Tag Archives: Context

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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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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Well, Obviously…

So there was a math professor lecturing to their class.  The class had just started but they were already getting into some heavy-duty stuff. No more than five minutes into the class, some smart-ass pipes up, interrupting the professor’s unfurling … Continue reading

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A Circuitous Parable

Last week I accidentally built a bookcase that didn’t fit my bed.   Obviously, that sentence doesn’t make sense.  Do you know what else doesn’t make much sense?  Research. Actually, research does make sense.  In fact, it makes perfect sense … Continue reading

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