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## #1 2011-08-25 06:28:08

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hi guys

i have been very unactive lately,but hoping that will change.

anyway as i said in the title i am hooked and on a song.very good one.it is called 'Je veux'.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #2 2011-08-25 08:34:17

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Hi anonimnystefy;

How are you doing?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #3 2011-08-25 08:35:13

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hi bobbym

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #4 2011-08-25 08:37:49

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The same.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #5 2011-08-25 08:42:05

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and what is that,because i cannot remember that far into the past.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #6 2011-08-25 08:45:50

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Well, I am doing well despite what my doctor thinks.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #7 2011-08-25 09:13:57

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The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #8 2011-08-25 09:53:09

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He thinks at my age I should take up gardening and grow big tomatoes.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #9 2011-08-25 21:09:42

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and instead you do what (besides math of course)?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #10 2011-08-26 00:03:09

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What of course? I live in math town. No math, no food!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #11 2011-08-26 01:26:59

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well i suppose you do math.

but what else do you do besides math?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #12 2011-08-26 01:33:37

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Hi;

I was lucky enough to be able to make mathematics my vocation. When you can fit your hobby into your life you are as happy as a human being is allowed to be.

Other things, I have done almost everything. What are you specifically interested in knowing?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #13 2011-08-26 22:00:27

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i would preety much like to know what you do besides eat,sleep,math,repeat?

also pay no attention to the post #1!

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2011-08-26 22:00:49)

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #14 2011-08-26 22:07:25

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Things I do besides math. Shoot pool, watch movies, play chess, cook, electronics, read...

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #15 2011-08-26 22:11:40

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how do you do all that stuff if you only have a hammer?

also pay no attention to the second part of post #13!

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #16 2011-08-26 22:14:33

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Not all that stuff. That is a reduced list of what I used to do.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #17 2011-08-26 22:44:28

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i am not asking you what you used to do.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #18 2011-08-27 02:52:07

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I just might tell you anyway.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #19 2011-08-27 02:54:05

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so do that.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #20 2011-08-27 03:00:26

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Maybe next time. But you almost got me to tell.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #21 2011-08-27 03:07:53

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why wouldn't you tell?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #22 2011-08-27 03:22:52

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No one is very interested and why should they be?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #23 2011-08-27 03:40:21

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i am interested

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #24 2011-08-27 15:25:07

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You are interested! Hahhhh! We shall see.

I played basketball, chess, was a professional bowler and a professional poker player and a body builder.  I mowed lawns, worked in a meat packing plant, set stones, worked in a factory, was a supervisor for a large corporation, was a 21 dealer and a floorman, saw combat twice, was a writer for 3 computer journals, worked at a large installation that frequently makes the news here.

At 16 I went through a complete calculus text on my own in the summer. Learned 10 computer languages by myself. Had the highest IQ in my school. Everyone thought I was a genius especially when I was doing my teachers homework for them.

At 15-16 the problems started. I was now physically full grown and very very strong. Stronger than most men. Also I was vicious. Everyone who had picked on me when I was a young nerd was now in danger. I mean real danger. In addition to the self study I was playing basketball, pool, football and baseball. The more success I got, the more I believed in my own superiority.

My parents had scrimped and saved, we were very poor. Really poor, sometimes without the necessitiies. They struggled to send me to the best schools in the country. I just kept dropping out. Arguments with professors and just plain failing to show up.

So I quit listening to professors and taught myself everything. People tried to help me but I was too stubborn. I was given a job at Pfizer Oil as a starting chemist ( Chemistry was my first love ). I never went. I began to study biochemistry and medicine with the encouragement of a doctor who knew my family. Of course, I began to argue with him as well and withdrew.

At 24, I was a supervisor in the executive offices of the largest elevator company in the world. Soon I was in arguments here too and was terminated. Then I came to Vegas after seeing a documentary about card counting and Kenny Uston. That is what changed my life around...

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest notion what it means.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.

## #25 2011-08-27 20:08:19

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hi

wow you had quite a life.to quit so many thing...that must be a record.

you were all over the place,and all of those things sound interesting ,but you still haven't answered my question:'What do you now except math?'

also,did you realise that your family,as well as you were poor?

and how did your life turn around?

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2011-08-27 20:08:49)

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón