Xanthir wrote:MathDoofus wrote:↶Xanthir wrote:They're just two inputs. The Oracle device takes two inputs. One *must* be a box of machine parts, the other can be *anything*.
OK. Why does Oracle take two inputs, and what's the significance?
Because Oracle's first input is a box of machine parts. Oracle wants to figure out what the machine will do if it's assembled. A machine's behavior can change based on what you feed it, tho - some inputs make it explode, others don't. So you have to give it an example input, so it can answer the question "If we assembled the machine in this box, and gave it this input, would it explode or not?".
Does this make sense so far?
Why do the machine and the input need to be separate? How about just giving the Oracle a machine and asking whether it'll blow up or not?