off topic but please forgive me me and answer

Patrick Maupin pmaupin at
Sat Apr 3 11:49:45 EDT 2010

On Apr 3, 8:00 am, superpollo <ute... at> wrote:
> > sorry if I misunderstood.
> no no you understood prfectly *but* the thing is i am a regular in an
> italian language math ng which is haunted by a crackpot who insists that
> 1/2 * 1/2 cannot be 1/4, "because multiplication means getting bigger",
> so i took a semi-serious stance and made a few posts as a statistical
> tentative to "convince" said crackpot that the world is not going crazy
> (but maybe he is)

If I read correctly (using my non-existent Italian, and heavily
relying on my tiny bit of Spanish and a lot of google translate), it
appears that you are what I would call a high-school math/science
teacher, who takes students to competitions?


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