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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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Hi bobbym

I cannot fail to notice that the word les-bi-an is censured, but I do not see why it should be so...

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

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Agreed, I would read it.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi anonimnystefy;

Yes, I agree but it was set like that before my time.

Hi zetafunc.

I would buy 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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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I already have enough from her e-mails for one chapter at least.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Kooky! Can you imagine all that freedom, all those empowerments that were supposed to make them free have only made them more confused and sadder than they were in my 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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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Sometimes I wish, for dating, e-mail and text did not exist. Then things might be easier somewhat.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It did not in the past and maybe that did make things easier.

**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**

Oh well, we cannot reverse time.

I wonder if C will decide to pull out of the trip when she sees my name on the list.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What trip?

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's a talk by Brian Cox on the public perception of science in Britain and how discoveries in the past few months have helped with that. It is at the Royal Society in London.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If she pulls out that is okay for you.

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. And at least some of my own (male) friends are going, so I won't be alone with her or anything.

**zetafunc.****Guest**

adriana just sent me an e-mail asking me how my homework was today.

I don't know if I should respond to that...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Does not matter if you are or not, she is not worth considering.

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, I just don't want her to embarrass me in front of my friends or anything.

What to do about adriana's e-mail?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Answer some of them but be as detached and uncaring as you can be. You are not angry, you did not care enough to be angry.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

If I am detached and uncaring in this situation what would be the outcome, though?

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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bobbym wrote:

Answer some of them but be as detached and uncaring as you can be. You are not angry, you did not care enough to be angry.

The problem is if it is not enough. There is a girl one street away which goes to my school. She is so annoying that nothing can stop her from talking, even ignoring her...

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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When you walk away from something you walk away. You do not look back, if she changes great, if not...

Hi anonimnystefy;

Hmmmm, keep ignoring her.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

bobbym wrote:

When you walk away from something you walk away. You do not look back, if she changes great, if not...

But I thought that would just mean not answering her until she gives me an e-mail she knows I will like the sound of. She knows I'm walking away and I get the feeling she really doesn't want that, so if she does want me, she will find a way to get me back.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Why let her know that her antics have affected you in any way? Answer matter of factly, keep emotions out of it as much as possible. If she comes around, great. If not, also great.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Okay, I will do that.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I get the feeling she really doesn't want that

It is impossible to determine what she wants at this stage. Just let her know you do not intend to be number 2.

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 already given her that impression. She should be more aware that she must dump the boyfriend or I am gone.

**zetafunc.****Guest**

She said this:

"I understand if you don't want to talk to me anymore because it's hard, I know, but please don't be cold with me because I haven't been mean towards you and I do care about how you're feeling."