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.
The final area for research is to develop an algorithm that allows a scheduler to determine either the first process or the final process to be scheduled independently of all non-optimal solutions. Our method presented in this paper requires all possible solutions be considered before an optimal solution can be determined.
A natural, ongoing question from students following lectures on integer resource allocation problems asks, "How can I obtain other optimal or non-optimal solutions for comparison purposes?" It has been our experience that students enjoy the decision analysis phase regarding resource tradeoffs after obtaining a solution to these problems by traditional means.
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