Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Answer by Michael Ishigaki:
There's a well-known account of George Dantzig, "the father of linear programming," during his time as a mathematics student at UC Berkeley. One day, Dantzig was running late to a class taught by the famous Jerzy Neyman. When he arrived, he saw three problems on the blackboard and scribbled them down as homework problems. After class, Dantzig began working on solving these three problems. He found two of the problems straightforward and easy, but one of the problems was particularly difficult. He struggled with that third problem until minutes before the homework assignment was due.
Six weeks later, on a Sunday morning, Dantzig was woken up by the noise of someone banging on the door of his house. He opened the door and was surprised to see his professor, Jerzy Neyman, at the door holding a handful of papers. His excited professor said, "I've written an introduction to one of your papers! Read it so I can send it out right away for publication!"
As it turns out, two of the three problems on the blackboard were not homework problems, but famous unsolved problems in mathematical statistics. Without knowing it, Dantzig solved two unsolved statistics problems for homework.
Later on, when Dantzig was having difficulty finding a topic for his thesis, Neyman told him to just put his solutions to those two problems into a binder and that Neyman would accept the solutions as Dantzig's thesis.
Monday, March 18, 2013
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Saturday, March 16, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Check out this revealing script clip from Friday’s all new episode of Nikita! Photo from Writer-Producer Albert Kim’s Twitter @MagicBranch
This is keeping me on edge: The “why trade one when you can save both” theme makes me think that the ratings may have writers pulling out The Hail Mary. Usually it’s one of those pawn-sacrifice move that loses the whole shooting match. What can I say? That’s how I play chess.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I’m going to get impatient and take matters into my own hands.
I see a match in the works, but it’s against my religion to make it happen — not the religious religion, the other one.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Nikita and Amanda are about to play nice! Congratulations, you just unlocked the “Reunion” sticker to commemorate their adulterated team work. Share this one proudly. It’s from our friends at The CW.
Being Billy isn’t the easiest task. Thanks for watching, you’ve unlocked the “Being Billy” sticker. Share this one proudly. It’s from our friends at The CW.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Friday, March 01, 2013
If you try to cross Nikita, she will beat you down. If you try to extort her, she will beat you down. If you try to check into “With Fire” you will get a great sticker! Congratulations, you just unlocked the “With Fire” sticker! Share this one proudly. It’s from our friends at The CW.