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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.**

**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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**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.**

**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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**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.**

**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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**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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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