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True.

So, what 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'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Do you understand how EM can solve problems of this type?

Can you now do a much harder one?

A side question: Why did I never seek to make shanks functional, thereby increasing its speed?

**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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Yes, I do.

I will never know until I try.

'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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There are hundreds of examples at your place that very few can solve but you should be able to now.

A side question: Why did I never seek to make shanks functional, thereby increasing its speed?

**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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Over at CMI?

I only made it functional because of religious reasons.

'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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Over at CMI?

Hohoohohoohohooh! That is a good one.

I only made it functional because of religious reasons.

That is not even a good enough reason.

**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 like functional stuff.

You did not try to speed it up because of the principle mentioned in "Brute Force and Mathematics". While you'd spend 10 minutes speeding it up, you'd only get a 0.01 second speed up, at best.

'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 also a good but not sufficient reason.

M, already has a command for it!

**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 did not know that.

'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
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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```
SequenceLimit[{-0.5`, -0.5833333333333334`, -0.6345238095238095`, \
-0.6628718503718504`, -0.6777662022075269`, -0.685395708269249`, \
-0.6892561888834033`, -0.691197870228108`, -0.6921715717324427`, \
-0.6926591377284108`}]
```

The amount of math and other things stuffed into mathematica is unbelievable.

**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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