SV: Capacity of the brain

BBReynolds bbreynolds at aol.com
Sun Sep 12 23:17:51 EST 1999


In article <37dc0d72_1 at news1.one.net>, "Ian Young" <iyoung at one.net> writes:

>Hell, your dog can learn to catch a frisbee pretty quick. That's a lot
>of computation there, buddy. My computer can barely draw a 3d landscape,
>much less gauge it's position in one, and then plot an intercept course
>between
>itself and a flying object, through visual means.
>
>Although, my computer can do square roots pretty damned fast.
>I, however, cannot. And I bet your dog doens't even have a clue what
>a square root is.

My dalmation fails on frisbee catching, because she can never get her K&E
LogLogDuoDeciTrig sliderule to work "tooth and claw" fast enough to make the
"catch it here" calculations.

--
Bruce B. Reynolds, Systems Consultant:
Founder of Trailing Edge Technologies, Glenside PA and Niles IL:
Sweeping Up Behind Data Processing Dinosaurs




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