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|Mar-07-12|| ||johnlspouge: Hi, <cormier>. It was my pleasure. Your response had me rolling on the floor laughing. If I had said that, however, everyone would have thought me crazy, too!|
|Mar-08-12|| ||cormier: well then we'll praise God \\ // / ...|
|Mar-17-12|| ||OneArmedScissor: The sorcerer and his magic...|
|Apr-03-12|| ||agb2002: Hello John, how are you?
I recently bought the Spanish translation (I normally prefer to read the original but this was a bargain) of Roger Penrose's "The Road to Reality" and was wondering whether you have read it and what could be your opinion in any case.
|Apr-11-12|| ||agb2002: <johnlspouge: Hola, <Antonio>.>|
<Thanks for "dropping by". I hope you and your family are well.>
Thanks to you. I hope the same for you.
<I looked at the reviews of Penrose's "The Road to Reality", which I have not read, >
Hope those reviews were written by mathematicians or physicists... If this is not the case then this review could help
<and I am daunted.>
Why? It is not a book on Spanish Law, or Old Egyptian Grammar, or Fugu Cooking for Dummies, or ...
Actually, it looks to me like a more or less verbose reminder of (and an introduction to) a number of very interesting and important issues on Mathematical Analysis, Differential Geometry, Topology, Physics, etc.
I read Hawkins & Mlodinow's "The Grand Design" and got rather frustrated because of the inexistent maths. This is probably my main reason to read this book. Another reason is to refresh/learn some maths and their applications to Physics. Finally, curiosity is always a factor.
<Do I want to spend the time and effort required to understand the book?>
It's up to you, of course.
<I therefore turn your question back to you: what did you think of the book?
Be judicious in your answer, please ;>) >
You found my impressions and my reasons above. What I can't say is when I'll finish the book!
<All the best,
All the best,
|Apr-14-12|| ||agb2002: <johnlspouge: Hi, Antonio.>|
<Your review link http://www.ams.org/notices/200606/r... was good enough.>
This one is to other reviews as Penrose's Road is to other popular science books :)
<The book is a must-read.>
I didn't want to be so categorical in my previous posts, but yes, it is.
<I will let you know how it goes.>
It would be very interesting to discuss anything in the book with you.
<Thanks for thinking of me :) >
I don't know too many people who might be interested in this book.
<All the best,
|Apr-15-12|| ||quantum.conscious: john, hope you doing well.
you had mentioned that you had ordered viktor frankel's 'man's search for meaning'. did you get it ? did you read it ?
|Apr-16-12|| ||johnlspouge: Hi, <quantum.conscious>. I hope you are well.|
Frankl's book was excellent, and I recommended it to my sister, who is a psychiatrist.
|Apr-16-12|| ||quantum.conscious: i friend of mine is also reading this book by viktor frankl and also liking it. |
btw, i myself have not read this book ... yet :)
i have read the excerpts from it in books and internet and always liked those excerpts very much but never got around to reading it yet :)
the other day my frined was mentioning some quotes from the book and i thought of asking you if the book lived up to your expectations
|Apr-16-12|| ||johnlspouge: < <quantum.conscious> wrote: [snip] the other day my [friend] was mentioning some quotes from the book and i thought of asking you if the book lived up to your expectations >|
I have known several people who had everything taken from them during World War II. They all had extremely centered, stable world-views.
Frankl is no exception, but he brought the extra and very worthwhile dimension of psychoanalysis to his experiences.
Thanks for bringing the book to my attention.
|May-23-12|| ||cormier: <<<<nothing new under the sun> ... tks G hae a good day sir> .... i really do have a lot of work> ..... car repair, house roof, stovewood for myself and my daughter and many others ________ >|
|May-26-12|| ||johnlspouge: Likewise, <cormier>, have a good day. One has to return occasionally, to take care of the body.|
I very much respect your civility and focus, particularly when everyone (including me) seems to be irate. A little rainbow spam is good for the soul, and I do appreciate it :)
|Jun-08-12|| ||al wazir: <jls>: I no longer live in D.C. and I don't use my forum. (I started it only to try playing LEX online.)|
|Sep-30-12|| ||dzechiel: Hi, John. Thanks for the kind words on my forum. While I'm not thrilled to be gainfully unemployed, I am sleeping much better (a lot less stress), and I have extra time on my hands to spent at CG.|
I trust all is well with you and yours.
|Jan-01-13|| ||cormier: happy new year|
|Jan-02-13|| ||johnlspouge: Please continue to thrive, <cormier>.|
|Jan-28-13|| ||quantum.conscious2: thanks for your posts on huygen theory , <johnlspouge>.|
|Jun-30-13|| ||as.buka: <johnlspouge: @<al wazir>: A comment from your link:
"<The quantum computer referenced in the summary managed the immense feat of finding the factors of the number 15.>* While it is true that factoring numbers of the magnitude used in cryptography is now a "matter of engineering", <there are profound difficulties involved in scaling quantum computing>. The fundamental problem is called "decoherence" and describes the tendency of quantum systems to become entangled with their environment, and the consequent loss of pure quantum states. The issues involved in quantum computation connect to deep issues of thermodynamics and entropy, and research on quantum computation has potentially great significance for fundamental physics. <Cryptography may have to develop and implement new, extended standards as computational techniques evolve, but the encryption sky is not yet falling.>"|
*Note to certain members of this forum, who by now know who they are: this is not really a difficult task>
that should sting - to that <quantum.conscious> guy :)
all he knows is 12th grade physics , maths , chemistry and flaunts it as if he knows all the secrets of universe ("i can solve the problems of physics of much more complicated level than those of 'resnick and halliday' ")
kid , if you have to flaunt the proficiency in solving problems of 12th grade , then you are way out of your league here. just mixing it with new age mumbo-jumbo does not cut it - we talking quantum computing and such here. and if you really know who you are , then why you getting entangled in all the silly arguments in <argue> forum and such whereas the kind of entanglements you should be interested in are quantum entanglements in physics...
just kidding :)
very nice post , <johnlspouge> . thanks!
|Jul-13-13|| ||Abdel Irada: Apropos of your recent posts about <BP>: In what context, if any, is "!!" used as a symbol for "logic fault"?|
I've looked for it in vain so far, but if you can find me a reference for it, I think it may come in most handy. ;-)
|Jul-13-13|| ||johnlspouge: My usage of "!!" as "logic fault" is predicated on <Big Pawn>'s posts. My meaning was clear enough, so I used it. I needed an abbreviation to spare me the trouble of responding at length to spam.|
|Jul-13-13|| ||Abdel Irada: Well, now you've gone and started an urban legend. :-D|
In any case, it certainly *sounds* plausible enough. I can easily imagine, e.g., programmers using the symbol in debugging.
And by now, you will doubtless have seen my guess as to the symbol's "etymology."
|Sep-09-13|| ||KAMAL GOEL: hey, i think you are a mathematician.
i am studing (b.tech, first sem.)in a college in INDIA.
and the maths faculty here is very bad.
so i want to learn maths by myself.
i want you to give me the name of some good maths books related to matrices especially iterations, gauss jacobie,siedel methods etc.
in which i can get the proof of all these things.
i think you can help me.
|Sep-10-13|| ||johnlspouge: < <KAMAL GOEL> wrote: hey, i think you are a mathematician. >|
Whatever gave you that idea? :)
I am curious. How old are you?
The best book on the theory of matrices known to me (but no Gauss-Jacobi or Siedel algorithms) is The Theory of Matrices by Peter Lancaster and Miron Tismenetsky. The best practical book of algorithms known to me, including matrix algorithms, is Numerical Recipes
[ http://www.nr.com/ ]
I have one other book to recommend (on the numerical analysis of matrices), but it is in my office, so I will give you its name soon.
|Sep-13-13|| ||johnlspouge: < <KAMAL GOEL> wrote: hey, i think you are a mathematician. >|
Here is an old book, but a good one, containing specifically the algorithms you were curious about.
[ http://www.amazon.com/Analysis-Nume... ]
|Dec-09-13|| ||johnlspouge: Fields of Gold (Sting) cover by Eva Cassidy
[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efro... ]
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