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by folkhero
Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What to use in the opposite of an energy drink?
Replies: 46
Views: 5315

Re: What to use in the opposite of an energy drink?

They have this stuff called Drank (I'd link to it's website, but it crashed my browser last time I went to it). It claims to be an anti-energy drink, and has melatonin, valerian root, and rose hips. It's named after something called "purple drank" which is prescription cough syrup mixed wi...
by folkhero
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: easy ways to loose little weight?
Replies: 19
Views: 1796

Re: easy ways to loose little weight?

If you can will yourself to do it, do jumping jacks or other cardio right when you wake up. Combined with a good breakfast, it should help your energy and metabolism for the rest of the day.
by folkhero
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Down with the Sickness.
Replies: 12
Views: 1833

Re: Down with the Sickness.

I have noticed that a lot of upper division math classes at my university have been in the Psychology building the past couple semesters. Maybe they know something we don't.
by folkhero
Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Bodybuilding forum + recurring decimal =
Replies: 24
Views: 4375

Re: Bodybuilding forum + recurring decimal =

A while ago, I had a conversation that ended with me coming to the decision that I shouldn't laugh at stupid people; for many of them, it's not their fault that they're stupid. I've actually been doing a decent job with this until I started to read that thread. Right off the wagon for me.
by folkhero
Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249586

Re: High and low point of your day

High: Realizing that the last exercise for my Real Analysis HW would only take 15 minutes, instead of the 1-2 hours that most of the others took.
Low: Realizing that if I had figured that out 20 minutes earlier, I could have gone to a Pinback concert tonight.
by folkhero
Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cut in their prime
Replies: 87
Views: 11206

Re: Cut in their prime

Anybody remember Earth2? It was on a while ago. Got much the same treatment by NBC that Firefly got from Fox. Episodes shown out of order, screwing up the narrative. Scheduled for 7pm on Sundays! No advertising. They renewed that piece of crap SeaquestDSV for three years after canceling the good sc...
by folkhero
Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Creating an IQ test
Replies: 21
Views: 2893

Re: Creating an IQ test

The test that you take to get into dental school (I think it's called the DAT) has all sorts of visual problems, like "which of these shapes will fit through this hole." /that's what she said/ Anyways, you could look at a practice book for the test to get some ideas. I wish you good luck, ...
by folkhero
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Looking for a book
Replies: 16
Views: 3181

Re: Looking for a book

I'll second "The Man Who Was Thursday." That book is an outstanding example of the surreal. It's relatively short and each page is an absolute joy to read. The characters are great, the plot is bizarre and at times hilarious, and the wit is on par with Oscar Wilde's best work. The philosop...
by folkhero
Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: find something about the number
Replies: 65
Views: 5263

Re: find something about the number

57 is the number that printed on bottles of Heinz catchup, although a quick wiki search reveals that there isn't any good reason for this.
by folkhero
Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 210612

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

For the most part, even if I didn't enjoy books I had to read for school, I either shrugged off right away, or I felt like I learned something from them. There are only two exception that come to mind, books that I felt were actually detrimentally to my education and my enjoyment for reading. The fi...
by folkhero
Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: When did physical pain become the the ultimate "bad thing"?
Replies: 47
Views: 5331

Re: When did physical pain become the the ultimate "bad thing"?

Robert Nozick has a theory about inflicting pain as opposed to stealing in terms of fear of the victim. Suppose that you live in a world of perfect justice, where all trespassers of your rights get caught and have to pay you exactly the amount of money that their trespasses cost you. Since this is a...
by folkhero
Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Club entertainment/edutainment?
Replies: 17
Views: 2432

Re: Math Club entertainment/edutainment?

Don't show them Pi, that movie's portrayal of math is terrible. I remember thinking "If math were really like this, I would probably do the same thing the main character did." which is self-lobotomize 'Stand and Deliver' is a little corny, but it's surprisingly good and should be motivatio...
by folkhero
Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Looking for a book
Replies: 16
Views: 3181

Re: Looking for a book

Catch-22 is different types of surreal throughout, definitely more centered on (numerous) characters than the beginning/middle/end which are all interwoven Pulp Fiction style. Very funny and satirical, not really like The Raven at all. Sadly, I am not familiar Saladfingers. Also, is the above post t...
by folkhero
Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 281746

Re: Recommend one artist

The Kinks! Almost everyone I know, who is familiar with their body of work (not just their 3 most famous songs) likes them more than the Beatles. Listen the Waterloo Sunset right now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J3gX47rHGg If you don't like this song, you probably don't have a soul. Strangers is...
by folkhero
Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Characters?
Replies: 145
Views: 24582

Re: Favorite Characters?

Hamlet: I really relate with him. "hmm.. a my ghost dad told me that Claudius killed him, but I'm not really sure if that's enough reason to kill a man." Brooding and indecisiveness is totally my style in times of crisis. Major Major Major (Catch-22): His back story is one of the funniest ...
by folkhero
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Detox Diets
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: Detox Diets

A friend of mine is planning on going on a detox diet soon. I don't know much about those things, but I suspect them of being new=age hokum and generally a bad Idea. I would like to discourage her with knowledge about the subject, unfortunately I don't really have the knowledge to do so. I don't wan...
by folkhero
Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2812569

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NRA

Confession: I finally went and bought myself an MP3 Player. Tried to use my American Express gift card. Turns out it expired. In February. Of 2007. Oops. I used my debit card. I hate gift cards that expire. It seems so evil, like they're saying "if you are forgetful or indecisive, we take your...
by folkhero
Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Martingale betting system (Roulette)
Replies: 44
Views: 6016

Re: Martingale betting system (Roulette)

The other posts have really summed it up pretty well, but I'd like to add the metaphor of picking pennies up off of a traintrack. You make a little bit of money for a while, and then SMACK! WTF? you just got hit by a train. If you really have enough money to make the probability of losing extremely ...
by folkhero
Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How many pull ups can you do?
Replies: 100
Views: 11763

Re: How many pull ups can you do?

Right now, it's about 10-12 depending on how much adrenaline I have going. Back in high school I did a decent amount of rock climbing, so I could do quite a few at a time. I didn't really do anything else to build strength so I didn't look particularly fit/muscular. At my high school's graduation ni...
by folkhero
Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: types of milk - what's best?
Replies: 80
Views: 10246

Re: types of milk - what's best?

Breast? is supposedly ideal in terms of nutrition, though you have to consider the ancillary costs of the child that triggers production of breast milk in the first place. . . Most cities have places where you can drop those off and they won't ask you any question; fire stations, hospitals and the ...
by folkhero
Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Skinny Hell + Weight Gain
Replies: 35
Views: 3232

Re: Skinny Hell + Weight Gain

How about beer? It's basically liquid bread + alcohol. You obviously don't want to go overboard, but having a non-light beer (or two) with dinner will add calories without adding the simple sugars of soda and is also very tasty. The original purpose of beer was not just intoxication, but also the ab...
by folkhero
Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Most relaxing TV show ever?
Replies: 52
Views: 13366

Re: Most relaxing TV show ever?

I find Star Trek:NG to be very relaxing. The pace is a bit slower than "modern" TV and the SFX aren't usually laughably bad. There's also a lot of talking compared to the amount of action. And the voice of Patrick Stewart is very comforting to me. I have an idea for a new show: A daytime ...
by folkhero
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: slaughterhouse 5
Replies: 33
Views: 5993

Re: slaughterhouse 5

If you find Slaughter House 5 frustrating to read dont even bother with Catch 22. I loved both books. But neither were easy, straight forward reads. Both required patience and the ability to keep reading without fully understanding whats happening straight away. The answers will come and if you mis...
by folkhero
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Summer reading
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

Re: Summer reading

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is an amazing book, probably the best book that I 'had to' read for an English class. It was so good that when I watched the movie (which is great) immediately after reading the book, I thought that it was pretty flaccid in comparison the the book. The Stranger was ce...
by folkhero
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The Klein Four Group
Replies: 24
Views: 6986

Re: The Klein Four Group

The lead singer for these guys, Matt Salamone, was my real analysis professor for the past two semesters. He is a really cool guy, but he's terrible at getting tests and HW graded in any reasonable amount of time. He gave me a B when I was afraid I would get a C the first semester, I think he took p...
by folkhero
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Passionate about a calculator?
Replies: 139
Views: 24298

Re: Passionate about a calculator?

In high school, I had a TI-86 and basically fell in love with it. Most of my friends had 86's so we could trade programs and play games with the connector cables that they came with. I had tonnes of games that make me really nostalgic to just think about: tetris, sub-hunt, drug wars, and all sorts o...
by folkhero
Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2377264

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

HI, I'm Eric, 22 years old and will be graduating with a math degree this December (unless I somehow screw the pooch and fail my ODE class). I guess I fall into the long-time lurker, first time poster category. I hate these introduction type things, so I don't really have too much more to say.

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