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Both my parents haven't worked since the 1980s and I've got a Cambridge offer AMA watch

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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    Idon't really read much poetry.
    You should. Philip Larkin is amazing, for instance.
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    Idon't really read much poetry.
    You should - good sign of intelligence.

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    (Original post by aasvogel)
    You should - good sign of intelligence.

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    No it's not, that's a complete lie. Reading poetry is a sign that you like reading poetry.
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    (Original post by Gaiaphage)
    No it's not, that's a complete lie. Reading poetry is a sign that you like reading poetry.
    Interesting - I was expecting dalek to bite. Oh well.

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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
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    Were you motivated to succeed so you didn't end up like your parents ?

    Are your parents mentally ill ?

    Did they support you during school ?

    Were you parents depressed ?
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    (Original post by democracyforum)
    Were you motivated to succeed so you didn't end up like your parents ?

    Are your parents mentally ill ?

    Did they support you during school ?

    Were you parents depressed ?
    I was motivated to succeed mainly to be better than other people, I was sort of inspired by the Daleks/Sports from a young age I wanted to be superior and win like professional sports stars-I see academia as a sporting contest it is very similar when you think about you can lose out by small margins, you can get hard questions right(similar to hard shots) and there is brilliance displayed.

    My parents are mentally ill although my Dad seems fine, they both get medication.My mam is really depressed a lot of the time.
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    (Original post by Elcor)
    Sorry if this sounds malicious but I think it's pretty clear you've inherited mental health issues from your parents. Well done on succeeding so much in academia despite that, though.
    Not sure whether to believe photographic or written evidence?! :hmmmm:
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    Do you think it likely that you will develop a mental illness given you're family history?
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
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    Give me your rep gems? I like red.
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    I think that I went a bit too far with Symbolic Maths but I have learnt new Maths and seen new patterns as a result of that and the Symbolic Maths has encouraged me to discover lots of new not too ridiculous types of new Maths like tangents to points not on the curve, the rate at which a curve is multiplying by(this has actually been done by real Mathematicians so I know I am on the right lines) and I have developed this much further, I have looked at differentiating functions only valid for integers and thus developed approximations for the derivatives of functions valid for all real values(my x! derivative of x!is very accurate for high values of (x!ln((x+1)(x)))/2 that derivative is the derivative of x! with domain in all integers but is a good approximation for x! valid for all real values etc.
    Uh, differentiating integer functions?

    Also, have you done any UKMT challenges and olympiads?
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    (Original post by Renzhi10122)
    Uh, differentiating integer functions?

    Also, have you done any UKMT challenges and olympiads?
    Yes differentiation is typically done based around the function being valid for all real values of x the function may sometimes be valid for ranges or not for some odd values of x but the function is valid over a continuous interval, where as I have been investigating derivatives of functions only valid for every integer lets say there are two methods whether the function is a linear based function(use typical differentiation formula but consider both sides of interval) or not(consider geometric differentiation another topic I have been investigating which is something real mathematicians have done but I'm exploring it further) and as you decrease the interval width so that the derivative approaches the derivative for all real numbers eg every 0.1, every 0.001 etc and thus this derivative can also be used as an approximation for the derivative of a function whose values are known only for every integer for all real values of x.
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
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    Can I adopt you?
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    Yes it is me.
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    Today I have eaten smilies,toast,beans and a packet of digestive biscuits.Yesterday, I ate the same plus I had sausages,yorkshire puddings,small potatoes and beans.
    Where's your 5 a-day
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    Read this thread and wanted to say well done on even an offer to cambridge. But remeber always stay humble, despite the pain you must have gone through to get your offer. At the end of the day what is success? If sucess for you is achieving good grades then that's fine but I'd argue it's quite a narrow way of thinking. In the wise words of myself if you've reached your life goals before dying they were never good enough to begin with.
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    (Original post by ringspun)
    Where's your 5 a-day
    I don't get 5 a day I don't think I have ever got 5 a day fruit and vegetables don't taste very good.
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    The Krispie queen: Woman who lives on four bowls of cereal a day hasn't had veg for 18 years

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3044349/The-Krispie-queen-Woman-lives-four-bowls-cereal-day-hasn-t-veg-18-years.html
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    How much for a kiss?
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    What happened to SY1 and SY2?
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    I was motivated to succeed mainly to be better than other people, I was sort of inspired by the Daleks/Sports from a young age I wanted to be superior and win like professional sports stars-I see academia as a sporting contest it is very similar when you think about you can lose out by small margins, you can get hard questions right(similar to hard shots) and there is brilliance displayed.
    Is this attitude, for the most part, due to your lack of success with the opposite sex?
 
 
 
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