The Brilliance of Dwarf Fortress
Francis Tseng
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But Tarn wasn't entirely happy. He'd had doubts about pursuing a career in math since the "pressure cooker" of his first year at Stanford, when he failed his qualifying exams (students get two chances; he passed the second time). Faced with the school's highly competitive and professionalized environment, he came to regard himself as a "second-rate mathematician."

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