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- Subject: [mg106916] Re: looping
- From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akozlowski at gmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 02:43:51 -0500 (EST)
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On 27 Jan 2010, at 19:14, Richard Fateman wrote:
> Apparently AK would prefer that programs be run (say as a control
system for a laboratory experiment? a medical treatment with x-rays?
Safety for a nuclear power plant? Aircraft control?) and then only when
an actual "real-life" example causes problems should we go back and
correct the design.
Sigh... I guess I should be flattered at the influence that I obviously
must have on the spread of he dreadful cancer (Mathematica), which
threatens mankind with untold disasters unless stopped by RJF's valiant
efforts to which he devotes so much of his time (payed for by California
tax payers?) but it's all in vain - we are all doomed anyway. The worst
Mathematica can do is speed it up a little.
So while the going is good why be so depressing?
How about letting us hear some more "cheerful facts" as in:
I am the very pattern of a modern major-general :
I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral ;
I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical.
From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical ;
I'm very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical
I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical ;
About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot of news
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse ;
(Joyfully.) With many cheerful facts about the square of the
Of course you should replace major-general with "professor of computer
science" and make other suitable changes.
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