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    What is the point of studying maths at a very high level?

    I only learnt advanced Math to help me think in a certain way (I like physics and I program applications on a computer). Training your brain to think in a logical manner is very useful application in my opinion and is a highly transferable skill.
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    News The Ultimate Loss of Civil Liberties: Innocent Man Shot Dead in UK

    Cheers for the heads up arildno :smile: It'll be interesting to see what conclusions they arrive at.
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    Math Fun Day!

    How about something along the lines of an old Bagatelle type game? It would be easy to make. A piece of plywood with small nails hammered partly the way through it. A number of small balls Numbered slots at the bottom for the ball to drop into. You could have theme games like playing...
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    Can Everything be Reduced to Pure Physics?

    Why would you think this? Is it just your gut feeling? A twist of percerption based on a personal philosophy? Or something else?
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    News Civil war in Iraq

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1782808,00.html Things are going to start getting even hotter.
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    News Civil war in Iraq

    It may be a solution just to let them kill each other. I know it sounds a bit callus but if the hatred is insurmountable (neither side willing to accommodate the other for any reason) then what other choices are available? If the UN or any other country thinks it has a right to intervine...
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    News Civil war in Iraq

    What are the main contentions between Sunni's and Shiites? Is it similar to the problems between Protestants and Catholics? Some stupid differences in interperating a religious text? If it is then I've got no sympathy for them because I've have no tolorance for that kind of stupidity.
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    Chocolate does that and I bet you like chocolate.
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    Lisa! how can you NOT like bananas ???? Is it the taste? The texture?
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    Old Oklahoma City conspiracy theory; any engineers out there?

    Do you realise how few people actually understand this concept?
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    See You Later Everyone!

    Good luck :))
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    It's targetted at your feet. Your sole shall be displaced and you shall fall on your butt. That's the plan anyway
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    Beware arildno, I've just ordered a stealth banana to be launched. Funnily enough I had one of those about three weeks ago.
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    Perhaps there's been a misunderstanding :rofl: :rofl:
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    *pulls out a frozen banana* Have at thee varlet. Thy uncouth mannerisms and foul taste shall be tempered with the might of a banana.
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    How can anyone not like bananas???? :grumpy:
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    So you were just teasing about the banana :frown: That's just mean :cry:
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    I like bananas. Give me a banana and I promise I will not lick your head.
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    When I disagree with someone it is usually because I've thought long and hard about something and then drew my possible conclusions. If someone has come to a different conclusion I sometimes think that they obviously haven't thought things through in the degree that I have. This is obviously...
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    Why do people misunderstand each other sometimes?

    SpaceTiger's explaination covers a lot of ground and applies to most people (if not all). I get misunderstood all the time it seems. Mainly because the chain: 1) What I want to say 2) What I actually say 3) What the other person thinks I said 4) How the person interperates what...
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    News The iraq war, the first stage

    Mustn't cross the masters :eek:
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    News Guns Guns Guns! Everything guns!

    I think it's ok to hunt if you're going to eat the animal that you kill but hunting for 'sport' or 'trophies' is a big no-no in my book.
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    News Guns Guns Guns! Everything guns!

    Perhaps have the government buy the weapons? Allow a certain time for compliance, say 6 months, to allow people to exchange the weapons in their possession for money/clothes/food etc (or even to beef up the security of their home). After that time make it illegal for a civilian to own a...
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    News The iraq war, the first stage

    I have also felt that I've been insulted now and again but I wouldn't even consider putting a complaint in. If someone crosses the line the moderators should step in. That's what they are there for IMO. Automatic banning by the server? That seems pretty dumb. Does that mean I could just...
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    News The iraq war, the first stage

    I just thought he had just given up smoking ???
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    News The Ultimate Loss of Civil Liberties: Innocent Man Shot Dead in UK

    I was speaking about 'either/or'. If intel had got 'reliable' information that an individual had a remote detonator on him OR a person was an actual walking bomb then the method of take-down would be the same. That news article said she counted the rounds as she was running away. Is that...
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    News The Ultimate Loss of Civil Liberties: Innocent Man Shot Dead in UK

    I'm sure you are aware that witnessess make bad witnessess. If there was 30 witnessess it would be unlikely that any of them would see the same thing. The trick, I think, is to listen to all of them and find the correlations. It takes a lot of training to observe details in a high stress situation.
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    News The Ultimate Loss of Civil Liberties: Innocent Man Shot Dead in UK

    Maybe I'm wrong, I'm no doctor :) What I do know is that military personel are trained that in those circumstances (potential suicide bomber or remote detonation) you're to keep firing until the body seizes all movement.
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    News The Ultimate Loss of Civil Liberties: Innocent Man Shot Dead in UK

    It's different if the shooter believed he was killing a suicide bomber or had a remote contolled detonator because he/she would be trying to destroy the brain to prevent reflex action therefore the amount of rounds would depend on whether the target is moving at all (keep firing until all...
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    News The Ultimate Loss of Civil Liberties: Innocent Man Shot Dead in UK

    If what that lady says is accurate they I can't even speculate what was in the mind of the shooter ???
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