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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Mr C. may have found something a little closer to home.

**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**

Sounds good. Then if adriana found out, she will want to have her revenge against him and get with me instead...

...and then I woke up.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Dreams do sometimes come true.

**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**

I have learned that in the dating world, they tend not to...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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A little positive thinking can go a long way.

**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**

Yes but I have to be realistic too.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Confidence means expecting something to happen. Believing it will happen.You will need a little more of that.

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 expect a girl to come along later on. I do not expect this hot potato to let me at her...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Why is she talking to you. She must want something?

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 am not sure.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmmm, did you ask her?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

No, but we have only really been talking about exams (we share two more exams together -- STEP I and III). She texted me right after STEP II asking how it went.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Seems like she would like a little support from you. They are generally quite wimpy if you remember the bug story.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Bug story?

Well, the 26th will be the last exam. We will see just how much she really cares about me once there is nothing more for me to help her with.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I was walking with her to get something to eat. It was late at night and we were alone on the avenue. Suddenly I see it coming. It was hideous, frightening beyond belief, a true monstrosity of nature. It was a beetle about 3 - 4 inches long. Largest I have ever seen in Vegas. I could see the hairs on its legs and this thing was not backing down either. It was heading straight for us. I tried to veer her into the street hoping she would not see it. Of course she did and you know what she did?

Yep, she fainted. Went totally comatose on me. If I did not grab her she would have hit the ground hard. Just as I said, wimps!

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Ugh, I hate bugs... I'm allergic to bees. Fainting seems like an extreme reaction though. I showed adriana a picture of one and she literally cowered away from the screen and told me to shut the laptop.

I've never seen a beetle that big... well, except in my home country. You killed it?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Of course not, I had to give her emergency first aid.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Was she okay?

Just sat STEP I... got 6 solutions in 90 minutes, I was thinking, what the heck?! Either I counted wrong or I must have the wrong time. But no... it couldn't be that easy, it never is. I spent the last 90 minutes just checking, polishing, etc...

Either I have done very well or I have made some idiotic blunder. I hope it's not the latter...

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Good job! What did the others say about it?

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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She was after my emergency first aid.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Thanks! I'm not sure, I was the only one in my school doing it, and nobody is discussing it online until 24 hours have passed. adriana will probably e-mail me later either gloating or sobbing (it really is either one or the other with her).

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am going to go with sobbing...

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

adriana only needs a 2 in STEP to get into Warwick. I will be shocked if she tells me she couldn't complete 3 questions.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You just never know. She may have fainted.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Could be. Just think of the horror of an ant making its way on to her STEP paper.