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    Hi. I am a soon to be bachelors in pure mathematics at a state school. But I took many many courses outside of math. I have almost finished the first two years of electrical engineering.

    I am a 6 year X-navy veteran. I lived in Japan for 4 years. And I was an electronic technician by trade in the Navy.

    My goals are to become an AI and Robotics researcher. I have been accepted to a masters program in computer science. Most likely I will study AI there.

    My other goals are to obtain at least a solid bachelor's knowledge of mechatronics. Maybe I'll find a way to do that, or maybe I'll get a second bachelors that doubles in EE and ME.

    My hobby is learning mathematics and mathematical physics. I'm a big fan of algebra, and of recent topology and differential geometry. And I love physics too.

    The only games I play are Go and Quake. I don't own a TV, and I refuse to be manipulated by propaganda if I can help it.

    I hope to be able to contribute to this forum some of my broad and worldly experience and knowledge. But also I'm hoping to be able to get some help from time to time also.

    Take care!


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    Hi, I am ToR

    welcome

    I like Lego and Star Trek


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    I figure I better start welcoming people here because when I retire I want to be a Wal-Mart greeter. AI and Robotics are in Aisle 7. Cheers.
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    Welcome... it seems you will be a great addition.

    hmmm... 'musashi', not in my vocabulary. It seems it's either a samurai name or a boat name; or just some mess of Japanese that you put together for some other meaning. You speak Japanese well?

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    I like Lego and Star Trek
    Lego eh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB
    Welcome... it seems you will be a great addition.

    hmmm... 'musashi', not in my vocabulary. It seems it's either a samurai name or a boat name;


    close, legendary samuri swordsman.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyamoto_Musashi
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    Hello again. Thanks for the warm welcome ToR, zinjanthropos, and DaBob!

    I like Dune and Ghost in the Shell.

    Lego robotics?

    Walmart robotics? Hopefully someday they'll be that cheap.

    lol, it is in your vocubulary now friend. Miyamoto Musashi 宮本武蔵 was a famous samurai, most likely in most Japanese minds the most famous. (I wrote his name in Japanese for you, but if you don't have Japanese fonts installed you probably can't see it. If you run linux I can help you install them, but I don't know anything about windows.)

    I chanced on the book Musashi way back in the late 90's when I was there. lol, because it was stolen once and borrowed another time I have yet to finish the last part of it, but I will yet.

    I speak Japanese at the level of a kindergardner. That has taken me a long to get to. I studied one year in college and did exceptionally well in class, but now what I need to further my education is to go back. I've studied everyday for a long time too. Youtube has turned out to be an amazing resource to train my ears on while being in the US.

    My wife and I were both in Japan in the navy and we'll be going back sometime after my masters. Maybe right after, or maybe after my PH.d. But maybe I'll get my PH.d there since that's where we want to live.

    I feel bad I didn't mention my wife. She'll be getting her bachelors in philosophy at the same time I get my bachelors. She is by far the most important thing to me. She has studied the first two years of EE too, and she was also an electronic technician in the Navy.

    Is it a boat name??? I never came across a vessel in the navy named musashi, but that does not mean there isn't one.

    I hope I can be a good addition here.

    Thanks!
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    hi. I'm tveye and i pimp mail-order brides. Sorry to hear you're already married.
    "First we build the tools, then they build us" - Marshall McLuhan.
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    if anyone's interested, though, i just got new stock from the vadoma tribe. They can cook, clean and get kittens out of trees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TvEye
    hi. I'm tveye and i pimp mail-order brides. Sorry to hear you're already married.
    do you have a line in grooms, and anything made from rubber?
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    Quote Originally Posted by musashi
    lol, it is in your vocubulary now friend. Miyamoto Musashi 宮本武蔵 was a famous samurai, most likely in most Japanese minds the most famous. (I wrote his name in Japanese for you, but if you don't have Japanese fonts installed you probably can't see it. If you run linux I can help you install them, but I don't know anything about windows.)
    15年ぐらい日本語を勉強しました。
    I've studied Japanese for about 15 years... but I can assure you I'm not very good at it. I've only been to Japan once, for a week.
    I'm about half way through the Ghost in the Shell series. I like it so far.
    If you're into the anime, may I suggest Trigun or Gungrave.


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    Youtube has turned out to be an amazing resource to train my ears on while being in the US.
    really....

    Quote Originally Posted by musashi
    Is it a boat name??? I never came across a vessel in the navy named musashi, but that does not mean there isn't one.
    Not in this time.
    http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/s...-m/musashi.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanes...leship_Musashi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity
    do you have a line in grooms, and anything made from rubber?
    Ahh....Nah! Are you suggesting a groom isn't really necessary? :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos
    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity
    do you have a line in grooms, and anything made from rubber?
    Ahh....Nah! Are you suggesting a groom isn't really necessary? :wink:
    I was thinking of the robot in AI played by Jude Law, the gigalo one.
    Something like that would do nicely. Life like but with an off switch.
    'Time is the space between birth and death' by me.
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    Welcome, your leading an interesting life with goals.

    well done.
    Stumble on through life.
    Feel free to correct any false information, which unknown to me, may be included in my posts. (also - let this be a disclaimer)
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    Quote Originally Posted by musashi
    Hi. I am a soon to be bachelors in pure mathematics at a state school. But I took many many courses outside of math. I have almost finished the first two years of electrical engineering.

    I am a 6 year X-navy veteran. I lived in Japan for 4 years. And I was an electronic technician by trade in the Navy.

    My goals are to become an AI and Robotics researcher. I have been accepted to a masters program in computer science. Most likely I will study AI there.

    My other goals are to obtain at least a solid bachelor's knowledge of mechatronics. Maybe I'll find a way to do that, or maybe I'll get a second bachelors that doubles in EE and ME.

    My hobby is learning mathematics and mathematical physics. I'm a big fan of algebra, and of recent topology and differential geometry. And I love physics too.

    The only games I play are Go and Quake. I don't own a TV, and I refuse to be manipulated by propaganda if I can help it.

    I hope to be able to contribute to this forum some of my broad and worldly experience and knowledge. But also I'm hoping to be able to get some help from time to time also.

    Take care!
    Welcome to the forum. Good to see someone who doesn't be swayed by propoganda
    "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe". - Carl Sagan
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