Re: Data reconstruction (was Dithering)

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Sun Oct 28 2001 - 12:24:32 MST

From: "Amara Graps" <>
> Here's a money-making hint. Scientists need the help of scientific
> programmers and numerical-methods specialists who are knowledgeable
> about the latest and best numerical methods. (I would dearly love to
> hire AmaraGrapsv.1991, because she was much more aware of these
> methods than AmaraGrapsv.2001, and I hear her rates were cheap.) If
> you can find a way to fill this need given the paperwork and
> bureaucratic nonsense and garbage when dealing with
> government-funded science, please try. Ten years ago I wrote a
> proposal for setting up a "Scientific Computing Center" at NASA-Ames
> to exactly do this, and it wasn't funded. Maybe I didn't present it
> right, or the time wasn't right, but the need still exists.

More confirmation that the need still exists:
 Sunday, October 28th, 2001
Today's Challenge:
Keeping Up with the Demand for Mathematics
Surprisingly, discussions of future directions and trends were a major part of
the most recent meeting of SIAM's Committee on Science Policy, held May 6 and
7 in Washington. Program directors from several federal agencies, invited to
attend the meeting, made it clear that the demand for mathematics is
increasing in new areas of application. In fact, said Douglas Cochran, the new
program manager of the Applied and Computational Mathematics Program at the
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, "We can't keep up with the demand
for mathematics."

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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