# Turing Complete

*In computability theory, a system of data-manipulation rules (such as a computer's instruction set, a programming language, or a cellular automaton) is said to be Turing complete or computationally universal if it can be used to simulate any single-taped Turing machine. The concept is named after Alan Turing. A classic example is lambda calculus.* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_completeness

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Strange things that are Turing Complete:

- lots of stuff http://beza1e1.tuxen.de/articles/accidentally_turing_complete.html
- Magic The Gathering card-game (see Role Playing Game) http://www.toothycat.net/~hologram/Turing/
- MineCraft http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/20219/is-minecraft-turing-complete
- Cellular Automata rule-110 - New Kind Of Science
- and Conway's Game Of Life

- DwarfFortress http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/1223:_Dwarf_Fortress

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