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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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It's a fun project.

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He can write a new linux distro.

'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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Or, if he takes on too many projects he may never get passed the stage of talking about them.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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He can try becming a bumpkin

'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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He can never be a bumpkin.

Another interesting programming problem is gAr's latest probability problem.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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I'm pretty sure that he did not mean a math problem.

He can become a philosopher

'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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He can.

There are no such thing as a math problem that is also not a programming problem. The simulation is a challenging programming task and is a very useful skill to acquire.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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There are no such thing as a math problem that is also not a programming problem.

But there can be programming problems which are not math problems or atleast not hardcore math problems.

'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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When you are programming them you do not notice the problem being mathematical. You just are a writing a program. A programmer should know how to simulate.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I think he probably wants a long-term project.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Then he should go to work for Micro$oft. They are working on a OS that works for 35 years now. Someday they may get one.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Windows 8 works, but I was talking about a few weeks/months.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay but then he should get married.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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He can try being a good husband.

'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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Yes, in between programming.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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He can write Lyrics.

'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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A program could certainly write lyrics that are superior to those written by that Gangrene guy.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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You mean Gangnam Style guy?

'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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Yes, that is what I said Gangrene style.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Gangrene is a result of necrosis.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Exactly!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Finally I found a place why my biology knowledge is applicable!

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bobbym wrote:

A program could certainly write lyrics that are superior to those written by that Gangnam guy.

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I CHallenge you to find that program.

'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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If more people watch that Gangrene guy we will have a lot of need for your medical knowledge.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Here's a program that writes out most of the lyrics of an older popular song:

`Do[Print["Na"], {56}]`

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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