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NewsWhat happens when computers are cheaper than LEGO blocks? PinstaffTerrence Dorsey14-Oct-12 7:29 
GeneralRe: What happens when computers are cheaper than LEGO blocks? PinmemberZac Greve14-Oct-12 10:34 
GeneralRe: What happens when computers are cheaper than LEGO blocks? PinmemberLloyd Atkinson14-Oct-12 11:53 
NewsDoes Not Compute PinstaffTerrence Dorsey11-Oct-12 12:35 
One of the most basic ways to think about a computer program is that it is a device which takes in integers as inputs and spits out integers as outputs. The C# compiler, for example, takes in source code strings, and those source code strings are essentially nothing more than enormous binary numbers. The output of the compiler is either diagnostic text, or strings of IL and metadata, which are also just enormous binary numbers. Because the compiler is not perfect, in some rare cases it terminates abnormally with an internal error message. But those fatal error messages are also just big binary numbers. So here's an interesting question: are there functions which cannot be computed, even in principle on a machine with arbitrarily much storage, by any C# program?
Turing Machines and the "Busy Beaver" argument.
NewsJavaScript Made Everyone Crazy PinstaffTerrence Dorsey11-Oct-12 12:35 
GeneralRe: JavaScript Made Everyone Crazy PinmemberClifford Nelson11-Oct-12 13:33 
GeneralRe: JavaScript Made Everyone Crazy Pinmembered welch12-Oct-12 5:15 
GeneralRe: JavaScript Made Everyone Crazy PinmemberClifford Nelson12-Oct-12 6:47 
NewsRivertrail, Intel’s proposal for data parallelism in JavaScript PinstaffTerrence Dorsey11-Oct-12 12:34 
NewsAnders Hejlsberg and Lars Bak: TypeScript, JavaScript, and Dart [video] PinstaffTerrence Dorsey11-Oct-12 12:34 

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