I've been wondering this for a long time and has never really found an answer to this.
When a game has a certain percentage chance of getting a critical hit for instance, how does it decide wether or not give you one? I don't quite understand how a computer can just randomly decide something without having a real conscience. It's not like in real life where you can flip a coin or something, it has to have a certain pattern instead, right?
I am talking about the whole file, not just character count times the number of digits to represent a character. How many digits are representing a for example ms word file of 100 words and all default fonts and everything in the storage.
Also to see the contrast, approximately how many digits are in a massive video game like gta V?
And if I hand type all these digits into a storage and run it on a computer, would it open the file or start the game?
Okay this is the last one. Is it possible to hand type a program using 1s and 0s? Assuming I am a programming god and have unlimited time.
You know, that whole "this is all computer simulation" idea? I was wondering, are there already self replicating simulations? Specifically ones that would run themselves inside... themselves? And if not, would it be theoretically possible? I tried to look it up and I'm only getting conspiracy stuff.