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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Deserted areas of this country or others. The wilderness, no civilization except what you bring. We are not survivalists. Please head back to the other thread.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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Which thread? Quadrilaterals?

Survivalism is the first sign of life.

'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'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Make assumptions thread. See you there.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I don't understand though, if she is interested in me, why does she not sit next to me in lectures, e-mail me, text me or talk to me outside of tutorials?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Who says she is? Why is that even necessary? It is up to you to take the lead.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

When I e-mail her she does not seem to want to have a conversation of any kind.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Which one are we talking about?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

This is a new one I only recently mentioned -- she is in my tutorial group and stood outside with me talking for 2 hours.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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So you do not think that means she was at least a little curious?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I got the impression I was keeping her waiting.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Any reason why that is more than an impression? Could you be wrong?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I don't think I am wrong. I think it is a realistic expectation.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is a negative viewpoint. What good could come from thinking like that?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It is a negative viewpoint but I still do not think it is a false one. Over the past few months I've been less inclined to pursue women anymore; it's so much effort for something which I'll probably regret, even if I am at some point successful. My neighbour is a mathematician and we stayed up all night working on a problem, and it made me realise how asinine it was of me to think that I somehow 'needed' a partner. In actuality, a few close friends can make up for not having one, especially if they too are passionate about maths.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, there is no sense in forcing it. Do some math for awhile.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Exam season is here -- nothing to report with regards to girls. There was one possibility but I'm not sure about it.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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How are you doing with those exams?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It is a lot of work. There are 8 exams and I have 4 weeks to prepare. A bit worried, to be honest. I just want the year to be over so I can relax. At least there is no Adriana to worry about (I am sure her neighbour is distracted enough with her). But not long to go now and a whole academic year will have passed -- seems surreal.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Being worried is normal. Just remember it will all be behind you soon.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

That is true. Having regrets is all I am worried about, though. I feel like I have accomplished very little in one year, and when I am older one year will not be an amount of time I will want to think about wasting.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You think you were wasting time? How do figure that?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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He knows. Everyone has a inner little voice.

'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'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You are right. That is why I asked him to explain. Only he knows whether he has given 100%.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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It's like that with everyone. I don't mean to be vainglorious in any sort, but over the past year I self-studied for at least 13 hours each day. Nonetheless, I still feel like I haven't done even nearly enough in the past year. No matter how well you do it, you keep feeling as if you have not done it to your full potential. (I apologize for posting on this thread).

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I apologise for posting here, too. I just couldn't resist picking out flaws at bobbym's philosophy

'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'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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