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"I study the Digi-Comp II, a wooden mechanical computer whose only moving parts are balls, switches, and toggles. I show that the problem of simulating (a natural abstraction of) the Digi-Comp, with a polynomial number of balls, is complete for CC (Comparator Circuit)". A nice short example, with some interesting discussion on what the Digi-Comp can and can't compute and why.

to complexity computability cs digicomp mechanica retrocomputing theory ... on 11 July 2014

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