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It is my contention that any and every endless loop is going to end rather sooner than later. Just for curiosity: "What is currently the longest-running known implementation of an endless loop?"

I'm in search for a technical device with an active program running an endless loop. It needs to be a known technical implementation within this universe, not some hypothetical machine / idea or abstract concept.

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    quora.com ? – Glorfindel Mar 23 '18 at 8:03
  • Your question would not be appropriate anywhere on StackExchange - we don't do list-style questions where you have to find the 'longest running x', 'biggest x' or 'most popular x' because answers can range from incorrect, to impossible to prove correct, to outright opinionated – angussidney Mar 23 '18 at 8:47
  • Thanks alot for the insight. I guess quora.com will be the most appropriate choice. – Martin Hennings Mar 23 '18 at 9:03
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    You might want to be careful with definitions in a question like that. Would a clock count as a program running an endless loop? Some mechanical clocks have been running for ages, and you could argue that they are mechanical computers. – Joonas Ilmavirta Mar 23 '18 at 12:41
  • @JoonasIlmavirta I guess no matter how careful I (not being a lawyer) would phrase a definition, someone would find a loophole. Thus I rather convey the spirit of the question. (This advice of course doesn't apply to Puzzles or PCG.) – Martin Hennings Mar 23 '18 at 13:05
  • Nevertheless, I felt restricting it to 'electrical' devices would cancel out mechanical computers performing some process. Maybe 'in code' would be sufficient? But what about code turned into hardware (FPGA for a start)? – Martin Hennings Mar 23 '18 at 13:07
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    Perhaps you should ask the Guinness Book of Records? – DavidPostill Mar 24 '18 at 17:27
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    Guys, you can stop the downvotes. :-) The correct answer to this question is 'None'. Do we really want to discourage using site-recommendation as a filter before actually posting a question? – Martin Hennings Mar 29 '18 at 9:17
  • For what it's worth, I'm sure you could find a way to format this in such a way that it would fit on Worldbuliding. – The forest of Reinstate Monica Mar 30 '18 at 5:22
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This question does not fit the criteria for any StackExchange site.

As @angussidney says:

we don't do list-style questions where you have to find the 'longest running x', 'biggest x' or 'most popular x' because answers can range from incorrect, to impossible to prove correct, to outright opinionated

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