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#10351 2013-04-21 23:23:33

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

It seems that 2012-2013 has been full of rejection in a sense (F, C, adriana, Cambridge, NRICH, ...), I'm hoping that 2013-2014 is the complete opposite. Or who knows, perhaps adriana will come back crying telling me she has dumped her BF.

Fat chance of that though. For now, I'm focusing my attention elsewhere.

#10352 2013-04-21 23:26:14

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

That is not likely, he might dump her.

NRICH?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#10353 2013-04-21 23:30:36

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, that would be interesting... then I can strike when she is most vulnerable.

NRICH -- they're based in Cambridge. When I was 15 or so they interviewed me once every 6 months to learn more about me, how I think, how different factors have influenced my relationship with maths, my background, etc. my last interview with them was last August. I was scheduled to have an interview with them in February 2013, but as soon as I told them that I got rejected from Cambridge, I never heard a word from them ever again. They had pulled an F. As soon as they heard that, I presume that I became garbage to them.

#10354 2013-04-21 23:38:06

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I do not know about the garbage part but they are obviously working for or are connected to it. When you were not going to Cambridge they no longer had to dissect you.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#10355 2013-04-21 23:44:05

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

But they started interviewing me when I was 15, I didn't really think about applying to Cambridge at the time. It shouldn't have been dependent on me getting an offer, because most of the people they were interviewing probably applied and statistically a lot of them would have been rejected. In my opinion, they were probably too embarrassed to say anything. Whenever they came over to interview me, they'd bring me these nice little gifts, like pens, pencils, bookmarks, even a mug, all of which said 'CAMBRIDGE' on them. They probably thought it wouldn't be right to give me those things just to rub it in my face.

I've been thinking that I should just contact one of the interviewers and say "Oh hi there, how's the research going then?"... but my Dad says that I shouldn't bother, just forget about them.

#10356 2013-04-21 23:52:20

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Usually, they target people based on tests given earlier. Over here it is done by a very stiff military type guy, Those scores are held on to for the rest of your life.

Did you get some mysterious tests like that when you were younger?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#10357 2013-04-21 23:54:44

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Nope, nothing like that -- I applied for a series of summer schools at Cambridge when I was 14, and got in. I thought they were great, really stimulating. After the programme had finished, one of the co-ordinators who worked on that programme contacted me asking me if I'd like to volunteer to help in their research, and from there the interviews started.

#10358 2013-04-21 23:58:53

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I think your father is right. Just forget about them.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#10359 2013-04-22 00:01:10

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I guess I will just have to get used to this kind of thing. People are mean.

#10360 2013-04-22 00:03:33

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Sometimes, like with that girl you just have to know how lucky you are that you were dumped.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#10361 2013-04-22 00:04:44

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Which girl?

#10362 2013-04-22 00:05:27

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

That adriana girl.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#10363 2013-04-22 00:10:09

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, lucky in some ways, but unlucky in the sense that it might have been nice to gain some more experience at the expense of being hurt a bit. I think I would have preferred that.

#10364 2013-04-22 00:14:01

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Hurt is one thing, demolished is another. It is not a learning experience to find out what it is like to have your hand smashed. Some experiences are best left to the foolhardy who blindly leap before they look.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#10365 2013-04-22 00:17:07

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

But wouldn't it toughen me up for future encounters? I agree that you don't put your hand in a flame to see if it's hot, but I don't think I will go through life completely unscathed.

#10366 2013-04-22 00:18:45

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

You should gain your experience with a better class of person. The experience of drinking warm hemlock is highly overrated.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#10367 2013-04-22 00:19:51

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Who knows, I may not meet many better people in the near future...

I have to go back to school now, I'll be back in about 2 hours.

#10368 2013-04-22 00:22:03

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

It will be hard and you will have to work hard to find worse!

See you later.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#10369 2013-04-22 02:40:59

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Seems like a dream to be in that position...

#10370 2013-04-22 04:16:41

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

A few of them were kind enough to say no to my advances. The really mean ones said yes.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#10371 2013-04-22 05:05:17

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

So the girls I have met have not really been mean at all?

#10372 2013-04-22 05:06:49

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Heck no! Those blows were tender love taps. Wait till one of them decides to obliterate ya.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#10373 2013-04-22 05:26:59

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I look forward to it...

#10374 2013-04-22 05:30:35

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

That is a good one! I trust you were joking.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#10375 2013-04-22 06:07:17

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I tell a lot of jokes in real life. British humour and all that.

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