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**zetafunc.****Guest**

PJ did poorest in her stats exam interestingly.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Oh boy. Looks like she needs some help. Perhaps from someone close to her age. Someone who lives close by to her.

**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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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Nope, she dropped maths. She needs no help anymore.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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She may have dropped it but it has not dropped her. They do use a lot of statistics.

**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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**zetafunc.****Guest**

In her A-level studies they don't use much more than graph plotting and AM. PJ no longer needs probability.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Forget about her studies.

They run lots of simulations and examine large amounts of data on animals that is numeric in nature. Heck, I dropped plenty of courses that they said I could. Later on at work I found out I shouldn't have.

**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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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Hmm, I wonder if I could persuade PJ to take some statistics modules, if that is the case. But she may do those in her zoology degree.

I keep wanting to ask F about her lectures and what she is learning about, but I know I should not and I am forcing myself not to.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You can ask her but will she answer? Nope.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes, I know. But then, what do I do if I see her? Supposing I literally bumped into her at Cambridge. Do I act like I don't know her? (There is a possibility of this happening when I go for my interview.)

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I think I covered that. If you bump into her, say excuse me.

Seriously, say hello but do not linger around. As a matter of fact say it so quickly she has no time to respond. This will leave her with the feeling that she got cheated. Do not gawk at her. Not even a little bit. Maintain eye to eye contact if you must. Do not let your eyes wander over her. They can detect this easily. The trick is to ignore her, not on purpose but because you do not care.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Hmm, I think that should not be too hard to do. Of course, if she is with her friends, I needn't worry because she WILL ignore me, though I will still stare her down if I pass her and see what happens.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Stare her down? What will that accomplish?

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I meant, if she glances at me, I will look into her eyes in a near expressionless manner. Not literally gawk at her eyes like a creep though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Look at her briefly and turn your head to look at something more interesting like a pigeon or a park bench or a desk. Do not be angry and do not be sad. Act as if nothing happened that you can remember. Act disinterested because you are disinterested. I am going to take a little break.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

But I do not think I am disinterested, because I am asking about her and still think about her a little bit. What if by that time I am still not disinterested in her?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If you act that way it will start to stick.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Every time I go a couple of weeks without thinking about her much, suddenly I start to think about her more again.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nothing gets you over the last one like the next one.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

So I need a replacement for F.

I just got e-mailed my final reference draft from my head of year, I can't believe the things he said, he crafted it into the perfect reference. It looks like there was no need to worry after all.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Very good. Yes, worrying just makes you old before your time.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I still have to fill out the SAQ though.

No reply from PJ yet, we just passed 24 hours.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Could be a spite play.

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

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes, I was thinking the same.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You would deserve it.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I suppose. But my friends do this sometimes (stop replying after a certain amount of messages) but they are fine in person. In fact, one person who did this to me spent about an hour catching up with me after school at a bus stop. And besides, if it is a spite play, then it most likely means PJ is not interested and I have been wrong again.