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Little Fuzzy is the name of a novel by H. Beam Piper. It is generally seen as a work of juvenile fiction. The story revolves around determining whether a small furry species native to the planet Zarathustra is sentient. Along the way a gentle kind of libertarianism that emphasizes sincerity and honesty is advocated. The book was followed by two sequels: Fuzzy Sapiens and Fuzzy Bones. Henry Beam Piper (March 23, 1904 - November 11, 1964) was an American writer of science fiction. ... Juvenile has a number of uses: A juvenile can be an individual organism that has not yet reached its adult form, maturity or size; for humans this is called a child. ... Sentience is the capacity for basic consciousness -- the ability to feel or perceive, not necessarily including the faculty of self-awareness. ... This article is about libertarianism, a liberal individualist philosophy favoring property rights (the most common meaning of the term today). ...


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Fuzzy logic tutorial. (3115 words)
Fuzzy logic is used in system control and analysis design, because it shortens the time for engineering development and sometimes, in the case of highly complex systems, is the only way to solve the problem.
Fuzzy logic is the way the human brain works, and we can mimic this in machines so they will perform somewhat like humans (not to be confused with Artificial Intelligence, where the goal is for machines to perform EXACTLY like humans).
It is based on fuzzy perceptions, fuzzy truths, fuzzy inferences, etc., all resulting in an averaged, summarized, normalized output, which is given by the human a precise number or decision value which he or she verbalizes, writes down or acts on.
Little Fuzzy - H. Beam Piper (787 words)
Little Fuzzy is the first of three science fiction novels by H. Beam Piper that take place on the planet Zarathustra, which has been settled by a million humans so far.
Little Fuzzy looked the can over, decided that the lid was a member of the class of things-that-screwed-onto-things and got it off.
He mentioned that to Little Fuzzy, who was calmly retrieving the empty cartridges, Then, rubbing his shoulder where the big rifle had pounded him, he went in and returned the weapon to the rack.
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