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About Monte314

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    Jedi Math Dog!
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    Melbourne, Florida
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    Chief Scientist, Professor
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    Math, Astronomy
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    Chief Scientist; Adjunct Full Professor of Computer Science; six times Who's Who in the World; national, state Advisory Panels; author of two books, many papers; Jedi Math Dog

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  1. These policies are in place to limit liability. Theft of documents and proprietary data, destruction of valuable research, misuse of computer networks... and an unsecured "anything goes" node attached to the University system puts the entire network at risk. Bottom line: there are many ways that your wild-west approach to computer security can get your school sued and your lab Director fired. Don't hold your breath waiting for higher-ups to put their heads on the chopping block to serve your convenience.
  2. For orthodox christians, there must be true, existing, authentic physical and non-physical reality. An early heresy, Docetism, (mentioned by Ignatius in 107 AD) made the error of denying the physicality of Jesus, saying that he merely appeared to have a physical body. This error attempts to overthrow both the Incarnation and the bodily Resurrection of Christ, two essential elements of the Gospel. Orthodox Christianity is dualistic, because it insists upon the actual reality of both the physical and non-physical. See, for example, the Apostle Paul: "What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?" 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 And consider these: "Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have." Luke 24:39 (Jesus speaking) "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our own eyes, which we have gazed upon and touched with our own hands — this is the Word of life." 1 John 1:1, speaking of Jesus. "This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God." I John 4:2 "I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist." II John 1:7
  3. The modern way to promote tolerance is to jettison discernment. Once you lose the ability to tell the diiference between right/wrong, good/bad, true/false, everything and everyone looks *exactly* the same. Voila! No more intolerance. Oh... except for those people who continue to say that differences are real. THEM you will *hate* with all the fury that HELL can muster.
  4. I didn't listen to any of them, but feel confident in saying, "They're doing it wrong."
  5. Hello, sir!  I play the clarinet, too!  But more often the flute, or tenor sax...

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    2. Monte314


      You seem to be interested in Mathematics and Computer Science.  Is that correct?

    3. bartCharon


      Yes, those are both topics of interest to me, for sure. I'm currently working towards a BS in Electrical Engineering.

    4. Monte314


      I am a professional mathematician.

  6. Proseletizing is not allowed on the Forum.
  7. "...he laid out a step by step instruction manual on how NOT to be a douche bag." Why haven't you read it?
  8. You have a garbled knowledge of the historical facts.
  9. When you enter the interview room, don't run into the corner and pee on the rug. Believe me, that sets the wrong tone for the meeting! (Use one of the planters in the lobby instead; that's what they're for.)
  10. I take issue with your history, theology, and linguistics. But we need to hear more from you to understand who and what you actually are before we engage. It is always best to hold back when people come in waving a banner and lugging a huge axe they are eager to grind. They need time to ready themselves for productive dialogue... if, indeed, they ever become ready.
  11. Help those you can, beginning with those to whom you have some responsibility. When your bandwidth is used up, tell others you aren't able to help them today. Keep in mind that you are the gatekeeper of your own time, energy, and resources. If you just let squatters come marching into your world and take advantage of your generosity, that's stupid, wasteful, and irresponsible... Mr. President.
  12. Teach them how to use EXCEL. Teach them how to use MS Word. Teach them how to use PowerPoint. Teach them how to create and give an *excellent* presentation.
  13. I think most accomplished folks have struggled with some of these feelings. Everyone having a rational self-image recognizes that they have limitations... some very significant. We all deal with it in our own way. When the resulting dissonance becomes a black hole of unhealthy introspection, though, it can be very unsettling. Then, it is time to get some help talking things through, so that a balanced view of self is restored. The challenge, of course, is that it is very difficult to admit to those around us that we are having such feelings. Even if we do, the natural response from those who care about us is to verbally reinforce our perceived strengths... which magnifies the dissonance, and tends to make things worse. If this is really troubling you, the best course of action is probably to talk with a competent mental health professional. Second best: an incompetent mental health professional. Then... maybe, like... a dentist... doorman... certified weasel duster... some such as that.