitar, computer games, philosophy, fixing things
  • College Major/Degree
    BSc. Computer Sc.
  • Favorite Area of Science
    hard to say
  • Biography
    Typical kiwi bloke


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  1. That is not a definition of it. Like I said, your brain is stuck.
  2. "It depends on context."
  3. In the sense that all information we acquire is something that we are. We expend some part of "ourselves" (in thermodynamic terms) in order to acquire. Evolution follows this sense of accumulation, and "improvement" or "direction", i.e. purpose. Life and evolution are purposeful, then. Hey, some f**kwit keeps posting garbage.. Maybe there's more than one of them? But if that's all he has in that thing he thinks is a brain, maybe I should be feeling sorry for him.
  4. I certainly hope so, he's starting to piss me off, just a little. So how come no-one who claims to know, can actually say anything meaningful about entropy? Except for non sequiturs like" Entropy isn't change"?? What a bunch of idiots... But at least you're all "Generally quite harmless"
  5. Like I said, and I'm right (coz I know) I reckon so.
  6. Hey, this is my bridge - go find your own, you goddam goblin.You have absolutely no idea what entropy is do you? You can't post anything that suggests you have the slightest notion, so resort to graffitos. I'd say you don't know much of anything else. You're just a monkey looking for nits to pick out and chew on. A goddam jabbering little monkey.
  7. Have you got something stuck? Please, do lay this down; let's see if it gets up again.
  8. What's a scientist? No-one who disagrees with entropy = change can claim to be one' date=' can they? They might be people who understand enough to hold some job down, but someone who says it's [b']wrong [/b]to say "Entropy and change are the same" can't be very educated about what entropy is. IMO. But then I'm not a scientist like you guys. Now tell me I'm all wrong, go on. I present everything I've posted in this and other threads on the topic, only. And any 'discussions' with you 'scientists' about it, which never seem to come to any conclusion. What do you think this refers to? What does dispersal without change suggest? Really?
  9. NO, YOU IDIOT. His son's on the keyboard, you ning. You know, that Jesus dude (I call him J -coz he hands lots of them around). It would help if you could learn to spell. Do you want some help?
  10. Good for the bird. I can hear a bird right now. Since we're totally OT: It's a tui. It's 4:15 am and this bird is calling away sort of plaintively (but this is my imagination, I don't think tuis get plaintive); here smack in the middle of suburbia there's a native bird on a pohutukawa tree, singing the same kind of thing that they would have centuries ago, when all this city wasn't here. Now that's plaintive. Mezzopiano, maybe.
  11. Good one. So you think Claude Shannon, John von Neumann, Turing & co., are wrong in saying you can measure entropy based on uncertainty? Here's my take (from the usual source): Intuitively, the combined system contains H(X,Y) bits of information: we need H(X,Y) bits of information to reconstruct its exact state. If we learn the value of X, we have gained H(X) bits of information, and the system has H(Y | X) bits remaining of uncertainty. H(Y | X) = 0 if and only if the value of Y is completely determined by the value of X. Conversely, H(Y | X) = H(Y) if and only if Y and X are independent random variables. In quantum information theory, the conditional entropy is generalized to the conditional quantum entropy. The conditional quantum entropy is an entropy measure used in quantum information theory. It is a generalization of the conditional entropy of classical information theory. The conditional entropy is written S(ρ | σ), or H(ρ | σ), depending on the notation being used for the von Neumann entropy. John von Neumann provided in this work a theory of measurement, where the usual notion of wave collapse is described as an irreversible process (the so called von Neumann or projective measurement). Unlike the classical conditional entropy, the conditional quantum entropy can be negative." --wikipedia.org i.e. Thermodynamics does not apply (except in an equivalent -but inverse- sense) Comments? Has where? What does a photon do with this energy it carries around? What happens to a photon when an electron absorbs it? Where does it go? The same place it goes when it turns into excitons in that optical fibre. It "vanishes". P.S. If there are some who are unable to see what this thread is on about; that it doesn't seem to present a coherent discussion, I suggest the following meditation: Why do you want it to "mean something" to you? If it isn't transparent, post a question, fer chrissakes. Don't just assume that YOU know anything about what I'm saying. At all. P.P.S. I can be rude and insulting too. But this is pointless, surely. Now children, really
  12. Fred56

    Think Tanks

    I didn't feel like putting a moniker on everything I changed. So I put these things "()" around it instead. I left it up to the reader to decide. Does anyone have any idea who this Janis is?
  13. My room's got the one I practise on, and there's this sort of 'corner of my eye' one, with this dude all in black; I keep trying to tell him I can't hear a thing he's playing (the ones in my east and west naves are too loud). The bishop told me to just ignore the guy, so it's cool. Jimi, Claude, and Sergei should be back with Ron later --later Ron. (we're working on this Pavane thing...)
  14. It isn't not a blog too. Why don't you blog off, and go blog someone else?
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