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Posts tagged with 'irreversible' at MetaFilter.Sat, 23 Mar 2013 06:19:58 -0800Sat, 23 Mar 2013 06:19:58 -0800en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss60Spring Break forever. Spring Break forever. Spring Break forever. Spring
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Harmony Korine's new film <a href="http://movies.yahoo.com/video/spring-breakers-redband-trailer-183020623.html">Spring Breakers </a><small>[trailer]</small> is "an outrage and an abomination. It's also <a href="http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/screen/reviews/199025501.html">some kind of masterpiece</a>." Or maybe it's <a href="http://www.vulture.com/2013/03/movie-review-spring-breakers.html">swill</a>, or just plain old <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/03/22/spring_breakers_racist_harmony_korine_movie_with_james_franco_adds_little.html">racist</a>. In any event, the movie looks gorgeous, courtesy of cinematographer Benoît Debie, best known for his work on his work on Gaspar Noe's <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gJREXlUM3Y">Irreversible</a> and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKRxDP--e-Y">Enter the Void</a>. Actress Ashley Benson thinks <a href="http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/celebrities/free/20130322ashley-benson-spring-breakers-sex-scenes-beautiful.html">the sex scenes were beautiful</a>: "It wasn't raunchy. It was telling a story." Actor Gucci Mane, meanwhile, <a href="http://www.vulture.com/2013/03/gucci-mane-spring-breakers-interview.html">fell asleep during his sex scene</a>. Korine <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1at6kp/im_harmony_director_of_spring_breakers_ama/">showed up on Reddit to answer questions</a>, but his responses were <a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/03/22/spring_breakers_harmony_korine_hosts_a_bizarre_reddit_ama/">somewhat incoherent.</a> tag:metafilter.com,2013:site.126267Sat, 23 Mar 2013 06:19:58 -0800Rory Marinichdirect realism
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<a href="http://dannyreviews.com/h/Nature_Computation.html">The Nature of Computation</a> - <a href="http://masi.cscs.lsa.umich.edu/~crshalizi/reviews/nature-of-computation.html">Intellects Vast and Warm and Sympathetic</a>: "I hand you a network or graph, and ask whether there is a path through the network that crosses each edge exactly once, returning to its starting point. (That is, I ask whether there is a 'Eulerian' cycle.) Then I hand you another network, and ask whether there is a path which visits each node exactly once. (That is, I ask whether there is a 'Hamiltonian' cycle.) How hard is it to answer me?" (<a href="http://masi.cscs.lsa.umich.edu/~crshalizi/weblog/algae-2011-10.html">via</a>) <blockquote>This is, simply put, the best-written book on the theory of computation I have ever read; one of the best-written mathematical books I have ever read, period... from beginning to end, and all the 900+ pages in between, this was lucid, insightful, just rigorous enough, alive to how technical problems relate to larger issues, and above all, passionate and human.</blockquote>also btw...<ul><li><a href="http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2011/10/on-origin-of-probability-in-quantum.html">On the origin of probability in quantum mechanics</a> - "Because the wave function evolves entirely deterministically in <a href="http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2012/11/schwinger-on-quantum-foundations.html">many worlds</a>, all probabilities are necessarily subjective and the interpretation does not require <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/contribute/search.mefi?q=chaitin&tab=comments&site=mefi&sort=date">true</a> <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/122256/The-Royal-Society-Winton-Prize-2012">randomness</a>, thereby preserving Einstein's requirement that outcomes have causes."
<li><a href="http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/the-mathematical-origin-of-irreversibility/">The Mathematical Origin of Irreversibility</a> - "The key to this rather profound connection resides in a universal property of Markov processes discovered recently in the context of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, and known as the '<a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/117663015413546257905/posts/cLjAKybxWR8">fluctuation theorem</a>'. Typically stated in terms of '<a href="http://masi.cscs.lsa.umich.edu/~crshalizi/notebooks/prigogine.html">dissipated work</a>' or '<a href="http://masi.cscs.lsa.umich.edu/~crshalizi/notebooks/tsallis.html">entropy production</a>', this result can be seen as an extension of the Second Law of Thermodynamics to <i>small</i> systems, where thermal fluctuations cannot be neglected. But <i>it is actually much more than this</i>: it is the mathematical underpinning of irreversibility itself, be it thermodynamical, evolutionary, or else. To make this point clear, let me start by giving a general formulation of the fluctuation theorem that makes no reference to physics concepts such as 'heat' or 'work' "
<li><a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/117663015413546257905/posts/jYw1fnVTFbY">A nice easy explanation</a> of the <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/119847/Mathematics-world-abuzz-with-a-proof-of-the-ABC-Conjecture">abc</a> <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/117663015413546257905/posts/Npu7xDniXMS">conjecture</a> [also btw <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/121668/Grahams-Number">1</a>,<a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/117663015413546257905/posts/VLkhD7NBAb3">2</a>,<a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/117663015413546257905/posts/6pbLR5Yyf8h">3</a>,<a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/117663015413546257905/posts/cqMha2Lz5gr">4</a>,<a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/117663015413546257905/posts/cLjAKybxWR8">5</a>,<a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/117663015413546257905/posts/4BZRibN6iKQ">6</a>,<a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/117663015413546257905/posts/DdA4HkKfMiL">7</a>,<a href="http://www.metafilter.com/107661/Counting">8</a>]
<li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilary_Putnam">An argument for the reality of mathematical entities</a> [<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Tegmark">1</a>,<a href="http://masi.cscs.lsa.umich.edu/~crshalizi/reviews/ballard-natural/">2</a>,<a href="http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/08/ask-jim-holt-anything-your-favorite-philosopher-and-why.html">3</a>]
<li><a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2012/10/22/from-particles-to-people-the-laws-of-nature-and-the-meaning-of-life/">From Particles to People: The Laws of Nature and the Meaning of Life</a> [<a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2012/04/24/the-particle-at-the-end-of-the-universe/">1</a>,<a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2012/11/13/a-book-full-of-particles/">2</a>,<a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2012/10/11/moving-naturalism-forward/">3</a>,<a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/2012/10/18/feynman-on-initial-conditions-evolving-laws-and-what-we-consider-physics/">4</a>,<a href="http://science.slashdot.org/story/12/08/01/2127225/entangled-particles-break-classical-law-of-thermodynamics-say-physicists">5</a>]</li></li></li></li></li></ul><a href="http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2012-10-10/could_the_universe_reveal_itself_as_a_computer_simulation_.html">Could the Universe Reveal Itself as a Computer Simulation?</a> (<a href="http://www.metafilter.com/119883/WHOA-DUDE-ARE-WE-INSIDE-A-COMPUTER-RIGHT-NOW">previously</a>) tag:metafilter.com,2012:site.122400Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:12:10 -0800kliulessCannes film sickens audience
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<a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/film/newsid_2008000/2008796.stm">Cannes film sickens audience</a> It proved so shocking that 250 people walked out, some needing medical attention. Good lord. tag:metafilter.com,2002:site.17403Sun, 26 May 2002 03:51:24 -0800Summer