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  1. #1 Solving An Open Problem: The First Steps 
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    This is a question to the mathematicians on the forum: when you're trying to solve an open problem in pure mathematics, what are the first things you do? Do you test the conjecture with a few example problems? Do you look up recent theorems related to the question, or do you just dive right in?


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    Are there any members of this forum able to tell us whether this is a worthwhile post or a load of bollocks sent in by some smug "smart alec".


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    I can safely say your post is pointless bollocks sent in by a smug smart Alec, but then most of yours are... This is a case of the pot calling the kettle black
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    I can safely say your post is pointless bollocks sent in by a smug smart Alec, but then most of yours are... This is a case of the pot calling the kettle black
    I admit a couple of chums have told me some of my posts contain a level of pomposity I should be able to control.
    But smart Alec - never!
    However, I did ask a straightforward question about the opening post, and I suspect you could have answered it.
    Now stop acting as the forum's amateur hardcase!
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    Tit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Tit...
    I see you are still on patrol!
    If I tried really hard I might be able to think up my own one-word reply to your classy post.
    I don't intend to bother as, sadly, I lack your biting wit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron buttle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    I can safely say your post is pointless bollocks sent in by a smug smart Alec, but then most of yours are... This is a case of the pot calling the kettle black
    I admit a couple of chums have told me some of my posts contain a level of pomposity I should be able to control.
    But smart Alec - never!
    However, I did ask a straightforward question about the opening post, and I suspect you could have answered it.
    Now stop acting as the forum's amateur hardcase!
    You may not have noticed because you were the target, but PhDemon actually made a joke.
    There are no paradoxes in relativity, just people's misunderstandings of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Tit...
    I have to accept all I can now offer is my abject surrender.
    How can anyone stand against his brutal wit!
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