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tripitaka


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Posted: 2008-03-01 19:44
iirc, playing the shakuhachi is a euphemism for an altogether more earthly activity.






AVt


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Posted: 2008-03-01 21:54
i "see" ... just had Hartshorne's book around, but never would have thought the back cover says that ... who knows those medalists ...

gottago


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Posted: 2008-03-02 12:17
The PhD thesis on rubato is very readable: PhD Thesis (5.2MB)

kr
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Posted: 2008-03-02 13:51
lol when I tried to get through AG I'm sure I called him a shakuhachi-player several times but I didn't use the 'translation', my prof was more of a 'homo-algebra' type which I guess isn't much better.

anyhow it looks like we've given up our search for closed points so proves that there aren't any, by using the contrapositive. hoo-fucking-ray.

my bank got pwnd

pj


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Posted: 2008-03-04 09:43
'Look at them' continued Susan. 'only an Auditor would take a picture apart to see what made it a work of art'

Terry Pratchett "Thief of Time"

«Да чего там описывать, планировать! Жизнь всё равно богаче». (Саня Радченко about specification writing)

grothendieckreturns


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Posted: 2013-02-10 12:36
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athletico


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Posted: 2013-02-10 22:40
As an amateur drummer I was impressed by this connection between the Euclidean algorithm and interesting rhythm patterns: Rhythm Generation

Nonius
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Posted: 2013-02-11 23:56
I have a geometer friend who made a pretty wicked ringtone based on the Riemann-Siegel Zeta function. I'll upload it or point to it in a link to get your feedback.

Chiral is Tyler Durden

grothendieckreturns1


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Posted: 2013-02-13 14:10
There once was a guy, by the name of Leonhard. A few years back, he published Tentamen novae theoriae musicae. It must have been around 1739. And 164 years later, another guy wrote a book, which puts this theory to rest. Some of the greatest works of the human kind are always, in their nature, discovered only later. There is a certain way this operates. Nieztsche's Anti-Christ begins like this: "This book belongs to the most rare of men. Perhaps not one of them is yet alive. It is possible that they may be among those who understand my Zarathustra: how could I confound myself with those who are now sprouting ears? -- First the day after tomorrow must come for me. Some men are born posthumously. "

Nonius
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Posted: 2013-02-19 23:04
and?

Chiral is Tyler Durden

grothendieckreturns1


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Posted: 2013-02-21 10:46
I believe all of this has not been published/translated yet - http://www.math.jussieu.fr/~leila/grothendieckcircle/recoltesetc.php
http://www.math.jussieu.fr/~leila/grothendieckcircle/RetS.pdf

"In 1987 Grothendieck wrote, in form of a dairy, his meditation La Clef des Songes. In the process of writing, he very soon began to add comments to the text: Thus the Notes pour la Clef des Songes originated. Having finished La Clef des Songes, Grothendieck continued writing Notes, but an essentially independent meditation developed: Les Mutants. “Mutants” are humans who are ahead of their time, who are precursors of a coming “New Age”"
http://www.ams.org/notices/200410/fea-grothendieck-part2.pdf

"“Discovery is the privilege of the child,” he wrote in Récoltes et Semailles (page 1), “the child
who has no fear of being once again wrong, of looking like an idiot, of not being serious, of
not doing things like everyone else.”

Of course Nietzsche was the absolute anti-logical. "What then is truth? A mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and anthropomorphisms". Alone consider the terms category, morphism and schema and their genesis. But the parallels are striking. However, it seems AG has stayed far away from German philosophy in general. But this is the nature of algebra. "Once, Houzel, who had been my
teaching assistant at the Ecole normale, at the end of the seminar, said to Grothendieck : I have written something I'd like to give you. It was something on analytic geometry, about ten pages. Grothendieck said when you have written fty pages, then come back . . . (laughter) . . . Anyway, the length was reasonable, but I was still very anxious. " How very telling.

"Origin of the logical.-- How did logic come into existence in man's head? Certainly out of illogic, whose realm originally must have been immense. Innumerable beings who made inferences in a way different from ours perished; for all that, their ways might have been truer. Those, for example, who did not know how to find often enough what is "equal" as regards both nourishment and hostile animals--those, in other words, who subsumed things too slowly and cautiously--were favored with a lesser probability of survival than those who guessed immediately upon encountering similar instances that they must be equal. The dominant tendency, however, to treat as equal what is merely similar--an illogical tendency, for nothing is really equal--is what first created any basis for logic."
from Nietzsche's The Gay Science

"'What is love? What is creation? What is longing? What is a star?'—so asketh the last man and blinketh."

"Three metamorphoses of the spirit do I designate to you: how the spirit becometh a camel, the camel a lion, and the lion at last a child."


rod


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Posted: 2017-02-28 18:55
Has anyone here read Dmitri Tymoczko's book, A Geometry of Music?


rod


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Posted: 2017-02-28 19:09
A short video related to Tymoczko's work:

George Hart, Making music with a Möbius strip, August 12, 2013.
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