Category Archives: math

the continuum hypothesis having to do with the not very likely possiblity that if you put your finger down on the number line would you hit anything, and how the media often is lazy about describing things in math terms;

Raymond Smullyan’s Dracula w. Colin Meloy

I saw a book worth purchasing and someday reading, at Bell’s books, about Dracula and logic. “What is the Name of This Book:…” is the name of the book. The subhead is about the Dracula riddle. It does have a … Continue reading

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Three point one four Jumbo Elliots

I’m still trying — tri-ing — to figure out if if was me, my brother Rick or George Carlin himself who went from “jumbo shrimp” to “shrimpy jumbos” which means I will force myself to sit thru a re-listening probable … Continue reading

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3.14.15 is Pi Day

Pi Day, since about 2001 in celebration of the famous and important math ratio and irrational called Pi for the Greek letter, and generally thought of as a wee bit more than three, 3.14 or more precisely 3.1415 is Saturday … Continue reading

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Go, Dohatsuten, Giants

With a 3-2 lead and Mad Bum getting loose I shook off my catcher and signaled brothy pork ramen from Dohatsuten on St Ants only 9 min walk from Fred hello Laura Stec dive bar preview. Terry now texts me … Continue reading

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Weiss to appear at Elks Club Palo Alto September 22 at 1:11 p.m.

Palo Alto City Council candidate Mark Weiss, the minimalist who mixes Ralph Nader with Donald Judd*, will appear at the Elks Club on Monday, September 22, 2014 for exactly one minute, at 1:11 p.m. Twelve candidates will appear at a … Continue reading

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Stanford garners Fields Prize

Paul J. Cohen won the Fields Prize in 1966 for work he did on the continuum hypothesis in 1963 while living in Palo Alto, on Princeton Street in College Terrace (actually quite close to where Zuckerberg founded Facebook years later). … Continue reading

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Our Mayor Nancy Scombridae

I spoke at Council twice yesterday, once on our “parks deficit” and once on the dubious public benefit at the former JJ&F site, and both times Nancy Shepherd botched my name. (She called me “weese” once and “mike”). Reminds me … Continue reading

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