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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I'm not sure if she has thrown me over, otherwise all contact would have been ceased. She is just doing some stringing along -- she is contacting me more often now, 11 e-mails last night.

She could have someone else on the side, maybe. She told me that she slept with her best (female) friend once, right after I met her friend.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If you are being strung along it is almost certainly for something other than intimacy.

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**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**

A self-esteem boost?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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They are very practical, rarely throwing anything that might be useful away. They are much more materialistic than guys are and therefore they are colder.

**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 useful to her?

**zetafunc.****Guest**

I also talked to PJ on the way home, we took the same route for half the journey. Turns out she has panic attacks from time to time, whenever she is faced with criticism. She started hyperventilating in Year 11 and an ambulance had to come (her teacher was criticising her coursework). Now she says she deals with it better, though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You must have some use else she would have dropped you completely.

I had a different reaction to people criticizing my work.

**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**

What was that?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I would just poke them in the eye with a sharp stick. I realize that is a little old fashioned. In this country the fashion is now to just go see the doctor and have her prescribe anti-criticism drugs.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes, the eye-poking may be dangerous in this day and age...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Darn! What is the world coming to when you can not poke them in the eye? Soon they will say no poking anywhere.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

PJ would go mental if she were poked.

adriana would like it. She likes me touching her.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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This PJ needs to toughen up. Criticism is on the rise especially since poking is out.

What phobias does the other one have?

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adriana? Not sure, she said she had a fear of being penetrated for all I know, the BF could have helped her with that problem.

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Did you ever find out what he was doing in Cyprus? Was he going to stay or did he intenf to immigrate to England?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Nope, I don't know...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You said the quantity of emails has increased... What does she want?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I'm not sure, hard to say. We only talked about uni applications and maths.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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There was nothing personal?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Just one dirty joke which she found funny.

Oh yeah, and she talked to me a bit about her ex-girlfriend. Apparently she didn't treat adriana well in the relationship and broke up with her by phone. She always tells me that she's a (female dog), but she has to go to her ex's friend's birthday party since she came to adriana's (it's a mutual respect thing apparently). She's being forced to wear heels and a math dress and she hates how uppity it is, but she says she'll just try to down some mojitos and have a good time.

**zetafunc.****Guest**

c-o-c-k-t-a-i-l dress, not math dress.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is a good load of personal stuff. Does she need any homework help?

I am going to get some food, take a while to cook it up. See you after eat it.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

No but she is just interested in learning some tricks I know, rather than getting homework help (which she doesn't need). Mostly for the STEP exam.

For example, one of the easier questions in STEP I a while back was to evaluate these trig integrals;

Of course the logical thing to do would be to use trig identities but I thought those were too long winded, so I told adriana to instead use the identity

where B(x,y) denotes the beta function, for p, q > -1. She did not know what it was, so I am showing her either later or in person when we meet the following weekend (next week).

**zetafunc.****Guest**

Okay, see you later.

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

You can use that assuming that she knows the other ways. If not, then she should at least become familiar with them a bit.

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