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Old 2013-10-08, 07:33   #23
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Old 2013-10-08, 11:03   #24
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A whole bunch of my posts have disappeared from this thread.

Who deleted them?
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Old 2013-10-08, 11:36   #25
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A whole bunch of my posts have disappeared from this thread.

Who deleted them?
That was some loser. At least, he should modify/delete my post too (12, 11, grrr... from the new numbering) as it is now in the air, the posts referring to, are now gone, or changed the numbers. And all the posts after, which are now orphans too...

This is what i hate most on forums...

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Old 2013-10-08, 12:05   #26
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A whole bunch of my posts have disappeared from this thread.

Who deleted them?
Not me.

I don't yet know for sure but suspect they have been moved elsewhere. I'll try to find out.

If they were moved, common courtesy suggests that a pointer to them be left behind in this thread.

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Old 2013-10-08, 16:31   #27
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Of course, now that I look at the graphs themselves I feel myself gravitating a bit more to the "not entirely useful" side of the fence. The "curves" in the third graph are actually just tending toward y = x, y = -x, and y = 0 which unfortunately do not tell us anything. Pretty? Sure. Useful, not so much, I'm afraid.
Maybe.
Anyway, the interesting thing is not the slope of the curve but the gaps. Trying to detect that gaps with only a few points.
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Old 2013-10-08, 21:30   #28
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You don't learn, do you? You refuse to learn or listen.
Mr. Silverman is strongly discouraged from posting in the Miscellaneous Math subforum. This subforum routinely entertains conversation at a level of mathematical sophistication far below Bob's standards. He has repeatedly demonstrated that his style is not helpful to participants at that level of sophistication. His motivational attempts seldom succeed in mathematical motivation, and have often triggered flame wars. His comments are welcome and his style is tolerated in other subforums. His posts in Miscellaneous Math will be routinely deleted without comment or further explanation.

The quote starting this post is from a recently deleted message in this thread - it showcases the most friendly and helpful aspect of his motivational style. The full text of the deleted message dropped below this high point.
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Old 2013-10-08, 21:48   #29
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Who died and appointed you King?
Mr. Silverman.

Why are we to assume you are always correct?
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Old 2013-10-08, 22:13   #30
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If you think that I have made a mathematical mistake, you
are certainly free to point it out and criticize me for it.
I am not calling you out on this, but am simply and sincerely asking...

Do you think mathematics can exist without those who can do the math?

I was asked this many years ago by a teacher. I'm not sure I have fully come to understand the answer, nor even the question.
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Old 2013-10-08, 22:17   #31
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Who died and appointed you King?
What gives you the authority to CENSOR?
What gives you the authority to decide on content?
Everybody who uses this forum except for yourself, I think.
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Old 2013-10-08, 22:18   #32
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Who died and appointed you King?
What gives you the authority to CENSOR?
What gives you the authority to decide on content?
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Ummm, xyxxy?

This is an online forum... private property and so forth.... by what right can you post *anything* here?

I can't understand why you are surprised by this.
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Old 2013-10-08, 23:24   #33
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Do you think mathematics can exist without those who can do the math?

I was asked this many years ago by a teacher. I'm not sure I have fully come to understand the answer, nor even the question.
Love this. My own answer is Yes it does exist.

Which, in large part, is why an arrogant ignoramus such as myself associates with you pale kids. This is a joke that I'm sure will be misunderstood, but I'm running with it anyway.

Mathematics is merely (what a word!) a description of a set of truths. Those truths exist whether we understand them or not. I'm not a complete reductionist because I believe there are truths that require complexities, but physics is math, and chemistry is physics, and biology is chemistry, and the human brain is biology, and we become the universe aware of itself.

Thus, if I were to ascribe to a religion whose sacred texts are written in the largest and smallest things mathematics would be one of the languages in those texts.
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