May 09, 2006
Vladimir the Able
As if Vladimir Vapnik was not cool enough, it turns out according to Vapnik's wikipedia entry that he did his Master's degree in math in 1958 from Uzbek State University in Samarkand.
It's not so cool to explain a joke: but the title of this entry is supposed to be an antonym of Timur the Lame, who is certainly one of the other famous residents of Samarkand.
Update: Thanks to cosma for the new title (originally was "Vapnik the Able").Posted by anoop at May 9, 2006 12:10 PM