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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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so we get 20 questions each?and plus,then i didn't know there was a limit for questioning.otherwise i would've asked a little bit more carefully.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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I make it 2 questions left.

Without this being a question I'm thinking he is in weapons quidance or someone who plants nosy cookies into computers to spy on us. As he is 'next to us right now' the latter seems the better idea.

What do you think?

Bob

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, 20 sounds fair to me. I have to dispute the fact that you would have asked better questions. I do not think you will get it if you had 918726546572 questions. That is because he is not well known and he likes it that way.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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ps. If it is 20 each then we've got bags of flexibility.

You can tell me what you want to ask and I'll ask it.

Then when I'm running out, I'll get my wife to join ..........

Oh, whoops. Got to go now. I'll look in again later.

Bob

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Bob has 16 left and anonimnystefy has 6 left.

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**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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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hi bob

yes,i think you may be right.

hi bobbym

without this being a question,what kind of questions can we ask?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Any at all. Except about my age.

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**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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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi bobbym,

16 and 6 is very generous. Thank you.

Shouldn't the questions be yes / no type?

5. Does he get paid by an employer for what he does?

Bob

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, they should be of that type but I will not enforce it.

No, he is not paid by an employer.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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hi bob

have you thought of anything else that could be the answer?

btw,of course he's not paid by an employer because he has started his own company.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi

Yes, they should be of that type but I will not enforce it.

I'm sure you don't mean that otherwise my next question is

"What is his identity and occupation?"

My real question is:

6. Does he make money from what he does at all?

Bob

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

I suppose so but since I never did what he does I can not say for sure.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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hi bobbym

15.where does he get that money from?(if it is a valid question)

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The mechanism of his finances I do not understand at all so I can not say. You can ask another question for 15.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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hi bob

any ideas yet?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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any ideas yet?

Not a one! Man, this is a tough one! I thought he was an insurance salesman but your questions have nixed that idea.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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hi bobbym

i don't think you read my post correctly.it was meant for bob.or are you just joking again?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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so you are joking...?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, I could not resist. But us old people do forget things like what we just did.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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that's ok.

aha,so you do admit you're old.i caught you!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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i have nothing against old people.i just said that you admitted you're old.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Stefy,

Many years ago my computer was an Acorn RISCOS PC600. Surely one of the finest machines ever made. It's Reduced Instruction Set (Computer) Operating System was so good that, when you turned it on, it went whirr / beep and was ready to use. ie. boot up time under 1 second. If you cut the power, obviously it stopped, but it didn't tell you off when you re-started; it just went whirr / beep again and was ready. It never crashed and it was so easy to use it didn't need wizards / make incorrect guesses about what you were intending / nor did you have to wait ages for software to (down)load. In short, it was the computer of the future and we-users believed that, one day, those folk at Apple and Microsoft would catch up and start making RISCOS machines as well.

But they didn't. They squeezed Acorn out of the market by financially undercutting their prices and Acorn went 'to the wall'. :(

Weep! Minute silence for the loss.

Reading the description of the fellow in the puzzle he sounds a lot like the gremlin that is built into computers to stop them being like the Acorn. I hadn't realised he had a face.

Bob

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Bill and Steve, two of the worst monsters that ever walked the earth.

He is almost as bad as them as far as causing agony and grief.

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