"The models we discuss belong to the class of two-variable systems with one delay for which appropriate delay stabilizes an unstable steady state. We formulate a theorem and prove that stabilization takes place in our case. We conclude that considerable (meaning large enough, but not too large) values of time delay involved in the model can stabilize love affairs dynamics
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posted by bluefly
on Jan 16, 2013 -
You may have heard about Romeo Agents
, the male employees of the East German Ministry for State Security
(also known as MfS or Stasi). They were unleashed on female federal employees in West Germany, with whom they began long-term relations and then began using as sources.
That tactic has apparently been used in the United States as well; David Cay Johnston writes about the real legacy of Daryl Gates
, the former chief of the LAPD. Gates died Friday. [more inside]
posted by krautland
on Apr 17, 2010 -
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliet, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo,
Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, Xray, Yankee and Zulu. Now I know my NATO phonetic ABCs
, next time won't you sing with me?
posted by iconomy
on Feb 14, 2003 -
Brooklyn Welcomes Romeo Beckham!
The stuffy old Daily Telegraph
heartily approves of Romeo
, the name Victoria and David Beckham have given to their new baby
, a brother to Brooklyn
. So now an extra throne must be added to the happy parents' atrocious, unmissable website
. I would have let this foolishness pass, had I not noticed with alarm that there already exists a bottomless resource
catering to those who insist
on giving their offspring Shakespearean names. If this is a trend, how bad can it get?[Please, no suicide jokes.
Or, to put it in Shakespeare's own words, from Romeo and Juliet
no less, is this a case of "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by another name would smell as sweet"[Act ii, sc.2
] or, rather, of "the children of an idle brain begot of nothing but vain fantasy"?[Act i, sc.4
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 2, 2002 -
Tales for The L33t presents 'Romeo and Juliet' (flash, ~5min)
Here's a classic of literature presented in new, revised language to reflect these changing times. It's quite possibly the most ineptly produced flash animation I've ever seen- yet I can't say I wasn't rather entertained. Wildly
fluctuating production values, a "soundtrack" that cuts in an out randomly, character animation so bad it had
to be intentional, and dialogue that... well. You really have to see it to believe it.
posted by hincandenza
on Feb 12, 2002 -