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Preference for specific settings in life

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I used to prefer numbers divisible by 10 or 5 for everything. But recently I got more into computer science and now these numbers no longer look like "nice" numbers. Now I prefer powers of 2 for everything.

Don't know if this counts but if I have a meal with lots of different components (example would be sushi) I first decide on the optimal order of eating everything, such that I get the most variety for each "round" I do.

When walking somewhere I imagine a string connecting me and the destination. This string gets caught around corners and obstacles. I follow that string to walk the shortest path possible.
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Sometimes when I’m drunk and walking home and I cross an intersection diagonally, I will shout “Triangle inequality!”
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Picking eggs from the carton so that symmetries and balance are preserved. Not easy.
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Personally I don't cook my salads.
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This feels like a thread for me.

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When having to pick a small natural number that don't need to be precise, I have a preference to pick primes. Example: volume control, number of nuts to eat, seat number.

When having a pick an arbitrary large number, I tend to go for one of the known constants. There are a lot of constants, so it's easy, no matter what magnitude. Orders of finite sporadic simple groups, digits of Feigenbaum constant, coefficients of j-function, etc.

I like irregular plane tiling, like Penrose tiling and pentagonal tilings, I will pick such pattern if it's available.

2) Number theory and algebraic geometry. But I don't limit my interests to just those.

3) I used to make sure I step on each square tile on the ground once while I walk, and never on the boundary, but eventually stop because it's not practical.
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> Do you, as a mathematician or maths enthusiast, have some preferences for certain things in life related to mathematics?

Yes: I'm not watching sports broadcasts whose commentators cannot distinguish between *difference* and *differential*.
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i practice wear leveling with the towels and dishes...
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After studying algebra, I stopped wiping after shitting
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The first one sounds more like OCD, autism or some other kind of neurodiversity, but of course these things often go hand in hand with mathematics :D
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I really don't have a preference. I just try to do everything fast because it's very hot in the kitchen.

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