On 6/3/07, Joshua Ballanco <jballanc / gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Oh, and just to clarify my earlier suggestion of a 56 chr random code
> generator...my rough guestimate is that it would take all the computers
> on the earth working together about 10^80 times the age of the universe
> to find the solution...

Just build a self-sustaining computer complete with time-travel
capabilities, programmed to reboot a few eons every once and a while,
and, poof there you go ... an instant solution to any NP problem!  I
wonder if Turing thought of such things.