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Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween Meditation

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:27 PM

Box Office Report —

"Only a peculiar can enter a time loop."

'Only a peculiar can enter a time loop' — Nov. 21, 2016

A post from Halloween season seven years ago last Saturday

Related material — This morning's "Highway 61 Revisited."

Reply to a Creepy Christmas Message

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:01 AM

In memory of Marian Cannon Schlesinger,
who reportedly died on Saturday, October 14, 2017

University Diaries  on December 25, 2016

"You could say UD  currently sits (she’s in the library
at five AM) at the pinnacle of elitism; you could say
she ain’t climbing any higher than atop this soft
leather chair resting on one of the gargantuan rugs
Galbraith or Galbraith junior brought back from India
or Afghanistan. But it’s only the trappings. What’s
been able to be held in amber. This place is the
genuine Henry James (Harvard Law, 1872):
The affluent society, expansive, sedate; and
the cry of pain almost out of earshot."

Presumably UD  means the noted author Henry James.
A fact check does not bear out her "Harvard Law, 1872" remark.

For this Halloween season, a creepy passage from James —

Highway 61 Revisited

Filed under: G-Notes,General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 10:13 AM

"God said to Abraham …." — Bob Dylan, "Highway 61 Revisited"

Related material — 

See as well Charles Small, Harvard '64, 
"Magic Squares over Fields" —

— and Conway-Norton-Ryba in this  journal.

Some remarks on an order-five  magic square over GF(52):

"Ultra Super Magic Square"

on the numbers 0 to 24:

22   5   18   1  14
  3  11  24   7  15
  9  17   0  13  21
10  23   6  19   2
16   4  12  20   8

Base-5:

42  10  33  01  24 
03  21  44  12  30 
14  32  00  23  41
20  43  11  34  02
31  04  22  40  13 

Regarding the above digits as representing
elements of the vector 2-space over GF(5)
(or the vector 1-space over GF(52)) 

All vector row sums = (0, 0)  (or 0, over GF(52)).
All vector column sums = same.

Above array as two
orthogonal Latin squares:
   
4 1 3 0 2     2 0 3 1 4
0 2 4 1 3     3 1 4 2 0 
1 3 0 2 4     4 2 0 3 1         
2 4 1 3 0     0 3 1 4 2
3 0 2 4 1     1 4 2 0 3

— Steven H. Cullinane,
      October 16, 2017

Meta Property

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 AM

From The New York Times  this morning —

Where the Journey
is the Destination

A writer finds emotional solace on some of
Norway’s scenic remote roads, which have been
transformed into architectural wonders.

By ONDINE COHANE   OCT. 16, 2017

. . . .

"… another project conceived along these routes is
the Juvet Landscape Hotel, designed by the architects 
Jensen & Skodvin, and the creepy, if incredibly appropriate
aesthetically, setting for the 2015 film 'Ex Machina.' "

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