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Sire, there is no Royal Road to Wisdom

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Rumpelstiltskin ve doğru kelimenin sihri

İsim ve Algı

Biz, benlik imgesi kaymış bir toplumuz. Dikkat edin, sarsak, sığ kızların genel adı “Kezban” oldu. Ayşe, Fatma, Yahya, Süleyman gibi geleneksel isimler ile Çağatay, Tonguç, Tuğçe gibi isimler arasında sınıfsal aidiyet çağrışımı farkı var. Roman kahramanlarımı bu yüzeysel algı ve banal tasniften muaf tutmak için orijinal isimler seçmeye çalışıyorum.

- Murat Menteş

Hınzır cüce Rumpelstilskin:

Bir şeyin adını koyduğunda her şey değişir!


  1. Hocasının ismiyle hitap etmesine sevinen öğrenci

    But it is worth the trouble. Usually the first time I greet a student by name, especially outside of class, the student is astonished, as if witnessing some sort of miracle.

    Actually, a sort of miracle does occur, because once I know a student’s name, we both tend to perceive our relationship as collaborative, rather than adversarial. The student works harder; I spend more time preparing; and we both enjoy the teaching and learning experience more.

    It’s empowering, and I’m reminded of the princess in the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale who got power over Rumpelstiltskin once she learned his name. There is actually quite a lot we learn from fairy tales, but I’ll tell that story another time.

  2. Neden her şey Fibonacci serisiyle açıklanmaya çalışılıyor?

    The Fibonacci series has a name. Let me explain. My advisor at MIT ( Patrick Winston) likes to call this rule the Rumpelstilskin 
    principle (Based on a german folk story that once you know the name of something, you gain power over it). When humans, name a concept, that concept will acquire a symbolic pointer, and hence becomes accessible to everyone. With Fibonacci series, it is simple enough to be taught worldwide in middle schools, and many know the concept. Once they do, they become sensitized to it (Sensitization) Simply put, if you wear a striped pink sock to work tomorrow, you will more readily spot fellow striped-pink-sock wearers. We know fibonacci, many of us, so we are likely to spot it. We see thousands of other functions everyday, we just don’t know them as well. 


    All magic comes with a price - Rumpelstiltskin

  3. http://www.sjaakvandergeest.socsci.uva.nl/pdf/anthropology_and_literature/rumpelskin.pdf
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_name


definition (n.) late 14c., “decision, setting of boundaries,” from Old French definicion, from Latin definitionem (nominative definitio), noun of action from past participle stem of definire (seedefine). 

In logic, meaning “act of stating what something means” is from 1640s; meaning “a statement of the essential nature of something” is from late 14c.; the special focus on words developed after c.1550. Meaning “degree of distinctness of the details in a picture” is from 1889.


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Yetim ‘Tartaglia’ nın başına gelen korkunç hadise ve sonrası

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Adding syntax highlighting into Tumblr

  1. https://code.google.com/p/google-code-prettify/wiki/GettingStarted
  2. http://alexgorbatchev.com/SyntaxHighlighter/manual/demo/
  3. http://snippets-of-code.tumblr.com/post/6027484416/adding-syntax-highlighting-into-tumblr
  4. http://google-code-prettify.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/README.html
  5. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8399547/how-to-add-line-numbers-to-all-lines-in-google-prettify

%include "os_dependent_stuff.asm" ; Initialize constants. mov r12, 65537 ; Exponent to modular-exponentiate with mov rbx, 235 ; Modulus to modular-exponentiate with mov r15, NPROCS ; Number of worker processes to fork. mov r14, (SIZE+1)*8 ; Size of shared memory; reserving first ; 64 bits for bookkeeping

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Mathematical Convergence

I can think of two aspects to consider for this problem. (1) mathematical convergence (2) practical applications.

(1) mathematical convergence 

In a mathematical point of view, one needs to always show convergence before trying to tackle such question. This subject is known as analysis and you can prove somewhat unintuitive results such as the convergence of Fourier transform, Dirac delta functions etc.

(2) practical computational 

In real life people have little patience and define an error margin and if the rate of convergence fall in to the margin they just use the results. For instance, if we are summing a series a_n and the summer up to a_n and a_n+1 only differ in the desired error margin we will just use that value.

From http://www.quora.com/Algorithms/How-do-I-calculate-the-sum-of-a-finite-or-infinite-series

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