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by Gilvado
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help my networking teacher
Replies: 8
Views: 2313

Help my networking teacher

We're trying to figure out how to solve one of his old h/w assignments from highschool without using ln or any calculus (or anything high level whatsoever). It's from a grade 12 algebra text.

2^(x-1) = 9^(x+1)

Obviously it's gotta be something simple, but WHAT IS IT!?
by Gilvado
Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Satan (or: Why mass forced public education is evil)
Replies: 33
Views: 5518

I didn't think to search for homeschooling, much to my own embarrassment-- I'll go check out that thread.

Edit: For those that have enough money or plan to have enough money, what are your thoughts on private schools that are structured to encourage personal growth and education?
by Gilvado
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Satan (or: Why mass forced public education is evil)
Replies: 33
Views: 5518

All very good points :D. I won't respond to them individually (don't shoot me) 'cause my own negative feelings towards what I see as the failures of the schooling system fall (mainly) under the category of how I feel schools make people think about education. And that was a terrible sentence... I gu...
by Gilvado
Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Comparing pain (not related to S&M. Yet?)
Replies: 32
Views: 5549

:P Touche. *shakes fist* I still think it's valid at some level though. People have a responsibility to respect some social norms that help everyone get along with and interact well with everyone else. Doesn't mean you can use it to justify anything, and doesn't mean that all the norms are moral or ...
by Gilvado
Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Satan (or: Why mass forced public education is evil)
Replies: 33
Views: 5518

Satan (or: Why mass forced public education is evil)

Ok, first of all, I have some pretty radical views on this stuff. I mean, obviously I think I'm right (or I wouldn't believe it, now would I?) but I can recognize that it's pretty far from the mainstream ideas. I read (maybe about a year ago now) a book titled, "The Underground History of Ameri...
by Gilvado
Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Suicide (Re-named)
Replies: 209
Views: 55359

My solution to my own feelings of depression were pretty pragmatic. I read/watched a bunch of stuff from one dude... a while ago. Crap I can't remember his name or his comic's name... But it's all really depressing (and well done) and there's one video about how he knows all his ex's are sleeping wi...
by Gilvado
Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Comparing pain (not related to S&M. Yet?)
Replies: 32
Views: 5549

I have to say that I think the 'suck it up' mentality is a slippery slope. I don't think it's just pure bunk, but at the same time there are major problems with people that just use it indescriminantly. Some people enjoy the validation that they get from other people when they whine to them. They re...
by Gilvado
Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Heterosexuality = Sexism
Replies: 77
Views: 13277

Hey, first post (other than introducing myself), just figured I ought to start posting somewheres. I'd like to preface this by saying that I'm a big proponent of evolutionary psychology, and that when I make an argument, I tend to go over each of the points that I can see, and it can get a bit rambl...
by Gilvado
Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 337125

Hey everyone, introducing myself 'cause perishing isn't exactly my idea of a good time. I'm a student at a computing technical college, though my interests lie equally in computing and psychology. I'm here mostly for Serious Business, which is a forum I've been reading for a while. xkcd itself has b...

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