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Posted by Mikey Pearson on July 10, 2003 04:13:33 UTC

Right now, all I can do is slip this under the door and go do my chores...

Definition Of a von Neumann probe http://www.homoexcelsior.com/omega.db/datum/space_colonization/von_neumann_probe/66

A von Neuman quote found at
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Quotations/Von_Neumann.html
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

And another von Neumann quote
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.

One account says he was hard to follow as a teacher in university because his blackboard method was bad; yet the same account implied that his interests in everyday problems made him a good conversationalist.

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