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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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(13th January 2018, 23:37)vulcanlogician Wrote: We wouldn't have made it out of the dark ages unless people questioned conventional ways of thinking. Philosophy serves a purpose. Someone ignorant of agriculture might deduce that "bread comes from the supermarket" in the same way another person might deduce that our notions of justice and ethics come from "common sense."
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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
(13th January 2018, 23:37)vulcanlogician Wrote: We wouldn't have made it out of the dark ages unless people questioned conventional ways of thinking. Philosophy serves a purpose. Someone ignorant of agriculture might deduce that "bread comes from the supermarket" in the same way another person might deduce that our notions of justice and ethics come from "common sense."
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