non-optimal solution

non-optimal solution

(Or "sub-optimal solution") An astoundingly stupid way to do something. This term is generally used in deadpan sarcasm, as its impact is greatest when the person speaking looks completely serious.

See also Bad Thing.
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"There is no room for a non-optimal solution in our energy framework", said Prime Minister Abbasi while chairing a meeting on the energy sector.
"There is no room for the non-optimal solution in our energy framework," emphasized the PM.The prime minister reiterated the commitment that measures for eliminating loadshedding were on track and 'our focus is ensuring a bright future for Pakistan'.
Chairing a meeting on energy sector here at the PM Office, he said, 'There is no room for non-optimal solution in our energy framework.'
This condition results in a non-optimal solution replacing the actual optimal solution.
Thirdly, the group must know the importance of having a devil's advocate, someone questioning decisions, as it is very easy to converge too quickly into a non-optimal solution. Just because everyone is biased towards a specific solution does not make it the best one.
This suggests (1) the need for proper control is crucial for peak-setting days and (2) not selecting the best non-optimal solution can mean large cost penalties (about 1.4 at the 25th percentile in Los Angeles and 1.15 in Boston).
The same conclusions as before can be drawn: (1) the need for proper control is very crucial for peak-setting days and (2) not selecting the best non-optimal solution can mean large cost penalties.
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