Michael Mitzenmacher has a great post this morning on a humorous attempt to outsource the undecidable halting problem to GetACoder.com, complete with advice from Georg Cantor.

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What about Mechanical Turk instead of GetACoder.com ðŸ˜‰

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Is there anything in the terms of service about submitting recursively enumerable (but not recursive) tasks?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recursively_enumerable_language

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It seems as if Alan Turing has paid a visit to RentACoder:

http://www.rentacoder.com/RentACoder/misc/BidRequests/ShowBidRequest.asp?lngBidRequestId=1146467

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