Author Archives: Manuel Sabin

The Little Prince in 2017

The Little Prince had two main things to worry about on Asteroid B-612. One was to uproot baobab trees.  And the other was to tend his rose. If he didn’t uproot the baobab trees, the results would be a catastrophe … Continue reading

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OK…So, What Do We Do From Here?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Part of that is, fortunately, because I’ve been busy doing research.  But it’s also because a lot of the issues occupying my brain lately have been overwhelming. With my first trip to Israel … Continue reading

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Greatest Hits of TCS: SL=L

Alright!  As promised, here’s the first of the Greatest Hits of TCS. To kick it off, Prasad Raghavendra presented Omer Reingold’s celebrated result of SL=L.  Prasad not only gave a beautiful tour through the work and threw some great perspectives … Continue reading

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My uncle died yesterday.  From obesity and depression.  But mostly from living in a culture where asking for help is a sign of weakness and emotional needs are strangled with stigma. So, this post is in memory of my uncle.  And, … Continue reading

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Two Horses’ Asses

Uh-oh… Have I learned nothing from seeing Scott Aaronson repeatedly vilified for posting about sociopolitical views to the point that he created a whole category for the posts that set inflamed readers at his throat?! And I don’t even have … Continue reading

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Greatest Hits of TCS (or This Really IS a TCS Blog, I Swear!)

This semester Prasad Raghavendra is holding a course called Theoretical Computer Science’s Greatest Hits.  It seems like it’s going to be a lot of fun! Anywho, I thought I’d keep you folks all up to date and give a synopsis … Continue reading

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Bowie In Berkeley

In my last post I gave my little tribute to David Bowie.  Now I want to drop him in Berkeley and see how he’d fare. I spend a lot of time (maybe too much time) thinking about how to navigate … Continue reading

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