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by Tide
Sat May 18, 2013 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 64765

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

But it's funny that I have no problem to reach negative years, even though both my number line and timeline look very similar around zero . I can go million years into the past, I can see dinosaurs between 65 million and 200 million BC, then it's a little more blurred and the scale shrinks once mor...
by Tide
Fri May 17, 2013 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1213: "Combination Vision Test"
Replies: 159
Views: 64765

Re: 1213: "Combination Vision"

I also don't know, if it's uncommon when I immediately and automatically see numbers on my mental number line (also letters in alphabet, years, months, days, hours have their own number lines). Is that what everyone does or not? I always thought it's really what everyone else imagine 1 but the Wiki...
by Tide
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Human settlement on mars? what do you think?
Replies: 37
Views: 13833

Re: Human settlement on mars? what do you think?

I don't know whether it's possible or not, but I wouldn't want to participate in one of those projects. Sure, it's pretty cool, but the whole idea of leaving earth to never come back scares me like few other things do.
by Tide
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Should we have only one language? (And other questions)
Replies: 29
Views: 11840

Re: Should we have only one wordy-writey-meaning-conveying-w

I be a native Esperanto speaker. I also speak English (fluently), German (well), Portuguese (okay-ly), French (poorly), Mandarin Chinese (very poorly) and just a little dab of Romanian. I lived in Portugal for half a year and be currently living in Germany (since a year and a half ago). I learned E...
by Tide
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Should we have only one language? (And other questions)
Replies: 29
Views: 11840

Re: Should we have only one language? (And other questions)

Thanks for all the answers, they help me a lot with ideas. I personally wouldn't like to have only one language, simply because I like learning new ones and discussing the differences between them. But I also understand why one would want it. I was in France last year and we visited a school - that ...
by Tide
Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Should we have only one language? (And other questions)
Replies: 29
Views: 11840

Should we have only one language? (And other questions)

Hi! I'm doing a project in school about how people see different languages, what their relationship to them are, etc. So well, I'd need some material. Except for the poll question, I'd like to know what countries you've lived in, which languages you know - and why. Do you think it was a good thing t...
by Tide
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Beautiful proofs/mathematical properties
Replies: 16
Views: 3826

Re: Beautiful proofs/mathematical properties

Yes, that's the one I've been taught (have seen other versions but I prefer that one), though I didn't know it was called that.
by Tide
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Beautiful proofs/mathematical properties
Replies: 16
Views: 3826

Re: Beautiful proofs/mathematical properties

Oh, that's many great ideas. Especially the proof for the pythagorean theorem, I think most will recognize it while they might not have seen the proof before. Do you have links to any good texts/explanations of the others? Otherwise I'll just check wikipedia :)
by Tide
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Beautiful proofs/mathematical properties
Replies: 16
Views: 3826

Re: Beautiful proofs/mathematical properties

That specific equation isn't really important, it was more of a way of showing what I'm looking for (short equations/proofs that looks nice). If you're curious about what all this is for, it's an art project so what's essential is that it looks good written in colour on huge paper, to people that (l...
by Tide
Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Beautiful proofs/mathematical properties
Replies: 16
Views: 3826

Re: Beautiful proofs/mathematical properties

Oh, thank you so much, that one's great!
by Tide
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Beautiful proofs/mathematical properties
Replies: 16
Views: 3826

Beautiful proofs/mathematical properties

I've looked around a lot trying to find examples of beautiful mathematical things. I found this http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7105&hilit=beautiful but it isn't really what I'm looking for. I'd like to get examples of more specific proofs or formulas, optimaly pretty short. Exam...
by Tide
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: American school system
Replies: 22
Views: 17489

Re: American school system

I had different schedules every day in both high school and university- it really depends on the school. But yes, the American system is very different from the one in Europe in that on both levels you are sort of expected to be a well-rounded scholar through the requirements- later on you can of c...
by Tide
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: American school system
Replies: 22
Views: 17489

Re: American school system

Oh, thank you very much! Seems to be pretty different from how it works here, I understand that it's difficult to get something that's roughly the same as a year in Swedish school (most student that take a high school year in the US has to take that year again at home, so basically you'll have been ...
by Tide
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: American school system
Replies: 22
Views: 17489

American school system

Hi everyone! I've always been a bit curious about how the American school system really works. As I've understood it, you're in high school year 10-12 too, and it's mandatory. (Unlike in Sweden where high school ends after year nine, and then comes the three year long "gymnasiet", where yo...
by Tide
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2352248

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

one of the reasons I like this forum is as a way to learn more English :) It's pretty much the worst forum for that. People tend to not point out spelling and grammar mistakes. I'd rather say it's the best, what I want is not people making remarks on every single word I write, but to have conversat...
by Tide
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How to make teachers friendlier and easier to talk to?
Replies: 16
Views: 14235

Re: How to make teachers friendlier and easier to talk to?

In my school I've always felt a great trust for the teachers and have at least three or four that I'd feel completely comfortable telling if anything troubled me. I don't know exactly what it is that creates this kind of student-teacher relationship but some things I think may be contributing: First...
by Tide
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2352248

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, my name is Lisa, and I'm a little 15 year old girl from just outside Stockholm, Sweden. I've been reading this forum for almost a year now, I think, and finally decided to get an account instead of just spending time figuring out replies in my head and getting annoyed when I can't write them. I ...
by Tide
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words common to different languages with different meanings
Replies: 69
Views: 33144

Re: Words common to different languages with different meani

Oh, I always get super confused when people say "canine" in English and thinks they talk about rabbits, sound pretty weird... But that's just one of few examples of false friends in English/Swedish. For example, we have the word "fack", pronounced as "fuck". I can't rea...

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