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    i'd rather play mario

    p.s. wish i had autism =/
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    (Original post by 0906079)
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...elativity.html

    Tl;dr: He's 12, has Aspergers and with it an IQ of 170. He taught himself calculus, algebra, geometry and trigonometry in a week, is about to finish University and has been lined up to do research for a PhD.

    Oh and another small thing; he has his own expanded version of Einstein's theory of relativity...

    Lol so many negs... Do I smell jealousy TSR? :rolleyes:
    WOW thats amazing! So many smart 12 year old's these days
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    hes amazing.
    not sure whether to be jealous or not though
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    (Original post by BlueJoker)
    I think stories like this are kinda sad :/ He's doing adult stuff, he's missed out on so much.

    EDIT: If you're going to neg me, explain why -_-
    Most kids with Aspergers don't enjoy normaly kid stuff at all.
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    (Original post by anonymous 428)
    i'd rather play mario

    p.s. wish i had autism =/
    Autism is both a gift and a curse...many wish they didn't have it.
    Many are above average intelligence but not many are near his intelligence.
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    Why did I presume before even clicking on the thread that the kid would be asian?
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    (Original post by TwilightKnight)
    American Math notation sucks.
    Yep - the notation of 300 million people, is equal to just one person. Would hate to think where you learned such mathematics :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by manchild007)
    Yep - the notation of 300 million people, is equal to just one person. Would hate to think where you learned such mathematics :rolleyes:
    It's called a joke.


    You clearly aren't as smart as you think you are.
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    (Original post by TwilightKnight)
    It's called a joke.


    You clearly aren't as smart as you think you are.
    Or the more likely outcome, you're not as funny as you think you are.

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    (Original post by manchild007)
    Or the more likely outcome, you're not as funny as you think you are.

    Both hypotheses have merit.

    But I would think that considering you came rushing to the aid of those helpless 300 million people who were purportedly being represented by a single 12 year old boy, which I made a bit of a Maths joke about, considering that all Western society uses the same notation, but appropriates it differently depending on what they're using it for, the former is more likely, no?

    As an FYI, he's actually using Lagrangian notation, which is commonly used for Mechanics and was originated by an Italian.

    So, I'm not funny, but you have certainly lived up to your doctrine by rushing to the aid of anything American, even if it isn't.
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    (Original post by Jono404)
    Why do people write equations on windows? I saw it on A Beautiful Mind and then again on The Social Network, why not just use a whiteboard?
    That's actually a bloody good question, I remember watching some documentary about string theory or something and one guys office was like a glass cube in the middle of a room with equations written all over it.

    You see it a lot, windows and whiteboards.

    What's wrong with paper? :confused:
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    (Original post by Jono404)
    Why do people write equations on windows? I saw it on A Beautiful Mind and then again on The Social Network, why not just use a whiteboard?

    (Original post by Wozzie)
    That's actually a bloody good question, I remember watching some documentary about string theory or something and one guys office was like a glass cube in the middle of a room with equations written all over it.

    You see it a lot, windows and whiteboards.

    What's wrong with paper? :confused:
    Paper is an awful medium to use when trying to work things out, if you make mistakes you have to scribble it out or use tipex which looks scruffy and disrupts the flow.

    Using a white board or a window is easier because they can quickly and easily be wiped clean to eliminate mistakes. Also you can rub parts out and rearrange them fairly easily, whereas on paper you'd have to write it all out as you go along.

    Personally when doing essays I always write notes down on my windows with a non-permanent board marker, largely because I don't have a white board. But also because my windows are pretty big thus serve as a large surface for jotting down and storing notes. I can't stand having pages and pages of paper strewn everywhere, I just can't work like that.

    Everyone has their personal preferences, some like paper, some like whiteboards or windows, some prefer digital mediums.

    Plus it's also nice to gaze out the window whilst your working
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    (Original post by AshleyT)
    Most kids with Aspergers don't enjoy normaly kid stuff at all.
    Yes, and they're aware of this and often feel excluded or isolated. Or at least, my sister and the kids my dad used to work with did.
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    what a lad
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    Wow. Good for him. I hope he does something positive with his intelligence. Something that can benefit him n ppl around him.
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    (Original post by BlueJoker)
    Yes, and they're aware of this and often feel excluded or isolated. Or at least, my sister and the kids my dad used to work with did.
    Yes, basic knowledge of AS...

    Then why comment he's 'missing out on kids stuff' when it's unlikely he'd enjoy kids stuff anyway? Clearly he's enjoying what he does a lot more.
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    (Original post by ArcadiaHouse)
    Don't worry, I'm sure he's going to prove far more useful than you'll ever be.
    I'm sure he will, but i imagine i'll be more useful then certain people. Take a hint?
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    It's not the sort of life I would want, but for him spending his life doing that high level maths and physics in a university will probably be the environment where he will flourish and be happiest. I doubt a "normal childhood" would be what he wants. It's a pity that there are other exceptional children who don't have these opportunities, they could contribute a lot to the world.

 
 
 
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