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Re: Mystic numbers (Re: the secret of PI)

by japhy (Canon)
on May 04, 2001 at 16:43 UTC ( #77938=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Mystic numbers (Re: the secret of PI)
in thread the secret of PI

I like the Infinity engine (found here). It uses the notion that:
  • after one second, do X
  • after half a second, do X
  • after a quarter of a second, do X
  • after an eight of a second, do X
  • ...
That way, after 2 seconds, we have executed "X" an infinite number of times.

japhy -- Perl and Regex Hacker
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(jcwren) Re: (2) Mystic numbers (Re: the secret of PI)
by jcwren (Prior) on May 04, 2001 at 18:23 UTC

    This sounds like a variant on my patented Time Extensible Processor. The TEP projects your task far enough into the future so that it is done now. It has an interesting side effect, however. If the tasks ever stop running, it indicates the end of the universe. But because of how time and space work, you can simply pick up the machine and move it a few inches to the left or right to resume processing. At least, until that time/space thread ends.

    --Chris

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