Letters to the editor, August 2009
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Best you should check with Peter. He knows.Return to index of contributors
What is does it cost ryan s steakhouse pricing? Your insight into what would be the best way to proceed would be much appreciated. A little advice would go a long way right now.
Thank you so much.
Best you should check with Janet. She knows.Return to index of contributors
From: Peter Neilson
vicar.html is not in 2009.
It is now. I don't quite know why it was missing. I think it has something to do with the shoddy reality they have in these parts. It keeps shedding.Return to index of contributors
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But, but, but, ... I already have a time-shared condominium in scenic Yakutsk.Return to index of contributors
From: Laura Parker
My name is Laura, and I found your web page, http://richardhartersworld.com/~cri/gender.html while looking for resources for the women's studies class I student taught this past semester. Your listing of resources was really helpful to me, and I thank you for putting it all together. As I was looking through the resources on the page, I came across the link to http://www.vix.com/pub/men/index.html that appears to be broken, and I thought I should let you know about it. A page that may be a suitable replacement is http://www.datehookup.com/content-the-mens-issues-page.htm if you just wanted to change the link. I've found this page useful and think it would be a good addition to your page. Thanks so much for taking the time to read over my e-mail, let me know if it was helpful to you!
Thank you very much for writing. The page you suggested appears to be an excellent replacement. The internet is an great resource. Unfortunately pages tend to come and go. I can give a reference to a book. It will be good until the last copy of that book vanishes, which may be decades or even millenia later. Websites and web pages have a shorter life time. Worse, their content is written on sand.Return to index of contributors
From: Peter Neilson
Sometimes I read things without any attention to the content, looking only at the form. My method is almost totally unlike that of Dr. Flynn, who always understood what he was reading.
Thus I find that we (that is to say you) are suing the Sikhs.
This sentence appears in your collected writing, at http://richardhartersworld.com/cri/2003/clement.html:
"The tool theory says that our present type of intelligence is a consequence of our suing tools and seeeks to account for our using tools."What will you gain from suing the Sikhs? A Triple Letter Score: seeeks.
Ingenious your interpretation may be, but it does not account for the form. The word, "seeeks", must be a verb, given the grammatical structure of the sentence. (I assume that you will agree that all sentences in my prose are grammatically correct.) It is tools that are being sued.Return to index of contributors
From: Nathan Childers
Most reviewers have little to say beyond the obvious. You, however, have insights into my works that are quite remarkable. Whenever I begin to read one of your reviews I say to myself, "Nathan prepare to be surprised." This time you have exceeded my expectations.
Thank you, sir. You are your usual gracious self.Return to index of contributors
From: Chip Hitchcock
I'm curious about "If the result does not have to be exact the asymptotic formula is indicated." I recall working ~20 years ago with a formula involving multiple invocations of the square root of five, all of which resolved to rational numbers and a precise result when I worked it through; does this not work for larger numbers, or is it too complicated for large N, or are you referring to something else entirely?
You can indeed do that and it is a bright idea; like many bright ideas there is a catch. In this case the catch is that it's more work to compute the Fibonacci numbers using the closed form solution. Essentially what happens is that you reproduce the integer recursion and do a lot of extra algebra.Return to index of contributors
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