Some thoughts about anti-virus software for Linux

Derek Broughton derek at
Sat Jan 24 14:51:52 UTC 2009

Bart Silverstrim wrote:

> Tony Arnold wrote:
>> Mario Vukelic wrote:
>>> Yeah. "in theory" just as in theory if I knew the precise location and
>>> momentum of every atom in the universe then I could use Newton's laws to
>>> reveal the entire course of cosmic events, past and future ;)
>> Sorry this is OT, but I got to thinking about this! I don't think your
>> theory is possible.
> Yes...using the laws of physics, this is supposed to be possible, just
> that we don't have the computing power to do so.

Er, no...

> And the introduction of quantum mechanics kinda snagged things a bit.

Exactly - because Heisenberg's principle says that it _cannot_ be possible 
to know both the precise location and momentum at the same time.

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