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Last week, I met someone who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and who suggested that I too might
have this syndrome. He has not been the only one who has
suggested this. Although I feel that I fit some of the
characteristics of Asperger Syndrome, I also feel that
some do not apply to me. There are also some that I met
when I was younger and that seem to have gone away. I
am strongly thinking about being evaluated by a professional.
Being investigated by US government
It seems I am being subject of an investigation by the US
government, simply because I am following WikiLeaks on Twitter. At least that is what one could
conclude from the subpoena agains Twitter. Since when makes reading
a news source and/or social network on the internet a suspect.
I presume that my provider will turn down such a request
unless it is ratified by a Dutch judge, which I find very
Update January 13:
WikiLeaks Twitter spying may break EU privacy law
Today is a palindrome date
when written in the (M)M/(D)D/(YYY)Y format: 1/10/2011.
Today is a Palindrome date at
least in the notation (D)D-(M)M-YY, that we often use
here in the Netherlands. This year there will be nine more of
Today, or yesterday, the winter sale at bookshop Broekhuis started. I decided to have a look,
and found three interesting books. At 10:22:20, I bought the
following three books with 50% discount:
MLL2 mutation spectrum
Today, I received a paper copy of the paper
MLL2 mutation spectrum in 45 patients with Kabuki syndrome
in the mail. There was a note stating that Andy
is patient 3 in table 2. This paper adds another 34 cases where a
mutation in the MLL2 gen/protein is linked
with Kabuki Syndrome. The paper also noted that a number of MLL2
variants/polymorphisms where found. It did not specify which variants
where found in which patients.
Polynomial algorithm for 3-Sat
This evening, I looked at the Slashdot issue
Polynomial Time Code For 3-SAT Released, P==NP.
I skimmed through the paper Non-Orthodox Combinatorial Models Based on Discordant
Structures. I got the impression that Vladimir Romanov tries to prove something with the help of experiments
on randomly generated 3-SAT problems. It seems he did not test his algorithm
against known SAT benchmarks. Maybe he should enter the SAT Competition 2011. A random generated 3-SAT problem is not
necessary a hard problem. You need to have some quite strong proofs
to support a claim for a polynomial algorithm, because it would
imply that P=NP, which is famouse
difficult unresolved mathematical problem. It also made me think about
transforming Nonograms to 3-SAT problems.
I did some searching, but did not find anything, and I also have not
been able to come up with a transformation myself.
Around half past eleven we see some snow
falling from the sky. It snowed for a few hours, but not much
of the snow stayed on the ground.
At 12:10, I bought two books from bookshop De Slegte. These are:
Curly Kail with minced beef
We still had some minced beef left from yesterday and I wanted
to make curly kail. I peeled some
potatoes and put them on the fire. Once they boiled, I added
the curly kail with the potatoes. I sliced two red unions in
cubes and fried these with the fat of the minced beef. I added
some Chinkiang Vinegar to the pan with the curly kail. When
the unions where fried, I added the minced beef and a little
Light Superior Soy Sauce. Finally, I added everything together
and smashed everything into a hotchpotch. I was quite nice,
if I admit myself.
This months interesting links
| December 2010
| February 2011
| Random memories