Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby robotthepirate on Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:02 am

I'll agree with you on that. It's always "I'm right, if you dissagree with me you must be wrong" and everythings so black and white with it.
But I wont complain too much because I'm in it's exclusive "Maths is fun" club. Though A level (age 17/18) put me off it with Pure maths that takes all the numbers out of it, and all the fun is in the numbers.
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby Yeahduff on Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:01 pm

Math is terrible.

Kids aren't going to just read Shakespeare on their own. Because they're stupid.
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby Shucking Oysters on Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:07 pm

Yeahduff wrote:Math is terrible.

Kids aren't going to just read Shakespeare on their own. Because they're stupid.


There's nothing wrong with Maths until you hit her Calculus stage, then it's time to back away really slowly.

Also, yes.
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby peterabnny on Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:50 am

robotthepirate wrote:I'll agree with you on that. It's always "I'm right, if you dissagree with me you must be wrong" and everythings so black and white with it.
But I wont complain too much because I'm in it's exclusive "Maths is fun" club. Though A level (age 17/18) put me off it with Pure maths that takes all the numbers out of it, and all the fun is in the numbers.



Math is definitely more fun when you take the numbers out of it.

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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby Phact0rri on Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:22 am

Often people would joke "maths aren't important for life" Now I have to draw stuff to scale, with measurements, and I see fractions for weeks at a go.
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby Rickford on Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:25 pm

I do maths visually. I end up thinking of every maths based question as some sort of visual representatation like a bar or pie chart, regardless of whether that is what I'm supposed to be doing, and without any actual numbers based calculations going on, I often end up with the right numbers. Fractions and percentages I'm eerily good at. Teachers picked up on this when I was at school and stuck me in the top group for maths, assuming I understood the priciples behind my eerily accurate "calculations".

Exams nowadays require you to show your working out. This did not bode well for me.
I think I still hold the record for being the only child in the history of that school to have EATEN their GCSE maths exam paper. (not a joke).

in all seriousness, I left school with no proper maths grounding at all, and now am in a posistion where I have to do company banking on a regular basis.
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby Shucking Oysters on Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:55 pm

Rickford wrote:I think I still hold the record for being the only child in the history of that school to have EATEN their GCSE maths exam paper. (not a joke).


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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby McDuffies on Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:45 pm

Rickford wrote:Exams nowadays require you to show your working out. This did not bode well for me.
I think I still hold the record for being the only child in the history of that school to have EATEN their GCSE maths exam paper. (not a joke).

Go on...
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby Laemkral on Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:39 pm

I have to use math. Lots of it. Usually adding and subtracting plus some multiply and dividing. But usually it results in lots and lots of spreadsheets. I recently had to use geometry for calculating the estimated perimeter of a base so I'd know how much concertina wire to calculate for.

But I digress and so do all of you because what is seriously lacking is photos of people:
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby Rickford on Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:09 am

Is that confetti or did somebody go nuts skinning onions?
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby McDuffies on Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:10 am

Looks like rose petals.
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby Rickford on Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:12 am

But the roses need those to attract pollen spreading insects.
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby Laemkral on Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:34 am

Not as much as my newly married friends needed them to dance upon.
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby Ti-Phil on Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:45 am

A group picture at my friend's wedding (the one wearing the rest tie and undercoat).
Most of them are my high school gang (and even then, not all of them could come to the wedding).
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And one with Joani...

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Why do I keep closing my eyes when the pictures are taken???
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby McDuffies on Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:02 am

So the stereotype about Frenchmen closing the eyes when they're being photographed is true?
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby Mastermind on Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:06 am

So the Earl Hickey syndrome exists
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Postby Cope on Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:05 pm

Ti-Phil wrote:Why do I keep closing my eyes when the pictures are taken???

Stage fright?
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby Warren on Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:47 am

Ti-Phil wrote:Why do I keep closing my eyes when the pictures are taken???
Flash units that use lasers instead of a normal xenon lamp?
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby robotthepirate on Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:58 am

Ti-Phil wrote:Why do I keep closing my eyes when the pictures are taken???


To hide your twirly hypnosis eyes. Explains a lot.
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Re: Alter Egos 13: Pay attention to me, damn it

Postby Ti-Phil on Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:42 am

McDuffies wrote:So the stereotype about Frenchmen closing the eyes when they're being photographed is true?


But the rest are french but their eyes are opened.... But it would be an interesting hypothesis.

Mastermind wrote:So the Earl Hickey syndrome exists

I admit I had never heard that one...but it is possible!

Cope wrote:Stage fright?

Ironically, I am frightened by going onstage until I remove my glasses. Then I'm too blind to see anyone.

Warren wrote:Flash units that use lasers instead of a normal xenon lamp?

One more thing I learned today! I didn't know flash unit could be used with lasers... Does it do laser eye surgery or does it only blind someone permanently?

robotthepirate wrote:To hide your twirly hypnosis eyes. Explains a lot.

Drats! My secret is discovered! I must flee to the Phil-cave!
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