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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I have, but barring some miracle I'll never finish them all.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Why handicap yourself worrying about what that person is apt to do?

**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**

Sometimes I keep thinking about my missed opportunities.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hopefully you have learned how to deal with the next one a bit better. The funny thing about all of this is that every guy has to go through it personally before he figures it out.

**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 should have started years ago, like everyone else my age was doing.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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it would not have helped. You have some more to go through before you will be battle hardened.

**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**

Yes, I know that the reality is I have it quite good. My uncle for instance had children with multiple women, most of whom cheated on him and it turned out that the children weren't even his, unfortunately giving him suicidal thoughts. I am lucky that I'm not in that situation.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Your uncle seems to have had as much bad luck with them as I have.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Sad thing is he is not even 30 yet.

You had the same troubles?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I told you of just a few. I did not take my own advice often enough.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Maybe I can avoid some of those landmines if I tread carefully. I know that inevitably I must run into a few though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You need those landmines to learn. Unfortunately we need to experience things to know them,

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It is a pity it is unlikely to help you with the same person, only the next one.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Could be a blessing, and there is always a next one.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Waiting for it feels like an eternity however.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You should not be waiting for it. You have other ones who now are talking to you more than she does.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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I do not mean to be rude, but how old are you Zetafunc.?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Just one -- and there's less communication between us now. I think I'll wait for another. There's Hannah too but the frequency of replies is somewhat inconsistent.

I'm 18 and a bit

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is two, that is alot.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

The content of the e-mail exchanges between myself and Hannah are predominantly mathematical though -- not that that is much of a bad thing. It makes for interesting conversation.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Since you are interested in what you have in common with a prospect it is very good.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

The trouble with her is that her replies are inconsistent; sometimes we will have an exchange of e-mails in the space of a day, and often I'd wait a week at least for a reply.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is still less than gaps of 3 weeks.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Hannah's previous gap was almost 6 weeks... before that it was a solid once per day though and they were pretty long too.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You did not strike when the iron was hot, so to speak. Now it is a little late. But perhaps you can rekindle it.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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