I’m not sure whether it was actually in that book, but I remember a conversation where they were talking about where units got their names from, Gram, and Candela, and Centigrade, or something like that.
I liked the book, especially the parts about the video game. But 90 percent of the book is a terrorist/mafia thriller. Not that I have anything against that, I just usually prefer science fiction.
But seriously, your post is a joke, right? I don’t get it…
Yes, hom really stands for homomorphism. The ensuing discussion about REAMDE is because of a similar joke made there about guys named Gram and Candela, though I was unaware of it. By the way, every post on my site labeled “Borges” is fiction.
Ok. I still don’t get your post though. Is it supposed to be funny?
It’s more like a pun; you’re supposed to groan.
ok, nevermind, I guess I understand now that it’s supposed to be a Borges-like alternate universe kind of thing.
Coincidentally, an almost identical photo exists in our own universe. The soldier in it is Kurt Lee; he was serving in Korea as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps at the time. The photo appears to be cropped from a larger shot in which Lee is posing next to a heavy machine gun. In our universe, happily, the subject of the photo survived the war.