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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Look worse than whom?

**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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Than the image of you in the mirror

'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****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Me or the mirror image of me both look and sound better than that dude is the point. Now I have to get in my rocketship so I can fly to India...

**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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Why do you have to do that? We are having a summer vacation

'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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I thought you were learning set theory at school? I found that to be odd, since many of my Indian friends went on vacation right now.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Thanks for telling me ! Rocket fuel is very expensive.

**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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I miss Suman Sir

'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****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Where is he?

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I am in a higher grade now. So he does not teach us anymore

'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****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is sad but it is part of life. You will leave many people behind quite soon.

**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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Suman Sir wrote:

logic thaklei marks pabe. Logic chhara magic.

'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****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Please read post #2.

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bobbym wrote:

Probability and Trig are very important, Abstract algebra is boring and so is group theory. I do not solve problems brilliantly, brilliant is a term used by math types. It is heavily dependent on their concept of beauty.

Kind of fat? I am more than a little handsome. A boring voice? No way, just ask the neighbors. All the m's are big blowhards therefore we have booming voices.

I do not wear disguises, I can frighten the kids here without them. You are beginning to suffer from the "The Many bobbym Syndrome." I too used to believe that the world would be a better place if their were millions of bobbym...

Guided by that principle, Brigadier General Bashem commisioned the labs here to clone me by a similar process that Lucas envisioned in his movies. Soon there were many thousands of them in captivity in more than 20 underground labs.

Needless to say, they were too smart for the security force that was created to contain them. A battle took place and they killed their gorilla faced captors and made it to all corners of this planet...

As soon as they established themselves they tried to do computational math and that gave their position away. General Bashem and his friends down below hunted them down and exterminated them. Only I remain to tell this story...

So you see, your teacher is not a bobbym. To be cured of TMbS you must put on the ruby slippers, tap them together 3 times and say, "there is no place like home, there in no place like home, there is no place like home."

'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****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Does that not answer the question satisfactorily?

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What is the question, if any?

'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****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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You asked the question, do you not remember that?

bobbym, Are you our maths teacher at school?

**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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Hmm

'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****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, that is what I say. I am the last of the clones and I can not zip around the planet.

**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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Sir Suman Chakraborty (21st Century CE) is an Indian mathematician, philosopher, speaker and educationalist. For a majority of his life, he had been engaged in inspiring the young minds at BDM International. Being an experienced personality in the teaching field, he is admired by many other teachers as well. Mr Chakraborty is also a thinker and an analyst with unique views not only on the field of logic and abstract mathematics but also social phenomena.

'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****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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That does not sound like me at all.

**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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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
- Registered: 2016-11-15
- Posts: 535

Who are you bobbym and how did you become administrator and where do you live and in which class do you study?

Practice makes a man perfect.

There is no substitute to hard work

All of us do not have equal talents but everybody has equal oppurtunities to build their talents.-APJ Abdul Kalam

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi;

I am a guy who came into this forum in 2009. I currently live in the badlands of Florida.

did you become administrator

In March of 1990 at the tender age of 70 I decided to devote most of my remaining brain cells to mathematics. This was primarily the result of a dare by people who believed that I was a loser and could not stick to anything for more than a short time. They were partially right but I could stick to something if I wanted to. So, in that month I decided that I would teach myself mathematics and computers full time. I also made the promise that at the end of 20 years if I could not do any real math, I would quit forever. In April of 2009 ( the 19th year ) I decided it was time to see if I had succeeded.

I noticed the MathsisFun forum and one character in particular, the legendary JaneFairfax. She seemed to be the best problem solver on the forum and naturally I wanted to see how I would do against the best they had.

I did not do anything that I considered amazing for the first couple of weeks until the tongzilla problem appeared. When I solved that one, I knew I had succeeded. I had learned mathematics using my own methods and my own ideas. I had discovered EM. Naturally, my original detractors suddenly forgot their accusations but I did not.

Then I had to calm my mind so that I would not forget that what I had done was not amazing, it was not even difficult. To do that I used the techniques that pappym taught me from your country. They were much harder than mathematics and I am still working on them.

Why am I an administrator? Beats me...only MIF can answer that question. But it has been a privilege to serve here and to know the people that are here. A privilege I do not deserve but has been given to me anyway.

**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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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
- Registered: 2016-11-15
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Why am I an administrator? Beats me...only MIF can answer that question. But it has been a privilege to serve here and to know the people that are here. A privilege I do not deserve but has been given to me anyway.

Maybe you're a lucky...Anyways this was a post I had posted long back when I just joined here and then I knew nothing about you. I now know all the questions' answers

Who are you bobbym

You are a bumpkin, who loves computer and maths, was poor, did a variety of things, remained a bachelor all life but flirted with the girls.....

how did you become administrator

You became administrator because the reason bob told me in the other thread.

bob bundy wrote:

IF created the forum and is its administrator. bobbym was given administrator status by him, as he wanted help dealing with some problems with running the forum.

A while back there were lots of spammers and trolls who joined the forum and that's when I was made a moderator to help with removing them. After bobbym was made an administrator this problem began to go away because he had some clever computer tricks to prevent it. Nowadays the problem seems to be a lot less so it's unlikely MIF will want to make any new moderators. I hope I'm not tempting fate sad

Bob

He also told me that a while back after making a certain number of posts you will automatically promoted to the next category but has been dropped in the new forum.

where do you live

You live in Florida, USA.

which class do you study

You have passed you school and college and have done a variety of jobs and have now retired and you are 96 now.( Though I hardly believe it.)

Practice makes a man perfect.

There is no substitute to hard work

All of us do not have equal talents but everybody has equal oppurtunities to build their talents.-APJ Abdul Kalam

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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remained a bachelor all life but flirted with the girls.

Yes, I wasted a lot of time back in those days.

have now retired

Some people think that I have been retired all my life.

I often wonder why people ask me a question and then do not believe the most plausible answer. I think I explained the whole story in post #72.

May I introduce you to the redoubtable INCH.

**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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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
- Registered: 2016-11-15
- Posts: 535

Is this a picture of yours, boobym?

What is the full form of INCH?

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Practice makes a man perfect.

There is no substitute to hard work

All of us do not have equal talents but everybody has equal oppurtunities to build their talents.-APJ Abdul Kalam

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