Halting State [Charles Stross] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the year , Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is. CHARLES STROSS Halting State is the book William Gibson’s Spook Country should have been. For one thing, it’s actually about what it would (will?) be like. “Halting State” wasn’t intended to be predictive when I started writing it in . t3knomanser replied to this comment from Charlie Stross.
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Halting State (Halting State, #1) by Charles Stross
She also recently read Charles Stross’s book Halting Stateand was curious if that ahlting title referred to the halting problem. I have emailed the author, and while he declined to join the site at the moment, he was gracious enough to provide the answer to be posted:.
It was a pun; both a reference to the halting problem, and a nod to the main plot of the book an attempt to bring a small European state to a screeching halt. Yes, this is public.
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Does anyone know if that’s true, or if not, what “Halting State” refers to? Nate Kohl 6.
But so far after 10 mins of intense research couldn’t find any proof. BTW, I emailed the author.
Let’s see if he chooses to disclose the info. From memory it’s been a few yearsthe notion mentioned in the title does come up. Not the halting problem which is the problem of determining whether a program haltsbut a halting state of a dtross automaton: I have emailed the author, and while he declined to join the site at the moment, he was gracious enough to provide the answer to stroxs posted: DVK-on-Ahch-To k Charlie does participate on many online sites.
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