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#51 2013-06-21 01:43:35

bobbym
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Re: You are not so smart

The user can go offline anytime. Sometimes that seems to happen when your connection is broken.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#52 2013-06-21 04:47:49

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Re: You are not so smart

The chapter on supernormal releasers goes on to describe an obscene idea but I believe it applies for other areas too


'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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#53 2013-06-21 05:46:48

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Re: You are not so smart

Hmmm, if it is obscene leave it out.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#54 2013-06-21 13:58:50

Agnishom
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Re: You are not so smart

It is an exaggarated version of stimulus. For example junk food and its advertisement are supernormal stimuli to the desire for  exaggerated stimulus to cravings for salt, sugar, and fats


'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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#55 2013-06-21 18:19:16

bobbym
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Re: You are not so smart

So we have exaggerated cravings for salt, sugar and fat, that just makes us grizzly bears.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#56 2013-06-21 18:41:43

Agnishom
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Re: You are not so smart

which I guess, we are


'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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#57 2013-06-21 18:49:15

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Re: You are not so smart

I think the bears are smarter.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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