Vanity of Vanities, all is Vanity

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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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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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

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“…disappeared from the political scene to spend…

by on May.20, 2014, under Tweet

“…disappeared from the political scene to spend more time gazing at Vladimir Putin from her backyard…” dailykos.com/story/2014/05/…

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So there is a cheap Indian paperback version of my…

by on May.18, 2014, under Tweet

So there is a cheap Indian paperback version of my book!
amazon.in/GEOMETRIC-APPR…

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Nirman defense, final in my course, visitor, gradi…

by on May.16, 2014, under Tweet

Nirman defense, final in my course, visitor, grading, entering grades. Small flood in the kitchen. What a week.

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Jewish Samurai http://t.co/szHTtB8EZe

by on May.14, 2014, under Tweet

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Congratulations to Dr. Nirman Kumar…

by on May.13, 2014, under Research

Nirman had succefully defended his phd thesis. See here for papers and stuff.

nirman_kumar

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Fair & balanced discussion of climate change….

by on May.12, 2014, under Tweet

Fair & balanced discussion of climate change. youtube.com/watch?v=cjuGCJ…

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My class notes on primality testing. http://t.co/F…

by on May.06, 2014, under Tweet

My class notes on primality testing. sarielhp.org/teach/13/b_574…

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Funny. The USA complainingly about somebody else s…

by on May.06, 2014, under Tweet

Funny. The USA complainingly about somebody else spying on the USA. newsweek.com/israel-wont-st…

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Fix the world. http://t.co/rOTT9M4GiF

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The latest trick in the grocery store: 4/$5. Q: W…

by on May.02, 2014, under Tweet

The latest trick in the grocery store: 4/$5. Q: What is the price per unit?

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Oklahoma is the new Texas.

by on Apr.30, 2014, under Tweet

Oklahoma is the new Texas.

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Gosh. Sarah Palin is stilll spewing her merchandis…

by on Apr.27, 2014, under Tweet

Gosh. Sarah Palin is stilll spewing her merchandise of religious hate: “waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.” rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/27/…

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4 hours later… Post method for html forms might…

by on Apr.25, 2014, under Tweet

4 hours later… Post method for html forms might not work if the server does a redirect operation. Live and learn.

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Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two ma…

by on Apr.24, 2014, under Tweet

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, then the rest is undecidable.

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Dimension deficit – when the argument does not mak…

by on Apr.21, 2014, under Tweet

Dimension deficit – when the argument does not make any sense because you are missing a dimension.

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Surprised by how bad “Enders game”, the movie, was…

by on Apr.19, 2014, under Tweet

Surprised by how bad “Enders game”, the movie, was.

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