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Topic: A BLATENT FLAW in Cantor's diag proof
Replies: 111   Last Post: Jun 14, 2010 6:15 PM

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 jbriggs444@gmail.com Posts: 203 Registered: 2/6/09
Re: A BLATENT FLAW in Cantor's diag proof
Posted: Jun 8, 2010 9:57 AM

On Jun 8, 9:14 am, William Hughes <wpihug...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 8, 10:06 am, jbriggs444 <jbriggs...@gmail.com> wrote:
>

> > Non-terminating decimals are not a problem for this output
> > convention.  At a guess, lines 2 and 3 at least are just
> > such digit sequences (pi and e).

>
> You live on a very strange planet.  On my planet line
> 2 has five digits and line 3 has four digits.

I flatter myself that I understand roughly where Herc is
heading. His algorithm has not yet generated the remaining
digits on lines 2 or 3. As he wrote, it's just getting
ready to output the next digit on line 1.

This overlooks the fact that he promised us an algorithm
and in its place gave us some partial output.

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