John Allsup writes: I have been a/.er since my early undergraduate days (before there were user accounts). I am 987 on/., the highest 3-digit UID with distinct digits!
Anyway, the P vs NP problem fascinated me as a postgraduate when my main area, Peano Arithmetic, was going nowhere. It is a long story, but I happened upon an angle which made the problem easy. Trouble is I got overexcited, as I am prone to, got asked to see a doctor, who referred me (coercion and all that) etc. Short story is I got force medicated by psychiatrists and it took me just over eleven years before I found this easy angle: medication filesystemchecks your brain that hard sometimes. Anyway, it occurred to me again, I got the filesystemchecking thing written down, and the sketch is at:
(please mirror rather than slashdot please — this is a personal web account)
I wonder if some/.ers interested in theoretical comp. sci. or the fate of the million dollars could sanity check the logic. I don't give monkeys, and am disillusioned with academic research to the point that a career as a mental health patient seems more appealing.
John Allsup writes: Psychiatry is a dangerous medical cult, and has been from the start. I am slightly less confident of the latter, but am still pretty damned certain. See my wiki, esp. SoundMind and note that this is slashdot user 987 speaking here: I've been with you guys faithfully since before you had user accounts.
John Allsup writes: I have been reading through copyright law (UK, since that is where I live) and have noticed that they talk about 'sound recording's and yet never define them clearly in the context of digital information. Is there are non-absurd legal definition of 'sound recording' that makes sense in the age of the modern digital computer? I began thinking this through whilst writing content for a lightweight wikiwiki site.