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Petar Maymounkov
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Hi all,. I have a math philosophy question: Math is a system of knowledge that is unambiguously stored within an “accounting” grammar, underlying all ever written on the subject that is held in common agreement. That language is—by choice of taste and agreement—acyclic: It begins with axioms (of ...
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Yes. The issue is that when Mathematician think about math they find the notion of "double-checking" everything from axioms to present interests inhumanly difficult: and it is. But this is the wrong place to look.

That path (axioms to modern interests) is the path of history. But the path through which Math is understood by a person (the consumer of it) is not historic, rather it is through their mother tongue (whatever it may be) which as Chomsky tells us is a cyclic infinite formal system. Not acyclic.

That's all there is to it.

Because Math doesn't care to check back and "defragment", it is sticking to this acyclic system of axioms+logic which is simply—ironically in math's own terms—a local view on a large manifold (the formal system of truth), which is slightly incorrect at the fringes, the way a tangent space is not accurate away from the focus. And these inaccuracies manifest themselves into ever more tightly phrased problems of the Clay Math Institute.

They are Math language closing in on its own contradiction. Beautifully,
the process of abstracting a few very hard open problems is—surprise—Occam's razor in reverse (for physicists, this is “unification in reverse”).

I think the picture is simple and obvious.
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When I was a kid I used to spend long afternoons with my then-retired grandfather watching documentaries on all sorts of topics. The topic today is history. For one reason or another, Greek and Roman miracles of history were common on then-communist channels (of which there were only three: 1, ...
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that she was given her role in “her”. You see, I was watching through the first minutes of the movie while lying naked on the floor in my hotel room, India, with a likewise naked lady, both of us covered in oil, mine was Castor, hers was Apricot. Already five minutes into the movie, ...
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Famously the Turing Test is not sufficiently equipped to certify that intelligence has been understood (and is reproducible), because of ambiguity arising from the identity of the judge with respect to intelligence — i.e. their skills with respect to judgement of intelligence, and the overall ...
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A friend, Mark Gorton, has taken an interest in Kennedy's Assassination over the past few years. For its 50th anniversary, Mark has written up some things he's learned.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0E6GEh1ajATTXdfQjQ2ZHA3TVFCVWVUYXNCa3JIRmtjMHgw/edit?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0E6GEh1ajATM2trUTNrSHUxeXpqa0ZOUDNOQmp4V1JiQ1U0/edit?usp=sharing
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I'm using a custom theme in Gmail. You can too! #gmailthemes
Mine is called Half Moon Bay. It's a photo I took :)
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Petar Maymounkov. ↩ Back to home page. Who is Apollo Robbins? Sat, Mar 9, 2013. Interestingly, being able to say, meaningfully, who Apollo Robbins (after watching his short video) will change you permanently a tiby bit.
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Ah. Cool. But I don't think he is one man :) If you try to understand how he accomplishes his tricks on the TED talk, you might reach the same conclusion, or I might be wrong :)
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Principle: Cognitive cost should never depend on quantities.
Petar Maymounkov. ↩ Back to home page. Principle. Sun, Feb 9, 2014. Cognitive cost should never depent on quantities.
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I know Latex is compelling because of: The many OSs and UIs supported,; It's after-a-while familiar and sort-of predictable behavior,; The complexity of symbolic and graphical expression facilities available, provided by; A rich ecosystem of domain-specific typesetting, graphics, ...
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I guess you forgot the problem with page numbering/formatting and page headers / footers. No way to do this with html.
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Algorithm Design. Author of Kademlia and gocircuit.org
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  • The Go Circuit Project
    Founder, 2013 - present
  • Tumblr, Inc.
    Algorithm design, 2012 - 2013
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Computer Science, Ph.D., 2005 - 2012
  • New York University
    Computer Science, M.Sc., 2001 - 2003
  • Harvard University
    Mathematics, B.A., 1997 - 2001
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Who is Apollo Robbins? Sat, Mar 9, 2013. Interestingly, being able to say, meaningfully, who Apollo Robbins (after watching his short video)

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Petar Maymounkov. ↩ Back to home page. Principle. Sun, Feb 9, 2014. Cognitive cost should never depent on quantities.

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