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asciilifeform: mp_en_viaje's hypothesis, like other 'freudisms', is 1 of those 'simple and clean' items that stands for just so long as you throw out the contradictory inputs. e.g. folx like that same newton, heaviside, tesla, etc who in so far as anyone knows, couldn't even get their cocks to stand on demand, yet still somehow added up to something, despite not fitting mp_en_viaje's [conception of ubermensch][http://btcbase.org/log/2019-05-22#1915 ☝︎
a111: 21 results for "heaviside", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=heaviside
asciilifeform: !#s heaviside
a111: Logged on 2018-05-08 17:55 mircea_popescu: look it up, hermann aron fellow, was a sort of german heaviside
mircea_popescu: look it up, hermann aron fellow, was a sort of german heaviside ☟︎
asciilifeform: i respect folx who do honest work, even on particle zoos. just as i respect that cataloguers of rare birds in the jungle ; it is not a wholly pointless thing. but it is not comparable to heaviside, who walked into a room with 22 equations and came out with 4.
gabriel_laddel_p: We know that A-> exists, and is better than heaviside's formulation of maxwell's equations because it can describe the AB experiment, and because it does not have a preferred frame of reference / is lorentz invariant.
asciilifeform: except that heaviside had absolutely no problem introducing sqrt(-1) into models of reality
asciilifeform: heaviside, for instance, was certainly no scythian.
assbot: Logged on 12-09-2015 23:23:51; mircea_popescu: "To get Heaviside away from Newton Abbot, his brother Charles arranged for him to live with his sister-in-law, Mary Way, at her home in Devon. Since Mary lived alone, having the eccentric Heaviside live upstairs from her seemed like a good idea. Unfortunately, things got even more bizarre at that point. Heaviside insisted on treating Mary as a slave despite her being the owner of the house. Not
PeterL: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com//?date=12-09-2015#1271995 << Heaviside sounds alot like the character Sheldon on "The Big Bang Theory" ☝︎
mircea_popescu: Mary Way agrees to wear warm woolen underclothing and keep herself warm in winter. Mary Way agrees never to go out without Oliver Heaviside's permission. Mary Way agrees never to give anything away without Oliver Heaviside's permission.
mircea_popescu: "Friends were astonished that Mary allowed her house guest to control her. They were even more astonished when she showed them the contract that Heaviside had insisted she sign which, among other clauses stipulated that:
mircea_popescu: "To get Heaviside away from Newton Abbot, his brother Charles arranged for him to live with his sister-in-law, Mary Way, at her home in Devon. Since Mary lived alone, having the eccentric Heaviside live upstairs from her seemed like a good idea. Unfortunately, things got even more bizarre at that point. Heaviside insisted on treating Mary as a slave despite her being the owner of the house. Not only did he order ☟︎
phf: re heaviside i don't grok how he could work in a hot room
assbot: The Problem with Oliver Heaviside - Providentia ... ( http://bit.ly/1OKJI5N )
asciilifeform: http://drvitelli.typepad.com/providentia/2012/09/the-problem-with-oliver-heaviside.html << fairly good summary of mr h, for n00bz
asciilifeform: oliver heaviside wrote cryptically of the important life-cycle step of 'earning one's worm'
asciilifeform: at any rate, the matter prior to heaviside nailing down maxwell's eqs to their modern form (maxwell had 20 eqs in that many unknowns!),
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: all of this reminds me of a secret pleasure of mine - reading 'electrician' scientific publications from the era of heaviside
asciilifeform: heaviside, for instance, couldn't really think without standing next to a monstrous roaring gas flame (he actually had to smash a pipe)
asciilifeform: heaviside, the fellow who turned maxwell's equations from 23 in about that many unknowns, into the 4 that we learn in school.
asciilifeform: oliver heaviside's notebooks, it is said, stoked a furnace for many years.
asciilifeform: dyson, then tesla... when do we get 'heaviside corp.' and what will it make? high-tech nano fridge magnets?