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I feel like every few years HAKMEM pops up, without anyone mentioning that it is an inscrutable document that makes no sense to almost everyone. So I'll say it: I'd love to read an annotated HAKMEM, but on its own it's a waste of time.

@phooky It's not that weird if you know any math, just all the problems are stupidly hard. I learned a lot just trying to solve/prove a few of them.

@mdhughes there are some that are interesting and worth investigating, and there are a lot that just require a ton of non-obvious background. The very first item is very casual about fractional factorials, which is a bit of a wall to bounce off of.

@phooky "PROBLEM 96: Solve Go. About 10^170 positions."

well ok that's a straightforward problem statement

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