Monday, November 13, 2017

New from Harlan Kane

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"I wrote another book!" — Harlan Kane

The Crimson Staff

Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Emergence of Harlan Kane

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Publisher's description of a book about everything

"When the whole is greater than the sum of the parts—
indeed, so great that the sum far transcends the parts
and represents something utterly new and different—
we call that phenomenon emergence."

— Oxford University Press

Titles for Harlan Kane, from the date that
the above book's author reportedly died

Friday, January 29, 2016

For Harlan Kane

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(Author of The Abacus Conundrum )

The Galois Box

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Quantum Identity

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The title was suggested by the previous post and by
the novels of Harlan Kane.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Cruelest Month

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Continued from the April 1 posts
Apple Gate and Wonders of the Invisible World

Background music: "Like a rose under the April snow…." — Streisand

The Emergence of Harlan Kane  continues from yesterday —

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Phone Logic

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" 'This is a new category (of device) we’re talking about,'
said Andy Nuttall, HP’s director of mobility strategy.
HP introduced the device Sunday ahead of this week’s
Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain."

— Matt Day in The Seattle Times  today

See also the previous post and the recent film "The Intern."

"Buckle up!" — Harlan Kane

Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Omega Weekend

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By Harlan Kane

See Omega  (June 11, 2015).

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Man and His Symbols

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A post of July 7, Haiku for DeLillo, had a link to posts tagged "Holy Field GF(3)."

As the smallest Galois field based on an odd prime, this structure 
clearly is of fundamental importance.  

The Galois field GF(3)

It is, however, perhaps too  small  to be visually impressive.

A larger, closely related, field, GF(9), may be pictured as a 3×3 array

hence as the traditional Chinese  Holy Field.

Marketing the Holy Field

IMAGE- The Ninefold Square, in China 'The Holy Field'

The above illustration of China's  Holy Field occurred in the context of
Log24 posts on Child Buyers.   For more on child buyers, see an excellent
condemnation today by Diane Ravitch of the U. S. Secretary of Education.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Marlowe Deception*

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From The New York Times  this morning:

"David Henry Marlowe was born in Brooklyn
on June 6, 1931, the youngest of three children
of Karl and Lena Marlowe, Jewish immigrants
from Russia and Ukraine. His father sold
insurance, among other things, and his mother
ran the household.

For a time, the couple had a 'mind reading' act
on the Coney Island boardwalk, and their son
never forgot it. 'I can’t read minds, like my
parents,' he liked to say to friends. 'What I can
read is behavior.'"

For the rest of the story, see Marlowe's obituary.
For synchronicity, see this journal on the reported
date of his death.

*  "I wrote another book." — Harlan Kane

Friday, November 28, 2014

Words and Pictures

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Continued from Finder (Sept. 23, 2014)

"I wrote another book!" — Harlan Kane

From an online NY Times  obituary this morning :

"At Newsweek, Mr. Bernstein and other top editors
became known as the Flying Wallendas for
managing tasks on deadline with the seeming ease
of the famed trapeze artists. In a tribute, staff
members framed a circus poster of the high-wire
troupe and hung it in his office." 

Wikipedia on Bernstein's son-in-law :

"Married to New York Times  correspondent Nina Bernstein,
Huyssen is also a longtime friend of Nobel Prize-winning
Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk, and often hosts him when
the writer comes to the US. The two teach an undergraduate
class together at Columbia called 'Words and Pictures,'
which examines problems of visual representation in literature,
particularly theories of ekphrasis."

Ekphrasis for Bernsteins:

The Wonder Show of the World!

See also Miniature Prize —

Snow globe


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Child Buyers

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The title refers to a classic 1960 novel by John Hersey.

“How do you  get young people excited about space?”

— Megan Garber in The Atlantic , Aug. 16, 2012
(Italics added.) (See previous four posts.)

Allyn Jackson on “Simplicity, in Mathematics and in Art,”
in the new August 2013 issue of Notices of the American
Mathematical Society

“As conventions evolve, so do notions of simplicity.
Franks mentioned Gauss’s 1831 paper that
established the respectability of complex numbers.”

This suggests a related image by Gauss, with a
remark on simplicity—

IMAGE- Complex Grid, by Gauss

Here Gauss’s diagram is not, as may appear at first glance,
a 3×3 array of squares, but is rather a 4×4 array of discrete
points (part of an infinite plane array).

Related material that does  feature the somewhat simpler 3×3 array
of squares, not  seen as part of an infinite array—

Marketing the Holy Field

IMAGE- The Ninefold Square, in China 'The Holy Field'

Click image for the original post.

For a purely mathematical view of the holy field, see Visualizing GL(2,p).

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Grey Screen of Death

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For a mathematician who reportedly died on August 27

IMAGE- 'Mac for Dummies' from SNL 'Harlan Kane' sketch

"The Mac equivalent to a blue screen is a grey screen.
The info associated with a grey screen is in the kernel.log.
So you may have to look at this." 

See also Plan 9.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Space Cadets

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From this journal on June 19, 2012

Walter Gropius on space—

"Was ist Raum, wie können wir ihn
 erfassen und gestalten?"

Walter Gropius,

The Theory and
Organization of the

A book published on the same date—
June 19, 2012:

IMAGE- 'The Cryptos Conundrum,' by Chase Brandon

"… what Chalmers called the convergence of coincidence
a force majeure of unrelated events that shaped one's life,
that perhaps defined the concept of life itself.
He believed in the power of that force."

The Cryptos Conundrum , by Chase Brandon

See also Chase Brandon in Sunday's Huffington Post .

"I wrote another book."
— Robert De Niro as Harlan Kane

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The China Conundrum

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The Holy Field


"Buckle up!" — Harlan Kane, in the spirit of strategic stupidity.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Kristen Effect

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From the author of The Abacus Conundrum


Harlan Kane's sequel to The Apollo Meme


IMAGE- Kristen Wiig, 'Cock and Bull Story'

"Thus the universal mutual attraction between the sexes is represented."
Hexagram 31

Monday, December 6, 2010

In Hoc Signo

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Saturday Night Live  on December 4, 2010 —

'The Abacus Conundrum' from SNL

If you liked Harlan Kane's THE ABACUS CONUNDRUM, you'll love…



                                 New York Lottery on Sunday, December 5, 2010

Related links— For 076, yesterday's entry on "Independence Day."
 For 915, see 9/15, "Holy Cross Day Revisited," and its prequel,
 linked to on 9/15 as "Ready When You Are, C.B."

See also "Citizen Harlan" and "The Beaver."

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