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#1826 2012-09-10 23:45:08

bobbym
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Re: What do you think?

I was kidding about phro.

So that beautiful creature in the video is your dog?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#1827 2012-09-10 23:54:13

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Re: What do you think?

So that beautiful creature in the video is your dog?

Ahem, ahem >>>> see here, and my reply that followed.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#1828 2012-09-10 23:57:20

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Re: What do you think?

I remember that. So you taught your dog to do that same trick. It is a good trick.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#1829 2012-09-11 00:08:42

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Re: What do you think?

Thanks, but we developed our trick from scratch.

That mutt's attempt is just a very poor effort whereby it totally demolishes the cheese. Maybe its owner saw our performance and the video might be an early attempt of the dog trying valiantly - but in vain - to imitate our trick (I like to give that hideous creature some credit, at least).

Hopefully they've improved their routine by now, or things would be very messy around there!

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"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#1830 2012-09-11 00:10:53

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Re: What do you think?

One question, how would that owner see your trick?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#1831 2012-09-11 00:13:04

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Re: What do you think?

He looked?

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#1832 2012-09-11 00:15:08

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Re: What do you think?

Hmmm. He must live close by then or do you have a video too.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#1833 2012-09-11 00:18:59

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Re: What do you think?

Skype?

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#1834 2012-09-11 00:22:01

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Re: What do you think?

Are you saying that he saw it while you were skyping?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#1835 2012-09-11 00:25:20

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Re: What do you think?

No...while he was Skyping, but with whom remains a mystery to me.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#1836 2012-09-11 00:28:06

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Re: What do you think?

So Tulip is the master of the trick. When will you make a video of it?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#1837 2012-09-11 00:48:03

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Re: What do you think?

I doubt that I ever will, given Tulip's level of modesty (which I respect 100%). Tulip wouldn't have a bar(k) of it.

And if I made it public, all the attention (especially from the media), the fame and the fortune that would come our way would ruin our simple and happy coexistence forever. And for what?! Veneer, hollow riches, a barrage of spam mail and phone calls from clamouring 'charities', visits from 5 billion poor cousins (I thought we only had 2 of them)...the list is never-ending.

I'm not tempted.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#1838 2012-09-11 00:52:29

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Re: What do you think?

I see your point. When I thought you were headed for stardom, I searched my family tree. Yes, you guessed it, how are you cuz?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#1839 2012-09-11 01:15:14

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Re: What do you think?

Too late! My two only cousins already live across the road, eagerly awaiting the gold avalanche. But all in vein (sic).

Did you include my surname in your search? Maybe you're some other phrontister's cuz.

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"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#1840 2012-09-11 01:19:57

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Re: What do you think?

Nope, it definitely says I am related to the rich phrontister. Can you imagine my joy when I learned that? It was as if a giant load had been lifted knowing that I could now go to Australia and visit my rich relative.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#1841 2012-09-11 01:32:45

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Re: What do you think?

my rich relative.

That is, "my not-rich-because-he-won't-do-the-video relative".

What if (and this is hypothetical) I were actually rich and split some of my wealth with you? Wouldn't you feel really terrible sponging off me? And we'd both feel even more terrible later: you, from losing all your genuine friendships and the satisfaction of conquering life's trials under your own steam; and me, because I'd contributed to that.

I'm not tempted to give you even a brass razoo.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#1842 2012-09-11 01:37:15

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Re: What do you think?

Hmmm. Now you sound like the rest of my cousins. They are all bazillionaires and refuse to speak to me. I wonder why?

the satisfaction of conquering life's trials under your own steam

I have enough hot air in me. The satisfaction gained through conquering life's obstacles is greatly overrated.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#1843 2012-09-11 01:52:17

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Re: What do you think?

Ok...enough violin music. When I'm rich I'll give you a brass razoo.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#1844 2012-09-11 01:56:20

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Re: What do you think?

That is all I ever wanted. My father thanks you, my mother thanks you, my brother thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#1845 2012-09-11 01:58:33

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Re: What do you think?

Thank you.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#1846 2012-09-11 02:02:08

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Re: What do you think?

Does Tulip do any other tricks?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#1847 2012-09-11 02:02:28

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Re: What do you think?

So many thanks but not a problem in site...

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
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#1848 2012-09-11 02:04:19

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Re: What do you think?

There are many of them up yonder in this thread.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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#1849 2012-09-11 02:06:05

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Re: What do you think?

Thanks, Bobby...enjoyed that.

Bed time now...stefy can take my place.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#1850 2012-09-11 02:07:06

bobbym
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Re: What do you think?

Hi;

Okay, get some rest. Good talking to you.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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