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#4351 2014-08-19 23:58:01

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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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#4352 2014-08-21 00:25:29

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5321 is perfect. Marvelous, bobbym!

The Answer #5322 : Sandro Botticelli.

#5323. Name the Irish 17th-century natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor. Born in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland, he was also noted for his writings in theology. Although his research clearly has its roots in the alchemical tradition, he is largely regarded today as the first modern chemist, and therefore one of the founders of modern chemistry, and one of the pioneers of modern experimental scientific method. He is best known his law, which describes the inversely proportional relationship between the absolute pressure and volume of a gas, if the temperature is kept constant within a closed system.

#5324. Name the German statesman (18 December 1913 – 8 October 1992) and politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) from 1964 to 1987 and chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1969 to 1974. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971 for his efforts to achieve reconciliation between West Germany and the countries of the Soviet bloc. He was the first Social Democrat chancellor since 1930.


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#4353 2014-08-21 00:31:36

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


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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#4354 2014-08-22 00:37:16

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5323 - Robert Boyle and #5324 - math Brandt.

The Answer #5323 is correct. Good work, bobbym!

#5325. Name the sage who in the Shakya republic in the Himalayan foothills, he is believed to have lived and taught mostly in eastern India sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE. The word Buddha means "awakened one" or "the enlightened one." "Buddha" is also used as a title for the first awakened being in an era.

#5326. Name the Irish statesman born in Dublin (12 January 1729[1] – 9 July 1797); author, orator, political theorist and philosopher, who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution. The latter led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the "Old Whigs", in opposition to the pro–French Revolution "New Whigs", led by Charles James Fox.


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#4355 2014-08-22 00:43:36

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


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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#4356 2014-08-22 01:26:02

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5325 - Gautama Buddha and #5326 - Edmund Burke.

The Answer #5325 is correct. Excellent, bobbym!

#5327. Name the  iconoclastic Victorian-era English author (4 or 5 December 1835 – 18 June 1902) who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the Utopian satire Erewhon and a semi-autobiographical novel published posthumously, The Way of All Flesh. He is also known for examining Christian orthodoxy, substantive studies of evolutionary thought, studies of Italian art, and works of literary history and criticism.

#5328. Name the American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration (25 October 1888 – 11 March 1957). He was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Aircraft flights, in which he served as a navigator and expedition leader, crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau. He claimed that his expeditions had been the first to reach the North Pole and the South Pole by air.


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#4357 2014-08-22 01:32:52

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


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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#4358 2014-08-23 00:11:42

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5327 - Samuel Butler and #5328 - Richard Evelyn Byrd. Splendid, bobbym!

#5329. Name the  Scottish poet and lyricist  (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796). He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest. His songs that remain well known across the world today include "A Red, Red Rose"; "A Man's a Man for A' That"; "To a Louse"; "To a Mouse"; "The Battle of Sherramuir"; "Tam o' Shanter"; and "Ae Fond Kiss".

#5330. Name the British poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824). Among his best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and the short lyric She Walks in Beauty. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential.


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#4359 2014-08-23 00:17:35

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


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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#4360 2014-08-23 23:38:08

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers #5329 and #5330 are correct. Fantastic performance, bobbym!

#5331. Name the Portuguese nobleman, military commander, navigator and explorer regarded as the discoverer of Brazil (c. 1467 or 1468 – c. 1520).

#5332. Name the French-Algerian Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher (7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960). His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. His works include The Stranger (L'Étranger, often translated as The Outsider) (1942), The Plague (La Peste) (1947), The Fall (La Chute) (1956), A Happy Death (La Mort heureuse) (written 1936–38, published posthumously 1971) and The First Man (Le premier homme) (incomplete, published posthumously 1995).


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#4361 2014-08-24 04:52:01

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


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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#4362 2014-08-25 00:11:34

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5331 - Pedro Álvares Cabral and #5332 - Albert Camus.

#5333. Name the English printer, editor and publisher (27 February 1691 – 10 January 1754). In The Gentleman's Magazine he created the first general-interest "magazine" in the modern sense.

#5334. Name the  Swedish astronomer, physicist and mathematician (27 November 1701 – 25 April 1744). He was professor of astronomy at Uppsala University from 1730 to 1744, but traveled from 1732 to 1735 visiting notable observatories in Germany, Italy and France. He founded the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory in 1741, and in 1742 proposed a temperature scale which bears his name.


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#4363 2014-08-25 00:18:08

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


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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#4364 2014-08-26 00:46:27

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5333 : Edward Cave

The Answer #5334 : Anders Celsius

The Answer #5334 is correct, bobbym! Excellent!

#5335. Name the retired American naval officer, fighter pilot and NASA astronaut (Born : born March 14, 1934). He has been into space three times: as pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966; as lunar module pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969; and as commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing.

#5336. Name the Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, comedian, director, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer, and stunt performer (Born :  7 April 1954). In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. He is one of the few actors to have performed all of his film stunts. He has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 150 films.


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#4365 2014-08-26 00:52:54

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


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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#4366 2014-08-26 23:22:48

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : Eugene Cernan (#5335) and Jackie Chan (#5336).

The Answer #5336 is correct. Good work, bobbym!

#5337. Name the  Indian astrophysicist who ( October 19, 1910 – August 21, 1995), with William A. Fowler, was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics for his mathematical theory of black holes, which was a key discovery that led to the currently accepted theory on the later evolutionary stages of massive stars. The limit is named after him.

#5338. Give the full name of the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II ( born 14 November 1948). Known alternatively in Scotland as Duke of Rothesay and in South West England as Duke of Cornwall, he is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, having held the position since 1952. He is also the oldest person to be next-in-line to the throne since 1714.


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#4367 2014-08-27 00:03:38

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


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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#4368 2014-08-28 00:24:35

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5337 - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and #5338 - Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales.

Both the Answers #5337 and #5338 are correct. Remarkable, bobbym!

#5339. Name the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey (c. 1343 – 25 October 1400). While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten year-old son Lewis, he also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat.

#5340. Name the  Soviet physicist (1904–1990) who shared the Nobel Prize in physics in 1958 with Ilya Frank and Igor Tamm for the discovery of radiation on his name, made in 1934. He awarded two Stalin Prizes, the first in 1946, sharing the honor with Vavilov, Frank and Tamm, and another in 1952. He was also awarded the USSR State Prize in 1977. In 1958, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the effect named after him. He was also awarded the Soviet Union's Hero of Socialist Labour title in 1984. He was a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.


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#4369 2014-08-28 00:52:39

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


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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#4370 2014-08-29 00:29:33

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : Geoffrey Chaucer (#5339) and Pavel Cherenkov (#5340).

The Answer #5339 is perfect. Kep it up!

#5341. Name the French novelist and performer  (28 January 1873 – 3 August 1954). She is best known for her novel Gigi, the basis for the film and Lerner and Loewe stage production of the same title. Her first books, the Claudine series, were published under her husband's pen name "math". Claudine still has the power to charm; in Belle Époque France it was considered shocking, much to math's satisfaction and profit.

#5342. Name the  English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889). His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name.  A number of his works were first published in math's journals All the Year Round and Household Words. The two collaborated on several dramatic and fictional works, and some of his plays were performed by math's acting company.


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#4371 2014-08-29 00:36:02

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


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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#4372 2014-08-30 00:30:23

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5341 - Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette and #5342 - Wilkie Collins.

#5343. Name the French philosopher (19 January 1798 – 5 September 1857). He was a founder of the discipline of sociology and of the doctrine of positivism. He is sometimes regarded as the first philosopher of science in the modern sense of the term. Influenced by the utopian socialist Henri Saint-Simon, he developed the positive philosophy in an attempt to remedy the social malaise of the French Revolution, calling for a new social doctrine based on the sciences. He was a major influence on 19th-century thought, influencing the work of social thinkers such as Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, and George Eliot.

#5344. Name the Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England (3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924). He was granted British nationality in 1886, but always considered himself a Pole. He is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak ( the language fluently until he was in his twenties (and always with a marked accent).


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#4373 2014-08-30 00:58:56

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


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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#4374 2014-08-31 00:22:22

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5343 - Auguste Comte and #5344 - Joseph Conrad.

The Answer #5343 is correct, bobbym! Marvelous!

#5345. Name the British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779). He made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.

#5346. Name the Peruvian diplomat (born January 19, 1920) who served as the fifth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1991. In 1995, he ran unsuccessfully against Alberto Fujimori for President of Peru. He was President of the Council of Ministers, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs from November 2000 until July 2001, during the turbulent period following Fujimori's resignation over corruption charges. In September 2004, he stepped down from his position as Peru's Ambassador to France, where he formerly resided. With the death of Kurt Waldheim in June 2007, he became the oldest former Secretary General of the United Nations.


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#4375 2014-08-31 01:41:04

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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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