[Wellington-pm] Meeting this Tuesday (October 11th)

Andrew Maguire ajm1170 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 19:38:41 PDT 2016

I recall the phrase from Stephen Hawking's book:


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> On 11/10/2016, at 10:46 AM, Grant McLean <grant at mclean.net.nz> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2016-10-11 at 10:09 +1300, Cliff Pratt wrote:
>>> On 10/10/16 10:56, Douglas Bagnall wrote:
>>>> On 10/10/16 09:30, Grant McLean wrote:
>>>> Steve's going to talk on "Fibonacci in Perl 6".  I'm planning to reprise
>>>> my talk on solving problems using the "exact cover" algorithm - unless
>>>> everyone's already seen that.
>>> Is that the thing with the turtles?
>>> I have been thinking about that for years.
>>> Douglas
>> Turtles?
> The backstory is that our family had a puzzle which involved arranging a
> set of tiles. Each tile had pictures of turtles on it and you needed to
> arrange the tiles so that the head of a turtle on one tile matched the
> tail of a turtle on the adjacent tile. The puzzle was fun for a while
> but then I thought "why don't I just write a program to solve this?".
> This talk covers the highs and lows of the journey that followed.
> Cheers
> Grant
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