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    On a four-minute death timer. Every breath I take resets it.

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  1. Vort


    I was doing a quick email clean-up (low on space) while talking with my 14-year-old, and with him standing there and me not thinking about it too much, I decided to glance through the junk mail before deleting it to see if there was anything funny. On reflection, that was a very bad idea that could have ended poorly. But I did get Mr. Paulson's kind and generous offer, so as the Bible says, all's well that ends well.
  2. Happened to glance at my spam before deleting it, and boy, am I glad I did! I'm in the money, folks! CA$H DOLLAR$!! And i can tell this isn't your typical Nigerian spam scheme, because it's not from Nigeria! It's from some perfectly legit-sounding outfit called Astound.net (paint me astounded!) based, apparently, in Italy. Mamma mia! Can anything bad come out of Italy? I thought I'd share the news of my good fortune with you, so you can all feel appropriately jealous of me. You're welcome. ******************************* For Mutual Benefit Larry Paulson <[email protected]> Sep 17, 2020, 1:27 PM (20 hours ago) to petlar7 This message seems dangerous Similar messages were used to steal people's personal information. Avoid clicking links, downloading attachments, or replying with personal information. Looks safe Hello,I am Larry Peter Paulson Director Inspection Unit United Nations Inspection Agent in Hartsfield?Jackson Atlanta International Airport Atlanta GA. We are rounding up for the last Quater of the auditing, all abandom Consignment in US Airports are being transfer to our facilities here for inspection and confiscation. During our investigation, I discovered An abandoned shipment on your name which was transferred to our facility here in Hartsfield?Jackson Atlanta International Airport and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in a Metal Trunk Box. The consignment was abandoned because the Content was not properly declared by the consignee as money, rather it was declared as personal effect to avoid diversion by the Diplomatic Agent also the Diplomat inability to pay for Non Inspection Fees.On my assumption, the boxes will contain more that $6M and the consignment is still left in storage facility till today. The Consignment is a metal box with weight of about 242LBS (Internal dimension: W61 x H156 x D73 (cm). Effective capacity: 680 L.)Approximately. The details of the consignment including your name the official document from United Nation office in London are tagged on the Metal Trunk box.I want to use my good office and clear the Consignment and deliver it to you. If you WILL ACCEPT MY C O N D I T I O N AND want us to transact the delivery for mutual benefit, you should provide your name, Phone Number and full address, to cross check if it corresponds with the address on the official document including the name of nearest Airport around you and other details. You should send the required details to me for onward delivery.All communication must be held extremely confidential. I can get everything concluded within 24 to 48 hours upon your acceptance and proceed to your address for delivery. But it must be on the condition that you will give me 30% of the amount contained in the boxes and i must get assurance from you concerning my 30% before i will proceed.I want us to transact this business and share the money, since the shipper have abandoned it and ran away. I will pay for the Non inspection fee and arrange for the boxes to be moved out of this Airport to your address, Once i am through, i will deploy the services of a secured shipping Company to provide the security it needs to your doorstep. or i can bring it by myself to avoid any more trouble. But i will share it 70% to you and 30% to me. But you have to assure me of my 30%. do respond to me immediately if you are interested to conclude this with me.Looking forward to hear from youBest Regards,Larry Peter PaulsonINSPECTION OFFICE
  3. Vort

    Eternity, infinity, and limits

    Or perhaps [inf]complex. (Don't mind me. I'm just getting caught up in the irrelevant details of the comparison.)
  4. Vort

    Eternity, infinity, and limits

    I found a reference that explains an example demonstrating that the rationals are countably infinite, and thus aleph-naught. It's not mathematically rigorous, so if you want to use it on your Math Ed Master's thesis, you're out of luck. But it's convincing. I admit I chuckled out loud when I saw it. Clever. https://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/rational-numbers-countable.php#:~:text=A set is countable if you can count its elements.&amp;text=In mathematical terms%2C a set,the set of natural numbers.
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    Eternity, infinity, and limits

    How is this possible? How can you map the integers onto the rational numbers? I'm not mathematically sophisticated, but I understand mapping the integers onto any subset of the integers. I don't see any strategy to map the integers onto something like the rationals. Can you explain? Preferable if you use small words that I can easily understand, but if you need to get fancy, that's fine, too. Or if you'd rather just point me to a reference, that works.
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    Eternity, infinity, and limits

    mordorbund mulls math mysteries.
  7. Vort

    Are Latter-day Saints unified?

    Far be it from me to tell another his or her standing before God. Nevertheless, I do not see how it is possible to leave the kingdom of God and Jesus without leaving God and Jesus. This seems to be false by the very definition of words.
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    Poor Homeless Cougar

    I bet those are great pics.
  9. Vort

    Singing in Church

    C, ftr.
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    Singing in Church

    It probably should have been B. Sadly, it was not.
  11. I was back at Church yesterday for the first time since, I guess, March. We had a baptism for several children of a large family, children of record but two of the three old enough to be considered convert baptisms. Everyone masked up (except for the younger children). Interesting experience. We limited our activity to the area of the Church building with the font, which in our case is the Relief Society room.
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    Singing in Church

    I conducted a baptism yesterday where the bishop was presiding. When I announced that we would sing the opening hymn, the bishop corrected me that we would just be listening to the hymn, because we weren't allowed to sing. How did I feel? A. Embarrassed B. Irritated at the stupidity of such an Inslee-inspired-sounding regulation C. Both of the above
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    How would you answer this?

    Excellent post.
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    Are Latter-day Saints unified?

    The kingdom of God is not for everyone. What a thing to say. Of course, it's true. Christ's sheep are those who hear his voice. It follows that the kingdom of God, where all hear Christ's voice, is not a place for those who are not Christ's sheep. But since we can't identify by sight who is and who is not Christ's sheep, we generally avoid saying such things.
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    Stopping COVID

    I think the two are related. I need my hat. Where's the tinfoil?