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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I don't get post #23.

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It says that Harry Potter is not responding

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Is he a member here? What is his favorite color?

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Interesting question.

I want to keep a database of 185146 people and their favorite colors.

'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****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is very easy to do and does not require asking them.

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Teach me, master, teach me.

'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****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You really want to see my answer?

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If it is within 3 GB

'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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Oh much smaller than that.

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512 Mb?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Less than 100 bytes.

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Oh! What compression algorithm are you using?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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None. I use a very clever program.

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Tell me.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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`Table[c[[RandomInteger[10]]], {k, 1, 185146}] // Column`

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```
Table[c[[RandomInteger[10]]], {k, 1, 185146}] // Column
Part::partd: Part specification c[[4]] is longer than depth of object. >>
Part::partd: Part specification c[[9]] is longer than depth of object. >>
Part::partd: Part specification c[[8]] is longer than depth of object. >>
General::stop: Further output of Part::partd will be suppressed during this calculation. >>
```

'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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```
c = {"Red", "Green", "Blue", "Orange", "Purple", "White", "Black",
"Turquoise", "Lavender", "Blue Green"}
```

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I typed in those lines and started evaluating. My machine became unresponsive and I had to reboot with the MagicSysReq combination. (I am not joking)

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is because of the last line of the program.

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Which line is the last?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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`Table[c[[RandomInteger[10]]], {k, 1, 185146}] // Column`

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bobbym wrote:

I care about what works.

How can you say that this method works?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Besides from the crash which was entirely linux's fault, have you looked at how it works?

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entirely linux's fault

Does the code run on your machine?

Yes, I have.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, it does but it was only meant as a joke. The program does not have much of a point.

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