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Re: Let's go.........RANDOM!

Postby Colytic » Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:11 pm

xander wrote:My goal in life is to produce beautiful mathematics that are absolutely no practical use outside of mathematics. Nothing that I do has any use for organizations like Facebook, the NSA, or data miners. I hope it remains that way, at least until well after I am dead.


Well I didn't mean to insinuate anything, it was only meant as a friendly jab. But that's a noble aspiration nonetheless.
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Postby NeatNit » Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:14 pm

I'm still waiting for proof for the Collatz conjecture, xander. And there's NOTHING practical about that.

I give you two weeks.
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Postby xander » Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:23 pm

NeatNit wrote:I'm still waiting for proof for the Collatz conjecture, xander. And there's NOTHING practical about that.

I give you two weeks.

Unfortunately, I am working on the Riemann hypothesis, instead. Which, unfortunately, likely has practical applications. :(

That being said, the Collatz conjecture is one of those awful, awful number theoretical results that is very simply stated, yet insanely difficult to actually prove. I am reasonably certain, however, that one could equivalently show that the Collatz fractal is connected (or some similar condition), which is moving towards mathematics that I know something about.

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Postby Feud » Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:12 pm

And here I was, for whatever reason, thinking xander was an archeologist.
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Postby microchip08 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:36 pm

Feud wrote:And here I was, for whatever reason, thinking xander was an archeologist.


an archeologist of numbers!
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Postby xander » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:02 pm

Feud wrote:And here I was, for whatever reason, thinking xander was an archeologist.

I used to be, though it has been more than a decade since I have done work as such.

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Postby Feud » Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:40 am

I guess that's what happens when the real world keeps turning, things you learned when you first join go out of date.
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Postby xander » Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:48 am

Feud wrote:I guess that's what happens when the real world keeps turning, things you learned when you first join go out of date.

Indeed. You still doing the law enforcement thing?

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Postby Feud » Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:09 am

Nope, went to and graduated law school. Taking the bar exam in a few weeks, weighing the career options. Got selected for a military JAG position, but we'll see what comes up while the paperwork on that is going through.
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Postby xander » Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:53 am

Feud wrote:Nope, went to and graduated law school. Taking the bar exam in a few weeks, weighing the career options. Got selected for a military JAG position, but we'll see what comes up while the paperwork on that is going through.

My brother took the bar 3 years ago---third highest score in the state that year, still unemployed (though it sounds like he maybe found legal work this week). Good luck.

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Postby NeatNit » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:55 pm

To whom it may concern (likely no-one): I was recently released from the army! 3 years of service.


I will never fire a gun again. (among many other things that I will never do again!)
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Postby xander » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:59 pm

Huzzah!

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