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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Continue having a minimal amount of contact with her with more or less closed responses until her interest waivers or perhaps she raises the stakes by offering something. The latter is extremely unlikely, so the former will likely be the course of action.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, you seem to be following a little bit of homework guy's advice.

**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**

Well, I can't see how anything else I can do would make the situation better (for me).

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, I agree. She deserves homework guy.

The next time if it happens, that she needs math help, I would suggest withholding it. Cold blooded? Hmmm.

**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**

Okay...

She did however say about 6 weeks ago that she didn't want to promise me anything. (On the topic of her possibly being my girlfriend.) So perhaps this is just the inevitable playing out.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, she has that disclaimer. It was you who went with the idea of changing her mind.

**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**

Didn't work though. I guess I don't have that ability.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Then she will not have the information. When you go to University you will see what I am talking about.

Your sum does not have a closed form in terms of known simple constants.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

If I can't change her then I wonder why I keep talking to her at all...

darn, okay, thanks for telling me.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Where does the series come from, that sometimes helps.

As soon as you find someone else, she will fade away.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It is part of the series that arises when considering the Fourier series of e^x at x = pi/2. That other nice sum I got was a consequence of letting x = 0, so I wanted to see if I could get other interesting convergences...

To do that, I need to find someone though.

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

That is why I said look around, that will automatically erase her. Believe it or not, if you had a gf she might want you.

Did you post this Fourier series for e^x?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I thought about lying and telling her that, but then that could just have the opposite effect and turn her off me even more.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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She would know if you were lying. But if you weren't then she might become interested.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Somehow I think that would not have done anything about Mr. Cyprus...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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He was there before you and next time you will know better to never believe any woman who has a bf or husband and who says they are leaving them.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

That's okay, I will never believe anything a girl says to me, ever. I will always assume the opposite is equally likely to be true.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not equally likely, about 10 times more likely. They are trained to be deceptive.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

If only hookers were free. All that unnecessary complicated stuff would be irrelevant.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If only men and women could approach the dating scene maturely and not as some sort of big power game that would also solve the problem.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes, I am sick of having to pretend to be dominant... so much effort when both people just want the same thing.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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No one really knows what they want. As you have seen, they do not know.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes, adriana is the best example for this.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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And wait till she gets older, from 20 - 30.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I wonder how many times she will flip-flop between preferring guys and girls...