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Monthly Archives: March, 2019

MAKING (OR LOSING) ZILLIONS AT (ALMOST) THE SPEED OF LIGHT

HFT IS short for high-frequency trading, the predominant communication of financial markets around the world. SimanaitisSays has touched on this topic twice, “Trading in Nanoseconds”, June 16, 2014; and ”Lasers … Continue reading

March 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

KAREN UHLENBECK WINS THE ABEL PRIZE!

LET’S ALL congratulate Dr. Karen Uhlenbeck. She’s the first woman to win the Abel Prize, one of the world’s top awards in mathematics. One of her mathematical specialities, briefly put, … Continue reading

March 20, 2019 · 1 Comment

MATHEMATICAL INDUCTION: DOMINOES OF LOGIC

THE WORD “INDUCTION” has a whole bunch of meanings: Merriam-Webster starts with “the act or process of inducting (as into office),” which is sort of a definitional cop-out: What’s “inducting”? … Continue reading

March 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

AL MOONEY’S 1938 CULVER DART MODEL G

AL MOONEY’S AIRCRAFT included, among others, the Alexander Eaglerock and Bullet, the Bellanca Irish Swoop racer and its Airbus cargo plane, the Monocoupe Dart Model G and its Monocoach sibliing, … Continue reading

March 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

MEMORIES AND TIDBITS FROM A COOK’S PART 2

YESTERDAY’S MEMORIES and tidbits involved driving south from Paris, dining in Vienne, dancing in Avignon, and recalling an imaginary friendship in Tarascon. Today in Part 2, let’s have a Nice … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

MEMORIES AND TIDBITS FROM A COOK’S PART 1

I WAS LEAFING through one of my old travel books, Cook’s Traveller’s Handbook Riviera and Pyrenees, 1923, and its descriptions prompted memories of my own travels more than 60 years … Continue reading

March 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

HOLMES ON THE WIRELESS PART 2

RADIO RENDITIONS of Holmes wireless adventures yesterday at SimanaitisSays involved famed Sherlockian William Gillette and unsung portrayals by others on pioneer radio stations. Today, in Part 2, let’s make room … Continue reading

March 15, 2019 · Leave a comment