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Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Forking

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

(Continued)

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The above figure is from “Special Topics,”
a post of August 17, 2006.  That post
contains the phrase

 a scholar at a Jesuit university.

James Joyce, the author discussed in
last night’s Green October post, might
be pleased to find there are still such
scholars.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Notes at the End (Or: Green October)

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 PM

From the Spokane Spokesman-Review  today —

"Services are pending for St. Aloysius Church at Gonzaga University"

This suggests a review of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man ,
a novel by James Joyce in the Viking Critical Library containing
a brief discussion of St. Aloysius Gonzaga.

In keeping with the approach to epistemology in today's previous post

See also the link to remarks on naturalized epistemology
at the end of "Scoop," a Log24 post from the date
of the above review — July 9, 2004.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Walter’s Wake

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:12 PM

(Continued from October First)

"It gets to the end
We get to run it again"

— James Taylor,
    "One More Go Round" from
    New Moon Shine  album

Color News

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:48 PM

(Continued from yesterday's STEM and Truman Show.)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Truman Show

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:16 PM

Part I: Paranoia

" 'The Truman Show' did not single-handedly cause
Truman delusions, any more than 'The Manchurian
Candidate' caused Cold War paranoia. In the fifteen
years since 'The Truman Show' was released, its
premise has increasingly come to seem nonbizarre."
— Andrew Marantz in The New Yorker
     issue dated Sept. 16, 2013, page 35

Part II: Amen

Part III: The Magic 8-Ball

Part IV: Sinking the Magic 8-Ball

Part V: The Color of Money

STEM

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

“ ‘A babbled of green fields
— Phrase attributed to Shakespeare
quoted here on September 15th

From a New York Times  piece online today,
a quote promoting science and technology,
and a quote on aptitude :

the   STEM fields   (“STEM” being the current shorthand
for “science, technology, engineering and mathematics”),
which offer so much in the way of job prospects, prestige,
intellectual stimulation and income….

… scientific and mathematical aptitude at
the very highest end of the spectrum ….

From a post of June 9, 2013 :

… the MAA Spectrum  program —

Related material — yesterday’s posts  

  1. Post-Production
  2. Color News
  3. Noon News
  4. Knock, Knock, Knockin’
  5. Spectral Theory
  6. Bright Star

and today’s previous post.

See as well Mood Indigo.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Spectral Theory

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:24 PM

Peter J. Cameron attributes failure of his usual
link to the NASA "Astronomy Picture of the Day"
(APOD) to the US government shutdown, and
gives a substitute link.

Here is yet another substitute link, this one
specifically to today's  picture —

"All the Colors of the Sun."

Related literary remarks by Nabokov —

Among the many exhilarating things Lake taught
was that the order of the solar spectrum is not
a closed circle but a spiral of tints from cadmium
red and oranges through a strontian yellow and a
pale paradisal green to cobalt blues and violets,
at which point the sequence does not grade into
red again but passes into another spiral, which
starts with a kind of lavender gray and goes on to
Cinderella shades transcending human perception.

Pnin

Color News

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:25 AM

See also "Red October" in this  journal.

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