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  Six degrees of separation and super nodes | Tech News on ZDNet
The worst-case population connectivity is again defined by 300n, where "n" is the degree of separation.
So it is feasible that four degrees of separation has been established within this community and five (or six) might be the number when we include a further five billion disenfranchised people outside the modern world.
In every arena, the degree of separation turns out to be very small despite the size of the population.
news.zdnet.com /2100-9595_22-5325100.html   (1328 words)

  
  Deibert: Separation of the Prepuce
Failure of the prepuce to separate from the glans spontaneously or neglect to separate the parts by artificial means results in phimosis or inability to retract the prepuce.
Separation is sufficient at the 10-day stage to allow mechanical retraction without danger of a tear, apparently an important factor in completing the division.
Note the advanced stage of the separation of the prepuce on the right side; the presence of a number of epithelial pearls, with less separation of the prepuce on the left side.
www.cirp.org /library/anatomy/deibert   (2121 words)

  
 ABC News: Six Degrees of Separation: Fact or Fiction?
Most people have heard of the "six degrees of separation" theory -- the idea that everyone in the world is separated from everyone else by six links.
As widespread as the notion of six degrees has become since it was hatched in the 1960s and has since become the subject of a play and movie, there has been very little effort to try to prove whether the hypothesis is true.
Of the hundreds of chains that have been completed, Watts says the average number of links has been six, supporting the six degrees of separation theory.
abcnews.go.com /Primetime/story?id=2717038&page=1   (483 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Programmes | More Or Less | Connecting with people in six steps
Six degrees of separation' may be the academic equivalent of an urban myth
We like the idea of six degrees of separation, she says, because it makes the world feel more intimate.
The belief that it has been proved that we live in a world of six degrees of separation does not seem to be true.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/programmes/more_or_less/5176698.stm   (552 words)

  
 Six degrees of separation - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries.
That's at most two degrees of separation between the ol' GWB and bin Laden.
Assuming he won the Preakness at Pimlico yesterday (if he didn't, the rest of this section of this column is inoperative, and the reader may safely skip it), he'll probably be the first horse in 28 years to win the Triple Crown.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /columns/html/20060520T190000-0500_104992_OBS_SIX_DEGREES_OF_SEPARATION_.asp   (1836 words)

  
 ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ (R)
The play "Six Degrees of Separation" packed theaters in New York and London, was plied with honors on both sides of the Atlantic and inevitably -- perhaps even unavoidably -- has been converted into a motion picture.
The title is meant to suggest that everyone on the planet is linked to everyone else by a chain of acquaintances no more than six people long -- a notion plausible only to a socialite living on the Upper East Side.
"Six Degrees of Separation" is rated R for profanity, male nudity and sexuality.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/sixdegreesofseparationrkempley_a0a3dd.htm   (628 words)

  
 What is six degrees of separation? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: small world, small world problem
Milgram's findings were published in Psychology Today and inspired the phrase "six degrees of separation." Playwright John Guare popularized the phrase when he chose it as the title for his 1990 play of the same name.
Watts' research, and the advent of the computer age, has opened up new areas of inquiry related to six degrees of separation in diverse areas of network theory such as as power grid analysis, disease transmission, graph theory, corporate communication, and computer circuitry.
To experience the phenomenon of six degrees of separation, visit The Oracle of Bacon at Virginia.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci932596,00.html   (638 words)

  
 Six Degrees of Separation Summary & Essays - John Guare
The heart of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation can be summed up in a few sentences that Ouisa Kittredge directs at the audience: "I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people.
Called a tragicomedy by some critics, Six Degrees of Separation is a witty, biting, yet ultimately sincere commentary on what drives people: the desire for money, fame, social standing, comfort, and, for the lucky, a desire for meaningful human connection.
Guare uses the props of the late twentieth century, such as social issues and art, to create a comprehensive picture of a fragmented society, one in which those simple six degrees that bind people together are overlooked, blatantly ignored, and, very occasionally, celebrated.
www.enotes.com /six-degrees   (294 words)

  
 Quantization of Space and Time
In terms of distance, the space like separation between events in the light cone and the central event is equal to the distance light would travel in the time like separation.
The lattice is closed by the fact that exactly six tetrahedrons can be constructed with one edge in common, similar to constructing four squares in a plane with one point in common.
The time like separation can be measured in the same units as space by defining it in terms of the distance light would travel in the time like separation.
www.pimeson.com /qpaper.html   (2868 words)

  
 Six Degrees of Separation: Interesting Thing of the Day
The theory in question, of course, is that of “Six Degrees of Separation”—roughly, the notion that anyone can form a chain of personal contacts leading to any other person, with no more than six links in the chain.
This was the origin of the “six degrees of separation” idea, but Milgram’s small experiment was hardly conclusive, restricted as it was to a very small sample size (and with all participants within the U.S.).
If the principle of “six degrees of separation” is correct, then (in theory) it should be possible to spread news of this site to the entire world simply by word of mouth (or keyboard, as the case may be).
itotd.com /articles/222/six-degrees-of-separation   (1612 words)

  
 Six Degree Of Separation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Online nursing degrees are great ways for registered nurses to further their careers without having to take a leave of absence from their jobs.
This type of degree is for individuals who are already a registered nurse but who wish to further their nursing career.
While some online nursing degrees require some onsite work, this work can sometimes be completed at the healthcare environment that you are currently employed in, for example, the clinical rotation can be completed as part of your regular job.
www.degreesfinder.com /six-degree-of-separation   (567 words)

  
 Six Degrees Of Separation : iSOUND.COM
Six Degrees of Separation are a grunge influenced rock band from Lowestoft, Suffo
Six Degrees of Separation are a grunge influenced rock band from Lowestoft, Suffolk that perform all original songs.
All four members of Six Degrees are accomplished musicians who regularly swap guitar or vocals for drum sticks and/or bass.
www.isound.com /six_degrees_of_separation   (478 words)

  
 Six degrees of separation...
Allan also had his own separate keynote which was the show opener.
During Allan's keynote he took a humorous digression on the "Six Degrees of Separation From Kevin Bacon".
While pondering this six degrees of separation thing, I had dinner with Nick Kassem and Sid Askary, who are fellow members of the JSR-208 Java Business Integration Expert Group.
www.onlamp.com /pub/wlg/3859   (792 words)

  
 Three Degrees of Separation for Creating Customers for Life | Small Business Marketing & Branding
Yes, my six degrees of separation is modeled after the Six Degrees theory popularized by Kevin Bacon a number of years ago.
My definition for the six degrees of separation are the steps your company takes to gain a customer for life.
As in the Kevin Bacon theory, you are just six degrees from Kevin Bacon, your company is just six degrees away from turning a non-customer into a customer for life.
www.smallbusinessbranding.com /726/three-degrees-of-separation-for-creating-customers-for-life   (1079 words)

  
 Six Degrees of Separation
Somehow, she found out that I had dealt with the company that sets up conferences locally, and by chance she found me. The loss of my friend was a shock, but it made me realize that even though time and distance may seem to make us lose contact, we are never that far apart.
The concept of “six degrees of separation” can be extended to other diverse problems.
My personal experience in receiving notification of the death of a good friend from high school has me convinced that the degrees of separation may be even smaller than six.
journals.aol.com /vonniebeattie/six-degrees-of-separation   (684 words)

  
 Six n+1 degrees of separation. | MetaFilter
Of course it's phenomenally unlikely that the first letter you send would reach the recepient in six steps; but to prove the whole "six degrees" thing all that would have to happen is for one letter to arrive in 6°.
So six degrees of separation does NOT mean we are ALL linked by six steps, it means that a very small number of people are linked to others in very few steps, and the rest of us are linked to the rest of the world through those special few.
What I was saying was that (if the theory is true): Everyone is connected to everyone else by six degrees of separation or fewer, but the chances of finding a chain of five or fewer intermediates with one letter (and a finite amount of time and other real-world constraints*) is very low.
www.metafilter.com /54718/Six-n1-degrees-of-separation   (3405 words)

  
 Bodybuilding.com - Delbert Hickman - Six Degrees Of Separation!
The separations I'm referring to are the same ones that some call being "sliced", "cut", or "chiseled".
Your pre-contest diet will be the first determining factor when trying to achieve any degree of separation.
I have found that a pre-contest diet (2-3 weeks out) that is roughly 2350 calories/day with a carb-fat-protein ratio of 8-10% carbs, 5-10% fat, and 90-95% protein is optimal for maximum separation.
www.bodybuilding.com /fun/hickman36.htm   (1042 words)

  
 Wordwizard Clubhouse - six degrees of separation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ive always thought that the phrase "six degrees of separation", meant that humans were very alike but not identical.I could be completely wrong of course but I would love to know the meaning and origin.
It is sometimes also know as "six degrees of separation" since, in the social network of the world, any person turns out to be linked to any other person by roughly six connections.
Watts' research, and the advent of the computer age, has opened up new areas of inquiry related to degrees of separation or what are now called ‘small world networks,’ in the area of network theory (the mathematical discipline that deals with this sort of thing).
www.wordwizard.com /ch_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17870   (1833 words)

  
 Six Degrees of Separation News
Six Degrees Of Separation: Alberto Gonzales Involved in Plame Cover-Up
Most people have heard of the "six degrees of separation" theory -- the idea that everyone in the world is separated from everyone else by six links.
We've all heard the theory known as "six degrees of separation." It postulates that at any given time, we, as individuals, are no more than six people away from knowing everyone else in the world.
www.topix.net /who/six-degrees-of-separation   (700 words)

  
 Six Degrees of Separation 4/27   (Site not responding. Last check: )
They come face to face with the many degrees of separation in the city between the rich and the poor, whites and fls, heterosexuals and homosexuals, parents and their children.
Watts has another book published this year called Six Degrees, the Science of a Connected Age, (not as easy a book to read as I thought it might be, not for a non-scientific - particularly physics mind.).
As we think of our natural connections, think of the wonder that we are connected by ONLY six degrees of separation on a societal level.
www.westhartforduu.org /sermons/six_degrees_of_separation.html   (1886 words)

  
 G4 - Feature - Is 'Six Degrees' a Myth?
The notion of six degrees of separation grew out of work conducted by the social psychologist Stanley Milgram in the 1960s.
The preliminary picture is more complicated than Milgram suspected, but it looks like his main finding of six degrees is close to the truth.
The principles that apply to social networks and account for the six degrees phenomenon seem to apply to many other kinds of networks as well.
www.g4tv.com /screensavers/features/42304/Is_Six_Degrees_a_Myth.html   (674 words)

  
 Six degrees of separation
The number six emerged from an experiment performed in 1967 by the social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who sent packages to several hundred randomly selected people in America's Midwest, with the aim of getting them delivered to target people in Boston.
Each recipient was given some details about the target, such as their name and profession, and was asked to send the package to a personal acquaintance whom they believed was more likely to know the target personally.
The proverbial "six degrees of separation" was first proposed in 1967 by sociologist Stanley Milgram.
www.fortunecity.com /emachines/e11/86/sixdeg.html   (2951 words)

  
 ABC News 4 Charleston - Six Degrees Of Separation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It's the notion that everyone in the world is separated from everyone else by only six people.
Six degrees of separation, a phrase coined by Sociologist, Stanley Milgram in the late 60's.
You've probably played the trivia game, six degrees of Kevin Bacon, based on the "small world phenomenon" by showing that any actor can be linked through film to Bacon.
www.abcnews4.com /news/stories/1106/372668.html   (704 words)

  
 Six degrees of separation - LiveWire - theage.com.au
To some extent all of these services are based on the "small world" notion that everyone on the planet is separated by six steps or less.
Apparently it took about six steps for the letters to reach their target, which led to the idea of six degrees of separation.
More recent research, however, suggests that the idea of six degrees of separation is not universal and that we are unevenly connected in clumps that may or may not connect together.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/06/02/1086058887898.html   (2249 words)

  
 How "six degrees of separation" works
The average number of steps turned out to be about six, giving rise to the popular notion of "six degrees of separation," and eventually the "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" game in which actors are connected by their movie appearances with other actors.
When they added just a few random connections between a few widely separated nodes, messages could travel from one node to any other much faster than the size of the network would suggest.
The six degrees of separation idea works, they said, because in every small group of friends there are a few people who have wider connections, either geographically or across social divisions.
www.news.cornell.edu /Chronicle/00/8.31.00/six_degrees_sep.html   (1054 words)

  
 Six degrees of separation - LiveWire - theage.com.au
To some extent all of these services are based on the "small world" notion that everyone on the planet is separated by six steps or less.
Apparently it took about six steps for the letters to reach their target, which led to the idea of six degrees of separation.
More recent research, however, suggests that the idea of six degrees of separation is not universal and that we are unevenly connected in clumps that may or may not connect together.
theage.com.au /articles/2004/06/02/1086058887898.html   (2249 words)

  
 Six Degrees Of Seperation
You may have heard that everyone on Earth is separated from anyone else by no more than six degrees of separation, or six friends of friends of friends.
Everyone in the world is connected by social phenomenon called six degrees of separation, meaning any person is connected to any other person through a network of connections of six other people.
thus the expression "six degrees of separation" (perhaps by analogy to "six degrees of freedom") was born...
www.eligiblembas.com /mba_resources/six-degrees-of-seperation.html   (504 words)

  
 Filmtracks: Six Degrees of Separation (Jerry Goldsmith)
But in the same way the Fierce Creatures would function a few years later, the score for 6 Degrees of Separation is a piece that nearly gets lost in the mix when compared to the dialogue in the film.
Many film music critics have commented that the album for 6 Degrees of Separation is the worst example of a soundtrack album in the history of such commercialization.
Since every Goldsmith track is separated (undoubtedly in six degrees!) by a quote, often presented at a difficult volume, it's very tough to listen to for the score alone.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/six_degrees.html   (780 words)

  
 TRAMFLOC, INC. - Polymers for Oil/Water Separation and Emulsion Breaking -
A solution to one waste oil emulsion may not be applicable to another, although the techniques of separation may be similar.
Typical treatment temperatures range from 45 degrees F to 185 degrees F. Exceptions both higher and lower exist, and some oils may be treated at ambient temperatures.
Demulsifer formulations are utilized to chemically separate, or aid in the separation of the two phases comprising the emulsified waste oil.
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