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12.12.2005

Astounding 

The UCLA ultimate frisbee team is definitely geekier than the Harvard team. The worst that ever showed up on the Harvard ultimate email lists were (1) a thread about one guy's economics term paper on fantasy league statistics for winter league and (2) a thread about a brainteaser involving people wearing blue and red hats.

Currently on the UCLA board (sadly not open to the public), there's a thread comparing mathematicians to baseball players. There is a dispute over whether Leonhard Euler is the Rickey Henderson of mathematicians, or whether that honor should go to Paul Erdos. Erdos seems a better fit to me -- extremely itinerant guy who specialized in a fairly lightweight field (stolen bases / elementary number theory) and had a thing for framing checks instead of cashing them.

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I'm not registering to read this crap.
 


me neither.
 


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