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#325802 - 10/16/10 10:12 PM RIP Benoit Mandelbrot
pmbuko Offline
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If you're not familiar with Mandelbrot and fractal geometry, you should be.

Here's a wiki page about the man:

Here's a picture:

Here's a video:

And finally, here's a funny quote about his passing:

"RIP Benoit Mandelbrot. Thank God he wasn't murdered. It would have taken the cops forever to draw the chalk outline." --Andy Ihnatko

Edited by pmbuko (10/16/10 10:12 PM)
I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.

#325809 - 10/16/10 11:48 PM Re: RIP Benoit Mandelbrot [Re: pmbuko]
prototype3a Offline

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Loc: Blacksburg, VA
I didn't know he was still alive. This is sad. frown
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#325812 - 10/17/10 01:04 AM Re: RIP Benoit Mandelbrot [Re: prototype3a]
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IIRC, I used screen savers based on his fractal geometry.




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