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Mathematician, artist, father, circus performer, musician.

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Great talk, Mark.

Proud to say I knew this guy when he was breeding bugbears. Now he's going to help us live forever.

mike  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Collatz conjecture

I've "wasted" happy hours with this.

Wrote a post about it when I was writing a blog for the Norwegian national math education center:


I'm re-inspired by those pics! Gonna fire up Processing now and play... maybe find a new way to visualize, maybe just find a new way to lose a few hours...

mike  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: If thoughts could kill?

Interesting. A rapidly self-correcting problem!

You're the best around, nothing's ever gonna keep you down!

mike  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: If thoughts could kill?

Looks great - thanks for that!

mike  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: If thoughts could kill?

Thanks for pointing me to the 2-minute twilight zone project. Wonderful!

Finally bowing to public pressure, Trump visited the island and mockingly tossed rolls of paper towels to residents, apparently to suggest they could easily clean up the "flooding" themselves.

Listened to Damn the Torpedoes last night, reliving some golden moments from my youth. That album was always on hand in my 76 Camero.

Thanks for the music, Tom.

mike  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: If thoughts could kill?

Yeah, I'd have to imagine there would not be a lot of people left after not so long. Small isolated groups who kill anyone they meet, because better to kill than be killed.

Dynamics would also depend on how hard you have to think, how long it takes to kill, and if anyone would know if it was you or could tell you were thinking someone dead while you were doing it.

If everyone carried guns, for example, we would all be wiped out because anyone could see you killing another person and be able to react accordingly. Being able to kill without consequences, from the comfort of your living room for example, would be catastrophic.

mike  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: A short atmospheric music piece I made


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