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Have you noticed Windows people refreshing their desktop for no reason?

Are they stupid? Are they crazy? Is that their compulsive disorder?

'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 do not refresh my desktop.

**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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Thank You for joining my club

'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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This is a club? Refreshing the desktop is not that big a deal.

**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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Some people over here follow this algorithm.

be_a_moron()

{

while (no_useful_idea)

{refresh_desktop_constantly;}

return;

}

'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 would say they do not constantly refresh their desktop. Sometimes the icons might disappear on their generic OS, hence the need for refresh...

**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 do not know what happens in the US.

In India, people refresh their desktop for no reason at all. They think it defragments the memory or otherwise boosts performance.

'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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They are incorrect.

I have fiddled with many OS and I have never found any way that boosts performance.

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

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I know they are incorrect. I've seen that page already.

'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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Tell them to defragment their hard drives instead.

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

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Mandatory xkcd refference.

xkcd is wrong now!

'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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They are almost always wrong...

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

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Who? xkcd? xkcd is rarely wrong because they rarely speak about any conclusion

'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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They rarely blame reppies!

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

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That would be a bobbym style comic.

Can technology make people morons?

'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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You have not seen my equation?

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

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Yes, I've. What is the value of the constant?

'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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You do not need to know the constant, it has never been determined.

(human intelligence)(machine intelligence) = m

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

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Is the m constant the same thing as bobby 'm' ?

'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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Not at all. It is a universal constant.

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

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It applies to earth only.

'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, we are restricting the discussion to humans. You do see a (human intelligence) term in the relation.

But do not get caught up in the mathematical kaboobly doo and miss the entire point. As one term goes up the other must go down, do you see that? Since machine intelligence has been increasing the result about human intelligence follows.

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

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Why is it so non-mathematical?

'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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Because you will miss the forest for the trees.

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That is too philosophical for an immovile cokouter

'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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