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

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Frankly I am a little miffed.

Hi fellow posters;

Begin rant of the day:

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.
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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## #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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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

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

JaneFairfax
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Registered: 2007-02-23
Posts: 6,868

### 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)

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

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
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Posts: 109,606

Hi Jane;