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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 02:47:42AM +0200, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> > Don Armstrong wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > > The human brain is way too limited for that task. Just explain me
> > > > how your brain interprets a bitstream which represents a JPEG of
> > > > non-trivial size. :-)
> > > 
> > > Not particularly well, but I'd imagine that there are people out there
> > > who wouldn't have that much trouble with it. Moreover, while
> > > difficult, it's not something that's inherently impossible.
> > 
> > It is, simply because the human brain can't handle more than 7+-2 items
> > at the same time ("The magical number seven, plus or minus two", may
> > even show up some google results for it). So a human is rather limited
> > WRT algorithmic complexity.
> That's bogus. A digital logic circuit can't handle more than two items
> at the same time, but has little problem with algorithmic complexity.

If it has to remember more than 2 items for that algorithm, it has
the same problem.

> You only need to visualise one image at a time to interpret JPEG
> anyway.

For a useful result you need some sort of "external memory".


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