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Re: Dissident versus ASP



On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 04:31:48PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:
> > The claim is that:
> > 	Dissident test + Practical objections == Can't close the ASP loophole
> > and, furthermore that that equality goes both ways. That is that
> > the Dissident test is just another way of saying that the only ways
> > you're allowed to close the ASP loophole are ones which are practically
> > unreasonable.
> Sorry, when I say I agree with this claim, I mean the => direction.
> The <= direction is surely false; for example, I formulated the
> dissident test long before the ASP loophole (of any sort) had ever
> been pointed out to me.

Huh?

"I never thought about a number bigger than 10^128, therefore a^b *
a^c = a^(b+c) is surely false for numbers that large"

You're not making any sense.

Cheers,
aj

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