Name: Francisco Cribari-Neto. Home Country: Brazil. Native Language: Portuguese.
Political Inclination: Civil libertarian. By the way, here is a link to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Favorite Movie: Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore at his best!). Can you think of a more powerful movie?
Movie to Avoid: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.
Influences: Hannah Arendt, Octavio Paz, José Guilherme Merquior.
Favorite Painters: Among others, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, Wassily Kandinsky and Frida Kahlo. Here is a link to the Web page of a phenomenal Brazilian painter: João Camara. Check it out. Another excellent Brazilian painter: Siron Franco.
Favorite Place: Anywhere close to the ocean... Exception to the rule: Blackwell's bookstore in Oxford.
Friends' Home Pages: Anil Bera, Ken Brown, David Clarke, Jonathan Newman, Silvia Ferrari, Kyle Kauffman, Patrick McEwan, Roger Koenker.
comp.lang.c (C programming),
comp.os.linux.misc (Linux stuff),
comp.text.tex (TeX and LaTeX),
sci.econ.research (research in
sci.math.num-analysis (numerical analysis),
sci.math.symbolic (symbolic math),
sci.stat.math (mathematical stats).
IMPORTANT: Please, sign the anti-Exon petition. Join the Blue Ribbon Campaign for freedom of speech in the Internet.
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