Monthly Archives: August 2007


Scott Aaronson just posted the transcript from a very interesting talk he gave at Google a few weeks ago on his blog. He discusses various issues related to computational complexity, especially quantum computation and the ramifications of P=NP and why … Continue reading

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Good decisions and bad decisions; possibly a self-indulgent ramble


I think over the past year or so I have managed to make some good decisions in my life. Of course, I made good decisions before from time to time, but at least now I think I’m making fewer bad … Continue reading

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So this is turning into a disaster: now they expect the flight from Vancouver to San Francisco that was supposed to leave at 1:03 to leave at 4:30. I will be really, really angry if I find out that the … Continue reading

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Accidentally in Vancouver


My direct flight to San Francisco was canceled, so now I’m in Vancouver for a rather lengthy layover. They told me that the flight yesterday from San Francisco to Edmonton didn’t come, so they had to cancel the one today. … Continue reading

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Hello from Edmonton, and paper success


So I’m in Edmonton for the PIMS Algebra Summer School. It’s a lot of fun, and I’m even understanding many of the talks! I’ll report on some of the more interesting ones (probably on WordPress) when I get back, but … Continue reading

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