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I retired in 2006 and bought Mathematica and a stack of math books with the goal to teach myself to become a world-class mathematician. I am on pace to achieve that goal sometime shortly after the next Ice Age.

I consider myself a Mathematical Mutt (no papers) who occasionally ventures off the back porch to play in the yard with the big dogs.

I donate regularly to the The OEIS Foundation.

When I look at the patterns, I can hear the wheels turning. When I look at the math, I find out the hamsters have died.


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comment Is optical-illusion responsible for Loch Ness monster?
@WetSavannaAnimalakaRodVance, I agree that the steep shelf scenario is the most likely. One could build a model of Loch Ness, fill it with water, and trigger miniture tsunamis to determine if that kind of behavior can happen.
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comment Is optical-illusion responsible for Loch Ness monster?
@WetSavannaAnimalakaRodVance, I googled "rogue wave images" and found that. encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/…
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comment Why do Calabi-Yau manifolds crop up in string theory, and what their most useful and suggestive form?
+1 for recommending Yau's book. It's very good.
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accepted Which twin produces more widgets?
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comment Which twin produces more widgets?
I suspected as much, but wasn't sure. Does NASA know that space travel is less productive?
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asked Which twin produces more widgets?
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revised Have I discovered how to calculate the proton's mass using only integers?
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