# Thread: Self Doubt . . .

1. ## Re: Self Doubt . . .

Originally Posted by DynamoNED
Oooooh...I have to ask what type of proof you used. Seems it would be a generalization of that controversial "diagonals" argument Cantor used for why there are uncountably many numbers between 0 and 1. Or did you use something a little less likely to induce rabid foaming at the mouth to strict logicians?
That is pretty much exactly what I used, not for a lack of understanding of the controversy but, because that is exactly what the professor wanted. I honestly don't get to explore where my mind takes me on problems like this. Perhaps it is just my school, but it seems to me that CS professors idea of a proof is like grabbing a paint brush and waving it around wildly and calling it a day.

I often understand where the professor is trying to go, but the method of proof just whitewashes everything. His proofs involving structural induction are cringeworthy. I understand to actually prove some of these concepts would be beyond the scope of the course, but I point out that it is an oversimplification and he can not seem to see why. It's futile, so I keep my ideas to myself now, and just give the answers they want to hear.

If only some of the long proofs I had to do for some math courses could be condensed to a single statement the way CS professors do it and just put my justification as "because, . . . see".

If only I had known I was going to get really sick, not be able to spend a few years in the Shaolin temples, and my martial arts dreams and school crash around me. If I had known that, I would have 4.00'd high school instead of dicking around and just doing enough to get A-'s and actually applied to some of the school's I could have gotten into. Now I'm finally getting / being healthy and am stuck in a school where I am bored out of my freaking mind and just want to finish my degree and go. I just wish I could go back and choose a place that would actually challenge me instead of me getting "crappy" grades (read, non-4.00) because I can't be bothered with this tedium that doesn't even spark a single neuron. It sucks to outpace everyone around me while being a slacker and not caring, and know what I could be capable of if only I had someone/a school that challenged me. Every semester I try and be a perfect student, but fail after a couple weeks as this is boring me to freaking death. Eh, it's life I suppose. Could be worse. I just feel like I could have made some big contribution to the world but screwed it all up by wasting energy hating the world for so long for taking my passion away. If I hadn't been so focused on things I've lost, maybe I could have made a difference. It's not too late for anything, but it sure as heck feels that way.

/rant over.

2. ## Re: Self Doubt . . .

It's never too late to follow your dreams. All it takes is the willingness to sacrifice what is necessary to pursue them.

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when in doubt C4!

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C4? As in the explosive? Are you mad? It might cure self doubt... but it also cures living!

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Originally Posted by crenn
C4? As in the explosive? Are you mad? It might cure self doubt... but it also cures living!
Only if used irresponsibly. Otherwise it cures boredom!

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Or are you talking about vending machine choice C-4?

mmmmm... skittles....

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Originally Posted by AmEv
Or are you talking about vending machine choice C-4?

mmmmm... skittles....

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Skittles make my throat hurt by the end of the bag. That would only make me doubt my C-4 choice.

Lol.

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Originally Posted by NightrainSrt4
I wonder how they are going to do next Wednesday when we have another quiz on proving correctness of deterministic finite automata, and using the pumping lemma to show a language is non-regular.
lol, I remember when I learned that in Discrete Mathematics II. The way my textbook and professor taught it was as if we were "fighting a demon" or something.

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Good job, Blaze.
I was just showing my comical side.
Wasn't expecting THAT.

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