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if i'm right about this, then why didn't the academics just say so without all that ridiculous math?
Because that's what academics do, given that it's all they know. I've solved a few really complex problems that the academicians were totally unable to. In one case, I took a multi-spectral image analysis that took minutes to run on a single video frame, realized all they were doing was an absurdly complicated lookup algorithm, and turned it into a real time mapping, all within the vertical refresh period of the video stream.