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: the tricky bit with experiments like that, is that if you fry it enuff you get sram cells that go metastable
, rather than simply flip, and then all bets off
: it's certainly evident in period napkin notations (because yes, stuff like asimov's productions are "the napkin doodles of scientific work") ; and strictly speaking there is exactly no difference between "sentient machine" and "metastable
strange". that's exactly what sentience fucking is, metastable
: the win, when there is a win, is that you can make the jesusbolt 'stateless', i.e. if particle whacks it, it resets and retries the last cycle rather than going into metastable
: tell me this -- ever wondered why premature ejaculation is metastable
in the population ?
: (problem was , analogue rng's waveform, while meeting the signal voltage constraint, and even the rise/fall time constraints, sometimes does not meet the hold time constraint! and results in metastable
state in digital chip it is connected to
: because an ordinary logic gate can enter a 'metastable
' wedge-state if it is given a 'pathological' input transition (i.e. you try to use the output before the inputs are stable)
: but given example wasn't so bad, 'molten slag' is also a metastable
: asciilifeform isn't the probability to find a metastable
state roughlt linear with system energy ?
: asciilifeform: no need for the 74xx to melt - enough to 'get lucky' and reach a metastable
state in one or more switching elements << for pure wankeriferious interest : wouldn't supercooling it be a pill against all this ?
: no need for the 74xx to melt - enough to 'get lucky' and reach a metastable
state in one or more switching elements