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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I doubt it. I wouldn't want to risk it...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I understand, it does semm like a tough challenge.

**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**

I am curious how F is finding the workload at Cambridge. She often left things to the last minute.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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She is probably wishing you were around to help 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**

I very much doubt that.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Well maybe just your brain. You can send it to her in a jar.

**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**

I think if anything F is probably afraid that she will see me next year at Cambridge. I didn't tell her that I'm going to UCL though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Tell her you are going to Cambridge and want to be near here. She will explode.

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 thought I was never going to contact her again?

**zetafunc.****Guest**

Couldn't I get into trouble for e-mailing her that? She could claim harassment.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I was just kidding. Leave her alone, she is not worth any effort.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

A year has passed and we are still discussing F...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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As long as she stays in your mind, she is alive. You know that, that is why you will not let her go. Even though holding on to her is like holding on to a red hot bar of iron and refusing to drop 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**

Yes, it is true, I do still think about her from time to time.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hey, I thought about my two favorites for more that 15 years after they dumped me.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Are you joking?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nope, night and day. Even sent one birthday cards for 10 straight years.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Did you get into trouble? Did they ever respond?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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She made a mistake and responded one time and I loved it. Told her off and would not shine her ego.

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 know what you mean. I still have F's e-mails (she sent me 8 and I sent her 16!)... I think she does come across as egotistical in some of them.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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They are both egotistical and unsure at the same time. There ego is thin and can be cracked easily. One small comment or lack of can destroy their whole day.

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 have seen this happen. A lot of girls get easily offended compared to guys who don't seem to get broken so easily. I am ashamed to say that I did stroke F's ego a bit and made her feel better. I knew what I was doing, I just wanted her to feel better, which was stupid.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nothing wrong with that from your side, but then something happened that changed her mind. They are very fickle and can change minute to minute.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It all changed when I asked her what her plans for the summer were, and she ignored me after that. About 6 months prior to that she said "sorry I think you've misunderstood, I'll only talk to you about maths/uni applications only". I didn't think she meant it, she came across as so informal in recent e-mails.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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She is brutal, should be easy to forget about her.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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