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View Poll Results: Will we find a new prime below M42?
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Yes between 13466917 and 20996011. 8 16.67%
Yes between 20996011 and 24036583. 1 2.08%
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Old 2006-03-23, 00:58   #12
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[QUOTE=Mystwalker]


There really are situations when your advice is appreciated, no question.

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What gives this group the right to decide when it wants my advice and when
it doesn't? It is *everyone's* right to decide when to give advice. I give
advice that I want, and not at your behest.

But you are right about the teaching. I forgot the old addage:

The teaching of fools is folly.


I am wasting my time trying to teach
any of you anything.
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Old 2006-03-23, 01:31   #13
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Geez, do we really need yet another flame war about something this trivial? I mean, if one wanted to be argumentative one could even argue that Bob's sample prime is "ill-posed" because the base it's written in isn't given explicitly. Sheesh ... life's just too short to waste on this kind of pointless bickering.
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Old 2006-03-23, 09:19   #14
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Quote:
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I am wasting my time trying to teach any of you anything.
Then we have an agreement?
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Old 2006-03-24, 12:38   #15
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I think we need a popcorn eating smiley.(to indicate we're being entertained by a flamewar)

I listen to Mr. Silverman for the same reason some people watch Jerry Springer. Mindless entertainment.
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Old 2006-03-24, 12:52   #16
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Quote:
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I think we need a popcorn eating smiley.(to indicate we're being entertained by a flamewar)

I listen to Mr. Silverman for the same reason some people watch Jerry Springer. Mindless entertainment.
In your case, "mindless" is perfectly descriptive.
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Old 2006-03-24, 14:10   #17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jasong
I think we need a popcorn eating smiley.
I found these two:
http://www.improvresourcecenter.com/...es/popcorn.gif
http://forums.emuparadise.org/smilies/lurk.gif

Which one do you prefer? If you don't like any of them, I'm sure we will find plenty more.
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Old 2006-03-24, 18:15   #18
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Old 2006-03-24, 21:05   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by R.D. Silverman
What gives this group the right to decide when it wants my advice and when it doesn't?
The same thing that gives you the right to decide when you want the other forum members' advice and when you don't, of course.

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It is *everyone's* right to decide when to give advice.
... including other forum members, of course.

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I give advice that I want, and not at your behest.
... and other forum members give you advice that they want to, and not at your behest, symmetrically.

Forgive my explicit pointing out of the symmetries in logic here, Dr. Silverman. I know you're aware of them all; I'm just doing it for the benefit of readers who might have failed to notice.

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But you are right about the teaching. I forgot the old addage:

The teaching of fools is folly.
Hey, that's quite an apt use of "addage"! Very nice! I'll try to remember your example. :-)

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I am wasting my time trying to teach any of you anything.
Yes, as I pointed out several months ago, you are the only person who can waste your own time. The rest of us can waste only our own times, not yours.

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Old 2006-03-26, 22:13   #20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by R.D. Silverman
In your case, "mindless" is perfectly descriptive.
Two things:

1) Despite the fact I have a 110 to 130 IQ(depending on what the test is on) I very much enjoy so-called mindless entertainment.

2) I'm sure there are many genius level people who have come to these forums and, whether they have your mathematical ability or not, consider you a dorkwad.

Btw, Mystwalker, the first smiley is the one I'm familiar with and also the one I like the best. Would it be possible to add it?
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Old 2006-03-27, 18:36   #21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jasong
Btw, Mystwalker, the first smiley is the one I'm familiar with and also the one I like the best. Would it be possible to add it?
Seems like Xyzzy already added it.
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