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**Chaotic Neutral****Member**- Registered: 2005-10-31
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Hello. I am 17 years old, live for the moment in Belgium, I am from Russia and have lived in many places in the world. I'm still in high school, when I'll finish it I will study at a maritime academy and (hopefully) become a maritime officer.

I have some problems with maths, as I calculate quite slowly in my head. Therefore I am more busy with logic and philosophy. However, I do my best to understand mathematics, and dedicate time to it.

As at night, we realise we will never Know and further thinking is pointless....Yet we start again and again

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**VR Hawks****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-26
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Greetings, Chaotic Neutral! Welcome to Math Is Fun forums. To tell you the truth, my math isn't any better than yours. I'm quite slow at calculating and sometimes miss some parts in the process.

Anyway, I hope you can have your problems solved in this forums. I can't help you, but I'm sure the others are sure to be able to give a hand.

Last of all, enjoy posting and visit regularly.

**Name ::** Vincent Raider Hawks**Gender ::** Male**Birth Date ::** July 4 , 1970

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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Здраствуй.

Я люблу России.

Как тебя зовут?

Я от Болгарии и я знаю немного Руский язьiк.

IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations.

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**Chaotic Neutral****Member**- Registered: 2005-10-31
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Privet. Menja zovut Igor, a tebja?

U menja net kirillitsy na klaviature.

Ty neploho znajesh russkij, on trudnij.

As at night, we realise we will never Know and further thinking is pointless....Yet we start again and again

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Some brilliant mathematicians have been "slow".

One (and I have forgotten his name) was failing at school, then one day there was a test just before lunch. The teacher noticed the boy was only half finished, but had done a good job so far, so he let him continue through the lunch break, and the boy aced the test!

From then on the teacher let the boy have more time, and the boy grew up to be one of the best mathematical thinkers of his time.

Maybe ganesh knows the story better, and can remember his name.

So, I guess it is a bit like art. Nobody says "Rembrandt was slow", or even "Monet made mistakes".

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**Chaotic Neutral****Member**- Registered: 2005-10-31
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You've read my posts. Worth continuing?

As at night, we realise we will never Know and further thinking is pointless....Yet we start again and again

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**VR Hawks****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-26
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I can't understand that other language used there, but I do comprehend with MathIsFun's story.

Too bad nowadays, there isn't enough time to finish maths exam papers.

**Name ::** Vincent Raider Hawks**Gender ::** Male**Birth Date ::** July 4 , 1970

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Chaotic Neutral wrote:

You've read my posts. Worth continuing?

Of course.

Mathematics is a broad subject. You may prefer Stats, Calculus, Numerical Methods, Matrices, Logic, Geometry, ... or you may create new ground.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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And for VR-that's phonetic Russian. I think you can't translate it with simple translator.

So I'll use it:

Menja zovut Krasimir.

U menaj iestь kirilitsy.

Ja zabuival padeжnii syfiksi.

Our languages are very близки. Here's something in Български:

Студено ли е в Русия през зимата?

Ami v Belgija?

Понимаеш?

IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations.

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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And for Mathsy-I love the last, but first I have to pass by all other subjects.

IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations.

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**Chaotic Neutral****Member**- Registered: 2005-10-31
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Starting a new ground... Sounds like something for me, you know I'm not so content with the word random and would like to see a more precise probability calculation system.

As with social mechanics, I would like to see a precise way of calculating.

My background (I will not say which one) allowed me to make very few mistakes, and that was the way I learned to think right, and later I figured out it was the mathematical way of thinking. Now I've quit the old lifestyle, studying in school, but the way of thinking remains.

As for krassi_holmz: V Rossije zima ochen holodnaja. Ja iz Murmanska, tam zimoj -40

V Belgie zimy potchti net. Tut shas +2.

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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Я не могу предсавит температуре - 40! Ета очень холодно!

IPBLE: Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I don't know the words, but I can still translate that ... Murmansk is colder then Belgium!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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Bulls eye!

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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MathsIsFun wrote:

Maybe ganesh knows the story better, and can remember his name.

I am sorry, I don't. However, I can tellyou a story about lbert Eintein. When he was at High School, his dad met the Headmaster of the school to discuss what subjects Eintein should be put into. The Headmaster replied saying Albert could be put in any subject. Anyhow, he wasn't going to fare well!

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**jU****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-08-17
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I'm so dumb in maths but I work in a shop so I have to be good at it!

such a tragedy

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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No, jU, you don't

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