Vanity of Vanities, all is Vanity

A quote

by on Jul.31, 2014, under Literature, Quotes

At the sight of the still intact city, he remembered his great international precursors and set the whole place on fire with his artillery in order that those who came after him might work off their excess energies in rebuilding.
— The tin drum, Gunter Grass

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git time travel in emacs: http://t.co/7eEkXNzJ2q

by on Jul.30, 2014, under Tweet

git time travel in emacs:
emacsredux.com/blog/2014/07/2…

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Birthday party for Foo Foo the poodle, topless con…

by on Jul.29, 2014, under Tweet

Birthday party for Foo Foo the poodle, topless consort, a buffoon prince, and a military takeover. #nottheonion theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2…

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Academic assholes and the circle of niceness http:…

by on Jul.28, 2014, under Tweet

Academic assholes and the circle of niceness thesiswhisperer.com/2013/02/13/aca…

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21st century, and yet the rain still surprises us….

by on Jul.26, 2014, under Tweet

21st century, and yet the rain still surprises us. Not much progress since the cave man after all.

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Bielefeld Conspiracy http://t.co/BOU8WptwSv

by on Jul.24, 2014, under Tweet

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When is there going to be peace in the middle east…

by on Jul.22, 2014, under Tweet

When is there going to be peace in the middle east? Always relevant… sarielhp.org/blog/?p=524

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akype no longer works on Debian unstable, 64bits.

by on Jul.22, 2014, under Tweet

akype no longer works on Debian unstable, 64bits.

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Pistil, petals, sepals, anthers, and pedicel. That…

by on Jul.21, 2014, under Tweet

Pistil, petals, sepals, anthers, and pedicel. That is all. ext.colostate.edu/mg/gardennotes…

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Nirman Kumar’s phd thesis is here: http://t.co/AFK…

by on Jul.18, 2014, under Tweet

Nirman Kumar’s phd thesis is here: sarielhp.org/p/others/nirma…

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Bye bye, and thanks for all the machinery

by on Jul.16, 2014, under Research

The SoCG community had decided to leave the ACM. There is a good discussion of the topics involved on the making socg blog. The Rubicon had been crossed, the kosher sausage had been cut, etc.

I expect other conferences to leave the ACM in the near future. Of course, it is very hard to predict, especially the future…

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Incidences: Lower Bounds (part 2) http://t.co/8Ybc…

by on Jul.13, 2014, under Tweet

Incidences: Lower Bounds (part 2) wp.me/p3rVDw-yp via @wordpressdotcom

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Adam Sheffer has a blog on combinatorial geometry

by on Jul.13, 2014, under Research

Add Sheffer has a blog about combinatorial geometry and other typos.

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Bus owner who tried silencing Yelp, reddit critics…

by on Jul.10, 2014, under Tweet

Bus owner who tried silencing Yelp, reddit critics faces new e-harassment arrest arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20…

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Even the NYT started spelling Brazil as Bra7i1.

by on Jul.10, 2014, under Tweet

Even the NYT started spelling Brazil as Bra7i1.

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As the saying goes “90 minutes late, 7 goals short…

by on Jul.08, 2014, under Tweet

As the saying goes “90 minutes late, 7 goals short”.

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Was the Brazil-German match fixed? Let the conspir…

by on Jul.08, 2014, under Tweet

Was the Brazil-German match fixed? Let the conspiracy theories begin…

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As usual, the German-Brazil game was predicted by…

by on Jul.08, 2014, under Tweet

As usual, the German-Brazil game was predicted by Monty Python: youtube.com/watch?v=ejTTJm…

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Why people leave israel… http://t.co/cQWA1HoWyZ

by on Jul.05, 2014, under Tweet

Why people leave israel… haaretz.com/mobile/.premiu…

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SODA 15 update. Roughly same # abstracts submitte…

by on Jul.03, 2014, under Tweet

SODA 15 update. Roughly same # abstracts submitted as prev year (~560). People, the secretary is not the problem (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary…).

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Who is Gabriel?

by on Jul.02, 2014, under Research

Gabriel graphs (wikipedia) are named after Ruben Kuno Gabriel, who invented the biplot. The Garbriel graph was suggested as a way to cluster together closeby localities, a notion that is somewhat similar in feel to some of the ideas used in curve reconsturction. The original paper is from 1969, and appeared in a biology journal. The other author of this article is Robert Sokal a biostatistician, that developed Numerical taxonomy (i.e., clustering of biological data).

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Look on the bright side – there is 0% chance of sn…

by on Jun.30, 2014, under Tweet

Look on the bright side – there is 0% chance of snow today in Urbana.

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Peace in the middle-east, how delusional these wor…

by on Jun.28, 2014, under Tweet

Peace in the middle-east, how delusional these words sound now.

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And so it began: the buildup to WW I . A 100 years…

by on Jun.27, 2014, under Tweet

And so it began: the buildup to WW I . A 100 years ago.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassina…

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And the other paper also got accepted to the compl…

by on Jun.25, 2014, under Tweet

And the other paper also got accepted to the complement. Oh well.

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One FOCS submission accepted to the complement. Le…

by on Jun.25, 2014, under Tweet

One FOCS submission accepted to the complement. Lets see what happens to the other one.

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Ooops. Missed half of the relevant literature on m…

by on Jun.22, 2014, under Tweet

Ooops. Missed half of the relevant literature on maximizing overlap of polygons.

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F35 is a lemon. Serious software problems, suppose…

by on Jun.17, 2014, under Tweet

F35 is a lemon. Serious software problems, supposedly. youtube.com/watch?v=mxDSiw…

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Population growth in the Urbana-Champaign area: ht…

by on May.25, 2014, under Tweet

Population growth in the Urbana-Champaign area: google.com/publicdata/exp…

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http://t.co/IZ9UiJL9HE

by on May.25, 2014, under Tweet

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