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# The original computing engine was trinary (0,1,2)

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### Cornette B. Meltzer

Feb 21, 2024, 6:06:14 AMFeb 21
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Imagine what the world would be like today if we had that much extra
computing power. Instead, we're stuck in a binary-based system.

### D

Feb 21, 2024, 9:07:56 AMFeb 21
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On Wed, 21 Feb 2024, Cornette B. Meltzer wrote:

> Imagine what the world would be like today if we had that much extra
> computing power. Instead, we're stuck in a binary-based system.
>
>
Quantum computing to the rescue!

### Blue-Maned_Hawk

Feb 21, 2024, 9:18:20 AMFeb 21
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A trinary computer would still be turingcomplete, and therefore exactly as
powerful as a binary one, to the degree that computing power can be
quantified.

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### Julieta Shem

Feb 21, 2024, 11:15:16 PMFeb 21
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Blue-Maned_Hawk <bluema...@invalid.invalid> writes:

> A trinary computer would still be turingcomplete

Technically, we could have a binary or trinary computer that's not
Turing complete. Turing completeness is a function of the instruction
set of the computer. Even more technically, it also requires an
infinite memory. (But when someone says---it's Turing complete---, it's
usually just meant that it's able to loop.)

### Jan van den Broek

Feb 22, 2024, 1:59:16 AMFeb 22
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2024-02-22, Julieta Shem <js...@yaxenu.org> schrieb:
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> Removed rec.sport.pro-wrestling. (Can't see any sense in that.)
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It's possible the someone just wants to fill that group with
off-topic postings.

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