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September 21st, 2005
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Yay! Interview! Yay!

*hugs LJ, #chiark and all the people who wasted their valuable time rewriting my CV*

Wasn't expecting to hear back so quickly. Not sure I demonstated "excellent telephone manner". Ah well, it will be Good Interview Experience. Yes.

Also had chat with Dr Juniper about leaving the PhD this morning, he is still Godlike and Wonderful.

There are so many wonderful people in the world who are bright, and intelligent, and prepaired to go out of their way to make other peoples lives better. When I grow up I want to be one of them.

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From:nlj21
Date:September 21st, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC)
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Well done! When is it?
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From:atreic
Date:September 21st, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC)
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October 4th.
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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:September 21st, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC)
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SQUEE! *hug* *massage* How many hours after the awful PhD meeting did you get your first interview, then? :)
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From:atreic
Date:September 21st, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
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A week exactly, minus 2 hours

Oh, don't go and read this amusing fake maths page, or I bet you too will spend ten minutes prooving that (2n - 100)*100 + (100 - n)^2 = n^2
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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:September 21st, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
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LOL. I've learnt to listen to warnings not to read things :)

Is it like "Oh my! Multiples of nine have digits that add up to nine! And if I interpose some tarot cards or soemthing I must be psychic!" :)
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From:atreic
Date:September 21st, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC)
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How do you actually show that? All I can think to write down is 10a + b = 9n, and I can't see any way of getting to a+b = 9 from that...

My maths skills are weak, old man...
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From:mpinna
Date:September 21st, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
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By induction. If 9k is already known to satisfy the property, either adding 9 to that won't cause a carry (in which case the total digit sum will be 9 greater than the previous sum) or it will, in which case the tens digit goes up by one and the units digit goes down by one (in which the total sum is the same as it was before). Either way 9(k+1) also satisfies the property.
From:fluffymormegil
Date:September 21st, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
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The simple approach is to realise that 10^n == 9k + 1 for all non-negative integer n.
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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:September 21st, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
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Old? I've still got it... Anyway, what we're actually showing is that is that adding up all the digits gives another multiple of nine, or equivalently that repeatedly adding the digits of the result gives 9.

Write down 10000a+10000b+...+10y+z.

999999x is a multiple of nine, so take all of them away, and 1000000-999999=1 so you get a+b+...z.

Presto.

Then, jump up and down and wave your hands and shout "Induction! Induction! It gets smaller, ok? OK? RIGHT? Induction. *nods* In conclusion, induction."
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From:king_of_wrong
Date:September 21st, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC)
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Why would that take ten minutes? Nine minutes to make the coffee, 50 seconds to find a pencil and paper and 10 seconds to write "by inspection"? ;)

Congratulations about the interview. You rock!
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From:atreic
Date:September 21st, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
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Nine minutes to translate the vedic gobblydegook into maths, and 30 seconds to realise it's obvious.
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From:robert_jones
Date:September 21st, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC)
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Aren't you already one of those?
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From:atreic
Date:September 21st, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
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I don't know, but I'm working on it :)
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From:wildeabandon
Date:September 21st, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations. I'm not in the least surprised that they called you back so soon - it looked as though you're the perfect match for the job. Good luck with the interview.
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From:piqueen
Date:September 21st, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
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Well done! If you like Sam and I could do interview practice after dress shopping.
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From:atreic
Date:September 21st, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
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That's a formidable idea, but one that could be very useful. I have a 30 minute "initiative test" and a 30 minute interview
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From:piqueen
Date:September 21st, 2005 01:47 pm (UTC)
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I'll be nice! It's probably a good idea to practice explaining who you are and what you can offer out loud. It's not something people usually have to do in every day life and it's difficult to sell yourself without getting embarrassed.
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From:megaleena
Date:September 21st, 2005 01:45 pm (UTC)
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Well done!
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From:satanicsocks
Date:September 21st, 2005 01:45 pm (UTC)
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Congrats! Yay! GL!
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From:francita
Date:September 21st, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC)
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Congrats! I have so much admiration for people who throw themselves right back into the whirlwind of life when bad things happen. Good for you!!
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From:the_lady_lily
Date:September 21st, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations and good luck :)
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From:razornet
Date:September 21st, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
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Good luck!
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From:atreic
Date:September 21st, 2005 03:00 pm (UTC)
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Have just realised I never friended you... sorry, fixed now! :)
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From:razornet
Date:September 21st, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
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Actually I only friended you recently anyway.
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From:miss_next
Date:September 21st, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's excellent news. Fingers crossed! :-)
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From:the_alchemist
Date:September 21st, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
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Rah! You do indeed sound very well suited to the job.
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From:atreic
Date:September 21st, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
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It's like the job you posted. We are obviously the best suited people to these jobs in the universe, except we just haven't got all the boring experience bits. Ah well :/
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From:ewx
Date:September 21st, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
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Hooray.
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