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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Most of us have seen the chilling movie, "The Birds." In that movie hideous birds and Rod Taylor are determined to annoy Tippie Hedren. She handles Mr. Taylor fairly well but the evil birds prove to be of sterner nature.

Personally, I have been waiting for revenge.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hmmm, a scary sight for birds!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense" - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi gAr;

Did you read the part that says those things are larger than a human hand?

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

I did not read.

Searched for that part now.

Yes - "as big as a human hand", but my hands are relatively small !

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense" - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi gAr;

I have seen some about an inch or so across. Amazing that it would be able to trap a bird in that web. It must be very strong.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi,

I happen to see sometimes the spiders which are about 3 or 4 inches long. But not poisonous or bird eating.

Also, I have seen some beautiful and colorful spiders, with some nice patterns on them.

I doubt whether the zoologists have seen them all and given a scientific name!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense" - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi gAr;

Those are pretty big. I read there are many unknown types of spiders.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

Yes, by the time they think they have seen them all, there will be new species of spiders roaming around!

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

As they continue to destroy their natural habitat forcing them out into the open. Lots of new types are being discovered.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi,

Yes, that's true.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi gAr;

We get brown recluse and black widows mostly. They are venomous but not too large. Desert climate here does support that much life as the tropics do.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

I have read that black widows are highly venomous.

Luckily, the only poisonous beings here are about 4 species of snakes.

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi gAr;

We have rattlesnakes and sidewinders, these are both venomous. Luckily I have never run into one of those. We have scorpions and some types of lizards that are also venomous.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

Okay. Hope we do not encounter any of the venomous species and cease doing mathematics!

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

That is not going to happen to me. I am just going to slump over one day while doing a problem and that will be it.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Yeah, me too!

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