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"14 April 17:00 BST — Mathematician John Conway dies of COVID-19
Renowned British-born mathematician John Conway died aged 82 on 11 April, reportedly of complications arising from COVID-19.
Conway attained a legendary status among maths and science enthusiasts, mostly by designing mathematical games and puzzles. But his work transcended the boundary between recreational and ‘serious’ maths, turning play into research and vice versa. "He’s been known to carry on his person a few decks of cards, dice, ropes, pennies, coat hangers, sometimes a Slinky, maybe a miniature bicycle, all props he deploys to extend his winning imagination," wrote biographer Siobhan Roberts in 2015.
His celebrity status was cemented by Martin Gardner’s popular maths column in the magazine Scientific American, which featured many of Conway’s contributions, beginning in 1970 with his Game of Life, a minimalistic 2D model universe in which ‘organisms’ grow and multiply on the basis of simple rules.
Conway had taught at Princeton University in New Jersey since 1987, and his research spanned several fields of mathematics. In algebra, he studied the ‘monster group’, an object that has an enormous — but not infinite — number of symmetries. With the late British mathematician Simon Norton, he formulated the ‘monstrous moonshine’ conjectures, linking the monster group to an entirely different subject in mathematical analysis."
«One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.» Salvador Dali
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Seeing-eye dogs for users allergic to dogs' coat are often labradoodles - a cross breed between labrador and poodle. The poodle's coat is usually acceptable to allergics, and the labradoodle has inherited this trait.
(So why don't they use large purebred poodles? I don't know if this is an international phenomenon or specific to Norway: The Poodle owner's organization are actively boycotting the use of poodles for menial work. They consider the poodle to be such high class that members selling puppies to be trained as seeing-eye dogs are kicked out. So those training the dogs switched to labradoodles rather than going to poodle-napping to get enough dogs for the allergics.)
It's not death metal, it's not even metal.
It's labeled as "avant-garde" which could mean anything.
Not sure what guitar solo you mean because I can't listen to that crap for more than a few seconds.
You won't believe this, but I got to know that album from a POSITIVE REVIEW I read back in 2005.
Needless to say I never forgot about it
Just thought I'd one up your stressful anxiety inducing music
And since there's nothing to one up that it's over and I won