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Author Topic: Big Think Interview With Benoit Mandelbrot  (Read 7459 times)
Description: A conversation with the mathematician and Professor Emeritus at Yale University.
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« on: March 28, 2010, 03:43:33 PM »

On March 25, 2010, at the Big Think website, a 38 minute and 42 second interview with Benoit Mandelbrot was made available for viewing online:

    http://bigthink.com/ideas/19207
 
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010, 03:46:47 PM »

Apparently you can view portions of the discussion through various links found at the following:

    http://bigthink.com/benoitmandelbrot
 
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 04:27:37 PM »

the connection seems bad sad
The video loads extremely slowly and I even lost the connection entirely, once...
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2010, 05:05:48 PM »

the connection seems bad  sad
The video loads extremely slowly and I even lost the connection entirely, once...

I had no problem at all.    cheesy
 
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2010, 05:11:01 PM »

correction: I had multiple disconnects.
Only the part on the old masters nearly finished. Nearly, not entirely sad
All the others got very early disconnects.
If it would at least just go on loading extremely slow, I could be patient but after that disconnect I just get a message telling me that and it does not continue loading sad
Too bad...
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 10:50:45 AM »

It very interesting interview. Thank you Nahee for showing us this video.
I don't have any problems with connection and video plays very smooth (I have 2Mb bandwith)
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010, 12:03:11 PM »

i had also connection problems, nice interview, interesting accent cheesy
i also have 2mb bandwith sad
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2010, 10:51:33 PM »

Sound good but image/video jerky. Looks like hidef picture not streaming properly.

Roughness, eh! Kind of reflected in his life story. Discontinuity also important to embrace as he has. tease
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2010, 01:01:37 AM »

correction: I had multiple disconnects.

i had also connection problems, nice interview, interesting accent.
i also have 2mb bandwith

Hahahaha !!!!    grin   cheesy   laugh   rolling on floor laughing
I use a dial-up modem connection, and I get a better download from their site than either of you.   tease   w00t !!

Maybe you guys need to get a better service provider.
 
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2010, 12:30:52 PM »

Nope, I found out.
Well, kinda...
I finally managed to look at them.
First of all, this is probably a US-server and both Trifox and me visit them from a German/Austrian server. - usually, my connection to the US is good but for some reason, for this server, that's untrue...
However, additionally, the page seems to be optimized for IE. I tried both FF and Opera and they didn't work well. Opera not at all, FF with random disconnects after between half a Minute and two minutes.
IE also had some disconnects but very late and not that often. I managed to finally view them entirely... With quite some lags, though...

Well, nice interview smiley
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2010, 01:29:24 PM »

First of all, this is probably a US-server and both Trifox and me visit them from a German/Austrian server.

I got to thinking it might have something to do with hemisphere and/or continent locations.  But that usually means different service providers as well.

However, additionally, the page seems to be optimized for IE.
I tried both FF and Opera and they didn't work well.

I use FireFox for 99.9 percent of all my Internet browsing.  I only resort to MS-IE when I am forced into it, or need to do some web page testing.
 
I did notice that the video "viewing size" specified on their web page was for a larger size than what it was actually created for.  So, there would be a bit of distortion in the image while playing.
 
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2010, 01:43:36 PM »

I noticed that after David Makin saw this topic and viewed the video, that he must have decided this group would not be able to answer a question he had about what Mr. Mandelbrot said.  For he posted the following to the UF-Programmers' email list:

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He mentions an original as yet unproved conjecture that two different
constructs for the Set are identical - anyone know the details ?
I can't seem to find the conjecture he refers to.

Maybe somebody here really can assist him.
 
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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2010, 02:50:41 PM »

I also wondered about that one...
smiley

And at FF vs IE: I also IE if I'm forced to and for some reason, I *was* forced to in that case, as else it didn't work at all...
FF usually works fine but it didn't here.
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2010, 06:28:40 PM »

I never use IE. I use Chrome for 99.9 percent of browsing, Firefox if I have to. Only when I need to test a web page do I use IE, IE (64-bit), Opera, and Safari too. Yes, I have all of them on my computer.  afro
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2010, 03:57:20 PM »

I use Chrome.....  Firefox.....  when I need to test a web page do I use IE, IE (64-bit),
Opera, and Safari too.  Yes, I have all of them on my computer.

Got to have them several, and different versions as well, if you build web pages.  Also nice to have various OS systems available to run browsers under.
 
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