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"Generative-space word clouds" http://www.kmjn.org/notes/generative_space_word_clouds.html

Generative music described by crowd sourced descriptions.
Marco Scirea, a PhD student who Julian Togelius and I work with, built a generative-music system that is parameterized by two control axes. Our goal here is to understand what effect varying those axes has on listeners' perception of the music. The axes did not come from nowhere, of course, ...
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"Snow" http://www.the-american-interest.com/2015/02/18/snow/

And please comment if the referenced books seem familiar.
As record snows blanket Boston and there is no sign of Al Gore producing A More Inconvenient Truth, it's time to look at the cognitive defenses of ideologues.
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Marred by its dismissal of Palestinian activism, as the U.S. support for Israel's current status and long-standing policies matches his description perfectly.
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"“Ia! Shub-Niggurath! The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand..." http://hplovecat.tumblr.com/post/110710842461
“Ia! Shub-Niggurath! The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young!” ― H.P. Lovecraft ”The Whisperer in Darkness”
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Dear #lazyweb,

What science-fiction novels borrow structure or organization technique from John Dos Passos's USA trilogy?

Come on, you underemployed English Literature majors!

I suspect Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy and Walter Jon Williams in his cyberpunk Hardwired and plasm fantasies.

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And I did email Mr. Williams. No response yet.

EDIT: I got a very prompt reply, quite poilte. Mr. Williams hasn't read Dos Passos either.
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Alright, +Eric Raymond​, I need a neologism for the funny suggestions made by my phone. It often replaces you with thou, and satisfies with satyriasis.
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+Eric Raymond thank you. (And thank you for not speculating why my phone associates "satyriasis" with "satisfies."
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Topsight can be hard to get. Word clouds provided this when used over a notebook.

ping: +Sacha Chua , +Bryan Thrall 
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Neat idea, but I doubt it would prove superior to simply accumulating and mailing batches of loose-leaf paper notes to a scanning service.
Back in 2008, I proposed the idea of a scanner club which would share high-end scanning equipment to rid of houses of the glut of paper. It's a harder problem than it sounds. I bought a high-end Fujitsu office scanner (original price $5K, but I paid a lot less) and it's done some things for me, ...
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oh man, so many ways this could suck
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“I felt the strangling tendrils of a cancerous horror whose roots reached into illimitable pasts and fathomless abysms of the night that broods beyond time.” ― H.P. Lovecraft ”The Lurking Fear”
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The H.P. Lovecat tumblr is all sorts of awesome!
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Cue Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth.
 
“Mathematistan” by Martin Kuppe

This detailed map of the landscape of mathematics was designed by Martin Kuppe as part of his recent YouTube video Mathematics: Measuring times laziness squared. As well as being humorous, the picture also illustrates the relationships between the major areas of mathematics, such as algebra, geometry, topology, and analysis. The picture is very detailed and is worth viewing at high resolution.

The video, which you can see at http://goo.gl/3Rg8jd, is well worth twenty minutes of your time. It gives an overview of mathematics in a way that should be comprehensible to an intelligent general audience. The sense of humour in the videos reminded me of the writing of Douglas Adams. Something I found especially remarkable is that the video manages to explain the gist of what algebraic topology is in a few minutes, without getting technical. (Algebraic topology aims to understand topological structures by associating algebraic objects to them.)

The map contains various visual and verbal jokes about mathematics; some of these are explained in the video, but others are not. I liked the names of the plains: have a look for the Complex Plain, the Projective Plain and the xy-Plain. The buildings in Statistigrad look like normal distributions and histograms. The fields in the picture are actual fields, but this is a reference to the algebraic notion of a field, which roughly speaking is a structure in which one can do addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. (This is not directly related to the use of the term field in physics.)

As an algebraist, I particularly enjoyed the Califate of Al-Gebra, with the Al separated as if it were an Arabic article. This is appropriate because the English word algebra comes from the Arabic term al-jebr, meaning “reunion of broken parts”. In case you're wondering, califate is an acceptable variant spelling of caliphate.

I was very surprised that Martin Kuppe/Zogg doesn't have a much bigger following on social media, given the high quality of his output. You can follow him as ZoggFromBetelgeuse on YouTube, or as ZoggTheAlien on Twitter. One of his recent tweets contains links to various versions of Mathematistan, including this picture.

(Found via +Mrinal Singh.)

#mathematics #scienceeveryday
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"Cautionary Tales on Bitcoin Security" https://bitcoinmagazine.com/19186/cautionary-tales-bitcoin-security/

Excellent advice on password management. I have an annual recurring resolution to change all my passwords every year.

So should you!
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