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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Hypatia was an inspiration for at least some if not most of the album "From Now On" by The Crystal Set (1987). The Crystal Set were a band fronted by Russell Kilbey, who is a brother of Steve Kilbey from the Church. There is a prose thingy about her and her horrific demise at the hands of so-called Christians on the inner sleeve of said album.
    Instead of "(370-415)" I was going to say "Born: 370 and killed by christian mob: 415" but decided against it.

    She is also reputed to have been the first great female mathematician.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Yes, but did she wear deodourant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Instead of "(370-415)" I was going to say "Born: 370 and killed by christian mob: 415" but decided against it.

    She is also reputed to have been the first great female mathematician.
    Has anyone read "Leaning Towards Infinity" (I forget the name of the Aussie author) which is about a female math genius?
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Has anyone read "Leaning Towards Infinity" (I forget the name of the Aussie author) which is about a female math genius?
    The author is Sue Woolfe and it is a work of fiction written from the perspective of a woman whose mother is a untrained maths genius. By way of connection to the thread, the character of the daughter's christian name is Hypatia. I don't know any Hypatia's personally but I'm told it is a name that has often been chosen for daughters in mathematical families.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan's sig
    Please say 'hello' to the next president of the CAQ
    umm ... hello? Who's there?
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan's sig
    How bout a Monty Python appreciation thread then? G'on t'en.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    It's a starter tribute.

    More information here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham's sig
    This post is not "authorised" (whatever that means) for republication anywhere outside this forum in this or any other universe, without the written permission of either the author, or any two of Bobby Fischer, Dannii Minogue and Osama bin Laden.
    Infinity plus one, no returns, white rabbit.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Worthy of permanent record:

    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Duggan
    He who sacketh the knight on the 7th without a specific plan, and obtains mere counterplay but ultimately insufficient, shall be buried to his neck and shall be subject to an eternity of readings of political ideologue from BB dreamers and model plane makers.

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    Now amended to:

    He who permits an entirely unforced back rank mate-in-one against Glenno, shall be strung up by his feet and whilst inverted shall be forced to decipher and analyse the entire works of AC as originally written on chesschat
    Cruel and unusual punishment. Surely nothing deserves such a fate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardDuggan
    Perchance I am found to have multiple personalities on the BB, I will offer the surplus to those who have none
    So does mean were you to loan out such surplus personalities for a decent length of time then once they were returned to you they would possess some interest?

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    Skaro 1-0 Duggan
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

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    I am a brilliant chess player - I just have enormous difficulty proving it.

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    [Originally Posted by firegoat7
    Enthusiasm is a good thing, but democracy works slowly.]

    Democracy is a good thing,but enthusiasm works slowly

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    If anyone knows why I sigfiled that, do feel free to tell me!

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