Sunday, May 25, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Dr. Poo wanted me to tell all of you that his lecture will begin in the fall (date TBA). That is all. For now. ::Shifty eyes::
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Halloo, Halloo! I’m Dr. Poo! And I’m here to tell you that school has begun! What school, say you? Why, Dr. Poo’s Seminar of the Disection of Roger Penrose’s The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe and other readings! Not to worry! A more comprehensive look at each subject will only improve your understanding. We will begin soon with an entry on basic but fascinating properties of mathematics. Our text for this course will be The Road to Reality, and I may assign other readings, but if I can find at least samples of the books through Google Book Search, I most certainly will post the links. At the time, there is no book scan for the textbook of this course. Provided I don’t get in trouble, I will provide you with all the graphics and equations you need to see. I look forward to seeing you in class! (Remember that Dr. Poo likes apples: they are good for his colon.)
-The Mellifluous Dr. Poo
Saturday, March 08, 2008
This is to let you know that I am not dead. I am really hoping to update this thing with cool stuff sometime this year. Thank you for your patience.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Here is the Glossary. All terms are in alphabetical order.
Anything with mass and volume that has a configuration of negatively-charged particles with orbiting positively-charged particles
The plane of all zeros and ethereal numbers whose projections produce all complex numbers
Any matter, energy, idea, or otherwise entity in the Multiverse
Any measure of Space-Time
Anything with mass and volume that has a configuration of positively-charged particles with orbiting negatively-charged particles
The continuum of all spatial and temporal dimensions that houses every location, event, or mixed geometry of the two
Monday, July 23, 2007
Hello dear readers! I’d like to take a moment to thank all of you who still use your MySpace and still read these blogs. A special thanks is in order to my dear friend and colleague Jared E. Jones who recently re-inspired me to write these blogs after he published a tutorial on Lucid Dreaming. Without all of your comments, questions, kudos, and call-for-a-good-time phone numbers, I would not keep wrting. Unfortunately, this is not the blog you’ve been waiting for since January. (From a recent discussion with my superiors I believe the month should be renamed Janudog or FirstWinter.) It is instead a guide to prepare you for the series of blogs you can expect in the coming months.
Expect linking in my new blogs. I will make cross-references between blogs repeatedly.
Expect a special link to the Glossary in the coming blogs so that you can look up any unfamiliar terms not discussed in the current blog.
Expect the blogs to contain author-created diagrams.
Expect titles with a mix of wit and information (in contrast to the former style: just wit).
Expect that several of the coming blogs will analyse some topics we’ve only touched on in previous entries and some that are recent developments from the author.
That is all. Join me soon for the first entry in the series.
Hello dear readers! Dr. Poo is vacationing in South Africa over the summer to prepare for his lectures on the fascinating properties of the Universe in the fall. I haven’t written a blog in well over a year, and I thought it was the time to release some brand new ideas to you, my loyal public. Keep in mind that the ideas in this particular blog have little to do with theoretical physics and more to do with how we interpret the things we see, which will be a valuable knowledge for you all this fall. I hope that you enjoy reading this blog, stop to think about the ideas presented, and question those same ideas. Enjoy!
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Not too long ago I met a printer named Hubert. Even though he was pretty quiet at our first encounter, I was sure that he was a good guy. Several days later, my friend Erin, companion of this printer, came to me with a problem. She needed to print out a report for her class, but Hubert had delivered what appeared to be utter hogwash. I took a good look at the gibberish Hubert spewed and couldn’t make heads or tails of it. There was no clear indication of what each of the symbols meant on its own, what each string of symbols meant together, or even which way I should read the text! I brought it home, put on my brown Henschel Deerstalker hat, bit down on my pipe, and began my investigation.
Each string of symbols had the form of Fig. 1.
Fig. 1: A string of symbols
Since I could identify each symbol to some human use, I identified this typeset as Unicode 5.0, which includes almost every typeset language and many strange characters like the ones seen in Fig. 2.
Fig. 2: A chart of miscellaneous symbols in Unicode 5.0
I visited the Unicode website to see if there was any underlying meaning of these symbols (since most of them looked like the ones in Fig. 2!). You can see from the figure above that there is a sequence of numbers assigned to each symbol. I took that into consideration and mapped each sequence of numbers to English letters and proper punctuation. (I made the assumption that Hubert wanted to communicate in English since Erin’s paper was in English.) The As and Bs and Cs and so on are hexadecimal numbers, if you haven’t seen them before, and they map to 10s and 11s and 12s and so on. I tried out the scheme, and much to my dismay the only English word I could make out was “a”, which isn’t much of an English word. I tried taking all the 26s that appeared in the chart (which was part of the number key to every symbol!) to be Zs, like in the mapping 1 -> A, 2 -> B, and so on, but then it just sounded like Hubert was sleeping. I attempted every deviation from this cryptology scheme, such as 1 -> B, 2 -> C, and so on; 1 -> C, 2 -> D, and so on; and so on. It looked hopeless.
The best scheme I came up with was to ignore the 26 and assume it was just the symbol that said, “This is a character,” much like the 0x in a memory address and its contents on your computer. Memory addresses and their contents on your computer look like 0x8130 and 0x00000005, respectively, where the 0x just means, “This is a hexadecimal number.” After applying that idea and cycling through the cryptology, I finally made a significant word out of Hubert’s rant. “Anatomy”. Granted, it was in the middle of two other words that made no sense at all, but it was the best I came up with. That scheme also produced really cool sequences of letters that I don’t remember offhand, but they were something like, “Anyuuuuleoyuuuucszluop::”. I delivered it back to Erin, totally convinced Hubert was speaking just nonsense, with the exception of “anatomy”. There was nothing more I could do.
Could there be more meaning to Hubert’s message? Could I have overlooked the simple idea that there might be another decryption scheme that shows his words were just the words of Erin’s paper? Why would I assume Hubert was even trying to say anything at all, when it could have just been a huge error in his hardware?
My name is Arthur Hovinc, but you can can me Art. For several years now, I’ve been writing excerpts about the nature of reality, the mysteries of communication, and the uprooting of the basic laws of mathematics. I had a faithful audience for the first year of my publications, but then the number started to dwindle. It didn’t help much that I was posting my blogs on MySpace.com. From what I can tell, people prefer the simplicity of Facebook. I’ve decided to move my blog entries from MySpace to this WordPress blog, in an attempt to expand my audience and the public awareness of my ideas.
I’ll post the most developed and most recent blog of mine to this WordPress site relatively soon, and from there use this site for all my future publications.
Looking forward to a fresh start,