[EM] Part 3, Meet Warren Smith

MIKE OSSIPOFF nkklrp at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 16 01:00:23 PST 2007

Warren said:

, but it is obvious
to me that you messed up
for several reasons).

I reply:

...which you are unable to articulate. Apparently some sort of petty spite
is among your reasons.

well, alright.  Your formula has

1.plainly wrong asymptotic behavior and

I reply:

BF's rounding points approach those of Webster, in the limit of larger pairs 
of consecutive integers.

Between 0 and 1 it's an improper integral, but when it's evaluated, the 
rounding point is at 1/e.

Warren continues:

2.plainly wrong specific values (after some computing)

I reply:

...which Warren has never specified.

Warren continues

, and
3.this sort of formula simply never arises in the ways you said,
so it must be wrong.

I reply:

The meaning of that isn't at all clear.

Warren said:

I have no responsibility to find errors in your derivation

I reply:

Regrettably your reticence doesn't extend to not making many angrily-worded 
unsuported claims.

Mike Ossipoff

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