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Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.
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Because I am not formally trained in the medical sciences, I can bring in new ideas to AIDS research and the cross-fertilization of ideas from different fields could be a valuable contribution to finding the cure for AIDS.
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Because I believe that humans are computers, I conjectured that computers, like people, can have left- and right-handed versions.
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Briefly, my inventions are on how to design powerful computers and computations.
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Briefly, to program it requires an absolute understanding of how all 65,536 processors are interconnected.
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Computers that are commercially available are symmetric or non-handed but it is possible that some existing software and algorithms are left- or right-handed.
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Due to financial reasons, I dropped out of school after eight years of formal schooling.
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During the week that I arrived in the United States, I saw an airport, used a telephone, used a library, talked with a scientist, and was shown a computer for the first time in my life.
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Eighty percent of Americans with HIV do not know they are infected.
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First, I identify an analogous problem in nature and borrow from it.
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Henri Poincare, considered one of the world's greatest mathematicians, had an extremely low IQ.
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I am a mathematician who relies heavily on qualitative problem solving techniques.
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I dropped out of high school four times between the ages of 12 to 17.
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I have expertise in five different fields which helps me to easily understand the analogy between my scientific problems and those occurring in nature.
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I learned by reading the classic but out-of-date works of Galileo, Isaac Newton, Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein.
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I observed that many problems that occur in nature possess a spherical structure.
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I preferred to study those subjects that were of interest to me.
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I studied the most influential scientists and inventors to learn what made them different from ordinary people and discovered that the most creative people in the world scored lower than expected in SAT and IQ tests and most only earned high school diplomas.
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I wanted to become a mathematician, physicist or astronomer.
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Inventors are reluctant to provided expanded details of their inventions until they receive full patent protection.
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It could be easier for me to develop an AIDS vaccine than to solve the next grand challenge in computer science.
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It is smarter to borrow from nature than to reinvent the wheels.
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It took me 1057 pages to describe the hundreds of mathematical equations, algorithms and programming techniques that I invented and used.
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My focus is not on solving nature's deeper mysteries. It is on using nature's deeper mysteries to solve important societal problems.
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Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.
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Nigeria is a West African nation of over 100 million energetic people. It is endowed with lots of natural resources but lacks human resources.
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One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations.
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Our lives sometimes depends on computers performing as predicted.
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Scientists try to discover or unravel the mysteries of nature. Some of the problems we are trying to solve have been solved in nature.
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The 65,536 processors were inside the Connection Machine.
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The Connection Machine was the most powerful supercomputer in the world. It is a complex supercomputer and it will take forever to completely describe how it works.
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The Connection Machines owned by the United States government laboratories were made available to me because they were considered impossible to program and there was no great demand for them at that time.
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The greater opportunity enabled me to make important discoveries and inventions.
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The greatest grand challenge for any scientist is discovering how to prevent the spread of HIV and finding the cure or an effective vaccine for AIDS.
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The hardship of living in a refugee camp made me psychologically strong.
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The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.
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The labs were happy that I was brave enough to attempt to program it and the $5 million computer was left entirely to my use. I was their human guinea pig.
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The processing nodes are configured as a cube in a 12-dimensional universe, although we only use it to solve problems arising from our three-dimensional universe.
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The reason is that the Patent and Trademark Office can deny patents to inventors that publicly provided details of their invention.
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To perform the world's fastest computation, I divided and evenly distributed the calculations among the 65,536 processors and then squeezed the most performance from the each processor.
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Today, I have access to a $55 million super computer while many African scientists do not have access to a personal computer.
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When I enrolled in college at age 19, I had a total of eight years of formal classroom education. As a result, I was not comfortable with formal lectures and receiving regular homework assignments.
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