Jeff Epler's blog 2019-03-09T01:33:35Z Photos, electronics, cnc, and more Jeff Eplerjepler@unpythonic.net The Drake-Howard Equation 2019-03-09T01:33:35Z 2019-03-09T01:33:35Z https://emergent.unpythonic.net/01552095215 The Drake-Howard equation is: <blockquote><i>N = R<sub>*</sub> × f<sub>#</sub> × n<sub>e</sub> × f<sub>q</sub> × d<sub>l</sub> × f<sub>c</sub> × L</i></blockquote> where <i>N</i> = the number of elder gods in the multiverse which might wish to consume our souls and <ul> <li> <i>R<sub>*</sub></i> = The number of regular languages <li> <i>f<sub>#</sub></i> = The fraction of regular languages that match at least one string <li> <i>n<sub>e</sub></i> = The fraction of self-Gödelizing strings per regular language that matches at least one string <li> <i>f<sub>q</sub></i> = The fraction of self-Gödelizing strings that are also functional quines <li> <i>d<sub>l</sub></i> = The sum to infinity of the average measure of quine islands divided by Levenshtein distance <li> <i>f<sub>c</sub></i> = The fraction of of all functional quines which can be realized by Standard Model matter <li> <i>L</i> = The time between Second Order Grand Conjunctions </ul> <p>As <i>R<sub>*</sub></i> is infinite (actually, <i>&#x200e;א</i><sub>&#x200e;1</sub>) and all other values are nonzero, it follows that the number of soul-devouring elder gods is infinite. The Drake-Howard Equation is also sometimes called <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_110">Rule 110</a>.