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Ray Solomonoff (1926-2009)

Cambridge, Ma. 02140, U.S.A.
Algorithms 2010, 3(3), 255-259; https://doi.org/10.3390/a30302555
Received: 12 March 2010 / Accepted: 14 March 2010 / Published: 20 July 2010
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Ray Solomonoff was always inventive. As a child, he had a lab in his parent's cellar in Cleveland and a secret air hole to vent the smoke from his experiments. He gave his friend Marvin Minsky a so-called "Hurry" clock — a clock labeled "HURRY" that ran very fast. Helped by a friend, he built a year round house in N.H. He put in thick insulation, enabling him to heat the house with two rows of light bulbs along the ceiling. I met Ray shortly after he finished this house, in 1969. I knew about foraging, so I showed him edible plants like Indian Cucumber Root. He was so happy: it was as if we found a fountain of champagne. [...] View Full-Text
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Solomonoff, G. Ray Solomonoff (1926-2009). Algorithms 2010, 3, 255-259.

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