user since
Thu Sep 14 2000 at 14:49:16 (17.1 years ago )
last seen
Mon Jul 24 2017 at 13:59:14 (2.9 months ago )
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mission drive within everything
"To condense fact from the vapor of nuance," -- Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash
specialties
physics, math, jazz, running, coffee
school/company
itinerant perpetual student
motto
What, me worry?
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Big Time Brewery & Alehouse
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Chess anyone? I'm rated about 1302 (USCF). Look for me as "MilesDirac" at freechess.org (I'm rarely logged in, however) or gameknot.com (correspondence chess on the web) or send me e-mail.

Favorite trumpeters

Miles Davis · Clifford Brown · Donald Byrd · Dave Douglas · Wynton Marsalis

Favorite authors

Gabriel Garcia Marquez · John Irving · Herman Melville · Vladimir Nabokov · Neal Stephenson

Clever quips (paraphrased)

Physics research is like sex: sometimes something useful is produced, but that's not why we do it.
-- Richard Feynman

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
-- Albert Einstein
or "Basic research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."
-- Wernher von Braun (Thanks Jurph)

A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems.
-- Pál Erdös

He who foresees calamities suffers them twice over.

Nodes of mine which need regular maintainance

New York City Marathon · Boston Marathon · Chicago Marathon · Chess · aviation




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