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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Bread meant money not the flour product, sorry.

**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 thought you meant that, although I always heard people say 'dough'... I guess the two sayings are interchangeable (my loaf of bread has the same slogan on it).

I don't think I'm old enough to be able to show someone I have money -- not that I have it anyway. I wear a leather jacket at least, although I borrowed it from my Dad so it is not actually mine -- do women interpret that in a positive light?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not necessarily. You are correct that you do not yet have money or a car. But those things will come in time.

**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**

They might, but they might not.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You will almost certainly have a lot more than you have now.

**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**

But there is no guarantee the women will come after that.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes there is. I started slower than you are.

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

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

But you said you were very successful by 30, it seems like that is not realistic for me.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Are you serious? You will be an entirely different person by that time. You will look back and not even recognize yourself.

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

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Perhaps. A lot can happen in 10 years, but also, a lot cannot happen.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Impossible, you will be an entirely different person in 12 or 13 years. You will not view the world the same and it will not view you the same either.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

But it seems like the older I get the more and more I am fitting the 'maths academic' stereotype. More and more of a social recluse and wanting to pursue only analysis. Every time I look at my maths department, there are always a couple of professors or lecturers there who are a little weird in that sense -- seems as though I will follow their path.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Are they married?

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

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Some are, but a lot also aren't (haven't seen any wedding rings, anyway).

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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seems as though I will follow their path.

A choice or not?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Not necessarily completely my choice. To pursue mathematics to the extent that I want to do, I may have to make some sacrifices.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You should not ever do anything that you have to and sacrifice your happiness.

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

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I agree to an extent, but what if the long-term goal will (possibly) provide you with happiness, at the expense of having to go through several years of unhappiness?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Then that would be a choice, your choice. It is a mistake but I do not think I will be able to convince you of that.

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

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**zetafunc****Member**- Registered: 2014-05-21
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Well, in my case, I don't think years of mathematics would necessarily be unhappy years.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I only wished I would be around when it all changes for you.

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**zetafunc****Member**- Registered: 2014-05-21
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You don't know that for sure...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If you mean with the certainty of religion or a mathematical proof then you are right. But here a good player knows the 60-40 end of a proposition. Casinos here have made billions having only a ≈ 51-49 edge. I would say that my proposition is 99 - 1. I am willing to bet on that.

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**zetafunc****Member**- Registered: 2014-05-21
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Then I'd be willing to match your bet and oppose it.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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zetafunc. wrote:

Oh dear... rumours about me spread round the school like wildfire. For example, one friend learned that I could recite pi, e, golden ratio to 1000+ decimal places, and then the whole school knew about it. I wonder how many people now know that F rejected me. Only a few close friends, but now I have to wonder who she's told. Thankfully we share no friendship groups... well, almost.

1000+ decimal places?

*Last edited by ShivamS (2014-05-27 01:48:29)*

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