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|Friday, July 13th, 2012|
|"Embassytown", by China Miéville
"In Charo City, in a cathedral to Christ Uploaded, which to my surprise he asked for, I married Scile according to Bremen law, in the second degree, registering as a nonconnubial love-match, and I took him to Embassytown
|Saturday, June 23rd, 2012|
|Turing -- 100
One of the big events of this year, Alan Turing's 100th birthday.
The site of Turing Centenary Conference which is happening in Manchester, UK now:http://www.turing100.manchester.ac.uk/
Turing web site maintained by Andrew Hodges:http://www.turing.org.uk/
I remember, 20 years ago, the first computer science class in the grad school, and my thesis advisor telling the story of Turing. That did matter a lot. (I did not know the story, which was an eye-opener, but this have also set the tone of what it meant to study in a modern American liberal arts school at that time; that was new, unexpected, and great.)Update:
|Saturday, December 31st, 2011|
|Friday, November 11th, 2011|
|A new novel by Greg Egan
Greg Egan recently designed another of his universes. This one is named "Orthogonal" and is based on symmetry between space and time (instead of the Minkowski space-time the world is based on the 4-dimensional Euclidean space):http://www.gregegan.net/ORTHOGONAL/ORTHOGONAL.html
A beautiful universe; the role of light is really interesting; very interesting biology with innovative gender and procreation scheme (and more or less familiar social patterns refracted by this physics and biology). "The Clockwork Rocket" appeared this Summer and is the first novel of the planned trilogy, I've just read the Kindle edition, liked it a lot.
|Sunday, October 2nd, 2011|
|Saturday, January 15th, 2011|
После полуночи сердце ворует
Прямо из рук запрещенную тишь,
Тихо живет, хорошо озорует -
Любишь - не любишь - ни с чем не сравнишь.
Любишь - не любишь, поймешь - не поймаешь...
Так почему ж как подкидыш дрожишь?
После полуночи сердце пирует,
Взяв на прикус серебристую мышь.
) Март 1931, Москва.
|Saturday, January 1st, 2011|