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Mad science gone horribly, horribly wrong(or right).

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"It was a pretty good film, but ya know what? It needed more math."

Not something you often say about a film, but true. A Beautiful Mind was completely not what I expected. From the ads, I was expecting some sort of a conspiracy film sorta thing. No, it was a biography- and of someone schizophrenic at that.

And it had not nearly enough math. When you make a movie about a mathematician, it requires more than using math as a setting. You need to really get into the world of mathmatics. Or is this just me being the geek I am?

Other news, Dr. Egan, who happens to be sick with pnemonia as it turns out, is going to check my grades, and if an improved score on the exam would raise my grade enough, then she'll let me retake it with books available. I am all about this. I'm all about acing the fucking test so that I can get out of school. Done, over and free!! Yay! Hope springs eternal.

I need to trim my nails.

My sound card cannot work at the same time my video card is working. 3d acceleration works great when my sound card isn't installed. The instant my computer tries to use both of them, it dies. Now, it was suggested that I change the slots they're in- unfortunately, my sound is on board, my video is AGP. So no slots can get changed. This is going to involve a great deal of finagling (I'm getting into playing games again).
  • i feel the same way about movies that you would expect to be about math but then turn out not to be, although i haven't seen a beautiful mind yet. but the vast majority of people don't know anything about math and completely tune out anything remotely mathematical sounding. hence the moviemakers stay away from math as much as possible to avoid boring most of their audience. they don't care how interesting the math is to geeks like you and me.

    did you see pi?
    • Warning: I give away the ending.

      pi = 3.14muchlygoodness159.

      All movie, I knew he was going to do what he did at the end... I saw it coming, but it still made me squeamish. I mean... at home lombotomy's are not our friend.
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