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Hi zetafunc.;

Nice to see you as a member.

Welcome to the forum!

What is your favorite color?

'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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Welcome to the forum, Zetafunc!

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi Zetafunc,

**Welcome to the forum!**

Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Zetafunc,

**Welcome to the forum. **

At last! Only snag "Is this the end of your bid for the greatest number of guest posts ?"

I suppose there's nothing to stop you continuing that too.

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi zetafunc;

Welcome to the forum.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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He would have had over 6000 posts by now had he registered since he first arrived.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi zf

Welcome to the forum! It's nice that you finally became a Member!

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

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**zetafunc****Member**- Registered: 2014-05-21
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Hi everyone, thanks for the welcome.

I was going to continue posting as a guest, but apparently guests can't post anymore... and for a while I couldn't register either!

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But you did not tell me what is your favorite color?

'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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Are you in university now?

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**zetafunc****Member**- Registered: 2014-05-21
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Not sure if I have a favourite colour -- but let's go with green (as in, basil green).

Yes, just finished my first year exams, got a month left living with my flatmates in halls to chill and do sweet sod all.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Nice.

Are you going to a Russel Group university?

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**zetafunc****Member**- Registered: 2014-05-21
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It is nice for a while, but then when you're doing absolutely nothing at all, just sitting in the kitchen drinking booze during the small hours, you feel so... filthy. Actually, that happens during term time too. There's a word we have for that over here -- it's a play on the word 'procrastination' but it's a bit too rude to post here. Yep, I go to one -- you might be able to find out which one if you looked through the FP1 thread, not sure if I should mention it though seeing as I've already had one person come up to me and ask me if I'm zetafunc!

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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They're a lot stricter over here then.

I'm probably not going to come and ask you if you are zetafunc, because you are at least a few thousand miles away. But I did come to both of Oxbridge sometime back - I really like their tutor system.

*Last edited by ShivamS (2014-05-23 09:26:15)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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one person come up to me and ask me if I'm zetafunc!

In real life?!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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By the way, doesn't the username zetafunc. have a trailing decimal point?

'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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**zetafunc****Member**- Registered: 2014-05-21
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bobbym wrote:

In real life?!

Yes -- I denied it, but someone from uni asked about what I did at A-level. My answer was pretty distinctive and they matched what I posted in that thread, which led them to think I was zetafunc. But I'm not too bothered by it, not the end of the world if they know. It's a year with 200+ mathematicians, a lot of whom regularly look at maths forums. It's mostly The Student Room that they use, but I guess 1 person does look at this forum on occasion.

My username did have a trailing decimal point, but I decided to be super-adventurous and live dangerously by omitting it!

*Last edited by zetafunc (2014-05-23 18:33:32)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am amazed that they actually would look here. If they find this then the secret is out.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**zetafunc****Member**- Registered: 2014-05-21
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bobbym wrote:

I am amazed that they actually would look here. If they find this then the secret is out.

If you google "FP1 linear interpolation formula" -- which a lot of A-level students would do -- the thread comes up as the second result. It was just one person who mentioned it, and he wasn't sure if zetafunc actually went to UCL, just that we did the same A-levels. The reason is that there are only 50 people in the country who did one of the subjects I mentioned, and even fewer with my particular subject combination. I think my 'secret' is fairly safe, however -- don't think it'll compromise anything.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If they find this thread, is the secret safe then?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc****Member**- Registered: 2014-05-21
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Probably less so, but I'm not bothered if they do. Let them find it.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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And the part of the dropped .?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc****Member**- Registered: 2014-05-21
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The real reason was that I forgot to put it on because I'm used to it being filled in automatically. It doesn't matter though.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Do you want me to add it back?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc****Member**- Registered: 2014-05-21
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Do you think it would be better for continuity purposes?

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