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Quite likely wrong

I like reading paragraphs like this:

Deolalikar’s paper is 102 pages long and less than about 48 hours old, so nobody has yet read it carefully. ... The consensus among the experts who have at least skimmed the paper seems to be that it is a) not crazy (which already puts it in the top 1% of papers that have addressed this question), b) teeming with creative ideas that are likely to have broad applications, and c) quite likely wrong.

(The paper in question tries to answer the P vs NP problem, a fundamental question in computer science that nobody knows the answer to, and which is quite well explained in lay terms here.)

{2010.08.12 - 17:36}

Comments:

1 Kerry (2010.08.13 - 11:23) #

yes...

um

...quite

2 Colin (2010.08.16 - 16:22) #

Hmmm, true. But I did like the line though :-)

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