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1.An expression, such as
a polynomial, each term of which is determined by application of a formula
to preceding terms.
2.A formula that generates
the successive terms of a recursion.
[Late Latin recursio, recursion-,
a running back, from Latin recursus, past participle of recurrere, to run
- recur´sive adjective
recursion (re-kur'zhen) noun
The ability of a routine to call
itself. Recursion enables certain algorithms to be implemented with small, simple
routines, but it does not guarantee speed or efficiency. Erroneous use of recursion
can cause a program to run out of stack space during execution, causing the
program, and sometimes the entire system, to crash.
The fractal attractor
of recursion as a self-feeding implosion among waves,
known emotionally as glandular compassion becomes the only centering force
among waves. The harmonic
content among biological oscillators
which indicates the onset of this self-aware condition is clearly coherence
optimized by recursion. - Dan Winter
film _Fight Club_ (vhs/ntsc)
During his night job as a projectionist, Tyler is always
splicing in objectionable frames into family films. Interestingly enough, he's
actually spliced himself into the movie Fight Club. Watch closely and keep your
finger on the pause button, and you might catch him. Here's where Tyler is hidden:
- Approximately 4 minutes into the film. Jack is at the
copier machine. Just as he says the line, "a copy of a copy of a copy,"
Tyler can be glimpsed in front of the copier machine.
- Approximately 6 1/2 minutes into the film. Jack is
asking the doctor about his insomnia, and the doc reccomends he swing by the
support group for men with testicular cancer. As the doc says the line, "That's
pain," Tyler appears next to the doctor.
- Approximately 7 1/2 minutes into the film. At the support
group, the leader says it is time for the one-on-ones. After the line, "and
really open ourselves up," Tyler appears next to the leader with his
arm around him.
- Approximately 12 1/2 minutes into the film. Jack follows
Marla out of the support group. As she's walking away, just before the line,
"next Group, after guided meditation..." Tyler appears in the distance,
in front of Marla.
- Tyler makes another cameo about 20 minutes into the
film, when Jack is in his hotel room, talking about "single serving friends."
When the hotel staff appears on the TV saying, "Welcome!", look
at the guy on the far right. It's Mr. Durden himself.
- book _Godel, Escher,
Bach: The Eternal Golden Braid_ by Douglas Hofstadter
- IDM track _Recursion_ MP3 (192k)
by Jega off of _Geometry_ 12"x2 on Planet Mu
- book _The Recursive Universe_
- push, pop, stack
- contemporary jazz track _A Story
Within The Story_ MP3 (160k)
by Pat Metheny off of _Imaginary
- garage blues release _Trance
States In Tongues_
on by Zen
Guerrilla on Sub Pop (1999)
- cover depicts recursion
- 7. _Cold Duck_
- release _Moving Pictures_ 12"
- cover depicts family in tears
while movers carry framed paintings. back cover depicts the whole
scene as a film in making.