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25 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 November 2008 07:01PM

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Comment author: Brian_Jaress2 12 November 2008 02:21:01AM 0 points [-]

GreedyAlgorithm, yes that's mostly why it's done. I'd add that it applies even when the source of the ordering is not a person. Measurement data can also follow the type of patterns you'd get by following a simple, fixed rule.

But I'd like to see it analyzed Eliezer's way.

How does the randomness tie in to acquired knowledge, and what is the superior non-random method making better use of that knowledge?

Using the median isn't it, because that generally takes longer to produce the same result.