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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not even know what it is. You will have to describe it.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

You have never heard of it?! It is apparently the most common way of cooking rice in Italy, for which they use Arborio or Carnaroli rice.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

There is a big difference between an American of Italian descent born in Brooklyn and a native Italian. My parents insisted that their children become Americans quickly so they did not teach us anything about our original land.

To show you how dumb I am about Italy I do not even know what Arborio or Carnaroli rice is!

I have looked it up and this recipe for Risotto which I would call fancy boiled white rice is way out of my budget.

http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/basic-risotto.aspx

Take for instance those mushrooms she mentions, they are a rare delicacy over here.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Porcini mushrooms are expensive and rare over here too, unless you go to a market or something to buy them. I made a simple risotto the other day, it tasted okay -- froze some to have another day.

Is it really that common for American women to not be able to cook or eat healthily? The American girl I live next to eats almost the same thing every day. Something frozen or in a packet that she can microwave forever. I asked her if she ever eats salad and she said no -- she hates salad. I don't understand it...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, it is very common.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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Speaking of that, there is no modern gal that I have known till now

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It may not be like that everywhere. He did say American gal.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes, she is American, from LA. It would be understandable if she were a first year student, still a bit apprehensive when it comes to cooking. But she is halfway through her third year -- she has not even attempted to cook anything. How can you survive on just pizza and other fast food?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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When you are young you can eat almost anything without harm. Later on, you begin to pay for that.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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Was the title for this thread modified?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not think so. Has something strange happened?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

The title for this thread has remained the same as it was when I created it.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, that is the proof.

How is everything going?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It is going okay. A little bit stressful but I'll get through it. Girl-wise, not a lot to hope for. How are things on your end?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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About the same. Lots of work to catch up on.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I hate when that happens -- it can become an endless cycle of catching up on work if the rate at which you catch up is not fast enough.

I have been skipping a few lectures recently and instead just looking at the lecture notes they put online -- I feel as if I can learn better on my own, at my own pace that way. I do not know if it is a good thing, though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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They do not mind that you are not there?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

No, they don't mind. But there are some lectures you have to go to, to hand in homework. Since the class sizes are so large (150-200) it is difficult for them to spot who does not attend.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You should go once in awhile to get out.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes, I go to uni at least once a day -- especially when I have to do shopping.

Do you think I should forget about my "plans" with Adriana?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What plans? I do not remember that.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I asked her if she'd like to come around to my place sometime. She said she might be able to if she's ever in London, but most likely is around Easter, April-ish. But she stopped replying to my e-mails at the start of 2014, and I don't know if I'd be comfortable having her over anymore (mostly because she told me about how she is sleeping with her neighbour a lot at Warwick).

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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So the little lady is now having relations with her neighbor? So she put you on hold until her first available opening which is sometime in April? It is a cute girls world as they say.

You already know my opinion of her. I still like the fast food queen right next door.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

But she is incredibly annoying. In fact, she almost set off the fire alarm yesterday and smoked out the kitchen thanks to her constant oven-food.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hey, that happens to me too. I tend to burn things.

You have overlook little things about people. They are not perfect. She did not do it on purpose.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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