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You are not logged in. #26 20131115 04:27:13
Re: Interesting Conversation I am definately not him.
That is because he gave me the record of this conversation in a language which is different from the one I am posting in. Unfortunately, Whenever I regenerate some text, I leave behind some watermark that points to me. '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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #27 20131115 04:32:12
Re: Interesting ConversationI believe you when you say you are not him.
But I am correct in assuming there is some similarity. Since you have more insight into his mind, what do you think the answer is? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #28 20131115 04:33:01
Re: Interesting ConversationThe answer is 42 but what is the question? '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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #29 20131115 04:37:34
Re: Interesting ConversationI prefer 24 because it is 4!. The coolest symbol in mathematics is the factorial. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #30 20131115 04:41:28
Re: Interesting ConversationGIGO?
What is the question? '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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #31 20131115 04:50:07
Re: Interesting ConversationYou do not know what GIGO is? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #32 20131115 04:51:51
Re: Interesting ConversationIf you're asking why I posted post #1 then I posted it because the convo was interesting. '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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #33 20131115 04:53:26
Re: Interesting ConversationIt is an apparently obsolete computer term. It is an acronym for Garbage In Garbage Out. It was used to illustrate that if your data was poor your answer would also be poor. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #34 20131115 04:59:05
Re: Interesting ConversationOnce again, what is the question the answer to which you're trying to find out? '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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #35 20131115 05:02:33
Re: Interesting ConversationYou are asking how the science teacher feels? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #36 20131115 06:36:09
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I did not create the term. Check Wiki. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #37 20131115 11:57:06
Re: Interesting ConversationSo whose thinking is Reductio ad Hitlerum? Mine or theirs? '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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #38 20131115 12:22:07
Re: Interesting ConversationYour thinking about theirs. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #39 20131115 12:31:09
Re: Interesting ConversationIt is not true. I did not say that their idea is bad only because they made it '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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #40 20131115 12:36:15
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Are you sure? The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #41 20131115 12:49:34
Re: Interesting ConversationMostly yes. '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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #42 20131115 19:46:20
Re: Interesting ConversationBut we are getting away from the question even if we do not know what it is. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #43 20131115 22:08:07
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Well, try to read it like a shortstory which is written by O Henry. Try to imagine yourself being the science teacher, try imagining yourself to be another student sitting beside this guy. Appreciate the imaginative skills and verbosity of the boy. Appreciate his idea of a scale to something. Do not try to discourage the boy because he said something wrong or is copying someone's works. Try to find some humor when the teacher thinks of it to be a musical scale. That conversation has been posted to be appreciated and rejoiced, not judged. '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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #44 20131116 01:15:00
Re: Interesting ConversationHi Agnishom; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #45 20131116 05:21:11
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Verbosity, shmerbosity. It's very overrated. It takes much more skill to explain something complicated in simple words. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #46 20131116 05:30:53
Re: Interesting ConversationShmerbosity is overrated and it is also extinct. The last practitioner of it died last month. But verbosity is alive and well and not overrated, remember verbose and ribose sort of sound the same. Do they not? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #47 20131116 14:21:29
Re: Interesting ConversationFacepalm.
'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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #48 20131116 15:46:34
Re: Interesting ConversationThat is a DGQ! Where did you get it? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #49 20131116 16:11:44
Re: Interesting ConversationDGQ? '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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #50 20131116 16:14:20
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The boy is not putting his emphasis on the last statement. He's emphasising on the fact that a scale is necessary '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' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda 