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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I think they already know.

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

**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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No surprise, considering how many people are probably watching you this very moment. That is one thing I particularly dislike about America.

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Watching you as in surveillance?

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

**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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No, watching you as in watching you to get information on you. I believe what I am talking about are called spy organizations.

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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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Get used to it. Cameras are going up all around the world.

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

**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**New problem**

**C is asked to do a simulation for a Vegas casino. He does not trust the built in random number generators in his favorite language so he constructs his own.**

**with x0 = 3**

**On the basis of his simulation a suspected cheating dealer is fired. The dealer appeals and an outside consultant, you guessed it, B is called in. B runs his own simulation and recommends keeping the dealer and not paying C because his work is faulty. C is outraged and carries the argument in here:**

**C says) That was a rotten thing to do B! My simulation was right on the money.**

**A says) I think B has finally snapped. It must be all those aliens he believes exist.**

**E says) Your simulation? Ha!**

**B says) Sorry C but you are one halaciously bad programmer and an even worse statistician.**

**D says) Halaciously? I must write that word down.**

**B says) I made it up D. The usually adjectives do not fit C!**

**E says) You mean adverbs?**

**A says) I checked C's generator and it is great, I think they should have fired B.**

**Can you figure out what might have went wrong?**

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

**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi bobbym,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense" - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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

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

**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi;

**New Problem!**

**A rectangle is drawn with vertices (0,0),(21,0),(21,23),(0,23). It is divided into squares of 1 x 1. If a person starts at (21,23) and makes his way to (0,0) in a straight line how many squares does he go through?**

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

**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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Hi bobbym

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 97,227

Hi;

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

**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, but I am keeping a secret for the next problem.

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

**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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**New problem! (if it's okay with bobbym)**

**Warning: easy!**

**B is about to fly of on a plane. He's got his ticket, but, because of wasting time in the snack bar, he was the last passenger in the line for boarding the plane. He gets in line and, thinking about how long he'll have to wait, he remembers that the tickets for his plane, which holds a hundred passengers, have been sold out. He also notices that the first person in line is a stubborn, old lady from his neighborhood whose eyesight is not the best. He knows that she will enter the plane and take a random seat and also that each passenger after will take his own seat if it is free and a random seat if his own is taken. B is wandering what his chances are of sitting in his own seat.**

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi;

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

**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**ElainaVW****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-29
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Hello:

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense" - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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Hi guys

*Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-08-22 22:25:04)*

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
- Posts: 3,479

Hi,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense" - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 15,937

Hi gAr

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
- Posts: 3,479

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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Hi gAr

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Thanks, good question by the way.

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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

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

**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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Hi gAr

Thanks!

Hi bobbym

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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