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#51 2012-03-11 12:37:54

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Yes, heee, heee, heee, forgive a feeble old man. I will have to enlarge the font so I can hear it better.


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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#52 2012-03-11 12:40:47

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Do you have synesthesia old man? Seems like you do, since you hear letters.


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#53 2012-03-11 12:42:37

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Why do you say that? Why 77 years ago I was younger than you are.


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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#54 2012-03-11 12:43:59

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Well now you're not.now you're old.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#55 2012-03-11 12:48:21

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Happens to everybody. Time for my wheat bran. Now where did I put those bowls?


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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#56 2012-03-11 12:52:24

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Yes, it does.

Is now your lunch time, because I calculate that now's 3:50 in LV right now?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#57 2012-03-11 12:57:13

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Hee hee hee. Your calculations are slightly off. It is 5:58 pm here.


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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#58 2012-03-11 13:09:12

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Oh, daylight savings.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#59 2012-03-11 13:13:49

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Yes, we have that here. Started by Ben Franklin. Do you have something similar there?


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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#60 2012-03-11 13:15:18

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Hi bobbym

Yes we so.Why is that necessary?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#61 2012-03-11 13:18:53

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

It is supposed save energy.


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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#62 2012-03-11 13:19:41

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

How?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#63 2012-03-11 13:21:41

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

The sun rises earlier and sets later. I guess they are trying to adjust the hours of the work day to be in tune with the sun. More light means less used electricity.


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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#64 2012-03-11 13:27:46

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Ok.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#65 2012-03-11 13:36:00

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

It does make for some confusion because the date on my computer needs to be set manually.


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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#66 2012-03-11 13:40:26

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Yeah, that can be really annoying.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#67 2012-03-11 13:45:59

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Interestingly, computer memory and cpu power is increasing and human brains are supposedly getting smaller.


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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#68 2012-03-11 13:50:24

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Hi bobbym

It is true that our brains are getting smaller.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#69 2012-03-11 13:58:40

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Well, that is what they are saying. But here is one spot where being older pays off. I can remember them saying just the opposite. Who knows what they will say in 10 or 20 years.


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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#70 2012-03-11 14:09:50

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

Hi bobbym

Being older almost always pays off.

I remember that from "topic name"we learned that the brain size gets smaller.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#71 2012-03-11 14:15:37

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Re: Shrinking brains means we are smarter?

My point is, no science has the certainty of mathematics. In mathematics many things stay the same for thousands of years. Other so called disciplines are nothing but conclusions based upon a small amount of empirical evidence.


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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