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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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It was caused by two idiots who were playing with matches while smoking dope. At the time my brother and mother lived with me and were resting. I do not sleep that much and that is the only reason we were not killed.

**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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How old were you then? (And, no, I do not ask because I want to know your age...)

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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(And, no, I do not ask because I want to know your age...)

Hmmmm. That information is confidential. A few choice ages given out here and there and a sharp little fellow like yourself would pin down my age.

**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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Is that just your style that you hide your age .... or ...... is there some deep dark reason?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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

Everyone should know my age. Some refuse to believe it.

**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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Is it because you are too old or too young?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You can never be too old or too young. A person's age is irrelevant. When I am answering a post I am acting as an instructor. I was trained to not even know what my instructors looked like, let alone their age.

Now the girls here are the most inquisitive. Started with Sarah back in the days when there were whole threads about what I look like and how old I am. Silly, don't you think?

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

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Silly, don't you think?

Yes, of course

Einstein wrote:

There are two things which are infinite: Human stupidity and The Universe ... and I am not sure about the Universe

Now the girls here are the most inquisitive.

An Healthy mind is an inquisitive mind!

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is what they say.

That Einstein guy has lots of nice quotes.

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

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Actually, I am too sceptical to believe that he said all these.

He was not a poet, anyway

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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So, you consider yourself a skeptic?

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

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Is that bad?

Remember,

Buddha wrote:

"Believe nothing, no matter who says it, where you read it, even if I tell it until it appeals to your own logic"

#sorry for spelling mistakes

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Is that bad?

No, just odd for today and in someone young.

Yes, I remember that quote.

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

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odd for today

Oh, Do you mean people are very trustworthy this days?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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

Actually, I am too sceptical to believe that he said all these.

He was not a poet, anyway

One needn't be a poet to have good quotes.

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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That is the polite way of saying they are gullible to the extreme.

Skepticism concerning other people is a healthy reaction.

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

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Sometimes, I feel that I am not that much skeptical as I should be

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Doubt can sneak in at anytime. Just do not let it paralyze you.

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

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OK.. I will remember your advise

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not know if I asked you what you would like to be when are a little older?

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Er... I am not sure about that

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is okay. You have time to figure out something good. I am going to get something to eat.

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

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I found this picture recently on facebook

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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

Does that include relativity?

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Are you kidding?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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