Peter Taylor's Message Board

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Hi Brilliantians, Feel free to comment on this Board if you would like to talk with me about anything.

Feel free to use @mentions to bring people into the conversation that you would like to chat with.

Note by Peter Taylor
7 years ago

This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments should further the discussion of math and science.

When posting on Brilliant:

• Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .
• Ask specific questions about the challenge or the steps in somebody's explanation. Well-posed questions can add a lot to the discussion, but posting "I don't understand!" doesn't help anyone.
• Try to contribute something new to the discussion, whether it is an extension, generalization or other idea related to the challenge.

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Remember to wrap math in $$ ... $$ or $ ... $ to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 $2 \times 3$
2^{34} $2^{34}$
a_{i-1} $a_{i-1}$
\frac{2}{3} $\frac{2}{3}$
\sqrt{2} $\sqrt{2}$
\sum_{i=1}^3 $\sum_{i=1}^3$
\sin \theta $\sin \theta$
\boxed{123} $\boxed{123}$

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Wow, if that isn't the picture of human beauty.

Staff - 6 years, 9 months ago

Hi @Sreejato Bhattacharya , We think you are a cool person to follow on Brilliant. So we put you here. I was wondering if you would mind editing your short summary on your profile so that people see something other than an incredibly long ellipse on that page?

Staff - 7 years ago

Hi, sir. Thanks! :) I'm really not sure what to write there. :P Is the current one fine?

Looks good to me!

Staff - 7 years ago

BTW, we have read and reread your note very carefully, and are going to strive to find ways to insure good problems, and increase the volume of them. Thanks for your well composed thoughts.

Also, I never heard, how did the INMO go for you?

Staff - 7 years ago

Oh, thanks for the attention!

INMO didn't go very well. The time limit was a big trouble, as I expected, although the problems weren't that hard (I'd say the INMO this year was easier than other years, I should have been able to do better). I didn't qualify, I'm not sure if I'll even make it to the merits. :( Hopefully I won't mess up next time.

Ohh well, we like your math a lot and appreciate your thoughtful solutions and taste in problems. In my opinion, one of the greatest privileges I have gained from no longer being a student is no longer having to worry about time limits when I do math. We'll hold good thoughts for you for next time!

Staff - 7 years ago

Hi @Justin Wong , can you find my message board? I am trying to see if this is a viable method of enabling more chat like messaging on Brilliant.

Staff - 7 years ago

Hello @Peter Taylor , I definitely found it! It seems like a method that could definitely work, albeit slightly unconventional. So is this a permanent Board that contains chatty conversations and is open to the public?

And how can I make one?

- 7 years ago

The way you create one of these, is simply create a note, and check the box that says, "Post to set." Checking this, means that the note is created, but not reshared out to all you followers. If you check this option, after publishing your note you can then choose which set to save it to so that you can always get back to it easily. My message board lives here.

Staff - 7 years ago

I think I've made one here.

- 7 years ago

So in other words, this is just a re-branded Note. It is public, meaning anyone could find it by visiting my profile, but it is only easy to find if I invite somebody into it with an @mention. You should definitely make one :)

Staff - 7 years ago

@Peter Taylor sup. What is your WeChat ID?

Staff - 7 years ago

Yo dog. My Wechat id is PeterTaylor06. Anyone who can cope with my liberal use of stickers should feel free to add me.

Staff - 7 years ago

Hi Peter,I mailed you a few days ago but didn't get a reply...maybe life is keeping you busy but when you get a bit of free time try to take a look at them...thanks in advance....

- 6 years, 12 months ago

Hi Eddie, I will take a look at them now :)

Staff - 6 years, 12 months ago

But I didn't get a reply yet :p ...Is anything wrong???

- 6 years, 12 months ago

@Peter Taylor You're going to be holding something like this with the people you choose for Brilliantic of the Week, right?

- 6 years, 12 months ago

When are the Adventure of the mind nominees going to be announced. I'm like really desperate to see whether I'm selected or not

- 6 years, 12 months ago

@STAFF SIR i AM NOT ABLE TO SEE MY RATINGS AFTER SOLVING A PROBLEM......COULD YOU HELP ME....

- 6 years, 9 months ago

I second the request.

- 6 years, 8 months ago

Hi sir

What do you do as the Community Manager ? I see that @Calvin Lin sir gets to interact with all kinds of people from around the world and that too on a regular basis , but you don't seem to interact a lot . I'm sure that you must have an interesting job than Calvin sir's !

Do you mind sharing it with us sir ?

Thanks for the same :)

Please post some questions sir ! I am eager to try out problems from you and the rest of the staff !

Dude, that is an epic picture of you. Where were you when that was taken? Also, your note has been accepted into the "Messageboards" set. Congratulations! :D

- 6 years, 11 months ago

That picture was taken on the flat side of a place called Abert Rim. I try to camp on the edge of Abert Rim most years near my birthday. It is one of my favorite places on Earth.

Staff - 6 years, 11 months ago

Holy crap that's epic. What math competitions have you competed in?

- 6 years, 11 months ago

have nO wOrdz tO say :p anyhOw im new persOn bUt i'll bring sOme prOblemz nd will defintly discuss with yu :)

- 6 years, 6 months ago

The picture is ugly

- 3 years, 2 months ago