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ppauper
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Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

January 12th, 2019, 11:31 am

RIP
we discussed his possible proof of the Riemann Hypothesis a while back
 
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Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

January 14th, 2019, 8:00 pm

ppauper is a mathematician and a REAL*4 programmer.. could be worse ... GOTO

  o  Real Programmers aren't afraid to use GOTO's.

  o  Real Programmers can write five-page-long DO loops without
     getting confused.

  o  Real Programmers like Arithmetic IF statements -- they make the
     code more Interesting.

  o  Real Prograwmers write self-modifying code, especially if they can
     save 20 nanoseconds in the middle of a tight loop.

  o  Real Programmers don't need comments -- the code is obvious.

  o  Since FORTRAN doesn't have a structured IF, REPEAT ... UNTIL, or
     CASE statement, Real Programners don't have to worry about not using
     them.  Besides, they can be simulated when necessary using assigned
     GOTO's.
I understand where you are coming from, but I feel this is a bit of gatekeeping. Sometimes even with the cleanest code, comments are immensely useful. Obviously you should be striving to come up with the most self-descriptive variable names, but still. 
 
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Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

March 12th, 2019, 11:15 am

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Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

March 21st, 2019, 9:46 pm

Karen Uhlenbeck, Uniter of Geometry and Analysis, Wins Abel Prize
for mathematics which shapes the philosophy of science
 
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bearish
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Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

March 22nd, 2019, 1:32 am

Very well deserved, as best as I can tell. Although I'm way out of my league here...
 
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Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

April 6th, 2019, 12:07 pm

Karen Uhlenbeck, Uniter of Geometry and Analysis, Wins Abel Prize
for mathematics which shapes the philosophy of science
Impressive stuff (for all I know).

The Uhlenbeck of O-U fame was her father in law by the look of it.
 
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Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

April 9th, 2019, 10:41 pm

Able prize: " "to give the mathematicians their own equivalent of a Nobel Prize.""

Able prize NOK 6 mill, 
Nobel prize SEK 9 mill.
NOK/SEK 1.08

"equivalent" ?? so yes must be for theoretical math only, not applied!
 
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Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

April 9th, 2019, 10:46 pm

The spell checker got you (I hope). Although it should have been consistent and insisted on Noble, too.
 
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Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

April 9th, 2019, 10:48 pm

some pay attention to grammar others to numbers, four types of brains! left, right, up and down brains!
 
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Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

April 10th, 2019, 7:51 am

some pay attention to grammar others to numbers, four types of brains! left, right, up and down brains!
Abel is your countryman, I would expect correct spelling ;)

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?” And the Lord said, “What have you done? 
 
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Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

April 10th, 2019, 7:58 am

some pay attention to grammar others to numbers, four types of brains! left, right, up and down brains!
Abel is your countryman, I would expect correct spelling ;)
Duch origin "The Abel family originated in Schleswig and came to Norway in the 17th century."

what was his 1823 method about "In 1823 Abel wrote a paper titled "a general representation of the possibility to integrate all differential formulas". "He applied for funds at the university to publish it. However the work was lost, while being reviewed, never to be found thereafter" 
 
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Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

April 10th, 2019, 8:37 am

You mean Deutsch? It is also said that the kings of Norway also inherited the title of duke of Schleswig (in the 14th century).
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Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

April 10th, 2019, 8:53 am

sorry I meant Duchy (the devil is in the details)

Hartogdom Sleswig now divided by the Danes and Germany
 
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Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

April 10th, 2019, 3:11 pm

sorry I meant Duchy (the devil is in the details)

Hartogdom Sleswig now divided by the Danes and Germany
Sure?
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