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#476 2014-11-16 04:57:08

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Re: Interesting Conversation

An acronym, I got it from Bill Hanlon a teacher here. It means Spot The Pattern.


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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#477 2014-11-16 11:55:37

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Re: Interesting Conversation

It is the nature of the human brain to find patterns


'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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#478 2014-11-16 12:29:40

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Re: Interesting Conversation

Yes, the debunkers say we do it even when there is no pattern.


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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#479 2014-11-16 12:36:10

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Which of that was my idea?


'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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#480 2014-11-16 12:37:30

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Re: Interesting Conversation

What about what? Please be more specific.


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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#481 2014-11-16 12:43:17

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bobbym wrote:

EVW is feverishly working on your idea.


'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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#482 2014-11-16 12:55:15

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Re: Interesting Conversation

She solved it using your idea of start small and get big. What we call the Mustard Seed.


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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#483 2014-11-16 19:39:23

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solved what?


'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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#484 2014-11-16 23:58:22

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Re: Interesting Conversation

Hmmm, Niharika's question.


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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#485 2014-11-17 00:12:28

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Re: Interesting Conversation

Oh!

Why weren't you telling that since then?


'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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#486 2014-11-17 00:13:17

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Re: Interesting Conversation

I think I did?!


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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#487 2014-11-17 01:05:20

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Re: Interesting Conversation

No, you were hiding it.


'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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#488 2014-11-17 01:06:21

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Re: Interesting Conversation

Excuse me then, I thought you understood my 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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#489 2014-11-17 01:40:51

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Re: Interesting Conversation

roflol


'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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#490 2014-11-17 01:47:30

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Re: Interesting Conversation

Hmmm, why is that funny?


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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#491 2014-11-17 01:56:05

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I do not know. Why don't you post some interesting conversation here?


'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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#492 2014-11-17 02:01:36

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Re: Interesting Conversation

What the heck is interesting about me that is worth posting?


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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#493 2014-11-17 02:04:29

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Re: Interesting Conversation

You can post stories about the checkout girl


'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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#494 2014-11-17 02:10:02

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Re: Interesting Conversation

I would guess that she is a typical girl and therefore her actions towards me are highly predictable.


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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#495 2014-11-17 02:12:09

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Re: Interesting Conversation

Predictable? What is the equation of the trajectory? Is there a DE?


'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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#496 2014-11-17 02:16:06

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Re: Interesting Conversation

The trajectory? The DE? I have never put it into those terms. I am talking about the mean of a sample size of about 1000.

Ever heard of Johannes Kepler and how he failed?


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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#497 2014-11-17 02:17:49

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Re: Interesting Conversation

Okay, why not post the mean of the sample size?


'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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#498 2014-11-17 02:20:53

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Re: Interesting Conversation

I did, many times already.


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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#499 2014-11-17 02:21:41

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Re: Interesting Conversation

I was talking about the checkout girl


'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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#500 2014-11-17 02:22:42

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Re: Interesting Conversation

I am usually quite abrupt with her.


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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