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Posted by Aurino Souza on September 6, 2002 14:23:16 UTC

" An 'algorithm independent of time' is meaningless. The only way I can see that an educated man would claim an algorithm "independent of time" is if that man was clueless as to the modern definition of time "

Luis, I find this comment embarassing. That Dick doesn't make himself clear is a legitimate complain; that you don't understand something triviel is, I'm sorry to say, embarassing.

What Dick means by "independent of time" is that the algorithm should be the same regardless of when you apply it. He's just rephrasing the common assumption that the laws of physics don't change with time. It has absolutely nothing to do with time not being a variable in the algorithm, and the fact that you cannot understand that is, well, embarassing.

Good luck next time

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