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## #26 2013-02-16 05:39:55

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Aryabhatta?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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## #27 2013-02-16 05:41:56

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Very good! Heard of him before?

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## #28 2013-02-16 22:15:09

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Of course, Am I not an Indian?

'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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## #29 2013-02-16 22:58:02

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Okay, did you know he calculated the size of the earth and was only off by about 100 kilometers 1500 years ago?

Last edited by bobbym (2013-02-16 22:58:21)

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #30 2013-02-17 11:03:30

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Has your friend told you his "proof" yet?

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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## #31 2013-02-17 14:52:10

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Hi bobbym,

No, I didn't know that. How did he do this? Did he have a telescope?

Hi anonimnystefy,
No. I haven't gone to school yet. But I am excited. And this person is not a normal friend of mine, he is more of a stranger. He claims to have seen and identified me an year ago. But I never saw him.

'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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## #32 2013-02-17 21:03:04

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Hi;

He lived in the 4th or 5th century AD so it is unlikely that he had a telescope.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #33 2013-02-17 22:41:45

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Then, how?

'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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## #34 2013-02-17 22:48:30

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

I do not know but Eratosthenes measured it watching rays of sunlight shine down a well.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #35 2013-02-18 03:00:42

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

I like is sieve more

'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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## #36 2013-02-18 05:13:52

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Hi;

I do too but it iwas a great accomplishment to do that without any modern instruments.

Last edited by bobbym (2013-02-18 06:06:52)

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #37 2013-02-18 16:59:00

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Will you please explain his method?

BTW I am going to school, hopefully I shall get enough time to meet the guy

'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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## #38 2013-02-18 17:02:13

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Will you please explain his method?

I do not know the method?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #39 2013-02-18 17:11:51

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

You don't?

'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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## #40 2013-02-18 17:14:50

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Hi;

I used to know but have forgotten. Or maybe, I just thought I knew.

Last edited by bobbym (2013-02-18 18:27:03)

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #41 2013-02-19 00:47:33

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Today I couldn't meet him

'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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## #42 2013-02-19 03:46:33

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Hi Agnishom;

What did you do today?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #43 2013-02-19 06:39:50

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

He is a tenth grader student and I am a ninth grader. The only time we can meet each other is the break. I was busy with Nky for a while and then when I went to his room, he wasn't there.

'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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## #44 2013-02-19 07:23:45

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Hi;

I meant, did you do anything interesting today?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #45 2013-02-19 22:40:40

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Ya! I had been reading "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" as well as its game

Today I began with "The Restaurant at the End of The Universe"

'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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## #46 2013-02-19 23:29:25

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Hi;

Learn anything in math today?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #47 2013-02-19 23:33:18

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Today is a country-wide strike over here

Wanna teach me something?

'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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## #48 2013-02-19 23:37:01

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

Too general a question. Do you have something that you would like to know? If you can phrase it well then that means you understand it well enough to look at an answer.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #49 2013-02-19 23:43:38

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### Re: MY FRIEND and i

It was quite ok to understand

But, When I downloaded generatingfunctionology, the book was quite difficult. Is it my lack of attention?

Last edited by Agnishom (2013-02-19 23:45:35)

'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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## #50 2013-02-19 23:47:39

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But, When I downloaded generatingfunctionology, the book was quite difficult. Is it my lack of attention?

No, it is a difficult book. The fault is with the author. He starts by being generous, particularly the first two chapters. After that he goes into the usual mathematician mode of trying to impress his peers and baffle us.

Last edited by bobbym (2013-02-19 23:59:29)

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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