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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2011, 04:48:53 pm »
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Well, I've got a master degree in algebra ~15 years ago, but currently forgot most of it.
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« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2011, 06:37:12 pm »
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Wow.  I'm like the Canadian version of you.... eh?  It would be extremely freaky if you were working in a certain semi-conductor company...
Canada, eh? Well, if you work for the (formerly) Red company, I work for the Green company.
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2011, 09:41:52 am »
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I know fifty digits of pi, although, not the fifty right after the three.


Wow that absolultely killed me too. Funniest thing I've read in a LONG time.

I know literally thousands of digits of Pi, I just have no idea where they go.


Myself, I suppose I am a big math nerd too - that is, if the mere understanding of post-graduate math means you are a nerd. I lead a normal life with a job/wife/kids and am very active, but I certainly associate best with "nerdy/intellectual types".

OKAY FINE, I'M A NERD, I ACCEPT IT, IN ALL IT'S GLORY!
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2011, 10:21:02 am »
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I have a master's degree in (pure) mathematics, although with no particular area of study.  I'd like to get a PhD, but it's not financially or emotionally feasible at this time.  In the meantime, I have kept studying "recreationally", looking for an area of mathematics I would really enjoy doing research in.  I have used Michigan's state-wide inter-library service (Melcat) to request textbooks from universities be sent to my local library to help do that.  In the past couple months I've been enjoying algebraic number theory.  It arrives at some truths about the natural number system that I find highly intriguing and sometimes quite profound.
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2011, 10:42:24 am »
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Canada, eh? Well, if you work for the (formerly) Red company, I work for the Green company.

I do...  Markham campus.  That's such a crazy coincidence... I'll have to keep an eye out for you on Isotropic.
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2011, 01:22:50 pm »
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:o How is it that on a community as small as this you ended up in the same one o.O
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2011, 07:14:30 pm »
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Small world.
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2011, 09:38:39 pm »
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Small world. LOTS of people.
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2011, 09:05:02 pm »
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Small world. LOTS of people.

Since I've been on here, two gaming friends of mine (who are lurkers) have recognized me from my Introductions thread, saying that most of my posts are only things I would write.  I'm not quite sure how to take that...  ;D
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2011, 11:03:57 pm »
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Ph.D. in chemical physics - although they pay to me to be an engineer.  Funny how that works.

Part of the boredom that was public education was being forced to take a full year of Trig.  But the teacher had a poster of pi to 75 digits, which I committed to memory and retain to this day.  Could have gone much further if the poster had had more digits.
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2011, 05:08:16 am »
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http://timchen1017.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/murmur-between-papers-%E9%96%92%E8%81%8A%E7%B7%B4%E7%AD%86/

A lengthy blog post I just wrote to prove that I am a nerd. Frankly speaking I would be very surprised that anyone can finish reading it... It also happens to only have very very marginal connection to Dominion.
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2011, 08:08:40 am »
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I was a Mathematical Statistics major who recently passed Actuarial Exam P

Me from actuarial too  ;)
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2012, 09:51:25 am »
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Well, I have a degree in Mathematics but I haven't used any of it professionally in 15 years.
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2012, 03:01:44 pm »
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Math (and computer science) major here!
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2012, 05:46:00 pm »
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I used to give mathematical dance lessons. The square dance, the rhumbus, the cotango... And I know fifty digits of pi, although, not the fifty right after the three.


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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2012, 07:22:45 pm »
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*whoosh*

But also, http://www.pi-world-ranking-list.com/lists/details/luchao.html

I'm number 55 on that list.  I also used to hold the top spot on the list for 'e'.  A world record for almost 2 months.  Woohoo!  (It was a low-hanging fruit, so I went for it.)

PhD in physics now, still love math.  Oh, and I gave up the memorizing random digits (otherwise I never would have got the PhD!).
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2012, 03:49:13 pm »
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Only just saw this thread, but I've wondered the same thing myself before. I majored in Computer Science and now edit math and science textbooks for high school students, so one more nerd here.
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2012, 04:57:49 pm »
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*whoosh*

But also, http://www.pi-world-ranking-list.com/lists/details/luchao.html

I'm number 55 on that list.  I also used to hold the top spot on the list for 'e'.  A world record for almost 2 months.  Woohoo!  (It was a low-hanging fruit, so I went for it.)


Pi is so 2010.  Start memorizing tau, and be the first!
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2012, 05:08:02 pm »
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If you have pi memorized you should be able to do the conversion to tau on the fly.
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2012, 05:25:43 pm »
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If you have pi memorized you should be able to do the conversion to tau on the fly.
It's not too hard. But not so easy. Like, you can't just double digit by digit.

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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2012, 05:30:58 pm »
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Well you can, you just need to add 1 if the next digit (in pi) is 5 or greater. So yeah, not the easiest thing ever, but anyone who bothers memorizing pi to 1000 digits is probably good enough to do that without much problem.
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2012, 08:27:59 pm »
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2012, 10:23:10 pm »
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*whoosh*

But also, http://www.pi-world-ranking-list.com/lists/details/luchao.html

I'm number 55 on that list.  I also used to hold the top spot on the list for 'e'.  A world record for almost 2 months.  Woohoo!  (It was a low-hanging fruit, so I went for it.)


Pi is so 2010.  Start memorizing tau, and be the first!

Tau > Pi

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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #48 on: February 02, 2012, 10:24:29 pm »
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Tau > Pi

Tau > Pi
Tau = 2*Pi
2*Pi>Pi
2>1

Yep, the math checks out.
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Re: Math Nerds...
« Reply #49 on: February 02, 2012, 11:52:02 pm »
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Tau > Pi

Tau > Pi
Tau = 2*Pi
2*Pi>Pi
2>1

Yep, the math checks out.
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