2015
10.27

A Flamingo’s Dream

A Flamingo’s Dream
by Aleksander Wat

Water water water. And nothing but water.
If only an inch of land! An inch of no-matter-what land!
To set one foot on! If only!
We begged the gods for that! All of them!
Water gods, land gods, southern gods, northern gods,
For an inch, a strip, a scrap of any kind of land!
No more than just to support a claw of one foot!
And nothing. Only water. Nothing except water.
Water water water.
If only a speck of land!
There is no salvation.

2015
10.25

“vilifications of the measurements” = “curse of di…

“vilifications of the measurements” = “curse of dimensionality”.

2015
10.24

This boat can handle no more than one ton of passe…

This boat can handle no more than one ton of passengers and the entertainers must weigh less than 1000 lbs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knapsack_…

2015
10.18

Always in lakes among the masterpieces Either star…

Always in lakes among the masterpieces
Either stars or pretty girls are bathing.
(Leopold Staff) leoyankevich.com/archives/256

2015
10.17

Today, 400 years ago: Something happened.

2015
10.14

Do they still give Nobel prizes for discovering ty…

Do they still give Nobel prizes for discovering typos in papers?

Asking for a friend…

2015
10.12

Why Did Anne Frank Hide Like A Coward Instead Of K…

Why Did Anne Frank Hide Like A Coward Instead Of Killing Nazis Dead Like A Real Man?
wonkette.com/594771/why-did…

2015
10.09

A cute deterministic algorithm for min-cut in undi…

A cute deterministic algorithm for min-cut in undirected graphs by Nagamochi & Ibaraki: cs.duke.edu/courses/curren… cs.elte.hu/~frank/cikkek/…

2015
10.06

Jobs, jobs, jobs

UIUC CS is hiring in theory this year. Apply now while supply lasts – we have at least 5 gazillion slots this year in all aspects of computer science, including computational mythology…

CS at Aarhus is also hiring – they are looking for a machine learning person.

2015
10.05

We are so lucky the Afghans didn’t ask the US to drop a nuclear bomb on this hospital.

2015
09.28

Gallery of figures (with source): http://t.co/ZamR…

Gallery of figures (with source): sarielhp.org/p/gallery/

2015
09.27

Nice slides for the ESA 2015 talk (made/presented…

Nice slides for the ESA 2015 talk (made/presented by Kent Quanrud): sarielhp.org/p/14/low_densi…

2015
09.25

A drawing of the levels…

Depiction of the levels in an arrangement of lines
An example of levels (and the k-level in particular) in an arrangement of lines. Here is the ipe source.

2015
09.22

A picture. From http://t.co/lMi9L4bubh http://t.co…

A picture. From sarielhp.org/pictures/x/peo… http://t.co/WEIg34JSgu

CPj_j8wUkAAc1Iy

2015
09.21

Via reddit : he could not stump the trump.

Via reddit : he could not stump the trump.

2015
09.21

Remember good old days when people could view post…

Remember good old days when people could view postscript? Well, I dont either. Converted my phd to proper pdf…
sarielhp.org/p/99/phd/phd_t…

2015
09.16

Random graph with 600 vertices, formed by the unio…

Random graph with 600 vertices, formed by the union of 3 random permutations.
(expander)
sarielhp.org/misc/blog/15/0…
sarielhp.org/misc/blog/15/0…

2015
09.15

SODA accepted papers…

SODA 2016 accepted papers
Accepted papers with abstracts.

Thanks Robi!

2015
09.15

Accepted SODA papers with abstracts http://t.co/sl…

Accepted SODA papers with abstracts wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/~robi/SODA16-A…

2015
09.15

Accepted SODA papers… http://t.co/YCrvYtJ0Z7

Accepted SODA papers… wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/~robi/SODA16-A…

2015
09.13

!שנה טובה ומתוקה לכולם

Happy and sweet year to everyone! (Sounds better in Hebrew).

2015
09.12

Supply side Jesus… http://t.co/a4ok9RljCn

Supply side Jesus…
beliefnet.com/News/2003/09/T…

2015
09.11

14 years had passed since the 9/11. Time flies.

14 years had passed since the 9/11. Time flies.

2015
09.11

2/3.

2/3.

2015
09.11

SODA notifications are starting to arrive…

SODA notifications are starting to arrive…

2015
09.09

The USA to declare victory and withdraw from Texas…

The USA to declare victory and withdraw from Texas.

2015
09.03

See here.

2015
09.03

The new middle-east: Enough hate for everyone!

The new middle-east: Enough hate for everyone!

2015
09.01

An Israeli Arab author (Sayed Kashua) spending tim…

An Israeli Arab author (Sayed Kashua) spending time in UIUC: An article in the New Yorker. newyorker.com/magazine/2015/…

2015
08.31

Mission accomplished : “Now watch this drive!” on YouTube – youtu.be/Z3p9y_OEAdc