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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I appear to be almost in the middle of that. I think I used to be a bit more egotistical at a younger age though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Until you start out on your own it will stay small.

**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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**zetafunc.****Guest**

You mean living on my own?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not necessarily. School has the unfortunate effect of emasculating the human race. In addition to turning out zillions of clones it also produces insecurity. When you start achieving goals that you set for yourself that is what silences the voice of doubt.

Most people get their sense of worth from either their job or their hobby. Success there causes the head to expand.

**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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**zetafunc.****Guest**

But why is that a good thing?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is neither good nor bad. It is cause and effect. In a Pavlovian way people come to realize that the world heaps many rewards on the aggressive.

See you a little later, need some rest.

**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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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Okay, see you later.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That was refreshing, even did some of those utensils.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Those are fun.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Cooked a dinner for me and my brother and now the sink is full again.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Some people use dishwashers but I don't trust those.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I never use mine, I do not even know if it works.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It doesn't hurt to do it by hand -- if you wash everything soon after you use it and don't let them pile up. That way you can almost guarantee you are eating on clean dishes.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I have been doing a better job with them than before but not good enough.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

There isn't much wrong with the old fashioned way... it can be therapeutic.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You are correct but I think I agree with Einstein on this point.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

How do you mean?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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He said that socks had no use but to get holes in them so he stopped wearing them. For breakfast he would cook an egg and soup. Then he would eat it right out of the same pot he cooked it in, This did not dirty an extra dish and saved time and water.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I presume he never bathed either.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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They did not mention that but as you can gather from photographs he did not take much trouble with his hair or dress.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I remember reading that some people mistook him for a bum.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, that would be a possibility.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Have you read this article? I think it is interesting. (remove spaces)

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The one about your picture?

I am forced to agree with LR.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Lr?