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#1 2009-05-27 12:49:19

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A question for bobbym from Karney

I really appreciate your help.  What is your math background?  It seems like you are quite a math person.

#2 2009-05-27 13:21:39

bobbym
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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Stop right there. Glad to help you, but ease up on the praise, it's unjustified.  Loved math, until I ran into a certain professor. Walked out on her and math! Went into computers so I wouldn't have to do any more math. Found out I needed more math than ever before. Lots of smarter people right here in this forum.

Last edited by bobbym (2009-05-27 20:26:21)


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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#3 2013-06-04 03:38:28

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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

How did this professor change your life?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#4 2013-06-04 05:05:00

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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

She didn't. As you already know only I can change my life. People can try to influence you by deceit or brutality. In her case it was brutality.

I remember Karney, he was just trying to be nice. Anyway, if I saw this post today I would remove it.
It caused much problems with two established members who suddenly began to dislike me. One, I did not care about but the other...

I wished he had not posted it.

An interesting side effect of comments like that was the enlargement of my head. It grew so large that I needed a can of Pennzoil 10W - 60 to get into my apartment. Before entering I would smear the lubricant around my head. It was the only way I could force it through the door.

With my sharpened head now, I just lower it and charge.


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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#5 2013-06-04 11:02:40

ShivamS
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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

That's just modesty. And I highly doubt there are people on this forum more intelligent - perhaps MIF. But him too not in terms of experience.

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#6 2013-06-04 12:19:46

bobbym
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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

I know that modesty bothers people. It makes them feel uncomfortable so let me amend it:

That comment was made 4 years ago. Back then there might have been someone, somewhere that was slightly smarter, maybe.

This type of braggadocio is annoying too.

And I highly doubt there are people on this forum more intelligent - perhaps MIF.

I could make up a list of those people but if I missed some through carelessness or because I do not think so, they would be mightily annoyed.

Actually, he just said I was a math person which could mean anything. I went off the deep end in post #2. I was only here a month and I did not want to offend any of the established members, because of that I overreacted. I was not angry but I was embarassed. My reply just sounded like false modesty to a lot of people and that is even worse.

What is funny though is the young people dig up these old posts and the old folks do not.


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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#7 2013-06-04 16:17:18

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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

Why should a comment on an Administrator bother established members?

What is funny  though is the young people dig up these old posts and the old folks do not

I was actually searching through the forum on your username to get the intergalactic bobbym day thread.
Whether or not old folks dig these up you can't say, you haven't seen this behaviour from a lot of old folks to generalise


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#8 2013-06-04 21:16:03

bobbym
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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

Why should a comment on an Administrator bother established members?

I was not an administrator back then. I had only been here a month.

I was actually searching through the forum on your username to get the intergalactic bobbym day thread.

You remembered that?


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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#9 2013-06-05 00:43:10

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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

Hi bobbym

But you were a Moderator then.


“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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#10 2013-06-05 00:46:38

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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

Hi;

No I was not.


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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#11 2013-06-05 01:32:10

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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

Ah, true. You became a Mod exactly half a year later.


“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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#12 2013-06-05 01:40:05

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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

12 / 2009 but I did not like it.


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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#13 2013-06-05 01:41:20

ShivamS
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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

How about this - you become a super member and I an admin? tongue

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#14 2013-06-05 01:42:54

bobbym
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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

How about you become 93 and I become 14?


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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#15 2013-06-05 01:43:45

ShivamS
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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

If we can have a brain-transfer done, sure.

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#16 2013-06-05 01:44:57

bobbym
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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

You mean like you see in the movies? I do not think they have that yet...


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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#17 2013-06-05 01:46:31

ShivamS
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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

I doubt they have an age switching thing either. Soon, they will be able to provide extra telemorase though.

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#18 2013-06-05 01:47:40

barbie19022002
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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

science technology is not so much high tech that you can transfer your brain...but bobbym if you want you can complete a century after more 7 yrs..


Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?
Why is T called island letter?
think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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#19 2013-06-05 01:47:43

bobbym
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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

First you have to find a way to reverse the damage done by 93 years.


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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#20 2013-06-05 01:48:53

ShivamS
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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

Reverse cell division is pretty far away. It would be much quicker if the government cared for humankind and allowed stem-cell research.

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#21 2013-06-05 01:49:59

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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

I think somewhere or other Shivamcoder3013 is right..


Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?
Why is T called island letter?
think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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#22 2013-06-05 01:51:46

bobbym
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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

If I had seven or so clones put in storage for me when I was twenty or so, would also be good.

but bobbym if you want you can complete a century after more 7 yrs..

That is a long shot don't you think?


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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#23 2013-06-05 01:52:35

ShivamS
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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

Of course not. I may be willing bet you will complete a century right after 1 million posts.

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#24 2013-06-05 01:54:01

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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

that I feel it is impossible..


Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?
Why is T called island letter?
think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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#25 2013-06-05 01:54:24

bobbym
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Re: A question for bobbym from Karney

There is a guy on a Chinese forum that has a couple of million members that has over 1 million posts. I think he gets a couple of hundred a day, average!


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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