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From Computational Complexity
#### If FACEBOOK the new email?

Back in 1993 I had the following conversation with one of my relatives:
BILL: Just give me your email address and I'll email it to you.
RELATIVE: I don't...

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#### Really Liked Bertinoro- Ramsey Thing

(Reminder: STOC Deadline Thursday Nov 5, 7:00PM, Eastern: link.)
After yesterday's post about RaTLoCC 2009 (Ramsey Theory in Logic, Combinatorics, and Complexity)...

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#### Report From Ramsey-Logic-Complexity Workshop

Back from
RaTLoCC 2009 which is Ramsey Theory in Logic, Combinatorics, and Complexity.
Here are the list of talks: here.
Reverse Mathematics tries...

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#### Notes on Dagstuhl

A few notes on Dagshul which Lance and I were at last week.
I could tell you about the talks, but the website does a better job: here
I value goingLinear...

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#### Need a Roomate for a Conference?

(Guest Post by Dave Doty pointing to a blog by ***SORELLE*** which points to a roomate finding service for conferences.)
Sorelle has announced a new roommate...

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#### An Unintentional Sociology of Blogs Experiment

Yesterday I posted a list of books that I want reviews of as SIGACT NEWS Book Review Column Editor. This resulted in an unintentional study of Sociology and Blogs...

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#### List of books I want reviewed

I have been the SIGACT NEWS Book Review Column Editor
for a while now. Every issue I have a list of books
that I WANT reviewed. This works pretty well, but I recently...

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#### The last Universal Mathematician was ???

The book Prime Obsessions has the following on Page 159:
You will see it written that Hadamard was the last of the universal mathematicians--- the last, that...

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#### You are coordially invited... Why?

When you get an invitation via email should you accept? How well targeted is it? Some real examples that I got.
EXAMPLE ONE:
I would like to invite you toclick...

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#### Two Recent Complexity Books omit Mahaney's theorem- ovesight or wisdom?

In a prior post (a while back) I pondered if Mahaney's theorem (SAT \le_m S, S Spare, implies P=NP) should be taught in a basic grad course in complexity. I thought...

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#### The Journal Manifesto 2.0

Reminder: FOCS early registration deadline today. Go here
Below is a revised version of the Journal Manifesto. I restate the key sentence from my last post and...

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#### The Journal Manifesto

Some people say that for-profit journals do not currently serve our community well. Some even think they cannot do so. Others think they are doing a fine job as...

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#### Debunking Proofs

One of the comments of the last post asked my (or someones) opinion on the proofs floating around that P=NP or P\ne NP.
As a grad student I used to readWhat...

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#### My two cents on P vs NP

There have been several posts on blogs about P vs NP and two expository articles. Is there anything else to add. I'm not sure, but here are my 2 cents.
QUESTION...

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#### Another Reason to goto FOCS: Theory Day!

(Posted by request of Vijay V. Vazirani. Flame him for any spelling or grammar mistakes, or if you don't like the content.)
Another reason to goto FOCS:here...

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#### Possibly Recruits for the Polymath Primes Project

In the book The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat and other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks there is a true story about two twin brothers (John and Michael), both...

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#### Announcing a New Blog: Silent Glen Speaks

There is another Theory Blogger: Silent Glen. How can a blogger by silent? Sounds like a contradiction in terms! Hope its not a contradiction since she is already...

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#### Ambiguity

I recently heard or read the following phrases.
former cop killer
ideal compromiser
even prime numbers have their uses
In each case it was ambiguous...