Saturday, January 9, 2021

A Sense

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:00 AM

“In a sense, we would see that change arises from
the structure of the object.”

— Nima Arkani-Hamed, quoted in
A  Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics,”
by Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine , Sept. 17, 2013.

For those who prefer less barbaric entertainment —

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Continuing the previous post's theme  

Group actions on partitions

Cube Bricks 1984 —

An Approach to Symmetric Generation of the Simple Group of Order 168

Related material — Posts now tagged Device Narratives.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dead End

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 11:24 PM

Group Actions on Partitions- 1985

Google Search- 'group actions on partitions'- June 19, 2017

The above 1985 note was an attempt to view the diamond theorem
in a more general context. I know no more about the note now than 
I did in 1985. The only item in the search results above that is not  
by me (the seventh) seems of little relevance.


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:00 PM

Log24 ten years ago today

"Here, in a strategy of simple erasure,
 the Subject masks his singularity . . . ."

— Jacques Derrida

See also the previous post and . . .

— Detail from the ending of Philip Pullman's new
     graphic novel "Mystery of the Ghost Ship"

“Design Is How It Works”*

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 PM

* See the title in this  journal.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Graphical Interfaces

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:52 AM

Thacker reportedly died on Monday, June 12, 2017.

This journal on that date —

Images including Plato's diamond on a tombstone

Thacker retired from Microsoft in February.

Friday, June 9, 2017


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:50 PM

"Among the most enchanting aspects of the Alhambra is
the constant sound of flowing water emanating from its fountains."

— Bob Taylor, commdiginews.com, January 16, 2017

See also Snow White Meets Apple and the cover of
The New York Times Book Review  from October 4, 2015 —

Cover art by Barbara de Wilde.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Snow White Meets Apple

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:19 PM

Tabletop fountain from the June 5 opening video of  Apple’s 2017
Worldwide Developer Conference

Kristen Stewart (Snow White in June 2012) as a personal shopper —

Personal shopping result —

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Banner of a Strange Device

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:34 AM

Click image for further details.

Related material — Heaven Arising in this journal.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Eight

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:00 AM

Related material: Big Apple and Nunc Stans.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Object of Beauty

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:01 AM

This journal on July 5, 2007 —

The Eightfold Cube and its Inner Structure

“It is not clear why MySpace China will be successful."

— The Chinese magazine Caijing  in 2007, quoted in
Asia Sentinel  on July 12, 2011

This  journal on that same date,  July 12, 2011 —


See also the eightfold cube and kindergarten blocks
at finitegeometry.org/sc.

Friedrich Froebel, Froebel's Chief Writings on Education ,
Part II, "The Kindergarten," Ch. III, "The Third Play":

"The little ones, who always long for novelty and change,
love this simple plaything in its unvarying form and in its
constant number, even as they love their fairy tales with
the ever-recurring dwarfs…."

This journal, Group Actions, Nov. 14, 2012:

"Those who insist on vulgarizing their mathematics
may regard linear and affine group actions on the eight
cubes as the dance of  Snow White (representing (0,0,0))
and the Seven Dwarfs—


Edwin M. Knowles Fine China Company, 1991

Friday, April 6, 2012

Spectral Theory

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 8:00 AM

“And we may see the meadow in December,
icy white and crystalline” — Johnny Mercer

“At another end of the sexual confusion spectrum….”

IMAGE- Frank Langella and Liam Neeson in 'Unknown'

The devil likes metamorphoses.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday April 8, 2009

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:12 AM

Good’s Singularity

Irving John “I.J.” Good died Sunday, April 5, 2009.

The date of his death was also Palm Sunday and the day of the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Information from Wikipedia:

Good, 92, was a cryptanalyst at Bletchley Park during World War II.

“He was born as Isidore Jacob Gudak to a Jewish family in London. In his publications he was called I. J. Good. He studied mathematics at Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating in 1938. He did research work under G.H. Hardy and Besicovitch before moving to Bletchley Park in 1941 on completing his doctorate.

At Bletchley Park, he was initially in Hut 8 under the supervision of Alan Turing…”

[Related material: the death of Turing (a major fan of the Evil Queen in Snow White) and yesterday’s entry]

Wikipedia states that “I. J. Good’s vanity car license plate, hinting at his spylike wartime work, was ‘007 IJG’…. He played chess to county standard, and helped to popularise Go, an Asian boardgame, through a 1965 article in New Scientist (he had learned the rules from Turing). In 1965, he described a concept similar to today’s meaning of technological singularity, in that it included in it the advent of superhuman intelligence:

Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any man however clever. Since the design of machines is one of these intellectual activities, an ultraintelligent machine could design even better machines; there would then unquestionably be an ‘intelligence explosion,’ and the intelligence of man would be left far behind. Thus the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make….
— Good, I. J. (1965). ‘Speculations Concerning the First Ultraintelligent Machine‘, Advances in Computers, Vol. 6.”
“Some say the symbol
of Apple Computers,
the apple with a bite out of it,
is a nod to Alan Turing.”– from “Alan Turing and
the Apple
at Flickr, uploaded
on Epiphany 2006 by guano

Alan Turing and the Apple


Above: Composite by “guano” at Flickr

Will: Do you like apples?
Clark: Yeah.
Will: Well, I got her number.
How do you like them apples?

— “Good Will Hunting

Happy Spy Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Wednesday December 20, 2006

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:26 AM

"For every kind of vampire,
there is a kind of cross."
— Thomas Pynchon  

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"Also on the card is Adrien Brody ('The Thin Red Line') as a poseur proto-punk who lives in his parents' converted garage and strips at an underground gay club. He takes heat from his former friends– the aforementioned neighborhood toughs– for affecting an English accent and wearing a mohawk…."

Rob Blackwelder review of Spike Lee's "Summer of Sam" (1999)

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"With its white community focus, Summer of Sam is something of a departure for Lee. But with its immaculate script, faultless acting and Lee's own cameo performance, it is a typical Spike Lee film. Plenty of rapid-fire, wise-cracking dialogue and hectic crowd scenes make it fraught with tension from beginning to end. Hectic, inventive, gritty, witty, edgy and provocative, no detail is too small to escape Lee's attention and no issue too large as the film's perceptive dissection of human nature moves effortlessly between humour and horror."

Andrea Henry review

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"At another end of the sexual confusion spectrum, there's Vinny's childhood friend, now turned spiky-haired punk rocker, Ritchie (Adrien Brody). Recently he's started dating Ruby (Jennifer Esposito), erstwhile neighborhood tramp. They are both redeemed by their relationship, which at least at first, involves no sex, technically. Where Vinny struggles with his culturally instilled madonna-whore complex, Ritchie's just back from a stint living in the Village, looking for an identity that's distinct from his Italian gotta-be-macho upbringing. Eventually, he gets a gig at CBGB's ('How do you spell that?' wonders Vinny), but in order to make ends meet (and pay for his new guitar), he's dancing and turning tricks at Male World, a decrepit gay club where he performs fellatio with a life-sized dummy on stage, and, you assume, with clients offscreen."

Cynthia Fuchs revew (title: "Sex and the City")

Oscar's War on Women: 

Susan G. Cole on the  
75th Annual Academy Awards,
presented March 23, 2003 —

"I watched Halle Berry wipe her mouth off after Adrien Brody, in the heat of his excitement, laid the lip-lock on her for five full excruciating seconds. She was stunned, and seemed to have no idea what had happened to her. I'll tell you what happened, Halle: it's called sexual assault."

Mephisto vs. the X-Men, Vol. 1, No. 3

The Kiss…

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Where's the Oscar
for the mouth-wipe?

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