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ronsavage 
If you can solve the halting problem, I look forward to your Nobel Prize! 
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jeffreykegler 
I'll explain Ron's joke for some readers who may not be into this stuff  the Halting Problem might be called the basis of Theory of Computation. You cannot determine, in general, if a program will halt. 
23:15 
jeffreykegler 
If I disproved it, I'd erase a vast proportion of the results in Theory of Computation, including one of my own about the parsing of Perl syntax being undecidable. 
23:16 
jeffreykegler 
To put it mildly, this is about as likely as my getting a Nobel Prize for Mathematics, which is pretty hard since there isn't one. 