Saturday, July 25, 2020

Nine Years Ago

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:29 AM

See cyber space (as opposed to space ) in The Game  (July 25, 2011).

Related material — The Ninth Year.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Nine Years Ago…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:12 PM

And tomorrow's New York Times

Scene from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" included in
"The Living Dead," a 1995 BBC TV series by Adam Curtis —

Related material — A post from nine years ago today and
Adam Curtis in tomorrow's New York Times Magazine :

"Several times, Curtis and I circled back to
the notion of the 'hyperobject' — that which
is too big in time and space to comprehend."

See as well the BBC TV series in the previous post, "Boo."

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Nine Years Ago

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:10 AM

On this date

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Nine Years

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

IMAGE- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and the ontology of entities

Excerpt from an essay cached nine years ago:

"The current dominant conceptual framework
which pictures the self as an inner entity
is slowly breaking up. And I am convinced that
some, if not all, of the approaches to the self
sketched here will form the basis for a new
conceptual framework…."

Context for the essay: 

A journal issue titled "The Opening of Narrative Space" (pdf, 475 KB)

For one sort of narrative space, see Giordano Bruno in this journal.

See also Nine Years.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Norwegian Meditation

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 AM

The previous post dealt with a death on August 6.

On that date nine years earlier —

"Atle Selberg, who had a major influence in mathematics
and especially in analytic number theory during the 20th century,
died on August 6 [2007]. Born on June 14, 1917, in Langesund,
Norway, he received his Ph.D. in 1943 from the University of Oslo. . . ."

— American Mathematical Society, 2007

See also Selberg in this  journal —

Click image for the full  version of the above post
and some remarks from the date of Selberg's death.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Princeton Symmetry

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:37 AM

From this journal nine years ago today, on the
anniversary of Stanley finding Livingstone —

Click on the image for the Princeton connection.

Related art — Search Log24 for Time + Eternity.

See as well the theater producer pictured in last night's post
and a Princeton-related* review of one of his productions.

Footnote of November 11, 2015:

* Related, that is, only by the "Princeton connection" mentioned above.
For another Princeton connection of interest, see a symposium at
Princeton University on May Day, 2015 —


A sample symposium participant:

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hard Problem

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 AM

The Yale Daily News  on Sept. 9, 2014 —

Related material on "the hard problem" of consciousness—

Wikipedia on the problem, and Tom Stoppard's first new
play in nine years, "The Hard Problem."

See also, in this journal, the posts of Sept. 9, 2014
the date of the above Yale Daily News  story
"Research Suggests New Consciousness Hub."

The above scene from the new Stoppard play
suggests also a review of Kulturkampf for Princeton

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Plato’s Ghosts

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:00 PM

The previous post, “Ennead Boo,” refers indirectly to
a passage from Pindar in Plato’s Meno :

See also posts from nine years ago
on the death of director Robert Wise.

Ennead Boo

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

A search in this journal for Yahoo Entities ended with a link to another
Log24 search, Nine Years, which in turn suggested…

A scene from the current TV series “Intruders
(Season 1, Episode 1, at 9:22 of 45 min.)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Priority Claim

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 9:00 AM

From an arXiv preprint submitted July 18, 2011,
and last revised on March 11, 2013 (version 4):

"By our construction, this vector space is the dual
of our hypercube F24 built on I \ O9. The vector space
structure of the latter, to our knowledge, is first
mentioned by Curtis
in [Cur89]. Hence altogether
our proposition 2.3.4 gives a novel geometric
meaning in terms of Kummer geometry to the known
vector space structure on I \ O9."

[Cur89] reference:
 R. T. Curtis, "Further elementary techniques using
the miracle octad generator," Proc. Edinburgh
Math. Soc. 
32 (1989), 345-353 (received on
July 20, 1987).

— Anne Taormina and Katrin Wendland,
    "The overarching finite symmetry group of Kummer
      surfaces in the Mathieu group 24 ,"
     arXiv.org > hep-th > arXiv:1107.3834

"First mentioned by Curtis…."

No. I claim that to the best of my knowledge, the 
vector space structure was first mentioned by me,
Steven H. Cullinane, in an AMS abstract submitted
in October 1978, some nine years before the
Curtis article.

Update of the above paragraph on July 6, 2013—

No. The vector space structure was described by
(for instance) Peter J. Cameron in a 1976
Cambridge University Press book —
Parallelisms of Complete Designs .
See the proof of Theorem 3A.13 on pages 59 and 60.

The vector space structure as it occurs in a 4×4 array
of the sort that appears in the Curtis Miracle Octad
Generator may first have been pointed out by me,
Steven H. Cullinane,
 in an AMS abstract submitted in
October 1978, some nine years before the Curtis article.

See Notes on Finite Geometry for some background.

See in particular The Galois Tesseract.

For the relationship of the 1978 abstract to Kummer
geometry, see Rosenhain and Göpel Tetrads in PG(3,2).

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Ninth Year

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:01 PM

A passage from the Benjamin Jowett translation of Plato's Meno

" 'For in the ninth year* Persephone sends the souls of those from whom she has received the penalty of ancient crime back again from beneath into the light of the sun above, and these are they who become noble kings and mighty men and great in wisdom and are called saintly heroes in after ages  .' The soul, then, as being immortal, and having been born again many times, and having seen all things that exist, whether in this world or in the world below, has knowledge of them all; and it is no wonder that she should be able to call to remembrance all that she ever knew about virtue, and about everything; for as all nature is akin, and the soul has learned all things; there is no difficulty in her eliciting or as men say learning, out of a single recollection all the rest, if a man is strenuous and does not faint; for all enquiry and all learning is but recollection."

* See this journal nine years ago, in August 2003.
 Jowett's note— "Pindar, Frag. 98 (Boeckh)"

Wikipedia authors like Protious, an alleged resident of Egypt and 
creator of The Socrates Swastika , may enjoy a less scholarly account:

From Babylon A. D.  (a 2008 film)— Toorop with Egyptian Sacred Scarab tattoo—           

— and Toorop with Aurora (who may be regarded as "the soul" in the Meno  passage above)—

Toorop's neck tattoo in the second image above is from a fictional book
described in the writings of H. P. Lovecraft.

As swastika-like sacred symbols go, I prefer St. Bridget's Cross.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 9:00 PM


The Grind House of My Father

New York Times  headline for the latest
    Will Ferrell film, Casa de Mi Padre

Related material—

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Many-Sided Theory

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 5:48 PM

On this date 106 years ago…

Prefatory note from Hudson's classic Kummer's Quartic Surface ,
Cambridge University Press, 1905—

been twenty-nine years old in July of this year; educated at
St Paul's School, London, and at St John's College, Cambridge,
he obtained the highest honours in the public examinations of the
University, in 1898, 1899, 1900; was elected a Fellow of St John's
College in 1900; became a Lecturer in Mathematics at University
College, Liverpool, in 1902; was D.Sc. in the University of London
in 1903; and died, as the result of a fall while climbing in Wales,
in the early autumn of 1904….

A many-sided theory such as that of this volume is
generally to be won only by the work of many lives;
one who held so firmly the faith that the time is well spent
could ill be spared.

— H. F. Baker, 27 March 1905

For some more recent remarks related to the theory, see
Defining Configurations and its updates, March 20-27, 2011.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saturday August 30, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM
Poetry and Politics* —


"… maybe it was McCain's role as 'movie-teller' that he cherishes most– the man who used to narrate the plots of films to his fellow PoWs in the compound. 'I must have told a hundred movies,' says McCain. 'Of course I don't know a hundred movies– I made them up.'"

The Guardian, quoted here on McCain's birthday, August 29, 2006. (McCain's birthday nine years earlier was the date of Judgment Day in "Terminator 2.")

A story from McCain's
birthday this year:


"Hail Sarah!"

Sarah Connor, mother of the savior in 'Terminator 2'

"At the still point,
there the dance is."

Four Quartets

"… the Four Quartets themselves appear, in all their complexity, as the poetry of simple civic virtue– the poetry of a poet trying to read the writing of the law that has become all but illegible. This, you may say, has nothing to do with poetry. On the contrary, it is one of the few truly hopeful signs that this civic virtue could once more be realized poetically."

— Erich Heller, quoted here
on August 25, 2008
(Feast of St. Louis)

Related material:

St. Sarah's Day,
The Dance:

See also the remarks of St. Augustine and others on time (August 28 entry) and, from May 24,  a song hook thanks to Cyndi Lauper:

* Also known as smoke and mirrors.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Monday July 30, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM
Garden Party
"And the serpent's eyes shine    
As he wraps around the vine…"

In The Garden of Allah

"But not, perhaps,
in the Garden of Apollo":

The Garden of Apollo: The 3x3 Grid

— "Garden Party" —
Log24, April 9, 2007

Related material:

"When, on the last day of February 1953 Francis told her excitedly of the double helix discovery, she took no notice: 'He was always saying that kind of thing.' But when nine years later she heard the news of the Nobel Prize while out shopping, she immediately rushed to the fishmonger for ice to fill the bath and cool the champagne: a party was inevitable."

— Matt Ridley on Odile Crick (The Independent, July 20, 2007), who drew what "may be the most famous [scientific] drawing of the 20th century, in that it defines modern biology," according to Terrence J. Sejnowski, a neuroscientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla quoted by Adam Bernstein in The Washington Post, July 21, 2007

See also "Game Boy"
(Log24 on the Feast
of the Transfiguration–
August 6, 2006):

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