Hello Cruel World
Thursday, February 17, 2005
Other kinds of fireworks elsewhere
see also http://rampagingpms.blogspot.com/
(also see frinstance Friday ... Toy Blogging for February 11th (following
Hunk Blog on Thursday))
http://www.boxjamsdoodle.com/ (I'm looking at St Valentine's Day version)
http://www.strangeradiation.com/gallery/gates (photos of Central Park with
Tammet is calculating 377 multiplied by 795. Actually, he isn't
"calculating": there is nothing conscious about what he is doing. He arrives
at the answer instantly. Since his epileptic fit, he has been able to see
numbers as shapes, colours and textures. The number two, for instance, is a
motion, and five is a clap of thunder. "When I multiply numbers together, I
see two shapes. The image starts to change and evolve, and a third shape
emerges. That's the answer. It's mental imagery. It's like maths without
having to think."
Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen
Aspect, May 2004, $24.95, 343 pp.
Since Ian Stewart is an enormously published Mathematician and science
writer, and Jack Cohen a biologist who has worked with SF authors before,
this work is extraordinarily interesting to Mathematical Biologists
What I Want: I want to awaken from this terrible dream, and find him
sleeping contentedly beside me, and not for the first time, or the 100th.
Thought you might like to know. Testing the new Google Maps service with some locations in Noo Yawk, I got the following response: "We could not understand the location Times Square." (I saved this as an image file too, just to show people.)
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