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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not anymore. But lisp is the forerunner of all the CAS.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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And what is it that Lisp has to be the base of all CAS?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Because it was the first language that was written for AI. A CAS can be thought of as an expert system ( one of AI's triumphs ).

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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And you are saying that a mathematical package is all any programmer would ever need?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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A brilliant guy I knew wrote an article entitled "Commonsense, Brute Force and the Computer," that answered questions like that.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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And what is his answer to the question above?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am not sure, the article never got published and he went mad.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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It's a good thing Lisp doesn't use a lot parenthesis. Programs would get messy otherwise...

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hohohoohohohoohohoooho! That is a good one.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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It was mostly sarcastic.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, I know. But since I am not the inventor of Lisp...

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Can Lisp do **everything** C++ can?

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Generally, what one language can do so can the others, one way or another.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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LISP = Lots of Infuriating and Silly Parenthesis

Remember?

'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'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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And "he went mad"

Do you mean it literally?

'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'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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

Yes, I was waiting for him to say that. The syntax of many languages is the hardest part for me.

He did not really go mad. He went on to be an administrator of a math forum.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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Do you mean yourself?

'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'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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

Yes, that was me when I was only a little bit older than you are.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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I feel sorry for you

Why don't you publish it in your own blog?

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

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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

I feel sorry for you

Do not be, I was not seriously upset about it back then. I enjoyed writing it and that was good enough.

It was burned along with all my work when I was young.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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Burned? If you were not upset, then why burn? Other works, Did you burn them too?

I mean intentionally or unintentionally?

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

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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They were burned in a fire that was not my doing. I remember watching as the building I lived in burned down and feeling almost relieved.

Later on, for three days I rummaged through the ashes to salvage my stuff.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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Why "Relieved"?

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

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is difficult to explain.

Einstein wrote:

Every possession is a stone around your leg.

Einstein was surely very influenced by Henry David Thorough and he was influenced by Hindu philosophy.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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Hmmm....

Was the fire an accident or was it caused by your enemies?

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

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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