Calvin and the Brilliant Team.

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 C1C_1 and C2C_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(C1)=P(C2)=50P(C_1)=P(C_2)=50 percent, since it is C1C2C_1 \oplus C_2 with equal probability. But we have to account for the probability that C1C2C_1 \wedge C_2 could exist. Based on the personality assessment that my team has performed on Calvin, P(¬(C1,C2))P(\neg (C_1, C_2)) is approximately 11.45211.452. By an analysis using topological surfaces performed on his face, there are some things to point out:

  • C1C_1 and C2C_2 have different glasses, raising the likelihood that neither C1,C2C_1, C_2 occur.

  • Similarly, a scan of C1C_1 and C2C_2's eyebrows reveals slight differences.

  • C2C_2 is completely shaven, whereas C1C_1 is less so.

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

The results are staggering. Our conclusion: Both Calvins are the same!\boxed{\text{Both Calvins are the same!}}! It's incredible! The math challenge master truly is himself! :O

Finn Hulse - 5 years, 6 months 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 - 5 years, 6 months ago

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A 15 year old who plays Diablo?

Agnishom Chattopadhyay Staff - 4 years, 6 months ago

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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 - 4 years, 6 months ago

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Haha, look at my comment.

Finn Hulse - 5 years, 6 months ago

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And you still look frickin boss.

Finn Hulse - 5 years, 6 months ago

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