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recursion (rî-kûrīzhen) noun
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 back.]
- recurīsive 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 recommends 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 #012 (2000)
- book _The Recursive
Universe_ by William Poundstone
- push, pop, stack
- contemporary jazz track
_A Story Within The Story_ MP3 (160k) by Pat
Metheny off of _Imaginary Day_ (1997)
- garage blues release _Trance States In Tongues_ on by Zen Guerrilla on Sub Pop (1999)
- cover depicts recursion
- 7. _Cold Duck_ MP3
- release _Moving Pictures_
12" by Rush (1980)
- cover depicts family in
tears while movers carry framed paintings. back cover
depicts the whole scene as a film in making.
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