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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You are almost finished.

**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**

Yep. It went by so fast...

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Who am I kidding it took way too long to finish.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Finish what? The questions?

**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**

No, school.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Everybody finishes at the same time usually.

**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 but I was referring to how long it felt.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is for sure. I can remember that it seemed like a century.

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

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

They say it will feel like it just flew by but it doesn't...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is how I can best describe our life. It is over in the blink of an eye.

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

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It's a scary thought.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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But it was a blur at the same time. That line from Shakespeare does seem to describe it best.

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

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Which line?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage

And then is heard no more: it is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing.

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

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Oh, that's Macbeth isn't it? I remember reading that in school.

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

It is from Macbeth. Kind of cynical don't you think?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Cynical is appropriate for a text like Macbeth.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Any news from any of them?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Not really... had a couple of e-mail exchanges to PJ/Holly today but nothing special. It was just a kind of "you revising?" "yeah, you?" "yep, good luck for your exam", etc. and that was the end of it.

I wonder if adriana is thinking about me at all. Last time I heard from her was the 13th of April.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That seems to suggest that she does not even remember what you look like.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I don't think I'd go that far, we have met in person quite a few times for whole days.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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How is image of her in your mind?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I remember her very clearly. Then again I remember the image of some people 10 years ago who I've not seen since then.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It would be better if you did not remember her so well. The human brain has a finite capacity. She is taking up space. You should send her to the recycle bin.

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

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I don't know, some things I just cannot forget. I still remember pi to hundreds of decimal places despite having rarely recited it for years, but it's unforgettable.