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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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someone wearing a bearskin but nothing else

That's a very clever pun. I'm impressed.

Meanwhile I think I have spotted the flaw in your attempt to prove Phro doesn't exist.

You should have written

Bob

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

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmmm, why did the post numbers jump from 26 to 28. What happened to post #27?

**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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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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*Last edited by phrontister (2012-09-29 01:55:06)*

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

Maybe you should contact MIF about this problem...

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What problem?

**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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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The post count skipping some of the numbers...

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmmm. There was no post number skipping.

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

Hmmmm, why did the post numbers jump from 26 to 28. What happened to post #27?

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You are not getting into the fun aspect of this thread. Phrontister does not exist. Therefore, how can I see his posts or pastes of non existent posts?

I believe there is a message for me in post #29 from an apparition.

**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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And I was just trying to get into the game.

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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OK Stefy, I'll let you play my game.

"I think, therefore I am" .... "I think"

So I know I exist.

How about you?

I also know that Australia exists, because I flew over it on my way to New Zealand.

And Orion was up-side-down.

And the Sun went backwards across the sky.

So I'm prepared to accept that Phro might exist.

I'll take that as an axiom, because there is less risk of a paradox if he exists.

But he seems to live in a topsy turvy land.

bobbym seems to be getting selective blindness to posts.

I think it may be some sort of repetitive strain injury caused by spending too much time at his computer.

I've seen it happen to him before such as when he told us to ignore everything he says.

And I seem to remember he told us once that he was six years old.

I seem to remember the solution was to ignore some of what he posts. The difficulty was working out which bits.

Bob

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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but appears to mean Australia doesn't exist.

If Australia does not exist then how

can phrontister?

And I was just trying to get into the game.

What game? I do remember a phrontister of old. He was mighty and probably immortal, then he went for the cheese... I remember dinetinizing the entire continent of Australia, Tigeree and all.

I am not sure where Bob landed. Sometimes when you want to be in Australia so bad the mind can play tricks, can make it happen. I am sure he was just napping on the plane and dreamt the entire thing.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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