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"You split the 100 nodes into 10 groups of 10, you route randomly to one of the groups, and then within a group you route intelligently."

And here we've re-invented the airport passport checking queue - everybody hops onto the end of a big long single queue, then near the front you get to choose the shortest of the dozen or two individual counter queues

I wonder what the hybrid intelligent/random queue analogues of the in-queue intelligence gathering and decision making you caan do at the airport might be? "Hmmm, a family with small children, I'll avoid their counter queue even if it's shortest", "a group of experienced-looking business travellers, they'll probably blow through the paperwork quickly, I'll queue behind them". I wonder if it's possible/profitable to characterize requests in the queue in those kinds of ways?

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