[Homestead] Liberalism, atheism linked to IQ
don.bowen at earthlink.net
Tue Mar 2 23:17:23 EST 2010
> Perhaps the math thing is why scientist types lose it
> early. Advanced mathematics will make anyone lose their mind, even if
> you like math!
Math is very good for the mind and keeping it sharp. I had several
advanced math courses in college, classes such as non linear algebra and
topology. At one time I was deep into number theory, it was all fun.
In my career I worked as an electronics engineer doing embedded software
development. I did some fairly hairy math with early 8 bit processors
in assembly language and did work with early TI DSPs and Intel RISC
machines. I helped buld LASER RADAR systems and systolic Array
Processors directing LASERS with rubber mirrors. A favorite project was
a satellite passenger that looked at the sun through the upper
atmosphere over the poles. Doing milti order filters in 80286 assembly
because there was not enough processor cycles to run them in C.
Now that I am no longer working with that I miss it. I am currently
taking a course on the PIC micro controller and have built a PIC
programming board. It just today accepted its first download and ran a
diagnostics program. A dumb little controller but cheap and fun.
Don Bowen KI6DIU
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