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    (Original post by DJMayes)
    I had exactly this at the STEP Easter School; multiple people randomly coming up to me and saying "You're DJMayes, right? From TSR?". Someone even named their team (in a big quiz, 16 teams) after me!

    People do have a very funny interpretation of things though. Someone on this forum (I do not know who) was asking people who went to the STEP school about my appearance in real life; on the internet I am apparently envisaged as "6 foot tall and muscular"... :rofl:
    That's hilarious!

    No one seems to expect me to be blonde.
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    Any fellow CompSci (with Math, probably) offer holders with a STEP condition on this thread?
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    (Original post by bananarama2)
    That's hilarious!

    No one seems to expect me to be blonde.
    Actual quote from the evening: "We're going to read the team names out from last place to first place. So, to start us off, in 16th place, we have... (funny look from the person reading) ... Second to [My name here]?". :lol:

    I don't really think about hair colours too much. I am blonde also. The most annoying thing about it is the idea currently being perpetuated that I have no eyebrows, simply because they're very light...
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    (Original post by DJMayes)
    Actual quote from the evening: "We're going to read the team names out from last place to first place. So, to start us off, in 16th place, we have... (funny look from the person reading) ... Second to [My name here]?". :lol:

    I don't really think about hair colours too much. I am blonde also. The most annoying thing about it is the idea currently being perpetuated that I have no eyebrows, simply because they're very light...
    Legendary before you've gone up

    THAT SO MUCH! I get that so often.
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      (Original post by bananarama2)
      :rofl: "I don't live round here, I live at Girton."
      Haha I can also attempt to pretend to be Norwegian...until a real Norwegian turns up and calls me an idiot.

      (Original post by Lost And Confused)
      For 10 days?!
      (Quickly Googles Burn Notice)

      Lots of swimming training, far too much TV (hence I've watched sooo much swimming), visited my Grandma in Essex with my girlfriend and spent far too long writing an application for a bursary that I am never going to get... :rolleyes: Not overly productive, but seems to be enough for now






      It's a very entertaining moment when two people who vaguely know of each other from TSR bump into each other (as I did with Alex Bampton) Will be more so if your reputation builds up a mental picture completely different to the way you look... :rolleyes:

      You two both have obscure screen names (or even stranger real names), so I imagine that you will be fine. I myself tend to give far too much away (such as my first name) when trying to get on with people so any determined stalker will track me down pretty quickly...
      Calling my real name strange, eh? I decided to change the name my TSR profile page displays, just to remove any links.
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      Is there anything bad about being recognised from TSR despite perhaps the potential embarrassment (which doesn't really apply for Cambridge because >90% of the year will probably be quite into whatever subject they are studying)?

      I must say I don't envy DJ though :lol:
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      (Original post by Oromis263)
      Haha I can also attempt to pretend to be Norwegian...until a real Norwegian turns up and calls me an idiot.



      Calling my real name strange, eh? I decided to change the name my TSR profile page displays, just to remove any links.
      There are ways to find you. For me, at least. :ninja:
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      (Original post by DJMayes)
      on the internet I am apparently envisaged as "6 foot tall and muscular"... :rofl:
      They do realise they're describing a mathematician, right? :lol:

      We don't have time for such intellectually fruitless activities such as "exercise". /s
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        (Original post by DJMayes)
        There are ways to find you. For me, at least. :ninja:
        As there is for me.

        (Original post by Llewellyn)
        Is there anything bad about being recognised from TSR despite perhaps the potential embarrassment (which doesn't really apply for Cambridge because >90% of the year will probably be quite into whatever subject they are studying)?

        I must say I don't envy DJ though :lol:
        No, not really. I'd just rather people got to know me without the whole "ooooh, you're that guy" thing. + definitely without what happened to DJ. :lol:
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        I'm definitely not going by Llewellyn next year no matter where I end up. Too many pronunciation issues. Although anyone who can be bothered could probably work it out without much difficulty.
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        (Original post by Llewellyn)
        I'm definitely not going by Llewellyn next year no matter where I end up. Too many pronunciation issues. Although anyone who can be bothered could probably work it out without much difficulty.
        Loo-well-in?
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        (Original post by LShirley95)
        Loo-well-in?
        I was referring to recognising me from TSR - although that wasn't at all clear.

        I cba to explain it properly. "ll" in Welsh doesn't have an English equivalent. The closest may be "chl". My first name is easy to pronounce though, so it will be easy to just go with that.
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        (Original post by LShirley95)
        They do realise they're describing a mathematician, right? :lol:

        We don't have time for such intellectually fruitless activities such as "exercise". /s
        To be fair I have spent 6 hours today watching TV, so I have no excuse. :lol:

        I have been doing bits of Maths over the summer but probably nothing as substantial as a lot of other people. I need materials for good things to learn at this level, as otherwise I end up diving in way over my head.

        (Llewellyn does the BMO so hopefully he'll see this and have some suggestions. :ninja: )

        (Original post by Oromis263)
        As there is for me.



        No, not really. I'd just rather people got to know me without the whole "ooooh, you're that guy" thing. + definitely without what happened to DJ. :lol:
        We seem to be in a state of mutually assured destruction in this case then.

        (Original post by Llewellyn)
        Is there anything bad about being recognised from TSR despite perhaps the potential embarrassment (which doesn't really apply for Cambridge because >90% of the year will probably be quite into whatever subject they are studying)?

        I must say I don't envy DJ though :lol:
        Honestly it wasn't that bad. I was mostly surprised I had apparently made such an impression although I think that it was half fame and half infamy (as a certain other TSR user who wasn't on the STEP school logged into one of the online lectures pretending to be and saying things like "Contour integration over a Banach space reduces this problem to something trivial") which meant I also had to explain to several other people that I wasn't actually the one trolling the lecture.
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        (Original post by Llewellyn)
        I was referring to recognising me from TSR - although that wasn't at all clear.

        I cba to explain it properly. "ll" in Welsh doesn't have an English equivalent. The closest may be "chl". My first name is easy to pronounce though, so it will be easy to just go with that.
        Ah I thought you just meant as a surname/firstname kinda thing. I have been referred to as "Shirley" my entire secondary school life ...which is interesting... being a guy and everything.

        And as for the pronunciation, I thought I had cheated as I know people called Llewellyn who pronounce it loo-well-in, but maybe that's just as a courtesy for us English folk. :lol:

        (Original post by DJMayes)
        To be fair I have spent 6 hours today watching TV, so I have no excuse. :lol:

        I have been doing bits of Maths over the summer but probably nothing as substantial as a lot of other people. I need materials for good things to learn at this level, as otherwise I end up diving in way over my head.
        Apart from making some silly attacks at an "elegant" solution to Fermat's Last "Theorem" I've done barely any Maths either. Perhaps I should start getting back into the swing of things, BMO isn't a bad idea. I've spent most of today playing Super Smash Bros Brawl as I finally got around to fixing my Nintendo Wii :lol:

        At least I've kinda learned to drive this Summer, that counts as productive, right?
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          (Original post by DJMayes)

          We seem to be in a state of mutually assured destruction in this case then.
          Yes, so it seems. Was it a certain current student, going into second year perchance? At the place 'worse than Oxford'
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          (Original post by Oromis263)
          Yes, so it seems. Was it a certain current student, going into second year perchance? At the place 'worse than Oxford'
          What, MagicMan? No, it was another applicant for this year who wasn't on the STEP school. Right college though.

          Someone (I don't know if it was the same person) also logged in under LotF's name, and told the online lecturer their voice turned him on. It was funny because you could hear him start to stutter and get very flustered when he read it... :rofl:

          Also, I read you decided to do Additional Further this year! How'd it go? Which modules did you go for?

          (Sorry, I'm not good at this socialising thing and tend to steer conversations towards Maths out of habit. :teehee: )
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            (Original post by DJMayes)
            What, MagicMan? No, it was another applicant for this year who wasn't on the STEP school. Right college though.

            Someone (I don't know if it was the same person) also logged in under LotF's name, and told the online lecturer their voice turned him on. It was funny because you could hear him start to stutter and get very flustered when he read it... :rofl:

            Also, I read you decided to do Additional Further this year! How'd it go? Which modules did you go for?

            (Sorry, I'm not good at this socialising thing and tend to steer conversations towards Maths out of habit. :teehee: )
            Haha, damn, does seem like something he may have said. Sounds quite fun >.<

            Yeah, I only did FP3,4 and M3, but found them interesting enough. Thought they went well. Cuh didn't mention the Geology though, eh! Far more interesting Nae problem maths is awesome, especially that which has an application to physics.
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            It pains me to see this thread keep popping up in my watched threads. I wish everybody the best of luck (particularly fellow STEPers) in meeting their offers. I believe Cambridge already has everybody's results so the majority of decisions will have been made already, and all we mere offer holders can do now is endure another painful ten days of uncertainty!

            (Original post by DJMayes)
            Honestly it wasn't that bad. I was mostly surprised I had apparently made such an impression although I think that it was half fame and half infamy (as a certain other TSR user who wasn't on the STEP school logged into one of the online lectures pretending to be and saying things like "Contour integration over a Banach space reduces this problem to something trivial") which meant I also had to explain to several other people that I wasn't actually the one trolling the lecture.
            *cough*
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            (Original post by DJMayes)
            People do have a very funny interpretation of things though. Someone on this forum (I do not know who) was asking people who went to the STEP school about my appearance in real life; on the internet I am apparently envisaged as "6 foot tall and muscular"... :rofl:
            The description I heard can be summarised as follows: "womaniser".
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            (Original post by Oromis263)
            Haha, damn, does seem like something he may have said. Sounds quite fun >.<

            Yeah, I only did FP3,4 and M3, but found them interesting enough. Thought they went well. Cuh didn't mention the Geology though, eh! Far more interesting Nae problem maths is awesome, especially that which has an application to physics.
            FP4? I didn't know AQA did Additional Further. Everything I know is wrong.

            I'd like to see some more Maths in Physics A Levels. The exam board I do (OCR B) has woefully little and yet I hear it's supposed to be one of the harder boards, which makes me sad.

            (I briefly saw the Geology but don't know enough about it to even begin having a semi-intelligent discussion. )
           
           
           
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