1/26/12

Praeclarum Theorema illustrated

Praeclarum Theorema | Inquiry Into Inquiry:

"The praeclarum theorema, or splendid theorem, is a theorem of propositional calculus that was noted and named by G.W. Leibniz." 

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I am not a mathematician but I am sure this will be of interest to all who have facility in the discipline.

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Praeclarum Theorema Proof Animation



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Romney trailing Newt badly in crowd department

Gingrich Winning the Crowd Race in Florida - NYTimes.com: "As Republican presidential candidates duke it out down here in Florida, the most visible measure of how they are doing is the crowd count.

And by that very simple measure, Newt Gingrich is crushing his opposition.

At an event Tuesday afternoon, more than 1,500 people showed up to rally for Mr. Gingrich. Later that evening, he stood before as many as 5,000 people, all applauding his surge toward the Republican nomination. And then on Wednesday, another 4,000 people.

Contrast that to Mitt Romney, who, according to polls, is roughly tied with Mr. Gingrich in the state. He, too, has been traveling around Florida in an effort to recover the momentum he had after a big win in New Hampshire.

Mr. Romney has not had a crowd with more than a couple hundred people since he arrived in the Sunshine State."

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Romney is in deep trouble now

Romney is in deep trouble now
Offshore Cayyman Swiss accounts you name it
Florida foreclosures damn and how
Tonight could ring the curtain down on Mitt

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Chris Matthews loves Newt But He Underestimates His Power to Win

Chris Matthews loves Newt But He Underestimates His Power to Win
He thinks he'll make it likely the President will be a shoo-in
But Chris with his little boy enthusiasm may well prove wrong
When Newt's nominated and polls show his race can be won

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Newt has Romney over a barrel

Gingrich Criticizes Romney for Investments He Says Profited From Florida Foreclosures - NYTimes.com: "12:55 p.m. | Updated MOUNT DORA, Fla. — Look for Newt Gingrich to abandon his above-it-all “presidential” tone at Thursday’s debate and come out rip-roaring about Mitt Romney’s investments that, Mr. Gingrich contends, profited from home foreclosures in Florida."

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OK. Mitt has investments in the foreclosure business in Florida. Newt is using that fact to rev up for the debate. He knows CNN will not tell the audience to sit on its hands. Mitt turns green on camera when he is being laid upon a barrel. Tonight it looks as though it will get a push. The real fear Romney should have is losing by a big margin.

How to score a trillion in a decade

The True Cost of High School Dropouts - NYTimes.com: "When the costs of investment to produce a new graduate are taken into account, there is a return of $1.45 to $3.55 for every dollar of investment, depending upon the educational intervention strategy. Under this estimate, each new graduate confers a net benefit to taxpayers of about $127,000 over the graduate’s lifetime. This is a benefit to the public of nearly $90 billion for each year of success in reducing the number of high school dropouts by 700,000 — or something close to $1 trillion after 11 years. That’s real money — and a reason both liberals and conservatives should rally behind dropout prevention as an element of economic recovery, leaving aside the ethical dimensions of educating our young people."

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Bowing and scraping to the car


President did it with his GM boast
We do it every day it transports us
But if we think there is an undertow
We do not fix roads for we do not know
What's coming next will we be driving then
Or will some new thing make us move past them
We bow and scrape to what could be long gone
Once we get wind of something new to come

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Frank Bruni's binary character analysis

The Gusts of Gingrich - NYTimes.com

Frank Bruni's binary character analysis
Illustrates the media's kneejerk paralysis
A whole person is bound to be contradictory
For which reason thought's progress takes not two steps but three
   




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Spotify Sprawl Playlist A Liberation Cocktail

Spotify Sprawl Playlist A Liberation Cocktail

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Centering down on dysfunction and ill-design
democratic revolution building in music
coming to a wasteland near you
a walkable cyber-community




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Can we be fit into both a circle and a square?

The Other Vitruvian Man | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine: "This was more than a geometrical statement. Ancient thinkers had long invested the circle and the square with symbolic powers. The circle represented the cosmic and the divine; the square, the earthly and the secular. Anyone proposing that a man could be made to fit inside both shapes was making a metaphysical proposition: The human body wasn’t just designed according to the principles that governed the world; it was the world, in miniature. This was the theory of the microcosm, and Leonardo hitched himself to it early in his career. “By the ancients,” he wrote around 1492, “man was termed a lesser world, and certainly the use of this name is well bestowed, because ...his body is an analogue for the world.”"

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Hard time coming for mortgage rip off artists?

A Mortgage Investigation - NYTimes.com: "In the past year, the Obama administration has pushed back against Mr. Schneiderman, even as other attorneys general also left the settlement talks. By choosing him now to help run the investigation, the president appears to be embracing the call for a much broader inquiry that, properly executed, could result in a far bigger settlement.

For now, the administration is saying that the new investigation and the settlement talks will both proceed. It would be better to settle with the banks only after officials have a full picture of any and all violations."

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Don't say we were not warned before the collapse (2007)


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Poor Newt Condemned To Applause-less Debates

Raucous Republican Primary Debates Seem More Made for TV - NYTimes.com: "In fact, the protocol for the general election debates, which are overseen by the Commission on Presidential Debates, is that audiences sit in virtual silence or risk being escorted out.

But the primary debates play by different rules. They are often co-sponsored by state parties or other political organizations, like the Tea Party Express, which teamed up with CNN for a debate in September. These groups are given discretion over most of the tickets, meaning that the audiences are usually a politically charged bunch."

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He may want to withdraw now.

Death in China all for your iPad so you can die here

Apple’s iPad and the Human Costs for Workers in China - NYTimes.com: "“Are you Lai Xiaodong’s father?” a caller asked when the phone rang at Mr. Lai’s childhood home. Six months earlier, the 22-year-old had moved to Chengdu, in southwest China, to become one of the millions of human cogs powering the largest, fastest and most sophisticated manufacturing system on earth. That system has made it possible for Apple and hundreds of other companies to build devices almost as quickly as they can be dreamed up."

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Fast and sophisticated can blow up anywhere. How many have died using these devices when they should have been mindful about where they were going? What kind of a society do we have when public is conspicuously device-centered and no one has looked beyond sprawl and gridlock? The costs are already visible to the seeing eye. Drive on. And in south China, martyrs to the admired legacy of the late Mr. Jobs.

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