rossberg at google.com
Mon Jun 30 02:41:53 PDT 2014
On 28 June 2014 20:23, Rick Waldron <waldron.rick at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Saturday, June 28, 2014, Brendan Eich <brendan at mozilla.org> wrote:
>> Ok, nerdbait -- but I'll take it and champion it at the next TC39 meeting.
> Yes, if you hadn't I would've :)
> I doubt there will be an opposition, but for anyone interested, Section 2
> (especially 2.1) of the Tau Manifesto is particularly compelling.
Sigh. See the rebuttal Michael Haufe already linked to
(http://www.thepimanifesto.com/). To most serious mathematicians, tau
is rather crackpot territory. I'd indeed be opposed.
(OT, though somewhat related, this interesting and amusing talk about
crank physics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXSgp755DSA
Relevant observation: most cranks are engineers. Probable explanation:
they are used to being able to construct the world to their liking,
and some can't deal with this not being possible in math and physics.)
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