The goal of the Busy Beaver game is to find “programs” that will keep a Universal Turing Machine working for the longest time before actually halting. It has been first described in 1962, and is a surprisingly difficult problem to solve for non-trivial machines.
Fascinating, right ? And probably useless.
I have no intention of getting a shot at computability problems, but I’d like to keep track and/or share of a few things that are worth more than 140 characters.
I am Mathieu Poumeyrol, a thirty-something geek based in Paris. I like designing software architecture, writing code, hunting bugs and performance or reliability issues (basically, solving puzzles). Over the last years, I’ve mostly play with puzzles in scala, mongodb, ruby, and hadoop.
I’m looking for freelance jobs.