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[Arguing against genetic algorithms and evolution]

Think about it for a minute: Software does not exist on the computer, but rather in the minds of software engineers.

Vanderzyden, Internet Infidels 19 Comments [8/1/2002 12:00:00 AM]
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Papabear

Damn. I've paid a lot of money over the years for imaginary software?

2/24/2006 5:27:41 AM

Redhunter

Sometimes I feel that it takes a lot of smarts to come up with something so unbelievably stupid.

6/29/2006 10:37:11 AM

Mr_Vorhias

I bet you still use an Amiga, don't you.

2/2/2008 8:10:55 PM

deathbird

So, here I am at 1.30 in the morning on an IT helpdesk getting paid large amounts of $$$ for solving issues with glitched vaporware? Gotta love it!

2/3/2008 2:27:56 PM

Kafine

I'm logging onto your brain right now.

2/3/2008 4:30:49 PM

Hawker Hurricane

And there is no spoon.

2/3/2008 4:45:30 PM

aaa

I just hacked my mind. You'd be amazed how well Python suits to neural networks.

4/13/2010 11:05:25 AM

...

And I'm not typing on a keyboard. It's all MENTAL THINKING!

4/13/2010 11:09:59 AM

Swede

How is it possible to be that stupid? Does it hurt?

4/13/2010 11:16:58 AM

GigaGuess

Then kindly tell me how my computer accesses it's programmer's brain to run itself, if the software isn't actually in the computer.

4/13/2010 11:19:22 AM

agentCDE

...are you on drugs?

4/13/2010 1:49:31 PM

anti-nonsense

he says this while using a computer with a web browser installed (software) to post on a forum (software).

Epic fail.

4/13/2010 3:46:54 PM

Nicole

Whaaaaaaaaaaat?

12/4/2011 4:03:05 PM



think about what happens when you unplug your hard drive ? computer stops working.

siftware does occur first in the mind of the deigner but then he writes it down , and puts it in a form your computer can run.


12/4/2011 10:06:20 PM

rw23

So when I fall asleep do my databases stop running routines and my web sites stop delivering responses?

Fuckwit.

12/5/2011 1:45:14 AM

urbenmyth

So, using this incredibly bizzare analogy, Is Vanderzyden arguing that evolution only happens because biologists mentally will it to happen?
Because if so, that's the most awesome explanation for life on earth ever- "Richard Darwkins retroactivly imagined us into existence!"

12/5/2011 6:50:09 AM

Quantum Mechanic

So I don't need any RAM?

3/27/2012 7:43:20 AM

Kuyohashi

So, when I open up Photoshop, I'm actually connecting to the minds of the fine folk over at Adobe? Like...a digital version of Being John Malkovitch?

Wow...just...fucking...wow...

2/26/2013 4:23:05 PM

Blarghonius

Just like food exists in the mind of the ground!

2/26/2013 5:51:45 PM
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