Rule Update: 5'000 Byte per day Relaxation of Improvement Threshold

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James Bowery

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Mar 2, 2021, 1:25:31 PMMar 2
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From the Hutter Prize FAQ:

Why do you grant a 'discount' of 5'000 Byte per day?

The contest went big early 2020, but so far no-one was able to beat the baseline. The discount has been introduced to ease participation and guarantee eventually at least one winner. The discount is around 1.5% per year, so should allow a first winner within a year, or at most two. The reason for the incremental discount is to prevent a quick win by whoever notices the discount first.  

by...@byronknoll.com

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Mar 2, 2021, 1:44:40 PMMar 2
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Nice, this seems like a good rule to introduce.

On the homepage, the rule is stated as: S:=S1+S2 < L := 116'673'681(previous record) - 5'000×(days passed since 1.1.2021).
Should that '-' be a '+' instead? The size should be increasing over time.
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