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asciilifeform: ( incidentally just like wolfram's 'mathematica' in the initial versions )

asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-07-18#1835982 << at one time , on usg throne, i was on receiving end of this treatment, wolfram co flew in emissaries to pitch their various bells an' whistles and 'see how much they can get' ☝︎

asciilifeform: wolfram surely deserves whipping post regardless. ( he is to be counted, imho, right up there with the greatest american charlatans, with josephsmith, edison, gates, et al )

phf: i blame wolfram

asciilifeform: mod6: re upstack, http://mathworld.wolfram.com/StirlingsApproximation.html has the details.

mircea_popescu: gotta to something with aqll the wolfram they're not using for proper lightbulbs anymore.

a111: Logged on 2017-01-03 23:09 asciilifeform: and if you can achieve it in a ~discrete~ system, you can get wolfram to drink himself to death, by properly demonstrating 'cellular physics' (tm) (r) where he failed.

asciilifeform: and if you can achieve it in a ~discrete~ system, you can get wolfram to drink himself to death, by properly demonstrating 'cellular physics' (tm) (r) where he failed. ☟

asciilifeform pictures herr wolfram reading the article about him, and going 'neinneinneinneiennein!1111, banging head'

asciilifeform: in other lulz, latest visitors to my www, and then to nosuchlabs: employees of Wolfram Co.

a111: 4 results for "http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2009/07/wolfram-alpha-and-hubristic-user.html", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=http%3A%2F%2Funqualified-reservations.blogspot.com%2F2009%2F07%2Fwolfram-alpha-and-hubristic-user.html

asciilifeform: !#s http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2009/07/wolfram-alpha-and-hubristic-user.html

asciilifeform: the way i read it, he was talking about something like http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2009/07/wolfram-alpha-and-hubristic-user.html .

mircea_popescu: one man's tonite's another man's wolfram

asciilifeform: complete with mr mold's wolfram alpha essay

asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: wolfram 'alpha'

asciilifeform: re the evils of dwim, one of mr mold's few technical articles, from the old dayz, http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2009/07/wolfram-alpha-and-hubristic-user.html

mircea_popescu: i suppose the fiat world has burned these poor people so consistently (see the plouffe thing recently discussed, see the notorious wolfram thing etc) it's just the default expectation. and then ~bitcoin~ is the scam.

asciilifeform: wolfram did it to somebody else

mircea_popescu: did i read this exact thing before re wolfram ?

pete_dushenski: but by... wolfram

adlai defers to an oft-repeated meniism: "if you care about friendly AI, donate to stephen wolfram" (or was it that other fanfic author?)

ascii_butugychag: if mircea_popescu's ego cock at least fits on a cable spool, of the kind used to carry fiber on a truck, wolfram's - only fits in the bilge of a 1890s cable-laying steamer

asciilifeform: taleb makes wolfram look sane

assbot: Unqualified Reservations: Wolfram Alpha and hubristic user interfaces ... ( http://bit.ly/1lCBDHG )

asciilifeform: intuited << see one of the better mr mold pieces re: same, http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2009/07/wolfram-alpha-and-hubristic-user.html

asciilifeform: even a charlatan like herr wolfram understood this

asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: ~mathematica~. not the wiki maintained by wolfram's sex toy interns.

assbot: Logged on 12-09-2015 06:27:51; mircea_popescu: "Fractal -- from Wolfram MathWorld mathworld.wolfram.com/Fractal.html A fractal is an object or quantity that displays self-similarity, in a somewhat technical sense, on all scales. The object need not exhibit exactly the same structure ..."

assbot: Logged on 12-09-2015 06:28:45; mircea_popescu: the geometric notion of the point, and the geometric notion of a line, and the geometric notion of a plane, and the geometric notion of wolfram's mother impaled on a triple cheeseburger ALL SATISFY THIS DEFINITION

phf: mircea_popescu: "Fractal -- from Wolfram MathWorld mathworld.wolfram.com/Fractal.html A fractal is an object or quantity that displays " << wolfram's "new kind of science" is all about "this one thing i generated kind of looks like this complicated process, maybe they are related? i feel like they are!"

mircea_popescu: the geometric notion of the point, and the geometric notion of a line, and the geometric notion of a plane, and the geometric notion of wolfram's mother impaled on a triple cheeseburger ALL SATISFY THIS DEFINITION ☟

mircea_popescu: "Fractal -- from Wolfram MathWorld mathworld.wolfram.com/Fractal.html A fractal is an object or quantity that displays self-similarity, in a somewhat technical sense, on all scales. The object need not exhibit exactly the same structure ..." ☟

asciilifeform: wolfram?

assbot: Logged on 09-04-2015 21:17:14; ascii_field: wolfram is sui generis. owns a tame publisher, for instance

asciilifeform: wolfram tried to steal an entire ~discipline~ - as described in http://bactra.org/reviews/wolfram and elsewhere

asciilifeform: gotta understand that wolfram is a great (in the sense of edison) plagiarist

asciilifeform: alphonse23_: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RSAEncryption.html for example.

assbot: Logged on 09-04-2015 21:25:19; ascii_field: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141104/NEWS04/141109944/mathematicas-wolfram-sued-accused-of-secretly-recording-calls << l0l! apparently he's still sc4mz0r1ng folks

ascii_field: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141125/NEWS04/141129858/mathematicas-wolfram-wins-fraud-case?utm_source=NEWS04&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chicagobusiness << won.

ascii_field: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141104/NEWS04/141109944/mathematicas-wolfram-sued-accused-of-secretly-recording-calls << l0l! apparently he's still sc4mz0r1ng folks ☟

assbot: Why Wolfram (Mathematica) did not use Lisp | The (λ) Lambda meme - all things Lisp ... ( http://bit.ly/1IOId3d )

ascii_field: http://www.ymeme.com/why-wolfram-%28mathematica%29-did-not-use-lisp.html << some detail of what

ascii_field: to my great shame, i pumped thousands and thousands of usd into wolfram's pockets.

ascii_field: 'Wolfram, for his part, responded by suing or threatening to sue Cook (now a penniless graduate student in neuroscience), the conference organizers, the publishers of the proceedings, etc. '

ascii_field: 'The real problem with this result, however, is that it is not Wolfram's. He didn't invent cyclic tag systems, and he didn't come up with the incredibly intricate construction needed to implement them in Rule 110. This was done rather by one Matthew Cook, while working in Wolfram's employ under a contract with some truly remarkable provisions about intellectual property. In short, Wolfram got to control not only when and

ascii_field: !s wolfram

ascii_field: wolfram is a u.s.-based fella though

mircea_popescu: wolfram guy got it, didn't he ?

asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: reference counting... [david moon tale] ...but sure, it'd be great if it worked << there are quite a few systems which used reference-counting in garbage collector (other than in the demented c++ and apple systems, it is generally used in a garbage collector to determine 'what's garbage?'.) appears in, e.g., wolfram's 'mathematica.' down side: cannot have circular data structures.

ben_vulpes: wolfram worked with feynman at Thinking Machines?!

gribble: Recursion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recursion>; Recursion (computer science) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recursion_(computer_science)>; Recursion -- from Wolfram MathWorld: <http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Recursion.html>

assbot: Turmite -- from Wolfram MathWorld

Adlai: excellent turminology, this! http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Turmite.html

assbot: Langton's Ant -- from Wolfram MathWorld

assbot: Church-Turing Thesis -- from Wolfram MathWorld

MolokoDesk: .wolfram mass of dactyl

MolokoDesk: .wolfram mass of ida

MolokoDesk: .wolfram sum(1..36)

decimation: zooming out further, probably more than 90% of the revenue for wolfram comes from usg

BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: So Wolfram is an event caterer

asciilifeform: mp_colonist: wolfram corp. is quite unlike a restaurant

asciilifeform: herr wolfram's megalomania did not happen in empty space. he has a total, watertight monopoly on something - just as steve jobs did.

assbot: Stephen Wolfram, A New Kind of Science

asciilifeform: (obligatory wolfram: https://web.archive.org/web/20100322205031/http://www.cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/reviews/wolfram )

asciilifeform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjCWdsrVcBM << herr wolfram renamed his best-selling gizmo for some reason.

MolokoDesk: yeah, i'm scraping wolfram alpha, but if you pay them there's an API that is somewhat more flexible.

decimation: does that query wolfram alpha?

MolokoDesk: .wolfram derivative 5*x^2-15x+12

assbot: Spheroid -- from Wolfram MathWorld

asciilifeform: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Spheroid.html << for folks with memory loss

TheNewDeal: !s wolfram

decimation: I would note that Mr. Wolfram & co. are slowly migrating Mathmatica to be "pay us to use Wolfram Alpha in the cloud"

assbot: Unqualified Reservations: Wolfram Alpha and hubristic user interfaces

decimation: re: scp/ssh user interface << Herr Moldbug's rant on this topic is apropos: http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2009/07/wolfram-alpha-and-hubristic-user.html "The error is that control interfaces must not be intelligent. Briefly, intelligent user interfaces should be limited to applications in which the user does not expect to control the behavior of the product. If the product is used as a tool, its interface should be as

assbot: Benford's Law -- from Wolfram MathWorld

mircea_popescu: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/BenfordsLaw.html random link of the day

mircea_popescu: ay by the industries of Catalonia and the Basque Country. For Spain to be made healthy, they have to be destroyed. The German Chief of Staff Wolfram von Richthofen listened thunderstruck then recited to Mola all the reasons why it was madness to destroy a country’s industrial base, telling him that ‘I have never in my life heard such idiocy’

mircea_popescu: "This brings me to the core of what I dislike about Wolfram's book. It is going to set the field back by years. On the one hand, scientists in other fields are going to think we're all crackpots like him. On the other hand, we're going to be deluged, again, with people who fall for this kind of nonsense. I expect to have to waste a lot of time in the next few years de-programming students who'll have read A New Kind of

ozbot: Stephen Wolfram, A New Kind of Science