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#1 2014-04-18 18:19:37

Agnishom
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Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

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.'
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#2 2014-04-18 20:49:19

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

I do not refresh my desktop.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#3 2014-04-19 01:28:58

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

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'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#4 2014-04-19 01:40:10

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

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 have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#5 2014-04-19 01:47:28

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

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'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#6 2014-04-19 01:49:28

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

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 have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#7 2014-04-19 01:56:58

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

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.


'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'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#8 2014-04-19 02:00:02

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

They are incorrect.

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

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/refresh-d … er-windows


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#9 2014-04-19 02:35:15

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

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


'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'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#10 2014-04-19 02:46:59

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

Tell them to defragment their hard drives instead.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#11 2014-04-19 06:49:23

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

Mandatory xkcd refference.

simple_answers.png
xkcd is wrong now!


'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'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#12 2014-04-19 06:55:03

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

They are almost always wrong...


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#13 2014-04-19 06:57:42

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

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


'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'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#14 2014-04-19 07:03:49

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

They rarely blame reppies!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#15 2014-04-19 07:08:14

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

That would be a bobbym style comic.

Can technology make people morons?


'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'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#16 2014-04-19 07:11:56

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

You have not seen my equation?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#17 2014-04-19 07:27:13

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

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


'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'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#18 2014-04-19 07:31:15

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

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.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#19 2014-04-19 07:33:14

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

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


'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'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#20 2014-04-19 07:37:26

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

Not at all. It is a universal constant.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#21 2014-04-19 14:57:09

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

It applies to earth only.


'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'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#22 2014-04-19 15:00:23

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

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.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#23 2014-04-19 15:04:12

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

Why is it so non-mathematical?


'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'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#24 2014-04-19 15:08:58

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

Because you will miss the forest for the trees.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#25 2014-04-19 15:18:57

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Re: Why on earth do Windows Users refresh their Desktop?

That is too philosophical for an immovile cokouter


'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'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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