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by nash1429
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:19 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How does one finish high school at 10?
Replies: 55
Views: 8900

Re: How does one finish high school at 10?

Living in a community that is overflowing with them, I am glad to say that my parents to not fall into the group mentioned previously. Interestingly, they don't really give a shit about my schooling as long as I am reasonably successful, and yet I am dropping out of high school to go to college 2 ye...
by nash1429
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Quick Question about comic 594
Replies: 12
Views: 2655

Re: Quick Question about comic 594

And as we see there, T=period, not frequency.
by nash1429
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math pick-up lines.
Replies: 15
Views: 2841

Re: Math pick-up lines.

Well... ok I guess I didn't really say what I was thinking in the origianl post. I meant more complicated codes and things like that.
by nash1429
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math pick-up lines.
Replies: 15
Views: 2841

Math pick-up lines.

I'm wondering what kinds of math lines people have thought of or used before (funny/real)? Have they worked? I am thinking of jokes, codes, etc. Not planning on using any immediately though.

EDIT: clarification
by nash1429
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Origin of Life
Replies: 39
Views: 7497

Re: Origin of Life

Majisha wrote:I was over at another science board on another website


What website?
by nash1429
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Insider Science Jokes/Lingo
Replies: 129
Views: 28964

Re: Insider Science Jokes/Lingo

Verily; a very annoying phenomenon indeed.
by nash1429
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Capillary action
Replies: 24
Views: 3688

Re: Capillary action

Based on pressure and powered by gravity, you mean. Here, we just talked about it a month ago. It can be started with gravity, but this is not necessary. Any kind of force can be employed to get it going, including gravity but also sucking, peristalsis, etc. Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_F...
by nash1429
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP vs IB
Replies: 14
Views: 2668

Re: AP vs IB

Teachers certainly help make things a lot easier for the class, but often at my school classes like BC Calc have only 5-10 students who just teach themselves most of the material. We also don't really have the option of going for the best teachers: there are so few things available that we take the ...
by nash1429
Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Origin of Life
Replies: 39
Views: 7497

Re: Origin of Life

4:26 "Surface area grows faster than volume." :?

It's still a somewhat entertaining video, if factually lacking. And I don't see a problem with focusing on arguing against creationism. The music was pretty epic, too.
by nash1429
Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Capillary action
Replies: 24
Views: 3688

Re: Capillary action

Is there a reason you can't have it be a siphon? Because there's no difference between that and gravity fed... As for using a photovoltaic panel, it's kinda defeating the purpose, as that's what the whole system is doing - I'm trying to avoid wasting my energy production on pumping. siphons are bas...
by nash1429
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP vs IB
Replies: 14
Views: 2668

Re: AP vs IB

At a certain point, especially in high school, teachers and classmates don't matter in highly advanced classes (at least not in my hs, which is really bad and doesn't have very ,any smart people in it) because intelligent students can just sort of do their own thing and get away with it.
by nash1429
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How does one finish high school at 10?
Replies: 55
Views: 8900

Re: How does one finish high school at 10?

I suppose at some point even school administrators must fail at their jobs (ie recognize and nurture the intelligent), though their metric for doing so does not actually measure intelligence but ability to answer stock questions and recall memorized facts.
by nash1429
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: US College vs. US High School
Replies: 20
Views: 3501

Re: US College vs. US High School

Verily, it's hearsay. However I am inclined to believe wholeheartedly the statistic for high school teachers in the U.S. having experienced that system not so long ago (5 days, to be exact). I'm not so sure about the other-countries'-teachers-being-in-the-top-10% thing.
by nash1429
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Tri-Polar magnets
Replies: 17
Views: 3898

Re: Tri-Polar magnets

Does electron spin have anything to do with bipolar magnetism?
by nash1429
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:00 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: US College vs. US High School
Replies: 20
Views: 3501

Re: US College vs. US High School

So, what's up with that? Colleges are in a competitive market, while high schools are a government-run near-monopoly. For college professors, getting tenure is a difficult and lengthy process; for high school teachers, you pretty much just have to join the union. I saw an above comment about tenure...
by nash1429
Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Insider Science Jokes/Lingo
Replies: 129
Views: 28964

Re: Insider Science Jokes/Lingo

When Harvard astronomers first discovered pulsars they made LGM (little green men) part of their designation because they mistook the radiation as a signal from aliens. Pulsars were discovered at Cambridge. Linky Next you'll be telling me that the Americans didn't crack Enigma! I read about this ye...
by nash1429
Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How does one finish high school at 10?
Replies: 55
Views: 8900

Re: How does one finish high school at 10?

Conceptually he could master anything he wanted to as quickly as humanly possible. Any further study in high school would have simply held him back, because he could intuitively figure out any problem so quickly. Even tiresome literature analysis and busywork research projects and (horrors) phys ed...
by nash1429
Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:43 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A Mostly Female Workforce in the Future?
Replies: 31
Views: 4281

Re: A Mostly Female Workforce in the Future?

The topic is more about proportion of workers, not quality of jobs. And in any case, it takes time to work up to high level positions whereas it doesn't to get a call center job. Women haven't had as much time as men to cultivate these high level positions, but they are being favored so they are ca...
by nash1429
Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Insider Science Jokes/Lingo
Replies: 129
Views: 28964

Re: Insider Science Jokes/Lingo

When Harvard astronomers first discovered pulsars they made LGM (little green men) part of their designation because they mistook the radiation as a signal from aliens.
by nash1429
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:51 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A Mostly Female Workforce in the Future?
Replies: 31
Views: 4281

Re: A Mostly Female Workforce in the Future?

The topic is more about proportion of workers, not quality of jobs. And in any case, it takes time to work up to high level positions whereas it doesn't to get a call center job. Women haven't had as much time as men to cultivate these high level positions, but they are being favored so they are cat...
by nash1429
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:45 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: US College vs. US High School
Replies: 20
Views: 3501

Re: US College vs. US High School

Was it a secular boarding school or a religious one? I am determined to send my children to a secular boarding school (or prep school, same difference I think) with a good academic reputation. I don't think religious private schools necessarily provide a better education than public ones, though th...
by nash1429
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: US College vs. US High School
Replies: 20
Views: 3501

Re: US College vs. US High School

I don't think the issue of intelligent people being bored in public school is limited to poor families. In many cases private schools are not much better, or if they are they often cost more than private college. Many of my relatives attended a particular boarding school, which I considered. Even if...
by nash1429
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: TI calculators
Replies: 10
Views: 2824

Re: TI calculators

Gotta love the nerdy loopholes.
by nash1429
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A Mostly Female Workforce in the Future?
Replies: 31
Views: 4281

Re: A Mostly Female Workforce in the Future?

I think that while individuals systematically favor those who are like them (race, gender, orientation, clique, wealth), institutions systematically favor the traditional targets of discrimination (women, colored people, etc.). While I am not particularly weel informed on this topic, it seems that w...
by nash1429
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How does one finish high school at 10?
Replies: 55
Views: 8900

Re: How does one finish high school at 10?

I spent most of my life around people a few years older than me and eventually it seems normal. While going to college exceedingly early is probably not a good idea (usually these students have been forced by their parents to work single-mindedly), going a few years early is not such a bad thing. Pa...
by nash1429
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Poles
Replies: 13
Views: 1600

Re: Poles

There seems to be an assumption being made that politicians generally understand 4th grade geography and history. Have hundreds of years of politics taught us nothing?
by nash1429
Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Calculators
Replies: 15
Views: 1926

Calculators

I recently got a TI-89 as a gift (it is still unopened), but I am wondering about whether or not I should return it and upgrade to a TI-92, TI-200, or TI-Nspire. I will be starting college next year and will probably study some kind of engineering. What are people's experiences with these calculator...
by nash1429
Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: TI calculators
Replies: 10
Views: 2824

Re: TI calculators

Maybe I should have put this in the science section, but I am planning on using it more for engineering than math.
by nash1429
Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: TI calculators
Replies: 10
Views: 2824

TI calculators

I have a dilenma about what calculator to get: 89, 92, or 200. Money is not a huge factor in this decision but I wouldn't spend more money on a certain calculator just because it has a higher model number. I will be starting college as an undergraduate this fall , so most of what I will be doing at ...
by nash1429
Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Hating on the statisticians
Replies: 72
Views: 10296

Re: Hating on the statisticians

MATHEMATICIANS FTW!!!!!!!!!!
by nash1429
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bonding/Combining Ba, C, O and N
Replies: 14
Views: 4817

Re: Bonding/Combining Ba, C, O and N

Flourine
Uranium
Carbon
Potassium

Rather immature but I simply couldn't resist.
by nash1429
Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Euler's Theorem
Replies: 20
Views: 2200

Re: Euler's Theorem

BlackSails wrote:
nash1429 wrote:On a somewhat related note, I heard that e^(pi*i)+1=0 is more corect than e^(pi*i)=-1. Why is this?


They are exactly equivalent in every way.


I think it was something similar to PEMDAS but for writing equations, so they are the same mathematically but the first one is more formal.
by nash1429
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Euler's Theorem
Replies: 20
Views: 2200

Euler's Theorem

This has probably been discussed before but I couldn't find it, so please direct me to the thread if you have seen one. I know that e^(pi*i)+1=0, and I have read that this is due to substitutions with sin(x) and cos(x) written as infinite factorial series. The substitution makes sense to me, but can...
by nash1429
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is it illegal to own a chemistry set in Texas?
Replies: 45
Views: 14858

Re: Is it illegal to own a chemistry set in Texas?

We must not allow this systematic interference with science! Really though American culture is kind of pathetic when it comes to science. Do they not realize that they owe us their lives and livelihoods?
by nash1429
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Cannot Send Information Faster Than Light
Replies: 70
Views: 9005

Re: Cannot Send Information Faster Than Light

The thread is probably somewhere else at this point but I just had to say really quick: I believe that information technically refers to the quantum numbers/characteristics of a given particle (spin, charge, location, velocity, etc.).
by nash1429
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: KPCOFGS
Replies: 3
Views: 699

KPCOFGS

We all remember learning about the organization of life in intro biology, and having bland, pc pneumonic devices to remember Kingdom-Phylum-Class-Order-Family-Genus-Species. The best I remember is "kids play catch on freeway get squished." Anybody have any good, funny ones? Preferably as l...
by nash1429
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is it illegal to own a chemistry set in Texas?
Replies: 45
Views: 14858

Re: Is it illegal to own a chemistry set in Texas?

On the chemistry/intelligence point: if we really were smart we would just monopolize the drug market. But really, unless you are doing something very illegal and people know about it, the police aren't going to enter your house looking for Erlenmeyer flasks (in any case I doubt anyone enforcing tha...
by nash1429
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Most interesting mathematician?
Replies: 35
Views: 5222

Re: Most interesting mathematician?

einstein wasn't a mathematician. he had to have friends do much of his math for him. That is not quite true. In fact, thats basically the opposite of true. He did need Minkowski's assistance to understand the maths of curved spaces, but at the time that was a very esoteric & obscure branch of p...
by nash1429
Mon May 31, 2010 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Most interesting mathematician?
Replies: 35
Views: 5222

Re: Most interesting mathematician?

Yakk wrote:Noether
Erdos
Einstein
Newton
Leibniz
Galois

einstein wasn't a mathematician. he had to have friends do much of his math for him.
by nash1429
Fri May 21, 2010 6:02 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP vs IB
Replies: 14
Views: 2668

Re: AP vs IB

I would argue that the other students can have just as much if not m ore impact on the quality of the class than the teacher (depending slightly on class size and lesson structure). The teacher is limited to a certain extent by the intelligence/motivation/et cetera of the students, but a class of si...

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