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(NYPost)   Cryptocurrency mathematician found floating in the Hudson River. This is in no way an allegory   (nypost.com) divider line
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2021-04-14 10:56:15 PM  
Sasquatch did it. Cryptid currency to be announced soon.
 
2021-04-14 11:54:37 PM  
Some people simply don't do well in a world where not all of the rules are as clearly defined as those of mathematics. Its a shame this guy didn't find some sort of structured environment to help him make sense of it all.
 
2021-04-15 1:25:20 AM  
If you found a weakness in bit coin, how could you make use of it and not end up dead?
 
2021-04-15 2:04:10 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Some people simply don't do well in a world where not all of the rules are as clearly defined as those of mathematics. Its a shame this guy didn't find some sort of structured environment to help him make sense of it all.


Paranoid Schizophrenia.
Poor kid, so many warning signs
 
2021-04-15 3:23:12 AM  
undefined corollary
 
2021-04-15 6:09:16 AM  
Janet Yellen and her goons, no doubt!
 
2021-04-15 6:10:48 AM  

Fingerware Error: Sasquatch did it. Cryptid currency to be announced soon.


Fark you!
This anti-Sasquatch hate has got to stop.
Murder? Blame Sasquatch
Theft? You know who did it, one of them "skunk apes", right?

Might as well attribute climate change to us as well...
 
2021-04-15 6:11:51 AM  
He probably forgot his password....
 
2021-04-15 6:12:54 AM  
This will in no way generate any conceivable conspiracy theories...
 
2021-04-15 6:14:27 AM  
It could be more of a metaphor than an allegory.
 
2021-04-15 6:14:38 AM  
and the day after Dave Lettermans Countdown til Madoffs Release clock frozen into place, 2
 
2021-04-15 6:14:50 AM  
I get a really bad feeling when nerds die.
 
2021-04-15 6:15:36 AM  

wxboy: It could be more of a metaphor than an allegory.


True, no caves were involved.
 
2021-04-15 6:15:58 AM  

mrparks: I get a really bad feeling when nerds die.


Like a domino effect..?
Probably paranoia.
 
2021-04-15 6:18:04 AM  
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2021-04-15 6:18:25 AM  
...Too many secrets?
 
2021-04-15 6:24:52 AM  

L33t Squirrel: ...Too many secrets?


You're interested in Setec Astronomy as well?
 
2021-04-15 6:28:19 AM  
Something in this story doesn't add up.
 
2021-04-15 6:30:53 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Some people simply don't do well in a world where not all of the rules are as clearly defined as those of mathematics. Its a shame this guy didn't find some sort of structured environment to help him make sense of it all.


There's all sorts of examples of this, like street smarts vs. book smarts. Really though, I consider it to be science versus art.

Such as you see in a difference between mechanical repair on a car compared to body work for example. It's exceedingly rare to find someone skilled in both. One is a strict set of rules and set values you can control. The other by contrast is all about variables that are generally open to an interpretation that doesn't conform to hard rules.

When you're deeply involved in one or the other, the opposite is always painfully frustrating to you. Either because of the oppressively restrictive controls you have to adhere to, or the seemingly absolute anarchy of uncontrollable variables.

God forbid though it's a sheltered mathematician with no social skills that cannot reconcile their own human condition and then suffers from loneliness and isolation.
 
2021-04-15 6:44:01 AM  

PunGent: This will in no way generate any conceivable conspiracy theories...


thread hasn't even gotten rolling yet.
 
2021-04-15 6:44:47 AM  

Redh8t: fragMasterFlash: Some people simply don't do well in a world where not all of the rules are as clearly defined as those of mathematics. Its a shame this guy didn't find some sort of structured environment to help him make sense of it all.

Paranoid Schizophrenia.
Poor kid, so many warning signs


I live and work directly across the river from where he was found. And I can tell you that there has been a recent STUNNING rise in mental illness cases. Most of them paranoid schizophrenics. It's getting bad out there folks. This country continues to do an abominable job with mental illness. Thanks Ronald Reagan!
 
2021-04-15 6:44:52 AM  

PunGent: This will in no way generate any conceivable conspiracy theories...


Will?
 
2021-04-15 6:48:47 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Something in this story doesn't add up.


Floating decimals maybe?
 
2021-04-15 6:50:47 AM  
Did have information about Hillary Clinton?
 
2021-04-15 6:51:29 AM  
please no in the name of all that is hoky
 
2021-04-15 6:52:49 AM  
Russian Mobster: "Get me my money!"

Mathematician: "I told you not to lose the USB drive with the key!"

::BANG::

Fin
 
2021-04-15 7:01:31 AM  
Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
 
2021-04-15 7:28:58 AM  
NFT: Not Farking Trying
 
2021-04-15 7:31:53 AM  

Redh8t: fragMasterFlash: Some people simply don't do well in a world where not all of the rules are as clearly defined as those of mathematics. Its a shame this guy didn't find some sort of structured environment to help him make sense of it all.

Paranoid Schizophrenia.
Poor kid, so many warning signs


america lives in the dark ages when it comes to reaching out and getting people help for mental illness. when you are undiagnosed and untreated and not in your right mind you deserve help even if there is some force applied. our government will gladly throw billions of tax dollars for their friends to build the latest military hardware contract and not a cent at creating positions where people in need of mental health attention will benefit. sick sad world.
 
2021-04-15 7:32:08 AM  

Claude Ballse: fragMasterFlash: Some people simply don't do well in a world where not all of the rules are as clearly defined as those of mathematics. Its a shame this guy didn't find some sort of structured environment to help him make sense of it all.

There's all sorts of examples of this, like street smarts vs. book smarts. Really though, I consider it to be science versus art.

Such as you see in a difference between mechanical repair on a car compared to body work for example. It's exceedingly rare to find someone skilled in both. One is a strict set of rules and set values you can control. The other by contrast is all about variables that are generally open to an interpretation that doesn't conform to hard rules.

When you're deeply involved in one or the other, the opposite is always painfully frustrating to you. Either because of the oppressively restrictive controls you have to adhere to, or the seemingly absolute anarchy of uncontrollable variables.

God forbid though it's a sheltered mathematician with no social skills that cannot reconcile their own human condition and then suffers from loneliness and isolation.


I write software for a living. Sometimes the job is almost widget-stamping from a detailed spec, or better, a machinist working from a detailed set of drawings. Other times, it's highly creative, like that same machinist making some kind of abstract metal art that Chicago will just drop into a random park for people to look at. But it's also constrained, you can only build what the metal and machine are capable of.

(Well, except that for the analogy to work, the art now needs to gather all the admirers' data for  big retail, finance, and the CIA, but I digress).

I know plenty of really smart, detail-oriented math folks, who also do highly creative work, because real math is nothing like engineering, or being a mechanic, who have their crap together. One crypto (think security, not bitcoin) person I know is married to a gorgeous woman who is highly successful in her own career, has been the face of the business for a couple startups. and drives around in a classic Porsche. Another has worked at the White House.

This guy doesn't sound like a sheltered engineering nerd with no social skills. I do know some of them too, and they are not waving around weapons or setting their apartments on fire. They are shy, and prefer to not get the attention they'd get from acting out.

He sounds like someone suffering from Schizophrenia, Bipolar Type 1, or some other mental illness that causes delusions.

Sorry for ranting, but the whole almost autistic scientist/engineer and mad creative artist tropes annoy the fark out of me, because they're not really true, but there are assholes who use both to excuse their own bad behavior.

Don't think this guy qualifies as one of those, he was just (medically) crazy.
 
2021-04-15 8:04:14 AM  
Mathematician here. It's a very social discipline. You have to communicate your work. You don't have a product to show - no machine - no software. You talk, draw on blackboards (yes, with chalk), and convince. The "shy nerds" generally leave pure math in grad school if not before.
 
2021-04-15 8:07:34 AM  
He probably forgot the password to his bitcoin wallet or whatever. He might have stockpiled a bunch of bitcoins when they were cheap, then when the value skyrocketed, he realized he's lost millions or billions of dollars. You can't deal with disappointment of that magnitude without killing yourself.

Very sad indeed. I hope he's in bitcoin heaven now, racking up the coinz with each flap of his angelic wings.
 
2021-04-15 8:16:34 AM  
Cooty Rat Semen?
 
2021-04-15 8:21:11 AM  
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2021-04-15 8:29:18 AM  
3, it's the magic number.
 
2021-04-15 8:31:41 AM  
It isn't an allegory, but I suspect that that is not what subby really meant...
 
2021-04-15 8:52:36 AM  
Either undiagnosed schizophrenia, or bipolar... or the boy went off his meds because they were clouding his head, and interferring with his work.

Either way, his behaviour leading up to his death should have been enough to force a commital without hus consent by either the police or his family.
 
2021-04-15 8:55:15 AM  

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Probably carried a computer in his pocket.
 
2021-04-15 9:39:31 AM  

Resident Muslim: PunGent: This will in no way generate any conceivable conspiracy theories...

Will?


Because I'm naturally sarcastic, I guess...
 
2021-04-15 9:56:26 AM  
A splash for Mister Biswas
 
2021-04-15 10:42:47 AM  

Fingerware Error: Sasquatch did it. Cryptid currency to be announced soon.


YetiCoin!
 
2021-04-15 10:46:48 AM  
I wonder what he knew?
 
2021-04-15 10:51:04 AM  
Without a block and chain, the body will always float to the surface.
 
2021-04-15 11:02:46 AM  
According to the summary, it's about "four brilliant mathematicians - Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing - whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide".
 
2021-04-15 11:03:05 AM  
I don't blame insanity or the criminal element behind Bitcoin scams.

I like to think that he simply did the math and followed it to its logical conclusion.
 
2021-04-15 11:05:19 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Without a block and chain, the body will always float to the surface.


You're like newspaper cartoons, nothing but pure evil.

Wicked.

Wicked funny, though, as they say in the State of the Cod and the Bean.
 
2021-04-15 11:07:15 AM  

nealb2: According to the summary, it's about "four brilliant mathematicians - Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing - whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide".


Genius doesn't cause insanity. But genius mathematicians hit the wall harder than regular genius does. Math is infinite, but the power of human minds is finite and must come to an inevitable end:  mathematicians never retire with their wits about them.
 
2021-04-15 11:08:12 AM  

darch: Redh8t: fragMasterFlash: Some people simply don't do well in a world where not all of the rules are as clearly defined as those of mathematics. Its a shame this guy didn't find some sort of structured environment to help him make sense of it all.

Paranoid Schizophrenia.
Poor kid, so many warning signs

I live and work directly across the river from where he was found. And I can tell you that there has been a recent STUNNING rise in mental illness cases. Most of them paranoid schizophrenics. It's getting bad out there folks. This country continues to do an abominable job with mental illness. Thanks Ronald Reagan!


It's been over 30 years since Reagan, why don't the Democrats just fix it?
 
2021-04-15 11:08:47 AM  

stawmsacomin': I wonder what he knew?


Too much, my son. Too much.

Be not over wise for why shouldst thou perish?

Word.

The Bible is the most cynical book ever written. At least the Old Testament and the Apocrypha are. The New Testament is insanely earnest.
 
2021-04-15 11:10:44 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Without a block and chain, the body will always float to the surface.


this is how bad information gets passed sround; if zi took your advice I would look to othrr methods for disposing of materials uncommon for most porpuses in before you know it two or three kids find an unwarranted package in the unclaimed wastelands behind their properties becuase for every dime you trie to civer means you've forgotten ten mothers
 
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