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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:20 -0700
From: Bill Cox <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] Competition process

On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 7:35 AM, Marcos Simplicio <>

> Well, since it was asked: Lyra2's team is with what the panel believes
> to be the best approach, whatever that may be (and also whether or not
> our vote counts ;) )
> Actually, there is a point in any competition in which it is hard not to
> think "if only these guys had worked together from the start, we
> probably would have a much better solution combining their ideas". But
> since humans seem to bring better ideas to the table when they are
> competing instead of when they are at a "task force", competitions do
> have their purpose...

One think I like a lot about Lyra2 is that you guys adopted good ideas when
you saw them.  I have confidence that if selected as a winner, you could
work with Alexander and others to further improve Lyra2 if allowed.


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