Re: virus: MS Weapon

Paul Prestopnik (
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 13:25:39 -0400

> I'm not as well read about patterns as either of you guys seem to be,
> but I think that the concept of "pattern" is a human/symbolic one. I
> would speculate that the mind builds patterns to help with comprehension
> and thereby defeat fear. I was also suggest that to realize a pattern,
> sentience is necessary. A computer can recognize what a human considers
> a pattern if taught to. I do not think any patterns exist in reality,
I dont know if you are familiar with artificial neural networks. Some of
these are very good at recognizing patterns given nothing but inputs.
(specifically hebian neural networks) ANN can also find patterns between
sets (trasformation functions) and in fact this is the reason they are most
commonly used.
-paul prestopnik