Profile: Cesium_133*
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I am John Sawyer, aka Lieutenant Commander Data. Do you think I might like Star Trek TNG? Lol actually, I got the nickname for being good at trivia. It just dovetailed beautifully once I picked up on Trek and Data...

Born: Stardate, er, 17 March 1973, Charlotte, NC.
Residence: Charlotte, NC 1973-1999
Triangle, NC 1999
Matthews, NC 1999-2002
Charlotte, NC 2002-2003
Butner, NC 2003-2005
Charlotte, NC 2005-

High School: Myers Park Senior High School, 1988-1989 (dropped out, didaskaleinophobia; who'da thunk it?)
GED, August 1993. Perfect score (382). Someone had to do it.

Occupation: professional eBayer, username thetrendywoman, 2005-
sports official, 1994-2005
front end manager, Arthur's at SouthPark, Charlotte 1999-2000
stock clerk/dairy dept. manager/factotum, A+P, Charlotte 1989-1995

Hobbies: DC'ing (have worked with in the past; found this outfit by the lucky break of seeing Rosetta featured in Wikipedia); reading; Latin; travel; card games, esp. hearts, spades, and Texas Hold 'Em; intellectual TV to include Ancient Aliens and IRT; current events; baseball, football, soccer, and basketball; playing trivia games...

Did you know? I have never been to Nebraska, Iowa, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, or American Samoa; nor have I been to New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, or Nunavut; nor to any countries but the USA (duh), Canada (duh), the Bahamas, and the Netherlands Antilles (St. Maarten, Dutch side). I've not even been to Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana (the last 3 even though I live in North Carolina!) Other than that, I've been everywhere, man...

Lest you think I have any political correctness in me at all, my favorite sports teams are the Washington Redskins and Atlanta Braves (and UNC Tarheels). I also like the Kansas City Chiefs to a degree, and the Chicago Blackhawks are ok with me due to their storied history. We all need to be less PC...

...And I am a true Confederate and proud Southerner. Even though I'm half-Northern. No twang, no redneck, no saying y'all (it's you all lol). But the real Flag, the Southern Cross, flies at my house, and I say this proudly. Our colors don't run, either. The South shall rise again. When it does, we'll be that much knowledgeable from the activities at BOINC.

Also, I'm 1/4 Hungarian, 1/16 or so Cherokee Indian, probably some German
Your opinions about Collatz Conjecture
Collatz's conjecture is something to be proved or disproved. Any knowledge is good knowledge...

And mathematics is the quantified knowledge we have about the universe, reduced to writing. The more we know of that, the more we can learn about everything else. Sounds good to me.

Beyond math, I like contributing to AI, medical research, and astronomical projects. We need to know about those asteroids, lest one hit us and we have nobody left to accrue knowledge... I believe in saving Earth from a nasty boulder strike... :p

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