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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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bobbym wrote:

Just because everybody else is jumping off a cliff does that mean you have to too? - pappym

If everybody is jumping off a cliff, there must be a good reason to do it.

And, besides, many people would agree to the quote from gAr's signature.

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****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Unless gAr changed his signature since the last time I saw him, it never mentions jumping off any cliffs.

If everybody is jumping off a cliff, there must be a good reason to do it.

I could not disagree more.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I am talking about the quote from Buddha.

Why do you disagree?

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****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Because I feel the majority is almost always wrong! If you are "following the crowd," then you have become just that, a follower. Looks like the great men were leaders, not followers.

Please remember, the "you" is generic. It means all of us that get caught in the net of mediocrity.

I also think that the Feynman technique applies to things outside of math.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I think that it is a bad metaphor. If people were jumping off a cliff, it would almost certainly be because of some danger.

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****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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People have been known to jump off things in response to no danger at all. Also, this has happened en masse.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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What are you going to do by being hidden from a search engine company? The ISP will see everything, so will the CBI, NSA, FBI.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I suspect Mr A. is thinking along the lines of cryptography to deal with that.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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HTTPS will do it. If required, we should used options like the The Onion Router

'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'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**niharika_kumar****Member**- From: Numeraland
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well, search engines sell our information for there profit but this way they also get to know our preferences.For ex. each time we click on a link,the results we get the next time is somewhat based on that(if you notice it closely you will find it).Also now many search engines like Google use https which prevents our privacy a lot. Even in the adds that appear on various websites, you will find that if you click on one,the next time you open that website there will be adds on similar products.This is all based on the browser-server interaction.So that means we are nowhere safe as per perfect privacy is concerned!!!!!

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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They are watching, it is that simple.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**niharika_kumar****Member**- From: Numeraland
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well, whatever i knew i told.

will try to gather more information soon.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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First we must get Agnishom to describe the Onion Router.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**niharika_kumar****Member**- From: Numeraland
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yes,that will be better.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Then we will get him to describe the Onion Ring.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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I cannot describe it. Neither can I guarantee that it works. I know nothing about those onions.

Obama wrote:

Give that man 10 kilo pyaaj

'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'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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There used to be an expression that went like this, "that man knows his onions."

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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and what did it mean?

'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'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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It meant that man is really smart. So you see we have a rich heritage of onion wisdom.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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Do you know your onions?

The next person does

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

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am not quite sure, pappym came up with the saying and he never did explain the true meaning.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**niharika_kumar****Member**- From: Numeraland
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so we are moved from onion router to onion smartness!! coool..

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

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**niharika_kumar****Member**- From: Numeraland
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Is it dependable?

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Only if you're very very cautious about what you're doing.

Recently, some agency has shown that it is possible to reveal the real IPs of the people using the onion router by injecting malwares into plugins like flash

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

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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