[dba-Tech] Turing Centenary

Jim Lawrence accessd at shaw.ca
Thu Jan 5 10:06:51 CST 2012

Really interesting. 

Our current mechanical computing lends itself to finite states but a Turing
design lends itself to possible infinite states...a very different concept.

Our brains work more on the Turing method (it is theorized but we really
don't know.)  Some suggest that we have a equivalent of a million cores,
that can exist in infinite states, all running in parallel...or not as it
would seem.


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[mailto:dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com] On Behalf Of Arthur Fuller
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 5:43 AM
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Subject: [dba-Tech] Turing Centenary

Since this is the Turing centenary, you may be called upon to explain what
a Turing machine is and how it works. This link provides an illustrated
guide from simple state machines up to the Turing machine, and how it can
simulate any other computer.


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