From: Jon Hanna (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jun 08 2005 - 10:43:13 CDT
Mark E. Shoulson wrote:
> Jon Hanna wrote:
>> Still a rare case, but enough to demonstrate that heuristics cannot be
>> 100% accurate. More likely cases may occur with other encodings.
> A heuristic that's 100% accurate is called an algorithm, not a
> heuristic. Heuristics are for when that's the best we've got.
Yeah, that's why I used one word and not the other.
But really the point isn't one of convincing each other here, but of
saying to others "sorry, this isn't a magic wand".
-- Regards, Jon Hanna "It is the most shattering experience of a young man's life when he awakes and quite reasonably says to himself, 'I will never play The Dane.'"
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