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#6826 2013-01-18 06:27:11

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I hope they're nice people. Google Maps says her road is about 1 hr 10 mins by bus...

"I haven't done anything for STEP - my gosh I'm worried now :/ You'll have to help me! :)"

followed by

"Almost! - I'm at _______ :) that would be so helpful, thank you so much :)"

Like Hannah, she also goes to an all-girls school and has done so for the past 7 years. I do wonder how much she interacts with guys...

#6827 2013-01-18 06:34:32

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

One bus?

If they are not nice people there is nothing you can do about that. I had one whose mother hated me.


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Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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#6828 2013-01-18 06:39:44

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Two buses.

What did you do in that situation?

#6829 2013-01-18 06:42:28

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Nothing, just avoided her. She was a major reason why we broke up. Her brother was not too fond of me either but him I did not care about.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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#6830 2013-01-18 06:50:46

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I think it would be hard to get on with a girl if many members of the family did not like the person dating their daughter.

#6831 2013-01-18 06:56:57

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Not so, she wanted me to stand up to them. The brother I would have gladly beaten the snot out of, the mother was a separate problem and one I was ill equipped to deal with at the time.


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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#6832 2013-01-18 06:59:53

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Ill-equipped in what way?

#6833 2013-01-18 07:03:27

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

She wanted me to be snotty and rude back, I refused because I was raised not to be ill mannered towards elders. I thought it would blow over, it did not.


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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#6834 2013-01-18 07:06:13

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Do you think that what you did was the best thing to do in that situation?

#6835 2013-01-18 07:09:16

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

No, but it was what I was taught. Programming is very powerful.


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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#6836 2013-01-18 07:22:35

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I was always taught the same. However, now that I am 18, I feel like more of an adult and less like someone who wants to be bossed about.

#6837 2013-01-18 07:27:12

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, I should have told her off but I did not. So you see I mostly made incorrect decisions concerning dating even though I analyzed them heavily.

Reminds me of a story I read about Kepler. He decided to pick a wife and narrowed it down to 12 candidates. He then used mathematics to choose the best one from the 12. Of course it did not work and he chose the worst of the bunch.


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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#6838 2013-01-18 07:33:33

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, I remember you telling me that. And about paralysis by analysis, I think.

#6839 2013-01-18 07:39:22

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

What the heck does this mean?

"I'm almost certain next Saturday is fine but I'll confirm that in the next couple of days. This is so exciting - only the best kind of people meet up to do maths :P"

#6840 2013-01-18 07:46:28

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I guess it is a good sign. You will just have to go and see.


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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#6841 2013-01-18 07:49:13

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Okay. But I hope she is not serious about the maths thing... I am coming there to do that but I'm hoping she has gathered that that is not the point!

#6842 2013-01-18 08:03:02

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

They always know that is not the point. They can sense attraction very quickly. They just refuse to admit it.


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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#6843 2013-01-18 08:12:38

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

The coffee should have been enough to let her know anyway; if any girl asked me for a coffee it would be a dead giveaway and she should know that too. I wonder if Hannah knows anything about this. (I will be really annoyed if I turn up and there are 4 other dudes there for a "maths party".)

#6844 2013-01-18 08:21:39

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Me too! Maybe you should find out or suggest you prefer to teach one student at a time.


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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#6845 2013-01-18 08:47:19

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Hmm... how do I pose that question to her?

#6846 2013-01-18 08:55:40

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

It might be hard to work it in to the conversation but let's say you do not know beforehand. You go and find a dude party all of them in the way. After about an hour you just say you have to go.


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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#6847 2013-01-18 09:02:12

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I'd prefer to find out before going though, where she lives is not really that easy to get to. Two buses and walking along a fairly long road in what looks like will be snow and ice.

#6848 2013-01-18 09:09:22

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

May not be possible. You might just have to go and see what is happening or set up someplace else that way you can control everything about the situation.


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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#6849 2013-01-18 09:16:27

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Hmm. I guess I'll just go along anyway, although I'd prefer to be alone with her of course. If she isn't alone, I'll try to drop some hints that I want her not to bring anyone.

#6850 2013-01-18 09:21:21

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Like I said, go and see what is happening. The ride is long but worth it.


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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