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Comment author: Roland2 09 October 2008 12:10:59AM 0 points [-]

Addendum to my last comment:

I think another way to pinpoint the problem you are adressing is: You have to be able to live years with the strong feeling of uncertainty that comes from not really knowing the solution while still working on it. A patient enduring. Saying "it's impossible" or proposing a simple but incorrect solution is just an easy way out.

Doing the "extraordinary" effort doesn't work because people just fill in their cached thoughts about what constitutes extraordinary and then move on.

So my advice would be: embrace the uncertainty!