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On 14 Apr 2001, at 10:11, Robin Faichney wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 02:01:45PM -0700, J. R. Molloy wrote:
> > From: "Robin Faichney" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > So analog computing is a proposal intended to explain certain
> > > facts or observations?
> > No, I don't think so, and I'm surprised that you could come up with
> > such a conclusion.
> It follows directly from your claim that analog computing is an
> > (Actually, I suspect you're being deliberately obstinate, but it
> > doesn't really matter.)
> Actually, I'm not.
> > There is no such thing as an "analog computer" and hypothesizing
> > such an imaginary structure is a useless waste of time.
> I've seen at least one, that I can remember clearly, with my own eyes.
> Of course, you might be using these words in some strange way so that
> for you there's no such thing as a "real" analog computer, regardless
> of what's been done with the devices so labelled. In which case this
> becomes an issue of individual psychology, and I wouldn't wish to
> pursue it.
> > The little list of useless hypotheses is a way to help folks avoid
> > wasting time and resources on these dead ends.
> I'm impressed. Your arrogance rivals that of Joe Dees.
But fails to even distantly approach Robin Faichney's.
> Robin Faichney
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