Looks like profanity, but it isn't.

  1. ZapperZ

    ZapperZ 29,833
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    In my latest journal entry, I made a mention of the authors of a popular E&M text. The authors' names were Landau and Lif****z (this will have *** in it). I know the software automatically censor off words such as this. Is it possible to override this for that particular posting? I swear that this isn't anywhere close to being a profanity. I'm sure someone else can verify that such a text and authors really existed.

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  3. Use bold or underline or italics and split the cuss word.

    For example

    <b>Lifsh</b><b>itz</b>

    where

    < = [
    > = ]

    Lifshitz
     
  4. ZapperZ

    ZapperZ 29,833
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    Sneaky!! :)

    Zz.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2005
  5. dextercioby

    dextercioby 12,307
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    Use the German transcription:LIFSCHITZ...

    Daniel.
     
  6. Clausius2

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  7. ZapperZ

    ZapperZ 29,833
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    That could work too. I feel bad about bastardizing his name.

    Zz.
     
  8. dextercioby

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    You're talking about another guy,a German,a mathematician. :rolleyes: :wink:

    Zapper meant Evgenyy Mikhailowitch Lifschitz,the RUSSIAN PHYSICIST...


    Daniel.
     
  9. honestrosewater

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    Eh, so I'll PM it. I suppose someone could still figure it out if they really wanted to.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2005
  10. dextercioby

    dextercioby 12,307
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    You know,your ideas might be interpreted in another fashion...As any obscenity may skip the banning...

    Daniel.
     
  11. Clausius2

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    Are you joking? I have searched that guy without success. Either he doesn't exist, or he discovered the popcorns. :rofl:
     
  12. Gokul43201

    Gokul43201 11,141
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    He just happens to be a co-author (with Landau) of perhaps the most widely read texts on Field Theories (both classical and quantum) - so he's a household name to anyone in physics.
     
  13. dextercioby

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    It's not fair not to remember the authors of a book,even though one of them was a Nobel Prize winner and the other not.As you Americans probably use the syntagma "Feynman and Hibbs" when speaking about the famous book,so do we,Europeans about "(Lev Davydovitch) Landau and (Evgenyy Mikhailovitch) Lifschitz"...

    Daniel.
     
  14. arildno

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    The only Russian sounding name I'm able to remember, is Nicolaj Ivanovich Lobachevsky, and that's only because an American mathematician made a song about him.
     
  15. dextercioby

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    You've never heard of Mendeleev,Pavlov,Tchaikowsky,Tolstoy and other million of famous Russians...??:surprised:

    That's fair,i've heard only of Sophus Lie...:wink:

    Daniel.
     
  16. arildno

    arildno 12,015
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    All right, if I scratch my brain bloody, I might remember a few others.

    Besides, you know about Niels Henrik Abel as well (in addition, possibly, (Carl) Stoermer)
     
  17. dextercioby

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    Yes,Abel was a known mathematician.

    Daniel.
     
  18. Nereid

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    Shall we try Arabic, Chinese, Thai, ... anglicisations are nothing if not inconsistent :wink:
     
  19. dextercioby

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    It would be fair,if we had Russian fonts.That way,Lifschitz' name would be in the original form.

    Daniel.
     
  20. plover

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    What, you mean like this?
    Лев Давидович Ландау (Lev Davidovich Landau)
    Евгений Михайлович Лифшиц (Evgenij Mikhajlovich Lifsh​its)
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2005
  21. dextercioby

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    That's exactly what i meant.:smile:

    Daniel.
     
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