78a7ecf065324604540ad3c41c3bb8fe1d084c50 ? Really ? Crap... that's the combination to my luggage.
But apart from that, I haven't used any serious math in a long time.
So, it depends... I think the more you rely on interacting or emulating "the real world", the more important math is.
> Couldn't you describe any star in such a fashion?
For any range X there is a "youngest star" within that range. The reverse is not true.
Hunt down an oldish game called Colobot. Windows only game. Its a typical "world exploration" game but with one very interesting addition.
You can either control the myriad of robots manually, OR... program in a very C++-like language and let them "have at it".
The game encourages code re-use, so once you've coded a particular operation, you're encouraged to re-use it for subsequent levels.
One of the most fun coding experiences I've ever had.