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  1. Dec 18, 2017 #2321

    jim hardy

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    Good choices all.

    I'm thinking along a theme Reflections on erreurs du couer, to effect "I'll never get into heaven all my Mother-In-Law's are there".

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  2. Dec 18, 2017 #2322
    Well, I kind of failed real analysis, and I got a C- in complex analysis, so... my grades just aren't high enough to get in, honestly. And I hated both of those classes. I got an A in physics though. I might try to go for statistics or do a minor in physics or something. I like math, but the math major is just making me miserable.
     
  3. Dec 20, 2017 #2323
    Ah, I see. I'm at my limits of what I can advise, perhaps someone else cares to chime in?
     
  4. Dec 26, 2017 #2324
    Anders Celsius. Can you guess what I learned by the name? :biggrin:

    I also learned
    But hey, I don't blame him. My logic would have told me same. I would have hypotethized: "I think the rise is due to evaporation... But how can I experiment and test?" Logic can be wrong.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2017 #2325
    Today I unfortunately learned how hot a soldering iron truly is. On the bright side I now know how to use a soldering iron and the importance of always wearing protection.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2017 #2326

    Lisa!

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    TIL some stuff about Handicrafts!
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  7. Dec 30, 2017 #2327

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    LOL. When I was about 10 years old, I was learning how to solder using a Weller Soldering Gun, and I wondered to myself whether the shiny rods that hold the tip were hot. Yep, they were!!! o0)

    http://www.stevenjohnson.com/soldering/pics/weller-8200n.jpg
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  8. Dec 31, 2017 #2328

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    Today I learned two things about dribbling my new basketball down the hall at work (do not ask me why I am at work on a Holiday weekend, and don't ask why I'm dribbling down the hall please...)

    We have a nice thin springy carpet at my work, and surprisingly, the basketball rebounds up about 20% higher than it does on hard asphalt or concrete. I did not expect that!

    And it turns out dribbling a basketball down the hall on this type of carpet generates a huge amount of static electric buildup on the ball (and me, unfortunately). When I grabbed the doorknob to dribble out into the lobby, KABLAM!!! (must have been close to a 30kV shock!) o0)
     
  9. Dec 31, 2017 #2329

    Ibix

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    https://m.xkcd.com/242/
     
  10. Dec 31, 2017 #2330

    jim hardy

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    Great one.
    This might belong in "Random Thoughts" , but following @Ibix's lead
    http://www.cvaieee.org/html/humor/marry_not_an_engineer.html

    Fair Anne puts up with me though.

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  11. Dec 31, 2017 #2331

    berkeman

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    :smile:
     
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  13. Dec 31, 2017 #2333

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    You're far too focused on it. Be careful, it's a high risk, very volatile investment and other forms already entered the stage.
     
  14. Dec 31, 2017 #2334
    Yeah, I agree. That boat has sailed already.
     
  15. Jan 5, 2018 #2335
    One can have a bigger foot than the other.

    I started measuring my feet and noticed that one measurement was larger than the other and I was like: "This cannot be, I must be doing something wrong." Although the difference wasn't much.

    I spent half an hour measuring my feet again and again until someone told me that people can have one foot bigger than the other. :DD

    That moment when you think you are doing something wrong, but you are not.
     
  16. Jan 6, 2018 #2336
    TIL (through experimentation and observation) that no matter how long you spend working on an essay, you can never determine how it's going to be received.
     
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