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A little about me
WorkMy (real) name is Paul and I'm 19. I'm a first year undergraduate reading Maths at St. John's College, Cambridge (yes - that is the old college of a certain Mr. Adams). I studied Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry at A level (so, no stereotypes there then). I have no idea what I'm going to do when I graduate, but then I have got three years to decide!
InterestsI'd like to say I have a wide and varied set of interests, but it pales in comparison to some people.
As you may already have guessed, I'm quite an Adam's fan. The Hitch-hiker's Guide To The Galaxy is one of my favourite books ever, and, as my friends will tell you, I'm always quoting bits from it in conversations! Personally, I reckon the radio series is the best medium, and am quite appalled by the TV version, but then it was the 80's, so I suppose some of that is forgivable.
Other books I enjoy reading are mainly Sci-Fi, with writers such as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Iain M. Banks, Orson Scott Card and of course JRR Tolkien being my favourites.
I'm also very interested in music, play the clarinet and the saxophone, and listen to many (many) different types and genres.(I've started to list my music collection here). I'm a member of the h2g2 Musicians Guild. I'm always interested in new music, so give me a shout if there's something you think I should know about.
All these things take up most of my time, as well as surfing the internet, and more recently this site in particular.
LinksSome of my favourite links are:
Dransik - a quite amazing MMORPG (Mega Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game). Have a go! Look out for me wandering round the Krythian Inception server. A more detailed description here.
h2g2 Maths Lab: self explanatory, really!
The h2g2 Jazz Cellar.
[email protected] - The Search For Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence at Home - A distibuted computing project which gets over 4 million users around the world analysing radio signals from the Arecibo Observatory looking for those little green men. The h2g2 group is here, and a more detailed description of the project is here.
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics - a really useful resource for when my maths course just doesn't make sense.
How much is inside... - Really funny. Check it out.
Flame Warriors - Really funny, and very true site which will appeal to anyone familiar with BBS and chat rooms.
...more to come...
Quote of the Week"Several billion trillion tons of superhot exploding hydrogen nuclei rose slowly above the horizon and managed to look small, cold and slightly damp." - Life, the Universe and Everything, Douglas Adams
Previous QotWs:"Oh no! I've got loads of root 4's! What can I do with root 4?... Oh." - My mathmo colleague (who shall remain nameless *coughs*) struggling with a recent examples sheet.
"Be my left coset." - The front of a Valentine's card read out in one of my lectures this week. The inside contains such gems as "My feelings for you are complex, but my love is real.", and "May our love be refexive, but not transitive." Yes, we really are that sad here at Cambridge!
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein
"Jargon is a jargon word for bulls**t." - Yours Truly, sometime during my A-levels. Well everyone thought it funny at the time...
"I just smoke my toe nails, has almost as good an effect as having your body vigeriously rubbed by a large man with a fierce cheese grater." - 2legs on post #342 of this conversation.
"I'm sorry, I think we might have been better off with a slide rule." - Ford Prefect
"Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it." - Jane Wagner, (and Lily Tomlin)
"Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to." - H. Mumford Jones
"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by" - Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
42ismOh, and for those who have an interest in such things, Researcher 211512:
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ContactTry mailing me at [email protected], just without my pseudonym. Otherwise you could leave a message on my board.
Or telepathy might work.... well you never know.
I hope that I can contribute something interesting to this amazing site and encourage other surfers to read Hitch-hiker's.
So long and thanks for all the fish (for now),
Go stick your head in a pig.
The ASCII picture only works in alabaster. Switch now and repent!
I WANT A PIG SMILEY!
pig pig pig pig pig pigBut for now i'll have to make my own:
Hmm...I should probably update this sometime, as it's a bit out of date...
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