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#1 2010-02-27 16:14:33

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
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Frankly I am a little miffed.

Hi fellow posters;

Begin rant of the day:

There is a link:

http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic … 48#p130248

asking you to provide some feedback to improve the forum. Presently there are 2 posts replying and one of them is me. I mean come on. If there was yet another thread tomorrow asking about the shape or color of my head there would be 400 replies. If someone started a thread hinting that Britney Spears was having my child or that I have more wrinkles than Hume Cronyn did, there would be 10000 replies. Sure those things are important, but this is more important.

End rant of the day:

Hi MIF;

This will surely get you some responses or get me killed.


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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#2 2010-02-27 18:06:25

Ricky
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Re: Frankly I am a little miffed.

Is that a mutually exclusive or?


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#3 2010-02-27 22:00:23

bobbym
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Re: Frankly I am a little miffed.

Did you know they used to zero the 8 bit accumulator on the old Z80's with a single instruction: XOR A which would exclusive or A with itself. This was faster and shorter than LD A,0.


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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#4 2010-02-28 01:10:01

JaneFairfax
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Registered: 2007-02-23
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Re: Frankly I am a little miffed.

I posted my own little rant at the other thread.

Last edited by JaneFairfax (2010-02-28 01:10:31)


Q: Who wrote the novels Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse?

A: Click here for answer.

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#5 2010-02-28 08:13:37

bobbym
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Re: Frankly I am a little miffed.

Hi Jane;

Your picture looks well. I am glad.

A somewhat enigmatic post. Do you want me to go over and read it? Okay I have done that. Fascinating!


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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