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Okay, I saw that in the other thread too. A good thing is I do not have 20,000 lifetime points

'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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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He can take a good portion out if he thinks you received help. I know you, he does 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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But I cannot recommend deleting the threads. They have some good math and discussions in it.

1. I am not harming myself.

2. I am not harming the MIF community.

3. I am not harming them since I've not requested any point-exchange from them.

Please tell me if I am doing a morally unethical thing:

If yes, I am sorry.

If no, I do not care about points

'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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am not judging you. I did not know that you did not care. I was only warning you in case it mattered. I have removed my responses, I do not want to be the cause of it if he comes in here. Google has it on top so if he googles he is sure find 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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I know but please judge me.

Am I doing something wrong?

'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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Your conduct in these matters is for you to judge and not me. I am old fashioned. In my day, you would be considered an adult, a man. It is your judgement now that counts.

For one thing, I do not know what you did.

**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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I shared something from brilliant on this website? Is it ethically wrong?

You might restore my thread

'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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not to me it isn't.

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

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Okay, would you please restore my thread?

I didn't read what bob wrote

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

I did not delete any posts there, just changed the title.

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

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Where did you put it?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It was in this is cool. I have restored it completely to the way you had it.

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Okay, have you noticed that brilliant claims that all these problems can be solved without a computer?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes! And you and I will have a long talk about such claims.

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

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I solve more than 40% of it by programming

'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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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As you know I solve more than that using anything I can.

Someone should tell them that so can every multiplication problem be done eventually with pencil and paper. But why would I want to!

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

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Okay, I think I solve 80% f it with a computer

'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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Good for you! Me and my pal work on them. My pal is dumb beyond belief but he is a great mathematician when asked to sum series, integrate, differentiate, plot, solve equations, plot recurrences, solve recurrences, do Markov chains, generating functions...

So all I basically do is rework every problem I see into one of those forms and then he takes over. "The Teakettle Principle!"

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

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You work on computers?

Why is your pal dumb?

'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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Because he is no smarter than a cricket? Actually the cricket is smarter. He can not do any mathematics other than what I mentioned above. He needs me to phrase it so he can understand it. We work together and do better than either of us could alone.

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

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Did you mean your pal is a computer?

'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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nope, my Cas'.

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LOL good one!

What about the Teakettle theorem?

'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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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This was a very important thread for me and I enjoyed it so much!

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

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There are different versions of that joke though.

A patient of asthma went to the doctor and asked for treatment. The doctor asked him to pour 3 buckets of ice-cold water on a chilly night. The patient inquired how that would help. To this the doctor replied that he would catch Pneumonia. The patient was astonished and the doctor cleared his doubt, "I can treat pneumonia a lot more efficiently"

'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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