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Specified Complexity Made Simple

Historical Backdrop Specified complexity is the legitimate offspring of the mathematical theory of information. You wouldn’t know that, however, from reading what’s said about it on the internet. Take the opening sentence of the Wikipedia article on specified complexity: “Specified…

Google Overreach

Below is a long Twitter/X post about Google repackaging blogger Nate Hake’s content and thereby making it unnecessary to visit his blog, thus undercutting his business. The person who writes the commentary below, Sean Kaye, makes a good start. But…

Conversations with ChatGPT

Off the cuff, I’ll sometimes ask ChatGPT questions that come to mind. There need be no rhyme or reason to the questions I pose. But sometimes ChatGPT provides responses that I find interesting and worth sharing. I’ll keep adding to…