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On 2/28/2019 at 5:36 AM, Badger said:

Cancer, the answer is 47. ﻿

*watches Cancer lose the rest of his  sanity* ﻿

On 3/4/2019 at 4:49 AM, Cancer said:

I admit that for personal reasons I prefer 37 to 47, but as I said before, it isn't out of the question.  I have tomorrow's exam already printed off, but the final exam isn't too far off and it could be made to happen then.

I think 47 is Star Treks "42". The best explanation I ever read was:
"It is 42, but accounting for Inflation".

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Hey, I got it right before looking.  (though it was partly from having fun over the years with figuring percentages in sports)

My Mom--a huge baseball fan, who remembers listening to Harry Caray on the radio when he was an announcer for the Cardinals--used baseball to teach percentages when she taught middle school.

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... now if we could get him to grasp the mathematics of infinitesimals and pull him out of the utter mathophobia I have encountered too often

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Keeping it real.

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In no way will I argue with that.

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9 hours ago, Cancer said:

... now if we could get him to grasp the mathematics of infinitesimals and pull him out of the utter mathophobia I have encountered too often

I was great at general mathematics, almost calculator like in figuring out answers, but for whatever reason the higher maths mystified me.  (had to take Algebra I twice, did pretty well in Algebra II,  never got geometry, didn't go into trigonometry, pretty much considered calculus the devil's arithmetic. )

Mathophobia? 😕

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I was great at general mathematics, almost calculator like in figuring out answers, but for whatever reason the higher maths mystified me.  (had to take Algebra I twice, did pretty well in Algebra II,  never got geometry, didn't go into trigonometry, pretty much considered calculus the devil's arithmetic. )

My higher mathematics courses primarily involved mathematical logic and set theory, with a smattering of numerical analysis, linear algebra, and a little game theory thrown in. Calculus was a prerequisite.

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Is it true that atheists don't like exponential equations because they involve higher powers?

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3 hours ago, Pariah said:

Is it true that atheists don't like exponential equations because they involve higher powers?

Yes.

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Mind you, theists dislike exponential equations also, but for other reasons.

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I think today is railgun demo video day.

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Can I volunteer some test subjects?

(It's about to hit the fan in 3rd period.)

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Are they electrically conductive?

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14 minutes ago, Cancer said:

Are they electrically conductive?

Students?

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Yeah.

If you're gonna launch something with a railgun, it or some part of it has to be electrically conductive.

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Pariah may not care if the test subject is launched in the intended manner.  I mean, if you run that much current through something, there will be... acceleration.

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What day is trebuchet demo day?  Those are also good at accelerating things.

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8 hours ago, Cancer said:

Are they electrically conductive?

If I soak them in brine first, I suppose.

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Does Einstein eat those who get the riddle wrong?

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Maybe.  There's an Einstein Middle School here, and I wouldn't put it past them to eat people, right or wrong.

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8 minutes ago, Cancer said:

Maybe.  There's an Einstein Middle School here, and I wouldn't put it past them to eat people, right or wrong.

Must be the kids of my former classmates then.

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I have one psychology major (wants to get into med school) in my class this term ... the write-up from this student for the last lab has a typo where instead of "μF" for a capacitance it reads "Fμ".  I circled this and wrote "Freudian".

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So, he has the same experiences with you as we do.

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