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## #2326 2013-03-04 17:35:34

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### Re: What do you think?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #2327 2013-03-04 17:37:35

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No surprise, considering how many people are probably watching you this very moment. That is one thing I particularly dislike about America.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #2328 2013-03-04 17:38:45

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Watching you as in surveillance?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #2329 2013-03-04 17:43:42

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No, watching you as in watching you to get information on you. I believe what I am talking about are called spy organizations.

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The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #2330 2013-03-04 17:47:29

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Get used to it. Cameras are going up all around the world.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #2331 2013-05-04 03:06:36

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New problem

C is asked to do a simulation for a Vegas casino. He does not trust the built in random number generators in his favorite language so he constructs his own.

with x0 = 3

On the basis of his simulation a suspected cheating dealer is fired. The dealer appeals and an outside consultant, you guessed it, B is called in. B runs his own simulation and recommends keeping the dealer and not paying C because his work is faulty. C is outraged and carries the argument in here:

C says) That was a rotten thing to do B! My simulation was right on the money.

A says) I think B has finally snapped. It must be all those aliens he believes exist.

B says) Sorry C but you are one halaciously bad programmer and an even worse statistician.

D says) Halaciously? I must write that word down.

B says) I made it up D. The usually adjectives do not fit C!

A says) I checked C's generator and it is great, I think they should have fired B.

Can you figure out what might have went wrong?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #2332 2013-05-04 14:24:31

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Hi bobbym,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #2333 2013-05-04 15:51:41

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Hi gAr;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #2334 2013-08-14 01:52:11

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Hi;

New Problem!

A rectangle is drawn with vertices (0,0),(21,0),(21,23),(0,23). It is divided into squares of 1 x 1. If a person starts at (21,23) and makes his way to (0,0) in a straight line how many squares does he go through?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #2335 2013-08-17 01:09:41

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Hi bobbym

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #2336 2013-08-17 01:22:42

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #2337 2013-08-17 05:12:42

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Hi

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #2338 2013-08-17 05:13:53

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Yes, but I am keeping a secret for the next problem.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #2339 2013-08-23 10:15:33

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New problem! (if it's okay with bobbym)

Warning: easy!

B is about to fly of on a plane. He's got his ticket, but, because of wasting time in the snack bar, he was the last passenger in the line for boarding the plane. He gets in line and, thinking about how long he'll have to wait, he remembers that the tickets for his plane, which holds a hundred passengers, have been sold out. He also notices that the first person in line is a stubborn, old lady from his neighborhood whose eyesight is not the best. He knows that she will enter the plane and take a random seat and also that each passenger after will take his own seat if it is free and a random seat if his own is taken. B is wandering what his chances are of sitting in his own seat.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #2340 2013-08-23 17:56:20

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #2341 2013-08-23 18:05:51

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Hello:

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## #2342 2013-08-23 19:15:07

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Hi,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #2343 2013-08-23 20:21:54

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Hi guys

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-08-23 20:25:04)

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #2344 2013-08-23 20:35:14

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Hi,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #2345 2013-08-23 20:37:42

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Hi gAr

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #2346 2013-08-23 20:43:37

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"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #2347 2013-08-23 21:43:20

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Hi gAr

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #2348 2013-08-23 21:51:21

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Thanks, good question by the way.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #2349 2013-08-23 23:04:56

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #2350 2013-08-23 23:56:14

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Hi gAr

Thanks!

Hi bobbym

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment