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 [F] New York Times on the Web Forums  / Science  /

    Missile Defense

Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a nation's war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a "Star Wars" defense system, has technology changed considerably enough to make the latest Missile Defense initiatives more successful? Can such an application of science be successful? Is a militarized space inevitable, necessary or impossible?

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rshow55 - 07:12pm Nov 7, 2003 EST (# 16802 of 16832)
Can we do a better job of finding truth? YES. Click "rshow55" for some things Lchic and I have done and worked for on this thread.

If the most basic brand and promise of The New York Times

" All the news that's fit to print"

really means

" All the news that Arthur Sulzberger Jr. sees fit to print. "

and Sulzberger is Jorian319 - that's interesting - and makes some questions raised on this board interesting questions.

cantabb - 07:23pm Nov 7, 2003 EST (# 16803 of 16832)

rshow55 - 07:10pm Nov 7, 2003 EST (# 16801 of 16802)

These are interesting, valid questions:

Bluestar23 , are you a legitimate representative of The New York Times - and do responsible NYT officers know who you are - and approve of your postings? .........

Cantabb , are you a legitimate representative of The New York Times - and do responsible NYT officers know who you are - and approve of your postings?

Yes or no ?

Juvenile questions, driven by your own obsession!

Any of these answers - clearly set out - in writing - from a responsible member of the "control group" of the New York Times Company - would clarify a good deal that matters to me as a human being who has to live with administrative usages.

It would be progress for me, whichever determination was given. Though what the answer would be would make a difference.

Can't help you one iota.

We're heading into a situation where some new law might get made, under easily imaginable circumstances.

What "new law"? That NYT Forum abuse shall continue unchecked ?

I'd rather do it as a demonstration of complex negotiation - showing how problems that stumped Nash can be solved by series solutions - sometimes with oscillatory elements and assemblies. But with stable answers at most nodes that matter. And rules for the oscillations at most oscillating nodes. Though some statistical oscillation is tolerable, and can even be useful. For that demonstration, I need to meet a member of the NYT organization - face to face - and work a little while. Preferably, for grammatical reasons, somebody female. Morgenson, for example. Any chaperoning anybody wants would be OK by me - but I'd want the logical-grammatical skills women have at avoiding fights.

More blathering.....

Because I'm trying to avoid fights. Including big ones.

Actually, you're LOOKING for one. Trying to provoke one.

But also I need to be able to function.

No one is preventing you -- except yourself !

And it happens I know a lot about what I need.

So, what's preventing you ? Why grovelling here ?

lchic - 07:54pm Nov 7, 2003 EST (# 16804 of 16832)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

Why did this guy board the tram from maths to art?

"" As a mathematician and constructive sculptor, I create works that follow in a centuries-long tradition of mathematically informed art. My motivation, in part, is that I try to convey a sense of what I call the geometric aesthetic. I have the artistic conviction that the patterns and relations found in the classical geometry of three-dimensional structures can form a solid foundation for art that is beautiful, personally affecting, and visually engaging.

I am always gratified when viewers of my work, though not mathematically trained, are led to ask me questions of a mathematical character. Some are of a technical nature, e.g., How do you compute the correct angle for those parts to meet exactly?, while others reach more to the heart of the matter, e.g., What is the pattern behind this? I am always happy to elucidate, as I feel that an artwork that evokes such questions has in some way been kissed by Euclid.

This photo-essay tries to convey these ideas directly -- through images of my work. With just a brief caption for orientation, a successful sculpture should be able to speak for itself.

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