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It is nice to know that the strength of the brilliant team has increased. But...Calvin, is that the same you or has there been a mistake? Well, as far as i can see (analyse) the dimples in the smiles, and many other features matches. so, i think it is likely you (i m not so sure). I am sorry if this might appear to be a useless post. But i have heard there has been studies going on in the field of computer science related to face recognition using ANNs. I was wondering if someone could throw more light into the matter.

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Yes, this is one of the most difficult and challenging problems in the field of contemporary mathematics. To find out which is the real Calvin! Me and my advanced research team have put years into this problem, and here's what we've done so far:

Let \(C_1\) and \(C_2\) be the condition that two pictures of "Calvin" are indeed him. Because we are solving a systems with two variables and we have two options, \(P(C_1)=P(C_2)=50\) percent, since it is \(C_1 \oplus C_2\) with equal probability. But we have to account for the probability that \(C_1 \wedge C_2\) could exist. Based on the personality assessment that my team has performed on Calvin, \(P(\neg (C_1, C_2))\) is approximately \(11.452\). By an analysis using topological surfaces performed on his face, there are some things to point out:

  • \(C_1\) and \(C_2\) have different glasses, raising the likelihood that neither \(C_1, C_2\) occur.

  • Similarly, a scan of \(C_1\) and \(C_2\)'s eyebrows reveals slight differences.

  • \(C_2\) is completely shaven, whereas \(C_1\) is less so.

  • Most noticeably, their haircuts differ by a large factor.

The results are staggering. Our conclusion: \(\boxed{\text{Both Calvins are the same!}}\)! It's incredible! The math challenge master truly is himself! :O Finn Hulse · 3 years, 1 month ago

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Sad to say, the passing years have changed me outwardly. With the shift to San Francisco, I've gotten more tan due to exposure to the cruel sun. My failing eyesight also requires the yearly renewal of eye-wear prescription, and I no longer sport the trendy half-rim glasses. Alas, my hair which used to offer protection against the frigid winters of Chicago are not a nuisance, so I had it cut.

But inside, some part of me is always going to be a 15 year old. Calvin Lin Staff · 3 years, 1 month ago

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@Calvin Lin A 15 year old who plays Diablo? Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 2 years, 1 month ago

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@Calvin Lin So, do you possess some part of yours which is always going to be a 5 year old ? If yes, then what's that ?

@Calvin Lin Sandeep Bhardwaj · 2 years, 1 month ago

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@Calvin Lin Haha, look at my comment. Finn Hulse · 3 years, 1 month ago

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@Finn Hulse And you still look frickin boss. Finn Hulse · 3 years, 1 month ago

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