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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Another Damned Dyslexic

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:11 PM

The Importance of Being Ernst —

In the above Wikipedia revision today, the anonymous user “Redactedentity”
found that the article Kummer surface omitted Kummer’s first name
and so changed “authorlink=Ernst Kummer|last=Kummer” to
“authorlink=Ernst Kummer|last=Ernst Kummer.” This fixed the
omission but makes no sense as a statement of parameters.

“Redactedentity” was apparently unable to read the following page,
which explains that “last=” is for the author’s last  name —

Of course, this revision may be merely an instance of trolling or of
the sort of humor sometimes found among  people with the following
interests:

See also Pazouzou.

Friday, June 13, 2014

It’s 10 PM

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:00 PM

"The wind of change is blowing throughout the continent.
Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness
is a political fact."— Prime Minister Harold Macmillan,
South Africa, 1960

"Lord knows when the cold wind blows
it'll turn your head around." — James Taylor

From a Log24 post of August 27, 2011:

IMAGE- 'Group Theory' Wikipedia article with Rubik's cube as main illustration and argument  by a cuber for the image's use

For related remarks on "national consciousness," see Frantz Fanon.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Crimson Tide…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:59 PM

A sequel to Wednesday afternoon's post on The Harvard Crimson ,
Atlas Shrugged (illustrated below) —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11A/110427-CrimsonAtlas500w.jpg

Related material found today in Wikipedia—

A defense of Rubik by 'Pazouzou'

See also Savage Logic (Oct. 19, 2010), as well as
Stellan Skarsgård in Lie Groups for Holy Week (March 30, 2010)
and in Exorcist: The Beginning (2004).

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