stars sequences

Jon Awbrey jawbrey at
Sat Sep 20 16:56:49 CEST 2003


i apologize for the non-sequitur ...

maybe there's a way we can make
something out of it that might
be topicological.

i remember old stuff about the temperatures of games.
throwing kleene stars into the mix, or the old use of
"stars" in physics to mean connected graphs, or maybe
the entropy of formal languages, what would make good
candidates for the intrinsic brightness and possibly
also the incidental albedo of stars?  i leave it to
your imaginations ...


John Conway wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Marc LeBrun wrote:
> > Jon Awbrey wrote:
> > > salaries of u.s. senators might be more astronomical ...
> >
> > This "sequence" is just a single value: the salary for all members
> > of the U.S. Senate (and House) is $154,700 (as of June 2003).
> So let's talk of "incomes".  I was intending to reply to Jon's
> message pointing out that his sequence (so amended) is a much
> better example than mine, because it has exactly the same kind
> of indeterminacy as the star magnitudes -- the incomes will
> vary according to which source you get them from, etc.
>  John Conway


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