The following information is personal.
I mean, very personal. Look:
I was born in the 20th century in
an even year, multiple of a prime number larger
than 100 and smaller than 150. I never lived
contemporaneously with Einstein.
The number of letters of the month
(in English) that I was born in is a prime.
If you subtract 1 from the day of
the month I was born on you get a prime number,
from which if you subtract x and then
multiply the result by the same x, you get how many
days the month of my birth has, while x is an odd prime and a
divisor of the year I was born in.
I used to offer “100$” to those who
would tell me my year, month, and day of birth. Later I
realized that many people could not see through the joke
(you know, 100 $’s), and were sincerely asking for
$100. So I removed the silly bait. Still, if you do take
the time to solve the puzzle before contacting me
(assuming it is within your abilities), I will appreciate
For my email address, click here.
You have been warned, more personal details follow. (Don’t even think of clicking on those links!)
I was born in Edessa, a
small town in Macedonia, which, as all
of you know, is a region of northern Greece.
I speak Greek (fairly well), and English (passably).
I have no religion, no
profession, no income, no expectations. But I do have
I studied at the computer
science department of Indiana University at
Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A. My research
has been in cognitive science; specifically, in visual pattern recognition,
and the Bongard Problems. But I think my life would be very dull if
I didn’t have the chance to learn also about astronomy, biology (and creationism), classic literature, cognition,
geology, language, math, philosophy, physics, religion, as well as about some social issues.
thought I should repeat once more that I worked on the Bongard problems. Last time I did a web search for “Bongard”
I found more than a dozen links to companies having
Bongard in their title. Who wants to know about Bongard
enterprises! The only interesting Bongard-stuff is the
Bongard problems. Of course, if web indexing engines
become so smart so as to understand what I am doing here,
I will not need to be concerned with Bongard problems
anymore: the problem of implementing true human-level
intelligence will have been solved. So, gentle reader,
follow the link above, and have a nice Bongard-solving