Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Birthday Book can be yours

A reader points out that you can get the famous El Naschie Birthday book through Amazon.co.uk.


Only £19.00 + £2.75 delivery for a used copy.

I just noticed that Paolo Grigolini, one of the new co-Editors-in-Chief of Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, (replacing the fired Editor-in-Chief El Naschie) has a piece in the Birthday Book. Awkward.

Quite a bit of the book can be read here, Zahy mentions:

http://books.google.com/books?id=k-6TXcheN94C&printsec=frontcover&dq=el+naschie&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false


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11 comments:

  1. You can see more pages of the book on google books.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=k-6TXcheN94C&printsec=frontcover&dq=el+naschie&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false

    It is strange that Paolo Grigolini (The new editor of CSF) described El naschie, in the introduction of his article, as the champion of a new physics. This is obviously means that Paolo Grigolini doesn't know physics.

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  2. Paolo Grigolini and the other editor Maurice Courbage both read this blog sometimes, but they have never commented.

    ;)

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  3. Hmmm... Amr Elnashai's short letter in this book is quite interesting.

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  4. New video for the douche:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzFLPrJwJ1E

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  5. You two Anonymouses above are both frequent visitors and valued commenters, but you are two different people. If you used nicknames readers could tell you apart. ;)

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  6. Amr's piece is indeed interesting, and so is Nottale's. I should probably use OCR to make them into a text file and archive it.

    As for the video -- wow! I wish I understood it. All I got was "attention span" and "quote unquote". :)

    I'll blog these.

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  7. I meant Garnet Ord's piece, not Nottale's.

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  8. How one can extract text from that book
    http://books.google.com/books?id=k-6TXcheN94C&printsec=frontcover&dq=el+naschie&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false

    I can't even print the pages, it appears in print
    preview as an empty. Your help will be appreciated.

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  9. Zahy, I am working on it. Here is the method.

    Install Gadwin Printscreen 4.4 freeware.

    http://www.bestfreewaredownload.com/freeware/t-free-gadwin-printscreen-freeware-wmyhpvkw.html

    With the mouse, select the desired areas of the screen in a rectangle and save it as MyScreenshot001.jpg, MyScreenshot002.jpg etc.

    When you have all the .jpgs, go to

    http://www.free-ocr.com/

    Upload each .jpg and copy the text they generate to Notepad.

    Tips:

    The larger and clearer the original page previews appear on your screen, the better the text will be. Less manual cleanup required.

    http://www.free-ocr.com/ only lets you make ten conversions per hour.

    This should work for Arabic too but I have not found a free OCR (Optical Character Recognition) site for that.

    ABBYY FineReader is among the best software for OCR but it's not free.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_character_recognition

    You can avoid http://www.free-ocr.com/ and use Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 instead, but the OCR isn't quite as good in my experience. Right-click and choose "convert picture to text". Undoubtedly this works in the Arabic version of OneNote.

    Whether you use OneNote or free-ocr, the text will contain hard carriage returns (line breaks). I prefer to get rid of those in Microsoft Word as described here:

    http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/CleanWebText.htm

    As you see, it is a laborious process. If you only want a page or two of text it's easier to type it yourself.

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  10. http://www.onlineocr.net/default.aspx doesn't create hard line breaks! Nice. And I think it has no per-hour limit. If you register you can choose output formats and input languages. Though not Arabic, unfortunately.

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  11. > It is strange that Paolo Grigolini (The new editor of CSF) ...

    Speaking of which there's an update here:
    Elsevier's Chaos, Solitons & Fractals: Risen phoenix or missed opportunity?

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