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Mental Calculation Show: Arthur Benjamin, The Mathemagician
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RE: Mental Calculation Show: Arthur Benjamin, The Mathemagician
(1st November 2016, 16:39)Alasdair Ham Wrote: I can't focus on the math but your voice is awesome Kernel.

Here's another awesome voice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNkaahnOFZQ

The first thought I thought as well when I heard Kernel's voice. Big Grin
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RE: Mental Calculation Show: Arthur Benjamin, The Mathemagician
Yup, he's got that DJ sound down!
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RE: Mental Calculation Show: Arthur Benjamin, The Mathemagician
(1st November 2016, 20:35)Irrational Wrote:
(1st November 2016, 16:39)Alasdair Ham Wrote: I can't focus on the math but your voice is awesome Kernel.

Here's another awesome voice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNkaahnOFZQ

The first thought I thought as well when I heard Kernel's voice. Big Grin

That's because we're both massive BMD fans.

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RE: Mental Calculation Show: Arthur Benjamin, The Mathemagician
Thanks for everyone's replies and for the kind words.

After analyzing Benjamin's impressive five digit multiplication, it occurred to me that he absolutely has to do the calculation out loud: this calculation requires more time and attention to detail, so sitting in silence for a minute (like I did) would probably cause the audience to lose interest.  Hence, by thinking out loud and saying how he is calculating, he keeps the audience engaged and builds up the suspense with a final kaboom finish in the end.  He is such a gifted showman along with being a highly talented person. 

Live long and prosper.
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RE: Mental Calculation Show: Arthur Benjamin, The Mathemagician
Kernel: You're one of the coolest posters on AF. Please stick around! Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
"Work quickly. And the same applies for doing albums or any project. Just work quickly. You can fix it later if you need to., Work quickly, get it in there and and you know what? Try not to fiddle. If you've got lots of things that you want to do to change it then maybe what you are trying to do is do another project. Don't keep imposing all your fresh ideas on the old work. Do it, finish it, get it done good enough - do it and then: do something else. Don't keep fiddling. I see people get lost regurgitating an album that sounds good! They might play me an album and I say "That's great! Get it out."

Five years later they've regurgitated that same album so much that it's not even the same album anymore and you wonder what went on and what process went on in their heads." - Paul Hartnoll
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