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Note to self: find out what co-nondeterminism is, and make sure not to use it. [Oct. 14th, 2008|08:38 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
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In class a few days ago:

My theory professor: *writing on the board* So, if you wanted to prove this, how would you do it?
Kid sitting a couple seats away from me: *starts to say something*
Professor: Whoa, whoa, whoa! You're using co-nondeterminism. That's like using an ICBM to kill a fly.
Everyone: *silence*
Kid: ...But it works, doesn't it?
Professor: Using an ICBM to kill a fly? Not particularly well.

That's when I snorted and nearly spilled my coffee. School is awesome.

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[User Picture]From: keystricken
2008-10-15 12:57 am (UTC)
Barring landfall in the North or South Poles, an ICBM will kill a lot of flies. Just not any particular one, particularly.
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[User Picture]From: jes5199
2008-10-15 02:49 am (UTC)
google co-nondeterminism and see whose blog pops up.
there's a bright young grad student discussing it.
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