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From Computational Complexity
#### Ralph Kramden: Your wait is over! 3D-TV is here!

(This was written before I saw Lance's post on gadgets. This post could be called an unintentional co-post. Is that a word? Now it is!)
In
The Honeymooners...

From Computational Complexity
#### Guest Post on Robin Milner who passed away recently

Robin Milner died on March 20, 2010.
For obits see
here
and
here.
A review of his most recent book will be in a future
SIGACT NEWS book review column; however,here...

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#### STOC/CCC/EC/THEORYDAY/GRANTS

Announcements:
STOC
Early Registration closes on April 30.
STOC itself is June 6,7,8.
CCC
Early Registration closes May 3.
CCC itself is June 9,10,11.
EC
Early...

From Computational Complexity
#### A possible NP-Intermediary Problem

(REMINDERS:
STOC
Early Registration closes on April 30.
CCC
Early Registration closes May 3.
EC
Early Registration closes on May 6.
)
Here is a problem whose...

From Computational Complexity
#### Google VS Experts VS readers VS Bing

If you want to find something out you can ask Google, ask an expert,
or (if you have a blog) ask your readers.
Google is the most common; however, there are times...

From Computational Complexity
#### Is there a pangramic palindrome?

Pangrams are sentences that contain every letter of the alphabet.
The classic is
The quick brown fox jumped over a lazy dog.
There are more
here.
Palindromes...

From Computational Complexity
#### Is Guessing a good idea?

The following is from an
Ask Marilyn Column.
I paraphrase this since its from memory.
READER'S LETTER: I have heard of exams where you are penalized
for guessing...

From Computational Complexity
#### Tom L DVD and Birthday and You Tube and...

April 9 was
Tom Lehrer's
82nd birthday!
To celebrate I give you breaking news that a
Tom L DVD
was released April 13, 2010. It seems to have some videos of him...

From Computational Complexity
#### Deriving sum of squares: How much to cheat?

In discrete math (or other courses) we teach AND DERIVE the formula
for 1+2+3+...+n.
We then look at the sum 12+22+...+n2.
Here there are some options.
State...

From Computational Complexity
#### Baseball violates the rules of mathematics!!

(Looking for a roomate for STOC.
Check out
this site..)
Baseball Season started this week.
I want to point out
that Baseball violates mathematics in two ways...

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#### But seriously now folks- what do you make of barrier results?

In my
April Fools Day Post
I said the following:
Here are problems that I believe can be solved with
current techniques.
That was indeed true- since they were...

From Computational Complexity
#### Lets Prove Something instead of proving that we can't prove something

We complexity theorists seem more concerned with proving
that we can't prove things than with actually proving things!!!!
There have been two workshop on Barriers...

From Computational Complexity
#### SIGACT Awards

ACM announced the following awards recently.
Note that some of the awards are named after theorists
and some awards went to theorists.
Any comments on theirhere...

From Computational Complexity
#### Book Review Column AND request for reviews

A while back I posted a list of books that I need
reviews for my column in SIGACT NEWS. This was legitimate--- I
really did want reviewers--- but it was also an...

From Computational Complexity
#### Turning down a Fields Medal is eccentric, turning down the Millennium Prize is INSANE!

NEWS on Poincare Conjecture:
Recall that Perelman was given the Fields Medal in 2006 for
proving the Poincare Conjecture.
He declined the award.
Recent news...

From Computational Complexity
#### Stoc Travel Support/WELCOME BACK LANCE!

(REMINDER AND UPDATE:
If you are a a grad student you can apply for travel support for STOC 2010.
See
here for details.
One update on that: since registration and...

From Computational Complexity
#### A prospective Theory Blogger wants your input (Guest Post)

(Guest Post by M.T. Hajiaghayi)
Title: Successful blogs
Now that I'm joining Univ. of Maryland, and there are at several
famous bloggers there, I may consider...

From Computational Complexity
#### Repost on Turing and Wasserman- lets talk about...

One of the commenters on the post on the recent Turing Award and the Waterman award
pointed out that the context I gave lead to a discussion
that was NOT aboutCan...

From Computational Complexity
#### Central Website for FOCS as a whole (guest post)

(Guest Post by Paul Beame)
There is now a central website for the FOCS conference as a whole
here!!
In addition to links to the most recent and upcoming...

From Computational Complexity
#### Theorems that you simply don't believe

There are some theorems that are surprising.
I've already blogged on that (I can't seem to find the link).
However, there are some theorems that some people
simply...