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Yet another test [Apr. 25th, 2002|11:41 pm]
Peter Sheil


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From: pixie_lv
2002-04-26 04:24 am (UTC)
I got the same.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-04-26 05:51 am (UTC)
Is it true?

I certainly am a geek and with Pure Maths, Applied Maths,
Computer Science and Physics as "A" levels I guess I'm
scientific by nature.

Your bio doesn't sugest you as a science geek - but you
could be a secret geek ;)

p
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From: pixie_lv
2002-04-26 06:23 am (UTC)
Okay then I'm a secret geek. I love science and maths and can't live without computer... but shusssshhhh don't tell anyone.
What can you do with all that maths anyway? My mother got degrees in maths and physics and has not much use of them. Not counting teaching maths at school till a nervous breakdown and doing some research in radiology lab. She ended up working in a bank! Isn't it something you study just for the sake of studying it?
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-04-26 06:52 am (UTC)

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Well I agree I very rarely use anything I learnt in my degree, but what it does do is teach you two things.

1. How to learn - you have to take in information, pull out the underlying concepts and rules then apply them to your particular situation. That is exactly the same skill you need to understand a typical computer manual.

2. How to develop new concepts. One of the subjects we studied was how to define new mathematical systems - you take a set of symbols, a set of operators on those symbols and some rules for applying the operators and voila a whole new mathematics. OK so I don't do that every day :) but it does mean that I can analyse a situation and use appropriate methods. I guess what I'm trying to say here is that it taught me to think. We also did formal logic and it is fun to analyse English to see what people are actually saying eg for the typical politicean then the result is probably "nothing".

Did you do any degree level education? Your CV doesn't seem to indicate that - it also is unclear how long you have been in UK, or am I just being thick?

p
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From: pixie_lv
2002-04-26 07:09 am (UTC)
Oooh so you've already got as far as my CV! heh... I'm very undereducated.... sorry to disappoint! A non-EU foreigner in this country cannot afford studying. Hopefully one day I will.
The only place where I've stated how long I've been in this country is my LJ.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-04-26 08:11 am (UTC)

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Yep I saw that - thanks for adding me as a friend so I can see it now :) You don't actually give your web site in your bio - I just went to you "tests" page and deleted the last bit of the URL to find you - devious or what? My past life catching up on me. :)

You may well be getting back to me once you have read my comments on your LJ - if you are e-mailing then use the hotmail address on my bio page.

p
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From: pixie_lv
2002-04-26 08:17 am (UTC)

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There is my website banner on my bio. You sound as nosey as me LOL
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