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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Name calling, flaming, obscenities, threats are not constructive.

**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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Those are not arguments. *This* thread is an argument, for example.

'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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We will call them disputes then.

**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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I do not see the point of keeping such a limit at all or lowering it. For GiB and company, it doesn't make a difference if they post nonsense once a minute or as fast as they can type. For the regular members, waiting one minute it not that difficult either.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Just means having to check more because they can now post more. You once had to report a lot of spammers, imagine 10 times that amount.

**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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Waiting one minute is very difficult, I have only a limited life span.

'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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Waiting 30 seconds is still half as difficult. And it usually takes me one minute to load the page, type the post etc.

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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ShivamS wrote:

Waiting 30 seconds is still half as difficult. And it usually takes me one minute to load the page, type the post etc.

That's true, ShivamS!

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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'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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I have only a limited life span

That is a western viewpoint.

**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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What if it is correct?

Also, the eastern says that you have an infinite life span. But I do not see why it implies that I can do productive things all along the period.

'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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What if it is correct?

Unlikely.

There will be time enough for all the quality posts. The flood count does not hinder them at all.

**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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Unlikely? Did you do the compute the probability with sage?

'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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M has a built in command for that.

**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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Code please?

'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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```
lifeislimited = False;
Print[lifeislimited]
```

**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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It prints False.

'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 correct.

**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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Agnishom wrote:

No reply.

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What you've written in post 32 here is a direct contradiction of what you posted in post 7 there.

'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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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The fact that you searched that makes you abnormal.

Change that to 1-2 minutes then.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I did not even have a post 32.

**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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I did.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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All forums have a flood control. The ones who do not, do not allow any chatting at all. Not even a thanks.

**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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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They have Thanks buttons.

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