Saturday, September 06, 2003

Khamenei lives in Niavaran, Zahir Shah lives in Wazir Akbar Khan. Therefore, Wazir Akbar Khan is the Niavaran of Kabul.

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Comments on a Free Thoughts article explain dating in Iran.

Independent writes about likely culprits in the British Embassy shooting:

But it is more likely that the shootings reflect the struggle for power in Iran and were ordered by hardline religious conservatives eager to provoke the moderate President Mohammad Khatami into tougher action against Britain.

If you live in Chicago, from October 4 to November 2 the Gene Siskel Film Center is showing lots of films which showed at the Fajr Film Festival this year.

($US1 = 8550 rials)

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Miss Universe looks friendly. Jennifer Garner has a great posture! It must have been the years of ballet.
The rial slipped to 8500 to the dollar. This means it's a policy of "them" though I didn't read about it.

The Bonyad-e-mostazafin (foundation of the oppressed/dispossessed) spends 800,000,000,000 tomans (about $US1 billion) per year on martyrs' cemeteries!

I always thought when you couldn't solve a problem you had to break it down into smaller parts. But Mehdi Behzad said to me, quoting Poincare?, "When you can't solve a problem, generalise it!". It worked for Perelman. And it is one of the suggestions of Polya in How to Solve It.