“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

That quote perfectly expresses my tier philosophy. Great quote.

Anyway, I found that quote on the page of some UCLA math professor. Check out his bio if you want to feel particularly underachieving. The guy was born in ’75. Participated in the International Math Olympiad at ages 11-13. Finished Master’s by 17, PhD in Math at Princeton by 21. Whoa. And he’s into anime.

Anyway, a friend sent me to his diversions page. There are a bunch of puzzles there. Particularly hard is a sliding block puzzle. In case you’re bored or something. There’s a link there also to AI and classic games which is pretty interesting. This AI Scrabble program is apparently the best in the world and has revolutionized Scrabble strategy by showing that defense is insignificant. That’s actually really interesting.

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