What is information?

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by Kizmet, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  2. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    An amazing and counter-intuitive set of discoveries. Information has a minimum "size" in the physical universe, it seems, and that has effects on everything from telecommunications theory to black holes. I read recently, in a mostly non-technical source, that noise is the limit of the bandwidth of any path. I have only the vaguest dim light as to what that means but this guy worked it all out. If I ever come back after this life I want to study physics and math.
  3. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Probably I'll be a paramecium in my next life, though.
  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Be careful what you wish for. I hear it's a tough market out there, for paramecia. I want to come back as a fully-qualified, professional mecium. No para-nonsense. The pay is much better -and the para-types do all the day-to-day slogging, so you don't have to...

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  6. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    So you'd join the mainstream mecia?
  7. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    I'm here all week, folks.
  8. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    We have a winner!
  9. asjiu89

    asjiu89 member

    Message is conveyed by a set of words is information.
  10. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    You see? That article needed all those words and asjiu only needed 10.

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