tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post112181107174864386..comments2023-09-22T20:08:30.690-05:00Comments on Computational Complexity: Winnie the Mathematician and a Few Comments on CommentsLance Fortnowhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06752030912874378610noreply@blogger.comBlogger11125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-90838437543440729442007-10-11T14:53:00.000-05:002007-10-11T14:53:00.000-05:00David Ratajczak is two people. The imdb entry inco...David Ratajczak is two people. The imdb entry incorrectly merges the musician with the former Berkeley student who had a speaking role in Pet Cemetary II. His Bacon number should be recalculated based on his Pet Cemetary II connections alone. For example, Anthony Edwards has a BN of 2, therefore David Ratajczak has at least a BN of 3.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-1121900006186150542005-07-20T17:53:00.000-05:002005-07-20T17:53:00.000-05:00The math department at the University at Chicago, ...The math department at the University at Chicago, I mean.<BR/><BR/>VarshaAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-1121899954046793642005-07-20T17:52:00.000-05:002005-07-20T17:52:00.000-05:00By the way Lance, McKellar's co-author on that pap...By the way Lance, McKellar's co-author on that paper, Brandy Winn, just graduated from the math department.<BR/><BR/>VarshaAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-1121839860035436392005-07-20T01:11:00.000-05:002005-07-20T01:11:00.000-05:00From an interview in Stuff magazine...Interviewer:...From an interview in Stuff magazine...<BR/><BR/>Interviewer:<BR/>After the show, you attended UCLA, became a genius and published a paper on Percolation and Gibbs states multiplicity for ferromagnetic Ashkin-Teller models on $\mathbb Z^2$. I really enjoyed the part on infinite occupied clusters.<BR/><BR/>Winnie:<BR/>It�s really complicated and not that interesting to most people.<BR/><BR/>Do all the mathematicians at UCLA look like <A HREF="http://www.stuffmagazine.com/cover_girls/girl.aspx?id=486" REL="nofollow">this</A>?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-1121839087971409992005-07-20T00:58:00.000-05:002005-07-20T00:58:00.000-05:00From http://www.cs.virginia.edu/oracle/:Paul Erdos...From http://www.cs.virginia.edu/oracle/:<BR/><BR/>Paul Erdos was in N Is a Number (1993) with Gene (I) Patterson <BR/><BR/>Gene (I) Patterson was in Box of Moon Light (1996) with Dermot Mulroney <BR/><BR/>Dermot Mulroney was in Bright Angel (1991) with Benjamin (I) Bratt <BR/><BR/>Benjamin (I) Bratt was in Woodsman, The (2004) with Kevin BaconAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-1121835939459943502005-07-20T00:05:00.000-05:002005-07-20T00:05:00.000-05:00Here is a very off-topic comment: Would anyone be ...Here is a very off-topic comment: Would anyone be able to make an RSS feed for the 2005 ECCC reports? I would like to have one, but I don't know how to do it.<BR/><BR/>Thanks!<BR/><BR/>-- Guy Who Doesn't Know Much About RSSAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-1121832388587238232005-07-19T23:06:00.000-05:002005-07-19T23:06:00.000-05:00This is interesting. This show was a good part of ...This is interesting. This show was a good part of my youth/childhood. <BR/><BR/>Looking at imdb.net for whatever Winnie Cooper has been up to, I found that she appeared in the movie ``Raising Genius'', which seems interesting:<BR/><BR/>http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0328875/plotsummary<BR/><BR/>To quote IMDB: "The film is about a boy (Justin Long) who locks himself in the bathroom to work out math equations on the shower wall."<BR/><BR/><BR/>On a side note, the post raises the following two questions: what is the Erdos number of Wayne Arnold (Jason Hervey) and of Paul Pfeiffer (Josh Saviano).Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-1121825965966066682005-07-19T21:19:00.000-05:002005-07-19T21:19:00.000-05:00To correct my first post, I think Daniel Kleitman ...To correct my first post, I think Daniel Kleitman (MIT) has Erdos number 1 and Bacon number 2. If his walk-by in Good Will Hunting counts, that is. (He was seen through a window if I recall. Also, he has a "thanks" credit on IMDB.)<BR/><BR/>Bacon number 2 is through Minnie Driver who was in Sleepers (1996) with Kevin Bacon.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-1121825611423632112005-07-19T21:13:00.001-05:002005-07-19T21:13:00.001-05:00Dave Bayer's Erdos and Bacon numbers are both 2.<A HREF="http://www.math.columbia.edu/~bayer/" REL="nofollow">Dave Bayer</A>'s Erdos and Bacon numbers <A HREF="http://www.simonsingh.net/Erdos-Bacon_Numbers.html" REL="nofollow">are both 2</A>.單中杰https://www.blogger.com/profile/04931354144168622269noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-1121825606933011462005-07-19T21:13:00.000-05:002005-07-19T21:13:00.000-05:00For a comment about comments to commenters: Please...For a comment about comments to commenters: Please! Don't feed the trolls!<BR/><BR/>There are very few trolls around on this blog, but if you do find someone saying something obnoxious, only to get a reaction from others, don't give them the satisfaction of even a notice. The game theory here is that they'll get bored and then go away.<BR/><BR/>--<BR/><BR/>In other news, I associate produced an independent film, which included meeting and talking with several SAG actors who all have a Bacon number of 2 from real movies. Some say that doesn't quite count for giving me a Bacon number; it just depends on if "was involved in a movie with" counts.<BR/><BR/>My Erdos number is 3.Macneil Shonlehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16382866616548432101noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-1121825111684176842005-07-19T21:05:00.000-05:002005-07-19T21:05:00.000-05:00There is a theory student (David Ratajczak) at Ber...There is a theory student (David Ratajczak) at Berkeley with Bacon number 2 and Erdos number 3. (And I think this is the present Bacon-Erdos record, 2+3=5.)<BR/><BR/>Erdos 3 is through Moni Naor<BR/>http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~dratajcz/.<BR/><BR/>Bacon 2 is through Tim Robbins (Cradle will Rock, 1999) and Tim Robbins was in Mystic River with Kevin Bacon (2003).<BR/><BR/>This can be verified at http://www.cs.virginia.edu/oracle/.<BR/><BR/>[As for aliases: It only takes about three distinct posts on this blog to triangulate the identity of someone given a consistent alias. That's why it's bad to use an alias if you want to remain anonymous.]Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com