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Dimitrios Diamantaras
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Economic theorist, lover of song and opera, web fiddler, amateur computer programmer
Economic theorist, lover of song and opera, web fiddler, amateur computer programmer

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Abington sunset 2017-04-23.
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Afternoon view at Audubon Center at Grove Mill, PA.
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Cloudy day meant soft light at the Morris Arboretum this morning. Click through for six flower photos I made.

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Indeed.

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This is AWESOME!
And now something just for fun: The second movement of Beethoven's Symphony no. 7, transformed into a Rumba.

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Well, wow.
A quick post because I don't have time to write a full piece right now: Seth Abramson has done a very serious job of connecting the dots, and a picture of direct Russian influence and/or control over key aspects of the Trump campaign and its policies is starting to emerge. In particular, we're starting to get names, dates, places, and subjects of meetings.

For those of you old enough to remember, this is reminding me a lot of what happened with Iran-Contra around the middle of 1987, when the big chunks of information started to come out. Suddenly it was going from conjectures to concrete timelines, graphs of people and who knew what and when. But unlike Iran-Contra, here the top-level principal – in this case, Donald Trump – was clearly directly in the room from the get-go.

I'd expect this to start to develop very seriously in news articles in the next few days. Questions of Congressional investigation, FBI investigation, and so on will obviously be highly politicized, and the Congressional situation in the near future will depend heavily on the aftermath of the AHCA vote later today. However, this may soon reach the scales where even reluctant members of Congress feel forced to act. I've never seen anything like this – not Iran-Contra, and not Watergate. We're heading into uncharted territory.

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Fascinating. Via +Henning Rogge
Yves Myer's Wavelet Theory (with applications ranging from watching movies to detecting gravitational waves) Nets Top Mathematics Award https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wavelet-theory-nets-top-mathematics-award/

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It was cold on the Ocean City, NJ, boardwalk today. At least it wasn't snowing or raining; just a bitter wind was blowing.
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This is a great, if depressing, essay, that, among other things, taught me the word "agnotology".
  1. Just before Christmas 1953, the bosses of America’s leading tobacco companies met John Hill, the founder and chief executive of one of America’s leading public relations firms, Hill & Knowlton. Despite the impressive surroundings — the Plaza Hotel,…

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This is great.
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