September 19, 2017

Be creative.

“If you’re not busy being born, then you’re busy dying” (Bob Dylan). 

Be creative.

Fareed Zakaria - interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson on Climate Change

Mathematicians...

“Mathematicians are finite, flawed beings who spend their lives trying to understand the infinite and perfect.”  
Bruce Schechter, My Brain is Open: The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdős

September 7, 2017

Minimal yellow: presenting itself to consciousness


Monstrul verde - pe inserat...


Tedeschi Trucks - The Sky is Crying @ Royal Albert Hall

One of the best covers of "The Sky Is Crying", Elmore James' blues standard... I can's stop listening. In a comment, somebody says "i don't think it's too much of a stretch to remember Janis Joplin while listening to Susan Tedeschi sing"

"The Sky Is Crying" is a song that has become a blues standard. It was written and recorded by Elmore James in 1959. Called "one of his most durable compositions", "The Sky Is Crying" became a R &B record chart hit and has been interpreted and recorded by numerous artists. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sky_Is_Crying_(song)

Oaspete in prag de toamna

September 3, 2017

Ultima rugaciune

Fie ca viata sa evolueze iarasi si sa conduca la fiinte suficient de constiente sa realizeze ce ni s-a intimplat.

August 21, 2017

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon is the twentieth studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on November 2, 1992. [...] Music website Classic Rock Review named Harvest Moon its album of the year for 1992. It earned the 1994 Juno Award for album of the year. Matthew Greenwald of AllMusic described the melody of the title track as "positively gorgeous". The album continued Young's commercial and critical resurgence following Freedom and Ragged Glory, eventually outselling both of those records. The song "Harvest Moon" topped the AARP's list of "16 Songs Everyone Over 50 Should Own."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_Moon_(album)

August 9, 2017

Pe "green track" cu Dalma

Pe "green track" la ONU, cu Dalma - Jack Russell Terrier mix, adusa din Romania pe 11 Februarie 2016

July 8, 2017

Panspermia

Panspermia: life itself is migrant.

Muddy Waters band with Johnny Winter - Goin' Down Slow (1981, ChicagoFest)

Aceasta performanta reprezinta si va ramine pentru eternitate una dintre capodoperele interpretative ce au marcat istoria genului blues (Johnny Winter cu celebrul Muddy Waters et al. la ChicagoFest 1981). Se asculta, se priveste, se simte, si se exclama: asa! Da.

 

Wild Horses

The Rolling Stones (Sticky Fingers, 1971)

Amazing cover - Haley Reinhart, Slash and Myles Kennedy


June 23, 2017

Twist and Shout extravaganza - Isley Brothers, The Beatles, Celine Dion, Bruce Springsteen, The Who

"1961 song written by Phil Medley and Bert Berns (later credited as "Bert Russell"). The song was originally recorded by The Top Notes. It first became a chart hit as a cover single by the Isley Brothers in 1962. The song has since been covered by several artists, including the Beatles on their first album Please Please Me (1963), as well as the Tremeloes in 1962 and the Who in 1970 and 1984." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twist_and_Shout





April 17, 2017

Forthcoming experimental/computational number theory book: Sequential Experiments with Primes (Springer 2017 - by Mihai Caragiu)

Forthcoming book:
Sequential Experiments with Primes © 2017
http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319567617

Presents experimental and computational number theory in a new and interesting context
Offers new mathematical ideas and problems involving prime numbers and related sequences
Perfect for graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying applied and computational number theory

Due: July 26, 2017
ISBN 978-3-319-56762-4

With a specific focus on the mathematical life in small undergraduate colleges, this book presents a variety of elementary number theory insights involving sequences largely built from prime numbers and contingent number-theoretic functions. Chapters include new mathematical ideas and open problems, some of which are proved in the text. Vector valued MGPF sequences, extensions of Conway’s Subprime Fibonacci sequences, and linear complexity of bit streams derived from GPF sequences are among the topics covered in this book. This book is perfect for the pure-mathematics-minded educator in a small undergraduate college as well as graduate students and advanced undergraduate students looking for a significant high-impact learning experience in mathematics.

Mihai Caragiu is a professor of mathematics at Ohio Northern University. He is the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

March 30, 2017

Heartbreaking: RIP Grivita, survivor of inimaginable animal cruelty in Romania

Hearbreaking news from Speranta shelter:

RIP, Grivita darling , We could hardly get over our shock and our tears to give you the saddest news we could: our beloved Grivita, the very symbol of our shelter, passed away. Cause of death, according to a first necropsy: heart attack. Grivita was miraculously saved after being mutilated. Although we took care of her every minute of every our of every day, in the last 3 years and a half, we feel that she gave us a lot more than we could ever give her: she gave us warmth, she gave us her trust and friendship, she gave us the hope in a better world. And, above all, Grivita tough us the importance of forgiveness. We will be forever grateful for this lesson. In the following days, we’ll build a small monument in our shelter, one that will forever remind us of Grivita. We’re waiting for all of you to visit it, because we consider that it’s so important to recall, all together, how much a poor dog did without a snout meant for every one of us.

February 23, 2017

Politics and truth

"I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes people's politics, rather than politics shaping what people think is true."  ~Neil deGrasse Tyson

O Prahova medievala

MEDIEVALILOR! PLECATI DIN JUDETUL MEU! 

Un consilier județean i-a pupat mâna noului președinte al CJ Prahova!

Chimes of Freedom: pe cind in Piata Victoriei?

"July 1988. One year before the fall of the Berlin wall, between 200.000 and 300.000 east-berliners witnessed this historical concert." Rings a bell? http://brucespringsteen.net/ Momentan e in Noua Zeelanda. Pe cind in Piata Victoriei? Chimes of Freedom! #rezist

Solitonul PSD

Dragnea/PSD: unda calatoare/soliton ceausist parazitand sarmana Romanie.

Academie si politica

Cu alte cuvinte, Academia (ma rog, o parte a ei) se angajeaza in istericale pe teme de "agenturi" dupa care incearca sa oblige studentii sa ramina in tara baronilor pe care cu onoare ii serveste. Bineinteles, in afara de masuri dictatoriale nu le trece prin cap nicio idee prin care sa stopeze "exodul creierelor". Bugger off!