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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Oh. I thought that was the name of the game.

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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Does it matter? I am close but...

**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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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But?

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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There are two quotes that stand out in my mind right at this 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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I do not think thinking in other people words is a good thing.

What are the two quotes?

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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Third, if in doubt, shoot first then ask questions later. I would sooner accept a few casualties through accidents rather than losing the entire base and its personnel through carelessness.- Brigadier General Jack Ripper

RM: How is everything going today?

bobbym: Fine, no problems.

RM: Hmmm, if I thought that were true it would mean I did not properly understand the situation.

bobbym: ( after a few seconds of thought ) you are absolutely correct!

**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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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The first is inapplicable here. The second one I do norlt understand.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The first is inapplicable here.

Maybe so but it did come to mind.

The second one is easy.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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The second one does not make sense.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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To walk around assuming that everything is fine just means that like an Ostrich, one has his head buried in the sand. By the same token, imagining I am close to the solution...

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Well truly not understanding the situation is not the same as choosing not to understand.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Sounds like a philosophical statement. You are talking to the wrong m. I like this one:

Luke: (annoyed) Oh, alright I will try...

Yoda No! Do or do not, there is no try.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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