Please lend us on your thoughts about the chat. How were the times, dates, questions and format...
I would just like to say that the 3 sessions were very intellectually entertaining, and hope to be able to participate in more of such sessions in the near future.
However, are there any transcripts of the 3 sessions available?
I would have loved to participate but I wasn't around I am going to try to catch the next one
I thought it was great.
Unfortunaltly a reality of life reared its ugly head. I had to work, and evitently the corprate firewall blocked the chat room. I could not get in.
I have read through the transcripts. They are a good read. Do you suppose it would be worthwhile do a bit of clean up to make them a bit more readable?
I think it was an overall success, although I had originally been skirting around, waiting for the Time of events, I posted a question on the first day/session, but could not handle the waiting! This was more of a fault of mine, but the question was logged and it appeared the next day.
It waould have been great to have a seperate browser, with the text more readable, as has allready been relayed, but my overall opinion of Q+A's, is very interesting and enjoyable, well done.
P.S who is going to be the next target? :surprised aim high shoot low!
I think the discussion was very worth while and I learned a few things. The key to having a succesful chat session is to have good questions. For next time I would like to see a thread opened up before hand where people can submit their questions ahead of time if they can't show up or ask for help developing a question. Moderators can then pick the best questions from this thread and submit it to questionbot.
Agreed, one of the problems was they litterally told me the dates last thursday, which gave me three days to prepare, most of the time was spent finding a chat applet.
I am looking for the transcripts and have not found them yet. Where are they located? thanks, nc
The transcripts are stickied here:
I have cleaned up the text of the events and posted a more readable format. I made every effort to preserve all of Dr Kaku's words and the questions asked.
hahaha I did it at the same time you were doing it integral by the time i finished the first you had 1-3 translated, I still posted my link... I put them into word format.
link to the file
I have also put the other two files into nice word files
They will also be on my website www.utoe.org in download section.
I will atempt to archive the chats as they occur so General Physics doesn't turn into Sticky land, I also helped to make the chats readable... thx to integral as well... by the time i did one the long way Integral had done all 3... I just cleaned them up 2 and 3 a bit more and put them in word...
They will be available at www.utoe.org
---Dr. M Kaku Chat
Ha! Another case of great minds think alike. I simply copy pasted into note pad and chopped out the extra text. I noted that the text is in a comma separated format, thought I might be able to use Excel to delete a lot of it. Unfortunately Excel was unable to differentiate between commas separating data fields and commas embedded in the text. So I still had a significant amount of hand editing to clean it up.
It went surprisingly fast and I got to do a through read of the text!
I hope you were able to leverage off of my work!
lol for the first one I did it all by myself... in word using search and replace technique for the second and third chat i was able to use what you did.
Nice work Integral and Tom! I will replace your copies with my raw versions. Also soon I will send the chat transcripts to the kaku forums for permanent recidency :)
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