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 Post subject: Making a science out of applied idiocy
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:24 pm 
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Making a science out of applied idiocy
By Richard Jinman for The Guardian


The research paper was clearly the work of experts. It had a long, baffling title and its authors were familiar with key topics such as "simulated annealing" and "flexible modalities".

Submitted to the World Multiconference on Systematics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI), a computer science event to be held in Florida in July, it was promptly selected for presentation.

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 Post subject: Re: Making a science out of applied idiocy
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:36 pm 
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Here's the link to their research website:

http://www.pdos.lcs.mit.edu/scigen/

It explains what they do, and why. There was at one point a collection taken up to have them attend the conference, and give a randomly generated talk, but it looked like the conference people located their wits, and rescinded their offer.

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