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Robert W said:
I bet the answer either involves putting coins in someone's stockings, or punching someone in the face  :p
 

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ozgeorge said:
I still have no idea what you guys are talking about.
The acronym stands for "What would St. Nicholas do?" It's a parody of "What would Jesus do?" which was a popular saying among American Protestants a few years ago. It was all the rage to wear a cheaply made bracelet with the acronym WWJD.
 

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ytterbiumanalyst said:
The acronym stands for "What would St. Nicholas do?" It's a parody of "What would Jesus do?" which was a popular saying among American Protestants a few years ago. It was all the rage to wear a cheaply made bracelet with the acronym WWJD.
And now its side hugs. I'm glad they've developed so well.


 

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SolEX01 said:
Oooh, Post #5,005, a palindrome.   ;)
I guess it's too late now, unless I want to delete on of my posts, but the number of the post I submitted immediately before this was not only a palindrome, but also a unique repetition of one digit.  Without the comma separator, it could even pass as a binary number.

11,111

;D
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
SolEX01 said:
Oooh, Post #5,005, a palindrome.   ;)
I guess it's too late now, unless I want to delete on of my posts, but the number of the post I submitted immediately before this was not only a palindrome, but also a unique repetition of one digit.  Without the comma separator, it could even pass as a binary number.

11,111

;D
And a great indicator of poor time management skills, of which many of us are guilty. ;)
 

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I've gone on a posting fast with the goal of lowering my average posts per day to less than 8 by my second anniversary on this forum.

Right now, I have to average 5.39 posts per day to accomplish the goal.  :)
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Why is it that I continue to type "form" everytime I want to type "from?" Maybe I need to type "from" a thousand times a day until I can get it right. :-[

Selam
Hey, I have a similar problem on my keyboard also!!  ;D It's called a typo virus! Can't figure out how to get rid of it, LOL.  :) 
 

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At the stroke of Midnight on New Year's Day, I write 1/1/<new year> as many times as necessary so I won't write the wrong date.  Has worked fine for the last couple of years.  ;)
 

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SolEX01 said:
At the stroke of Midnight on New Year's Day, I write 1/1/<new year> as many times as necessary so I won't write the wrong date.  Has worked fine for the last couple of years.  ;)
You know what would be cool, is that the New Year's after next, we can write: 1/1/11.  That would be fun to write many times.
 

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minasoliman said:
SolEX01 said:
At the stroke of Midnight on New Year's Day, I write 1/1/<new year> as many times as necessary so I won't write the wrong date.  Has worked fine for the last couple of years.   ;)
You know what would be cool, is that the New Year's after next, we can write: 1/1/11.  That would be fun to write many times.
1|1|11 - aren't we glad we use slashes rather than vertical bars.  ;)
 
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GiC said:
PeterTheAleut said:
SolEX01 said:
Oooh, Post #5,005, a palindrome.   ;)
I guess it's too late now, unless I want to delete on of my posts, but the number of the post I submitted immediately before this was not only a palindrome, but also a unique repetition of one digit.  Without the comma separator, it could even pass as a binary number.

11,111

;D
And a great indicator of poor time management skills, of which many of us are guilty. ;)
I need to borrow your math brain tomorrow morning for my exam. Mind sharing? :p
 
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SolEX01 said:
At the stroke of Midnight on New Year's Day, I write 1/1/<new year> as many times as necessary so I won't write the wrong date.  Has worked fine for the last couple of years.   ;)
is this before or after the champagne toast?
 

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HandmaidenofGod said:
SolEX01 said:
At the stroke of Midnight on New Year's Day, I write 1/1/<new year> as many times as necessary so I won't write the wrong date.  Has worked fine for the last couple of years.   ;)
is this before or after the champagne toast?
Both, although I drink either ginger ale or chocolate milk at the stroke of midnight except I rang in 2004 with a champagne toast.  ;D  Since then, I try to go to bed before Midnight before people fire guns and firecrackers in the air.  ;)
 

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SolEX01 said:
minasoliman said:
SolEX01 said:
At the stroke of Midnight on New Year's Day, I write 1/1/<new year> as many times as necessary so I won't write the wrong date.  Has worked fine for the last couple of years.   ;)
You know what would be cool, is that the New Year's after next, we can write: 1/1/11.  That would be fun to write many times.
1|1|11 - aren't we glad we use slashes rather than vertical bars.   ;)
haha...and some prefer dashes
 

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ozgeorge said:
(sqrt(1/2(x+sqrt(x^2+y^2))) + i(sqrt(1/2(-x+sqrt(x^2+y^2)))))^2
=-(sqrt(1/2(x+sqrt(x^2+y^2))) + i(sqrt(1/2(-x+sqrt(x^2+y^2)))))^2
= x+iy
Afire, I tell you.  Truly afire.
 

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minasoliman said:
SolEX01 said:
minasoliman said:
SolEX01 said:
At the stroke of Midnight on New Year's Day, I write 1/1/<new year> as many times as necessary so I won't write the wrong date.  Has worked fine for the last couple of years.  ;)
You know what would be cool, is that the New Year's after next, we can write: 1/1/11.  That would be fun to write many times.
1|1|11 - aren't we glad we use slashes rather than vertical bars.  ;)
haha...and some prefer dashes
Vertical bars should be the standard.

1/1/11 = .0909090909090909090909
1-1-11 = -11
1|1|11 = The date almost 13 months from now.
 

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Fr. George said:
minasoliman said:
SolEX01 said:
minasoliman said:
SolEX01 said:
At the stroke of Midnight on New Year's Day, I write 1/1/<new year> as many times as necessary so I won't write the wrong date.  Has worked fine for the last couple of years.   ;)
You know what would be cool, is that the New Year's after next, we can write: 1/1/11.  That would be fun to write many times.
1|1|11 - aren't we glad we use slashes rather than vertical bars.   ;)
haha...and some prefer dashes
Vertical bars should be the standard.

1/1/11 = .0909090909090909090909
1-1-11 = -11
1|1|11 = The date almost 13 months from now.
I think it might be more customary to solve 1/1/11 as 11. ;)
 

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HandmaidenofGod said:
GiC said:
PeterTheAleut said:
SolEX01 said:
Oooh, Post #5,005, a palindrome.   ;)
I guess it's too late now, unless I want to delete on of my posts, but the number of the post I submitted immediately before this was not only a palindrome, but also a unique repetition of one digit.  Without the comma separator, it could even pass as a binary number.

11,111

;D
And a great indicator of poor time management skills, of which many of us are guilty. ;)
I need to borrow your math brain tomorrow morning for my exam. Mind sharing? :p
I'll try to upload it to bit torrent for you. ;D Then again, as of late you might want to give Ozgeorge's brain a try. ;)
 

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GiC said:
I think it might be more customary to solve 1/1/11 as 11. ;)
If you assume that it is one operation, instead of a series.  Remember, left to right for the same operation.
 

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Fr. George said:
GiC said:
I think it might be more customary to solve 1/1/11 as 11. ;)
If you assume that it is one operation, instead of a series.  Remember, left to right for the same operation.
Except with division you generally go from bottom to top and what you have is simply the text form of:

 1  
----
 1  
----
11

And hence why I prefer post-fix over in-fix notation, with:

1 1 11 / / = 11

there would be no question, or as you're interpreting the infix notation:
                 __
1 1 / 11 / = .09

Prefix works good to, it's great for Abstract algebra, but a bit difficult for practical use:

/(1,/(1,11)) = 11

or
                    __
/(/(1,1),11) = .09
 

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I used to have an awesome math brain, and then it atrophied  :'(
 

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minasoliman said:
I used to have an awesome math brain, and then it atrophied  :'(
I fear that by teaching only high school math I will eventually lose all of my higher math skills that I developed in college.
:(
 

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Papist said:
minasoliman said:
I used to have an awesome math brain, and then it atrophied  :'(
I fear that by teaching only high school math I will eventually lose all of my higher math skills that I developed in college.
:(
Use it or lose it!
 

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SolEX01 said:
There's nothing like Reverse Polish Notation.  How foolish for HP to discontinue their calculators.

Now RPN is available as an iPhone app.  Progress....
Ummm...you can still get HP RNP Calculators

The Graphing Model (HP 50g):

http://www.amazon.com/50g-Graphing-Calculator-F2229AA-ABA/dp/B000GTPRPS

The Scientific Model (HP 33s)

http://www.amazon.com/HP-33S-Scientific-Calculator-F2216A/dp/B0000DK6G9/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1259954032&sr=1-11

Unfortunately they got rid of their classical buttons, guess it didn't make the calculators look modern enough, I'm really not fond of the 33s' buttons and miss my old HP48gx with expansion card slots, which broke. But the 50g is an overall better calculator, minus the buttons.

I have an HP48gx programme for my Windows Mobile phone, no equivalent iPhone version?

On another note, I get my new Droid today!!!
 

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Alveus Lacuna said:
I am playing on here instead of writing my term paper.
Well, you could ask questions that can help you with the term paper (sources, ideas, etc.).
 

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GiC said:
SolEX01 said:
There's nothing like Reverse Polish Notation.  How foolish for HP to discontinue their calculators.

Now RPN is available as an iPhone app.  Progress....
Ummm...you can still get HP RNP Calculators....
Yeah, I have seen the HP 50g at local stores with SD card capability.  I haven't seen the HP 33s around.

A friend in college also had the HP 48GX.  I liked that calculator even though it cost $300 in the early 1990s.

GiC said:
I have an HP48gx programme for my Windows Mobile phone, no equivalent iPhone version?
Here?

GiC said:
On another note, I get my new Droid today!!!
Congratulations.  :)
 

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SolEX01 said:
Is it too early to start the countdown to 7,000 posts for this thread?  8)
Never!  We've had single days where this thread has gotten over 100 posts...
 
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