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Topic: Hello from Germany
Message: Posted by: Denis Behr (Jul 29, 2002 04:42AM)
Hello forum members,
I'd like to introduce myself. I am a 22 year old (two days ago I was 21...) maths/physics student from Germany and my main interest in magic is card magic. But I try to study and read as much as possible about all kinds of magic (I own about 400 books and several videos but books are (and stay) my first love.).
Sooo... let's get those cards out and talk magic :bg:

Denis

(and sorry for the bad English...)
Message: Posted by: swamigimmick (Jul 29, 2002 04:54AM)
Welcome Denis,

I know that you are going to like this place as there is so much to learn and we are all willing to help.

I look forward to reading your posts.

Regards,
Eric
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Jul 29, 2002 05:19AM)
Welcome aboard, Denis.
You'll find plenty of people here (myself included) more than willing to talk magic anywhere, anytime.
cheers,
Peter Marucci
showtimecol@aol.com
Message: Posted by: Dr. TORA (Jul 29, 2002 06:36AM)
Hi Denis :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:
Let me welcome your library.... ehhhmmmm you I meant...What a large collection, I ENVY...This is true-no joke...I am a page ant myself and ehhhhhhh, I envy in short. Anyway, please have a cup of strong Turkish coffee while you give me permission to have look at your books.
:coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:
Message: Posted by: thinkofacard (Jul 29, 2002 07:10AM)
Hiya Denis

Welcome to the Cafe! :bg:

Enjoy your time here.

All the best..

Mark
:devilish:
Message: Posted by: BroDavid (Jul 29, 2002 07:53AM)
Welcome, and a belated best wishes on your recent birthday.

Hold on tight now, because the come faster from here on out.....

Wow 400 books?? That is great. If you get tired of reading them, you can lift boxes of them for exercise! Have you read all, most, some of them???

Glad to have you join us!

BroDavid
Message: Posted by: woodmaven (Jul 29, 2002 08:47AM)
Welcome Denis,

You're going to love it here!

- Britt

:coffee: :donut1:
Message: Posted by: Uli Weigel (Jul 29, 2002 10:09AM)
Hallo Denis,
nice to see you again. (Remember our recent coin talk?) It's a great place here. Enjoy!

400 books at the tender age of 22? Oh, you are a lucky guy...
-Uli
Message: Posted by: Denis Behr (Jul 29, 2002 10:36AM)
Thanks everybody for the nice welcome!
I am sure that I'll enjoy this board. (After all I was a "lurker" for quite some time before I decided to register.)

[quote]
BroDavid wrote:
Have you read all, most, some of them???
[/quote]

Well, let's make that "most of them". I think I can savely state that I read at least 90% of them. But of some books I only read the effect and first sentences of the method and then turn the page (for expample the Apocalypse tomes. I am one of those guys who CANNOT STAND his writing style.)

[quote]
Uli Weigel wrote:
(Remember our recent coin talk?)
400 books at the tender age of 22? Oh, you are a lucky guy...
[/quote]

Hello! Yes, I do remember our discussion about the coin gaffs but please do not tell anybody that I do COIN effects ;) (card reputation to loose...)
And I do feel lucky to have a lot of books on my boards. While other (normal?) people might spend their money on music and cloths I prefer to buy paper. Yet I still have a (not too short) WANTED!-list with books I still plan to get. I guess there are too many not-so-valuable books published these days.

Greetings,
Denis
Message: Posted by: Victor Brisbin (Jul 29, 2002 10:48AM)
Welcome, Denis! By the way, your English is very good. I look forward to your contributions, particularly since I am working to improve my knowledge of mathmatics (as applied to card magic). What part of Germany do you live in?
Best of luck, and enjoy your visits to The Magic Cafe.
Vic Brisbin :cool:
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Jul 29, 2002 11:41AM)
Welcome from Germany. Looking forward to your insights. My cards are ready, Let's Practice ... practice ....practi.. :bikes:
Message: Posted by: Denis Behr (Jul 29, 2002 04:32PM)
[quote]
On 2002-07-29 11:48, Victor Brisbin wrote:
particularly since I am working to improve my knowledge of mathmatics (as applied to card magic). What part of Germany do you live in?
[/quote]
I am studying in Munich but I live also not far from Frankfurt a couple of months each year.
Card Magic and Maths are quite fascinating but most things are not too practical in actual performances for laymen (I thought about Gray Code applications, combinations with memorized deck and so on and almost never performed anything of those ideas for laymen; only other crazy magician who can stand this kind of tricks).
But it is intersting: A deck of 2n cards returns to its original order after x out faros and x=min{m : 2^m = 1 mod(2n-1)}.
:realnerdy:
Message: Posted by: Jimmy Lee (Jul 29, 2002 05:32PM)
Welcome, welcome and welcome! :coffee: :hamburger: :donut6:
Message: Posted by: Tony Chapparo (Jul 29, 2002 05:41PM)
Welcome!
Message: Posted by: Steve Brooks (Jul 30, 2002 05:19AM)
Welcome to our magic family, be sure and read our Cafe rules and etiquette area.
:nod: :wavey:
Message: Posted by: Joe Marotta (Jul 31, 2002 02:32AM)
Welcome Denis!
And Happy Birthday to you! :birthday:
:dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

So in school your major is magic and your minor is math? Wow! I knew I should have went to school in Germany instead of New York!

<quote> : "A deck of 2n cards returns to its original order after x out faros and x=min{m : 2^m = 1 mod(2n-1)}. " <quote> Oh man, don't DO that again!!! I was fading out in a trance when you started talking math equations!

Well, make yourself at home and have a great time inside the Cafe!

Joe Marotta
(let's see, 2 rabbits plus 3 chicks times 3 doves... I'm lost already.)
Message: Posted by: Garrett Nelson (Jul 31, 2002 04:30AM)
Wow! There have been a ton of members from Germany in the last few months joining the Cafe.
I knew I should have stuck with German instead of Spanish in High-school!!
:)

Welcome to the Cafe. I hope you enjoy yourself here.