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36 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 November 2007 07:58AM

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Comment author: Gray_Area 20 November 2007 11:15:24AM 1 point [-]

Well shooting randomly is perhaps a bad idea, but I think the best we can do is shoot systematically, which is hardly better (takes exponentially many bullets). So you either have to be lucky, or hope the target isn't very far, so you don't need to a wide cone to take pot shots at, or hope P=NP.

Comment author: [deleted] 05 May 2012 03:05:29PM *  1 point [-]

exponentially many

quadratically many, actually.

EDIT: well, in the case of actual shooting at least.