December 29, 2017

Being lazy is a sign of high intelligence (study)

'Results of the study revealed the thinking group were far less active than the non-thinkers'

"Findings from a US-based study seem to support the idea that people with a high IQ get bored less easily, leading them to spend more time engaged in thought." 

https://ind.pn/2aWmNu6

my word statistics FB 2017


December 18, 2017

Planeta Gigantilor (1968 - 1970)


O informatie restauratoare

Intr-un sens profund, regele a reprezentat *informatie* (restauratoare a unei sanatati/normalitati sociale). O informatie ecranata de sistemul corupt. Invelita in white noise.
Pina acum.
Odata cu moartea sa, e posibil ca informatia sa fie mai greu de ecranat, a avut loc o tranzitie de faza, cum se spune. Politrucii nu sunt pregatiti pentru asta.
Nu-mi este clar, din pacate, nici daca populatia este pregatita. E un moment de criza, dar in orice criza se zice ca este si o oportunitate.
Dat fiind ofensiva anti-democratica curenta, este poate ultimul tren. 
Vom vedea.

Sound of gravitational waves...

"We cannot see or feel gravitational waves, which have only just been confirmed to exist, but there is a way we can “hear” them. When two black holes collide, here is the noise they make, or rather the waves."

December 8, 2017

sea of tranquility


Paint It Black


"The song's lyrics are, for the most part, meant to describe bleakness and depression through the use of colour-based metaphors. Initially, "Paint It Black" was written as a standard pop arrangement, humorously compared by Mick Jagger to "Songs for Jewish weddings". The song describes the extreme grief suffered by one stunned by the sudden and unexpected loss of wife, lover or partner. It is often claimed that Jagger took inspiration from novelist James Joyce's 1922 book, Ulysses, taking the excerpt, "I have to turn my head until my darkness goes", referring to the novel's theme of a worldwide view of desperation and desolation. The song itself came to fruition when band leader Brian Jones took an interest in Moroccan music. It was their first song to feature a sitar instrumental. "Paint It Black" came at a pivotal period in The Rolling Stones' recording history, a time that saw the songwriting collaboration of Jagger and Keith Richards assert itself as the principal composer of the band's original material." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paint_It_Black

November 27, 2017

Forget you too, Dan Puric!

"Un batranel,in Cluj, in Piata Marasti, sta inghetat de frig si vinde cimbru si marar la 0,50 de bani legatura"... 


...in timp ce mafiotul Voiculescu scapa de puscarie si se afiseaza, in your face, cu o carte publicata - prefatata, printre alti lachei, de marele "nationalist" Dan Puric. 

Unde esti tu Tepes doamne...

Arta lui Oana Sarbu

Oana Sarbu:  
„Eu fac artă, nu politică şi mitinguri“
Cu alte cuvinte face "cu adevarat" arta, nu ca, sa zicem, Neil Young, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Nina Simone, Bono, John Lennon. Pete Seeger si multi altii. Da, Oana Sarbu face o arta cu adevarat speciala, cunoscuta sub numele de... "arta lui peshte". La mai mare, romani.

October 25, 2017

Muzica gravitatiei

The Little Book of Black Holes 
Steven S. Gubser and Frans Pretorius 
Princeton University Press 2017

"As of late 2015, we have a new way of probing the cosmos: gravitational radiation. Thanks to LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) and its new sibling Virgo (a similar interferometer in Italy), we can now “hear” the thumps and chirps of colliding massive objects in the universe. Not for nothing has this soundtrack been described by LIGO scientists as “the music of the cosmos.” This music is at a frequency easily discerned by human hearing, from somewhat under a hundred hertz to several hundred hertz. "

October 4, 2017

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mary Jane's Last Dance

R. I. P. Tom Petty

Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer best known as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, and his early band Mudcrutch. Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, many of which are mainstays on adult contemporary and classic rock radio. His music became popular among younger generations. In his career, Petty sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 2002, Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Petty suffered cardiac arrest early in the morning of October 2, 2017, and died that night at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Petty

Rosanne Cash speaks against powerful gun lobby - NRA

Rosanne Cash: 'The NRA Funds Domestic Terrorism' 
In defiant op-ed, country-Americana singer urges fellow artists to speak out against powerful gun lobby

On an Irish tombstone...

Death Leaves a Heartache No One Can Heal, 
Love Leaves a Memory, No One Can Steal

Apud NCIS, 10/4/2017

September 28, 2017

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: climate change deniers in government are 'unraveling' informed democracy

Dakota Fanning & Kristen Stewart - Cherry Bomb (Video)

"The Runaways is a 2010 American drama film about the 1970s rock band of the same name written and directed by Floria Sigismondi. It is based on the book Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway by the band's original lead vocalist Cherie Currie. The film stars Dakota Fanning as Currie, Kristen Stewart as rhythm guitarist and vocalist Joan Jett, and Michael Shannon as record producer Kim Fowley. The Runaways depicts the formation of the band in 1975 and focuses on the relationship between Currie and Jett until Currie's departure from the band. The film grossed about $4.7 million worldwide and received generally favorable reviews from critics." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Runaways_(film)

Canicula in Ada Ohio


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.