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Help me be a (sexy) Turing machine!

I want to be a Turing machine for Halloween. I'm going to be surrounded by language nerds. They'll get it. But I need my 'fancy dress' (aka, costume) to be fantastic and I have limited time, money and supplies. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Oct 29, 2010 - 14 answers

How Does Cleverbot Work?

Where does Cleverbot's cleverness come from? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on May 21, 2010 - 23 answers

"Ludwig the last crumpet was mine!"

StoryresearchFilter: Information needed on relations between superstar Cambridge dons of the 1930s-1950s. i.e. Russell, Wittgenstein, Turing, Keynes. [more inside]
posted by greytape on May 14, 2008 - 9 answers

Can Robots Use Chopsticks?

Can robots use chopsticks? [more inside]
posted by qbxk on Apr 26, 2007 - 4 answers

What is the minimum number of states in a Universal Turing Machine?

What is the absolute minimum number of states required in a Turing Machine (that uses binary tape) for it to be able to serve as a Universal Turing Machine? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on May 1, 2005 - 3 answers

How is a Turing-complete/equivalent language defined ?

I always thought "Turing-complete programming language" meant you could write a compiler/interpreter/whatever for that language IN that language, ie. XML is not, XSLT is, C++ is for sure, I guess JavaScript could in a way...
Today I tried to check on that, and apparently it's much more abstract... or something... well I don't know for sure.
Was I wrong ? How is a Turing-complete/equivalent language defined ?
posted by XiBe on Jan 27, 2005 - 27 answers

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