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Just ordered a Klein Bottle from Cliff Stoll. He sent me about 2 dozen pictures of him packing it up. Why is he so cute :)

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Yep, that’s me — whenever someone buys a Klein bottle, I celebrate with a walk around our backyard garden.  I usually take a few photos to show me any missteakes that I make while packing it.  

Mainly, I have fun with this zero volume business. And, of course, thanx to Andrew for his smiling note today!
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I love this guy
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I aspire to be as happy as him one day
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Dude is from Berkeley.

Weird crazy smart happy hippies live there.

Source: UCB  College of Engineering  Alum; hes a legend.
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He is best known for his investigation in 1986, while working as a systems administrator at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, that led to the capture of hacker Markus Hess, and for Stoll's subsequent book The Cuckoo's Egg, in which he details the investigation.

Stoll has written three books, articles in the non-specialist press (e.g., in Scientific American) on the Curta mechanical calculator and the slide rule, and is a frequent contributor to the mathematics YouTube channel Numberphile.
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Cliff's great.  My mother bought a Klein bottle from him as a gift for my dad about 20 years ago.  She didn't use computers much at the time, so she placed the order over the phone and ended up having a long conversation with him. He needed to call back to confirm something, and joked with her about needing to hang up if a man answered (since it was a gift).

Back in the day he used to include a very funny warranty card, with comically ridiculous stipulations for the owner. Among them was that the new owner must know by heart a number of bunch of different sets of increasing lengths ending with the 7 deadly sins.  My mother complained that sloth was barely a sin, so on our warranty card it required you to be able to name the seven samurai.

His book *Cuckoo's Egg* is great read too.  If a true-crime unix detective story sounds appealing, I can highly recommend it.
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I went to his house in Oakland once years ago to buy a Klein bottle, and he showed me his extensive collection of pre-digital mechanical calculators. One was the size of a dishwasher.
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Just learned something new because only of this smile.>>> Klein bottles
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Looks like I'm buying a Klein Bottle soon from this wonderful man
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> Why is he so cute

maybe cause he's a legend
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He clearly takes soo much joy from his work

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