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## #1 2014-02-09 11:37:07

brandondtran
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Registered: 2014-02-09
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### I'm old but I love this site!

Hi Guys,

My name is Brandon and I am currently in school studying computer science.

I was a very lazy and poor math student in high school.  I guess the main reason was because I was never shown how cool and relevant math is (especially in technology and computers)!

In college now, I've learned to really appreciate math.  It's amazing how often I come to mathisfun to learn the basic foundational stuff on which my advanced math and computing courses are built upon.

I hope to learn much more from this site and its members.

Brandon

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## #2 2014-02-09 12:44:57

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 104,329

### Re: I'm old but I love this site!

Hi brandondtran;

Welcome to the forum.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #3 2014-02-09 13:59:18

ShivamS
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Registered: 2011-02-07
Posts: 3,648

### Re: I'm old but I love this site!

It's great that you have been able to encounter the great parts of math (one can argue they are all great, but a person does get bored when he has to solve 100 system of linear equations at school, which is what makes people dislike math).

Welcome, brandondtran!

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## #4 2014-02-09 17:44:17

ganesh
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Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 20,922

### Re: I'm old but I love this site!

Hi brandondtran,

Welcome to the forum!

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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## #5 2014-02-09 17:44:25

anonimnystefy
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From: Harlan's World
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 16,015

### Re: I'm old but I love this site!

Hi brandontran

Welcome to the forum!

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #6 2014-02-10 02:32:07

bob bundy
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Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 7,583

### Re: I'm old but I love this site!

hi Brandon

Welcome to the forum.

btw.  You don't sound very old, if you're still in college.  I finally escaped from school 4 years ago.  (But as a teacher!)

Some of us here really are old.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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## #7 2014-02-10 15:35:05

anonimnystefy
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From: Harlan's World
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 16,015

### Re: I'm old but I love this site!

bob bundy wrote:

Some of us here really are old.

I don't remember anyone being really old here.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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