[sci.math] Re: Danger: Turing Machines!

From: Michael Stemper (mstemp...)

Subject: Re: Danger: Turing Machines!
From: Mensanator <[email protected]>
Newsgroups: sci.math

On Jun 4, 6:19 pm, "[email protected]-deja.com" <[email protected]-
deja.com> wrote:
> I was walking this morning very early, still waking up, and as I was
> passing through some construction zone, I saw the following sign:
>
>        WATCH OUT FOR TURING VEHICLES
>
> Well, I said to myself, this might be those Turing machines created by
> |-|erc as an attempt to prove that the the set of real numbers is
> countable. Oh well ... Then I looked again. Alas, the sign actually
> said:
>
>       WATCH OUT FOR TURNING VEHICLES
>
> That's all, folks.
>
> PPJr.

The reason you have to be careful is because you can never tell
whether or not it will halt.

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