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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.'

'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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Is he a member here? What is his favorite color?

**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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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'

'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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That is very easy to do and does not require asking them.

**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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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'

'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 really want to see my answer?

**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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If it is within 3 GB

'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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Oh much smaller than that.

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

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512 Mb?

'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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Less than 100 bytes.

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Oh! What compression algorithm are you using?

'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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None. I use a very clever program.

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Tell me.

'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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`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'

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

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

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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)

'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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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?

'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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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.

'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, it does but it was only meant as a joke. The program does not have much of a point.

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

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