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by Omar
July 17th, 2003, 10:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Profound Quotes
Replies: 642
Views: 227030

Profound Quotes

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by Omar
July 17th, 2003, 11:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Profound Quotes
Replies: 642
Views: 227030

Profound Quotes

<t>A man who knows that the Earth is round, but lives amongst men who believe it to be flat, should keep his mouth tightly shut, and not risk arrest, imprisonment or even death. If He has blessed the idiots, which is why they are always happy, why should a man disturb the peace?~Omar, Cruise of the ...
by Omar
July 15th, 2003, 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Why didn't Mandelbrot get the Nobel
Replies: 75
Views: 193620

Why didn't Mandelbrot get the Nobel

<t>There is also the possibility that everything that Mandelbrot has ever talked/written about, and that is widely known to the public under his name, is actually (technically) due to someone else. I vaguely recall attending lectures in which I've heard that fractals, fractal dimensions, etc, etc, a...
by Omar
July 12th, 2003, 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Why didn't Mandelbrot get the Nobel
Replies: 75
Views: 193620

Why didn't Mandelbrot get the Nobel

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by Omar
July 10th, 2003, 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Why didn't Mandelbrot get the Nobel
Replies: 75
Views: 193620

Why didn't Mandelbrot get the Nobel

Quote Debreu is the one who, when he won, a math prof friend of mind said..."great, so you get a Nobel for proving that you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket....Adam knew this...".Simon Herbert won it for saying that people don't behave rationally.
by Omar
July 10th, 2003, 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Why didn't Mandelbrot get the Nobel
Replies: 75
Views: 193620

Why didn't Mandelbrot get the Nobel

<t>Quote Like Einstein, the other great mathematician who was also a great physicist in the 20th century, he worked on central problems in physics and came up with new mathematics to solve them. I beg to differ. I would say that Einstein (by all accounts that I'm aware of) was not a mathematician at...
by Omar
July 5th, 2003, 12:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Were the U.S. and U.K. lying about Iraqi WMD?
Replies: 482
Views: 204260

Were the U.S. and U.K. lying about Iraqi WMD?

The children asked him if to kill was not a sin."Not since he looked so fierce", his mother butted in."If looks could kill it would have been us instead of him".
by Omar
July 4th, 2003, 3:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who was the greatest 20th century novelist?
Replies: 396
Views: 207374

Who was the greatest 20th century novelist?

<t>Quote I think Russians are simply smarter than the rest of us.I don't know if they are genetically smarter, but as a community, they surely know more mathematics than any other single community. I used to hear about the Russian advanced high schools, where teenagers learnt Western postgrad level ...
by Omar
July 1st, 2003, 1:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Profound Quotes
Replies: 642
Views: 227030

Profound Quotes

He: "You're a cokehead!"She: "You're a fag!"An exchange between a pillar of society and his wife (both are now happily dead), according to a new book.
by Omar
June 27th, 2003, 3:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is there meaning in our Nicknames?
Replies: 70
Views: 192074

Is there meaning in our Nicknames?

Could whoever "knows" Samudra, ask him to come back, please? Please?
by Omar
June 27th, 2003, 6:30 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Riding the Yield Curve
Replies: 30
Views: 193366

Riding the Yield Curve

<t>Quote Many books have been written about LTCM, but one I definitely can advise is 'Investing Money' by Nicolas Dunbar. The title is more like Inventing money. Anyway, I found it biased against LTCM in general, and Meriwether in particular. I don't think any serious, in-depth analysis of what happ...
by Omar
June 27th, 2003, 12:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who was the greatest 20th century novelist?
Replies: 396
Views: 207374

Who was the greatest 20th century novelist?

<t>Quote reading books is like sex. it's a lot less embarrassing to just try it than to ask somebody what it's like (let alone tell other people what you think it's like when you don't know). Another aspect of the similarity is that you can easily tell when someone talks about it, but doesn't know w...
by Omar
June 26th, 2003, 1:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who was the greatest 20th century novelist?
Replies: 396
Views: 207374

Who was the greatest 20th century novelist?

Quote c'mon, 'greatest'? I don't know what this means at all. It's the sort of discussion one used to have at lower high school. Didn't you?
by Omar
June 26th, 2003, 5:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Longest Day of the Year
Replies: 46
Views: 191668

The Longest Day of the Year

<t>Quote If anything, it's the opposite. When the large area of asphalt is overheated by the sun the overlying air tends to convect. That's how you get local thunderstorms over metro areas.I'm sure you're right. However, in this particular case, I prefer my own theory, in which it was not supposed t...
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