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by nash1429
Thu May 20, 2010 3:49 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP vs IB
Replies: 14
Views: 2668

Re: AP vs IB

In my own experience APs are essentially memorization. The ones offered at my school are not particularly interesting, although this would depend greatly on the students and the teacher.
by nash1429
Mon May 17, 2010 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Base pi
Replies: 38
Views: 12365

Re: Base pi

If we are including rational bases in this discussion I would be tempted to put things in bases less than 1 to mess with peoples' minds.
by nash1429
Thu May 13, 2010 4:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: STEM fields vs. Humanites
Replies: 35
Views: 4977

Re: STEM fields vs. Humanites

By "certainty" I don't mean being 100% sure that something will happen or is true, but that a conclusion is logically sound (I am certain that the pythagorean theoem is correct in a different way than I would be certain of something like the transcendency of love). Even if I do not need ce...
by nash1429
Wed May 12, 2010 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: STEM fields vs. Humanites
Replies: 35
Views: 4977

Re: STEM fields vs. Humanites

Go ahead and think about them all you want, but don't say that you can establish certainty.
by nash1429
Tue May 11, 2010 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: STEM fields vs. Humanites
Replies: 35
Views: 4977

Re: STEM fields vs. Humanites

Actually experiemts have been done to demonstrate various cultural reactions and perceptions, although unfortunately I don't have time to find them at the moment. They have compared people from the North vs. the South and shown different reactions to the same stimuli (like a partner cheating). And I...
by nash1429
Tue May 11, 2010 4:03 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: STEM fields vs. Humanites
Replies: 35
Views: 4977

Re: STEM fields vs. Humanites

I was talking not about evoking emotion or appreciation but about understanding. For example, if I want to learn about innate goodness/badness in people I would do a psych experiment (like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_prison_experiment), not go read Lord of the Flies.
by nash1429
Thu May 06, 2010 6:24 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: STEM fields vs. Humanites
Replies: 35
Views: 4977

Re: STEM fields vs. Humanites

Logic as in organized and well-though-out reasoning or logic as in the construction of a statement whose only weakness lies in a few fundamental postulates? One is applicable to the real world, one is pure and noble. I would say generally that the sciences seek to understand the world (establishing ...
by nash1429
Tue May 04, 2010 6:44 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!
Replies: 96
Views: 11029

Re: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!

i've heard that AP english language is a joke for any native speaker
by nash1429
Tue May 04, 2010 5:37 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: STEM fields vs. Humanites
Replies: 35
Views: 4977

Re: STEM fields vs. Humanites

by nash1429
Tue May 04, 2010 12:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!
Replies: 96
Views: 11029

Re: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!

stat tommorrow and bio monday... both easy 5s
by nash1429
Mon May 03, 2010 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Early Entrance
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: Early Entrance

The academics don't worry me that much, and at this point I am used to being in classes with people much earlier than me. The program has only had one dropout among about 300 students in ten years. My main concern is regretting either decision after I have made it.
by nash1429
Mon May 03, 2010 7:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: STEM fields vs. Humanites
Replies: 35
Views: 4977

Re: STEM fields vs. Humanites

I would argue that while humanitites can be understood on some level by most anybody, STEM fields require years of training just to know what someone is generally talking about. A STEM professor could easily give an analysis of a book or art piece, but an English prof. wouldn't have a clue about eve...
by nash1429
Mon May 03, 2010 5:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Early Entrance
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Early Entrance

I was recently accepted to the University of Washington Academy for Young Scholars, which means I could drop out of high school to go to college two years early. Did anybody on this forum go to college early? Do you have any regrets about going/not going or thoughts about how it has affected your li...
by nash1429
Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Probability Puzzle
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: Probability Puzzle

are we assuming that they are the same 100 problems?

edit: otherwise there is an infinite set of 100 problem sets that do not all overlap each other
by nash1429
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Floor Pattern
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Floor Pattern

nerd pride!
oorah!
by nash1429
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd.com/unixkcd
Replies: 292
Views: 115888

Re: April Fools 2010 Discussion

nooooooooooooooooooo

it's over!

this is not okay
by nash1429
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: webcomics
Replies: 4
Views: 674

webcomics

Much as we all love the one and only xkcd, does anyone know any other good math/science/nerd webcomic or humor sites for the other four days of the week? Obviously there are plenty of fora but I haven't found any regularly updated humor as good as there is here.
by nash1429
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: slightly excessive numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

slightly excessive numbers

I have read that although there are slightly defective numbers (divisors add up to one less that the number, counting each divsor only once, e.g. 4: 1+2=3), there do not appear to be any slightly excessive numbers even though their existence has not been proven or disproven. Why don't prime numbers ...
by nash1429
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0696: "Strip Games"
Replies: 250
Views: 78617

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

nash1429 wrote:shouldn't it be strip games divided by games? "poker" has more results than "strip poker"

beat me to it while i was posting. damn
by nash1429
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0696: "Strip Games"
Replies: 250
Views: 78617

Re: "Strip Games" Discussion

shouldn't it be strip games divided by games? "poker" has more results than "strip poker"
by nash1429
Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:11 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: ACT scores
Replies: 81
Views: 10925

Re: ACT scores

got a 32 in 8th grade; it was awkward over vacation when my cousin who just took it senior year was stoked about a 26
by nash1429
Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 58017

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

actually if you do the math the radicand isn't that small because of unit conversion.
by nash1429
Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 58017

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

ok this got boring a while ago, but really you should do the calculation by hand with your equation and my equation and see which one you like better
by nash1429
Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 58017

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

if you had done the math you would have noticed that my equation lets you put the numeric values of the variables directly into the equation without accounting for units, which you have to do for the equation given in the strip. google can do it the long way, but my equation saves you a lot of time ...
by nash1429
Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 58017

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

bing has almost 3 mil. results for "calculational equation" ... until you scroll down to the bottom of the page, and see that it's including results for calculation equation sans quotes - ie, replacing "calculational" with a much more common word, and no longer requiring it to b...
by nash1429
Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 58017

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

If they don't exist, then why are there 95 google results? http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS233US233&q=%22calculational+equation%22&start=0&sa=N Because 95 results on Google is below the threshold of statistical significance. For comparison: "diff...
by nash1429
Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 58017

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

What the pants is a "calculational equation", other than a term that doesn't exist ? But anyway, take something simpler... v = s/t. If you travelled 10m in 5s, and you want to find the answer in km/h, then the relevant equation is still just v = s/t. It just that if you take that to mean ...
by nash1429
Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 58017

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

it should be square root of ((2 times 365 times 24 times 60)/(PdXfXd)) 2 because you need a couple and 365, 24, and 60 to find minutes in a year this becaomes minutes in a year/minutes of sex You don't need to find minutes in a year, because Google already knows that. That's why you type it in incl...
by nash1429
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0563: "Fermirotica"
Replies: 169
Views: 58017

Re: "Fermirotica" Discussion

it should be square root of ((2 times 365 times 24 times 60)/(PdXfXd))
2 because you need a couple and 365, 24, and 60 to find minutes in a year
this becaomes minutes in a year/minutes of sex

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