June 26, 2015

If it is clumsy...

The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics. -- Edsger Dijkstra

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Edsger Dijkstra

Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

June 19, 2015

Things people know that ain't so...

I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics. It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world.  It's the things people know that ain't so. -- Edwin Armstrong






Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

June 12, 2015

One of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics...

Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians. -- Edsger Dijkstra

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Edsger Dijkstra

Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

June 5, 2015

No such thing...

There should be no such thing as boring mathematics. -- Edsger Dijkstra


Edsger Dijkstra




Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

May 29, 2015

The art of proposing a question...

In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it. -- Georg Cantor


Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

May 22, 2015

The music of reason

Mathematics is the music of reason. -- James Joseph Sylvester


Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

May 15, 2015

Follow the advice of Plato...

If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics. -- Galileo Galilei

Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

May 8, 2015

The poetry of logical ideas

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. -- Albert Einstein


Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

May 1, 2015

Truth in science...

Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one. -- Konrad Lorenz


Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

April 23, 2015

Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society - Annual Mineral, Fossil, Gem, & Jewelry Show



Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society 
Annual Mineral, Fossil, Gem, & Jewelry Show
Saturday & Sunday, April 25-26, 2015 
10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (corner of Center & Church)

Scouts in uniform are free!



Good DX and 73, NJ2X
Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher