mhelander writes: Dear Slashdot, the recent repeated measurements of Faster-Than-Light neutrinos seem incompatible with the model of Einstein. My question to the Slashdot community is if such measurements should also be considered incompatible with information theory? My own analysis, available in draft form at http://relevancetheory.blogspot.com/2011/11/general-theory-of-relevance.html seems surprisingly to indicate that information theory does not exclude such a possibility. I would greatly appreciate discussion with the Slashdot community on this topic to examine the consistency of my conclusion that information theory does not exclude the possibility of superluminal neutrinos and by extension that superluminal motion is not necessarily in complete conflict with the model of Einstein.
mhelander writes: In his weblog Roger Alsing describes how he used genetic programming to arrive at a remarkably good approximation of Mona Lisa using only 50 semi-transparent polygons. His blog entry includes a set of pictures that let you see how "Poly Lisa" evolved over roughly a million generations. Both beautiful to look at as well as a striking way to get a feel for the power of evolutionary algorithms.