Why not? If I used an EA to get it, that basically means “I don’t know how to solve the problem, so I’ll just use the best method I know of for trying random solutions”.

Also, I’m the world record holder at looking like myself, that doesn’t mean that I’m smarter than anyone else, particularly in the sense of knowing how to build a person that looks like myself.

“I don’t know how to solve the problem, so I’ll just use the best method I know of for trying random solutions”

If your random guessing will provide a (previously unknown) solution, very well. But it probably won't.

I am not talking about "maybe it would", I talk about "it did, indeed".

I’m the world record holder at looking like myself

Everybody has few such records, but those are worthless. Some people however, solved a difficult puzzle. On this particular site I gave you a link, such a competition is going on. Maybe it reminds so... (read more)

Open thread, July 16-22, 2013

by David_Gerard 1 min read15th Jul 2013305 comments

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If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post (even in Discussion), then it goes here.


Given the discussion thread about these, let's try calling this a one-week thread, and see if anyone bothers starting one next Monday.