20160727, 02:08  #1 
"Rashid Naimi"
Oct 2015
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A Different Kind of a Computer
Hi,
The point of this thread is not to propose a practical solution to any problems, but rather to start a discussion about Computing theories and principals. * Compare doing calculations on a calculator or doing calculations using a slide rule. They are 2 very different approaches. * Now It is reasonable to expect that there would be yet more possibilities than these approaches to performing calculations. * Consider 2 LC circuits with adjustable frequencies whose output are combined and the peak current is measured. The frequency of each LC circuit is precisely measured and is input to a computer along with the peak current data. * The first circuit is set to oscillate at exactly 19 Hz * The second circuit is adjusted between 1 Hz to 4 Hz * The computer can determine that 19 is prime since a maximum stable peak only occurs at 1 Hz for all integer values of 14 Hz * If the first circuit was set to resonate at 20 Hz, then the peak current values would be also present at exactly 2 Hz and 4 Hz as well as 1 Hz. Last fiddled with by a1call on 20160727 at 02:20 
20160727, 07:35  #2  
Bamboozled!
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20170625, 02:33  #3 
"Rashid Naimi"
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20170629, 11:15  #4 
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These guys ported Msieve to use a neural coprocessor. This won best paper at a huge IEEE conference.
Last fiddled with by jasonp on 20170629 at 11:16 
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