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Re: [midatlanticretro] Von Neumann synchronicity

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  • Bob Schwier
    ... Von Neumann was also known to be something of a party animal. Between partying and research, he didn t have time for mere students. bs
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 16, 2008
      Quoting mejeep_ferret <mejeep@...>:

      > I commented to my dad how the fortune cookie seems more relevant to my
      > than any horoscope. Here's today's example.
      >
      > In comp.risks: a fellow chronicles a security leak in the system for
      > registering news items:
      >
      > > This would be Just Another Buggy Web site,
      > > but there's one final detailthat elevates this incident
      > > to a classic: the distinguished lecturer is
      > > Peter Neumann...
      > (http://calendar.columbia.edu/sundial/webapi/get.php?vt=detail&id=25765&con=embedd
      > ed&br=ais_featured)
      >
      > Perhaps he's not related to Von Neumann but my favorite web site
      > http://www.herdthinners.com/ did enough of a string match:
      >
      > Today's Fortune Cookie:
      > Von Neumann was the subject of many dotty professor stories. Von
      > Neumann supposedly had the habit of simply writing answers to homework
      > assignments on the board (the method of solution being, of course,
      > obvious) when he was asked how to solve problems. One time one of his
      > students tried to get more helpful information by asking if there was
      > another way to solve the problem. Von Neumann looked blank for a
      > moment, thought, and then answered, "Yes.".
      >

      Von Neumann was also known to be something of a party animal. Between
      partying and research, he didn't have time for mere students.
      bs






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