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;

Gunn rolling 7s

Gunn football Titans or Big Red are seventh in the CCS in scoring, 267 points or thirty-eight-and-one-seventh points per outing. And number three in the county, behind only Los Gatos and Leigh of San Jose. Twenty-one of 93 teams exceed … Continue reading

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By Hilbert writ, by Manning sealed

Barbara Manning wrote and recorded an original song as a tribute to mathematicians like Cantor, Goedel, Hilbert, Cohen and Good Will Hunting. lyrics It’s hard to be the only one who knows something that’s true To stand alone as colleagues groan
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Twenty five years of Dawn Richardson drums

Dawn with Four Non Blondes circa 1994 Dawn with Mental 99 (Joe Gore Dawn Richardson duo) 2010 There’s more to say but for now I tagged this “music” “sfmoma’ “sex” I forget when I split “sex” and “sfmoma” into two … Continue reading

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Fifty seven eighty one skidoo

NOFX VS ‘Nolf’ NOFX is a punk band of considerable renown that features two Jewish members and has a set titled “Two Heebs and “ something, and on that flimsy basis I watched part of their recent podcast video as … Continue reading

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Erno Rubik four states

I met a Stanford student who set the world record for solving the cube while juggling.

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Diptych

1) Marguerite is my neighbor although I’ve only met her once or twice;2) Jesse her daughter I’ve not quite met, but I know her husband, her kids and her mother in law;Good luck Jesse Fletcher Ladomirak running for School Board! … Continue reading

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Abel VS Fields

The Times has an obit of Louis Nirenberg 94 “one of the great mathematicians: winner of the 2015 Abel prize the math worlds equivalent of a noble. Them‘s fighting words to friends and survivors of Paul Jake Owen the fields … Continue reading

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Painter who can describe CH

At Gallery House, there are two cityscapes of NYC by Mitun (Balman) who also, I discovered, studied math well enough to, several years later, after Berkeley, describe CH (by Paul J. Cohen) with considerable depth. I wish I could have … Continue reading

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Improv trio to crash The Mitch

A trio of improvisational instrumentalists comprising Scott Amendola, drums; Trevor Dunn, upright bass and Phillip Greenlief clarinet convene Friday, October 11 at The Mitch, as part of the ongoing Earthwise Productions assault on the normal comfy tranquility of South Palo … Continue reading

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One millón runs, twenty thousand players, five hundred Venezuelans

Bryan Reynolds of the Pirates, a former Giant, beat his old team the other night, blowing a fine start by Mad Bum. I noticed on the leading online baseball reference that he is listed as the nineteen thousand and somethingth … Continue reading

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