The App Compat Guy

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  • The App Compat Guy

    Single Step Selection

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    Have you ever pondered about some really amazing feature of the biological world? The eye? The ear? The sense of touch? Bird flight? These are features evolved very gradually, over many generations. The net result was something that seems incredibly impressive...
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    Mutation and Genes

    From the comments I received, it is apparent that I rushed through my description of mutation, which seems to have led to some confusion. I will attempt to rectify that shortcoming. When I speak of mutation being non-random in biological life, there...
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    Terminology and Non-Random Mutation

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    I want to take a moment to go back and review some of the terminology I have been using, to ensure that there is no confusion. The reader will kindly indulge any ambiguity in my language up to this point – I am quite literally making this up as I go along...
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    On the Nature of Software Organisms and Selection

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    In my last entry , I attempted to illustrate (hopefully with some degree of success) the reasoning behind viewing software as an organism, and all of the associated learning we may gain from such a comparison. In this entry, I am hoping to clarify this...
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    Software as an Organism

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    Can we correctly describe software as an organism? I believe that we can make a compelling argument to do exactly that. To achieve this, I first intend to run through analogies that will describe some of the correlations between software and biological...
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