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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Erm... H just e-mailed me. I haven't spoken to her in over a year...

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

You will have to refresh my memory about that one, I have totally forgotten.

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

She is the one who e-mailed me 1652 times and ended up in a mental hospital. She was obsessed with me.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Oh yes, I remember her well. What did she say?

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

She said she is at Sussex studying maths, as a first year (I assume she took a year out due to mental illness). She said she was sorry for taking a year to respond to me, and that a lot has happened. She wants to know how I am.

I'm not sure if I should respond to her.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That will be up to you. Is she well now?

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

I'm not sure, her e-mail was fairly short. Haven't spoken to her in over a year.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Did she have a nervous breakdown?

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

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I'm not sure what her problem was, but that could be it. Honestly, she was a pretty weird person.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Could have been because she was ill.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It was definitely something mental, though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Is she far away from you in terms of distance?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Fairly far, yes. I don't think I'll be seeing her again...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Then why worry? She is a phantom threat even if she is looney.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

What if she threatened suicide?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is a dumb question to ask but why would she?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

She was unstable. But that's probably changed now -- there's nothing she could really blackmail me with anyway. I've replied to her, I'll see what she says.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I say give her the benefit of the doubt.

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I am thinking of writing a script to download this 500*25 post thing into a plain text file

'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'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am thinking of writing a script to download this 500*25 post thing into a plain text file

Hmmm.

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Will you help me if it is required?

'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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Yes, if it is required.

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'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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Mission zetafunc.? Mr zetafunc. is a human being, he can not be reduced to a text file. Also, I have grown accustomed to following his comments and life adventures, many of which remind me of my own. Therefore, I do not wish him to be condensed into a text file.

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We could publish that text file as "The Gospels of Mr. Zetafunc."

'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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