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by chilled
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2376043

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi everybody (hello Dr Nick) I'm Mark, too old, from Leeds, England and I'm a geek, as opposed to a nerd or a dork. For certain values of geek. I think my favourite xkcd (amongst many candidates) has to be 386. It's a handy cautionary tale. I joined because whilst I'm on other forums for some of my ...
by chilled
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your last words?
Replies: 221
Views: 17851

Re: Your last words?

"Look, I'll show you. I really *can* rip my own beating heart out"

but more likely

"nurse! nurse?"
by chilled
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mathematics and intellect
Replies: 85
Views: 9476

Re: Mathematics and intellect

erm.... biology versus anatomy...
by chilled
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: TIME...
Replies: 36
Views: 3441

Re: TIME...

It's the "both measuring each other as less than 1 s/s" that breaks my head. I've read simplified explanations a few times but they've never really stuck. I gotta do a real physics course one day. >.< It "breaks my head" that for GPS devices, they have to apply GR to the timings...
by chilled
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mathematics and intellect
Replies: 85
Views: 9476

Re: Mathematics and intellect

Surely in the argument of mathematician versus say literary critic, we need to clarify the mathematician bit. There's mathematicians of the calibre of Fermat, who produce new and ground-breaking work during their lifetime. And then there's your average maths post-grad. Who makes a tiny incremental a...

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