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**survival****Member**- Registered: 2011-04-03
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Goodnight Bobbym. Don't you ever wonder what your members look like?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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A good question but semantically incorrect. They are MIF's members, I just hang here.

The rest of that question is like my age, no one will ever know.

**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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**survival****Member**- Registered: 2011-04-03
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I just wondered, because people in general on sites such as f/b and m/s and even IMS sometimes have their pictures there. I certainly do. But this is a math forum and I can understand totally.

Thank you again and I guess I will be continued like a soap opera.

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**survival****Member**- Registered: 2011-04-03
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ps why won't you hint at your age?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I will wait. In the meantime, pleasant dreams.

**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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**survival****Member**- Registered: 2011-04-03
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thanks and I wish you the same. I guess I talked too much. I am gone for the night/morning.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If you feel better than it was not too much.

ps why won't you hint at your age?

Over here http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic … =13652&p=1

There are 74 pages on that subject. There is a thread in here that has all the information about me. Knowing that even my name and publications would be known. My entire vocational and professional life is in that thread. My picture has been on this forum.

Why is it not here now. Because it is not important. To answer questions, I think anonymity is best. This way only the work is judged.

**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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**survival****Member**- Registered: 2011-04-03
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that must have been a lively discussion. I was only able to skim the 74 pages.

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**survival****Member**- Registered: 2011-04-03
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I may be better tonight, about last nights topic of being crushed. I have decided maybe I should look into becoming a Nun. That would take care of my lack at relationship skills.

I have asked about and no one has ever had a tryst that sent a man to a pastor for counseling, thus far, but myself. In a way it is amusing, but it is not to me.

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**survival****Member**- Registered: 2011-04-03
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Well, maybe it could be seen as a successful accomplishment. What do I know about matters of the heart? I only know of my own.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It takes a lot of discipline and strength to be a nun.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**survival****Member**- Registered: 2011-04-03
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bobbym wrote:

It takes a lot of discipline and strength to be a nun.

This is my first laugh in days. Discipline, I do not possess.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not only you.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**Vallimeena Ganesh****Member**- Registered: 2011-07-14
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Hey all I'm new to this.I luv math n wanna learn more.Please help me.

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

Welcome to the Forum.

You can learn a lot by choosing pages from

http://www.mathsisfun.com/

or go to the help start page at

http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewforum.php?id=2

Click post new topic and ask a question.

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi Vallimeena Ganesh,

**Welcome to the forum!**

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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

Welcome to the forum!

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**survival****Member**- Registered: 2011-04-03
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Welcome, there are great minds of Math here.

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

So the days are counting down to a precious few...

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**survival****Member**- Registered: 2011-04-03
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Hello,

Well it has been a little while since I was here. I am up late, so thought I would take a chance and let anyone who remembers me know that I am alive and still have one more year to go to my MFA.

My math is all finished, but the program I am in requires a foreign language, so I chose German. It was not my first choice, but classes were filled up in Latin. I realize Latin is a dead language, but it is the base of all languages.

I would have had two semesters or maybe one left but I dropped a class here and maybe two and did take that History of Rock Music class that did not count toward my Masters, but it was a darn fun class that rocked the walls with Bob Dylan. My professor and I were the oldest in there and we were nuts over Dylan of course, so the rest of the class had to endure bios and presentations of Dylan from the day he was 17 and hickhiked into NYC from Minnesota with no money.

I digress here as usual.

I have to finish up spring semester and it's the end of April I think when it's over. Out the summer, going to see my 80 year old mother/relatives etc. and somewhere in there look for a summer job. I have volunteered in a humongous art museum for about two years--free--so I am generous like that, but $ is nice.

Since the last post here about the date fianso, I have not looked at a man except in passing in the halls!!!!! As everyone who's heard about that last date knows, I am not good at relationships, it would seem or I choose the wrong ones. So I am on break from relationships since that last crazy one. I may have had dinner or something with a guy but it was harmless and in the daytime. It was safe, since I have known him about four years or more. He always wanted a servent or a wife or something and I cannot cater to such foolishness. Been there done that a thousand years ago---never again.

Spring break was this week and I worked on homework the entire week. Had four books to read and mostly write reviews and my opinions of them etc. My program is in the CRW area of writing, so after my year of "time" is over at college then I can go back home and either be a recluse up behind my mother's house---on a hill next to the family cemetery and write or teach in the high school there. If I am still in existence.

I just know you have all done a lot of math and helping the less fortunate as you did me in the area of math. PRAISE the Lord I have no more math to do except German is a lot to remember. I think it would actually be fun to travel over there and be around people who speak this language.

Long post. The usual long winded female, I fit that descriptiion.

If the post is replied to, I think it sends me notification--not sure it does that anymore. If so, then I will come back and reply, not that anyone will be overjoyed to hear from me or anything.

Thank you again to BobbyM and the ones who helped me pass my math courses. I think I mentioned I did get two B's and before that one C in Algebra, but that C was before I found this board.

Thank you again. Bless everyone.

*Last edited by survival (2012-03-16 20:53:29)*

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**survival****Member**- Registered: 2011-04-03
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PS I was very nice. I did not ask BobbyM's age this time. Age is a number & nothing more. It does not matter, I have learned.

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

Welcome back! :-)

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**survival****Member**- Registered: 2011-04-03
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Hey. Thanks, it did notify me of a reply.

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

PS I was very nice. I did not ask BobbyM's age this time.

That was very wise! Yes, I remember the date.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**survival****Member**- Registered: 2011-04-03
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Oh yeah, I did tell about that strange date. It's a good thing this is the Net and no one knows anyone else.

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