What did you do while PF was down?

1. Nov 20, 2006

turbo

I changed the spark plugs in my little Nissan 4x4 and then went deer hunting, hoping to blow bloody holes in some of the prettiest (and tastiest!) creatures in the forest.

2. Nov 20, 2006

Quaoar

I worked. :(

3. Nov 20, 2006

Staff: Mentor

Me too. I'm afraid that my work productivity soared today.

4. Nov 20, 2006

scorpa

I studied for the most boring biology course ever...ughhh.

5. Nov 20, 2006

Danger

I was at work, but since that's to be avoided at all costs I did my on-line jigsaw puzzles instead.

6. Nov 20, 2006

Staff: Mentor

Worked - actually, I wasn't aware that PF was offline until this afternoon.

7. Nov 20, 2006

Cyrus

:rofl: Yeap.

8. Nov 20, 2006

JamesU

I didn't even know it was down

BTW can anyone else not see the "view post" picture in every quote now

9. Nov 20, 2006

Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
I got my grant proposal submitted (didn't actually go to sleep last night trying to get it completed), propped my eyes open long enough to sit through a lunch meeting, and then came home and SLEPT!!!!

10. Nov 20, 2006

turbo

Yay! Good luck, Moonie!

11. Nov 20, 2006

Alkatran

I proved the average running time of quick sort is n*lg(n) by starting from a recursive definition.

all the way from

$$f(0) = 0$$
$$f(n) = n + \sum_{a=1}^n \frac{f(a-1) + f(n-a) + 1}{n}$$

to

$$f(0) = 0$$
$$f(n) = 2(n+1)(H_{n+1} - 1)$$

a surprisingly long way (still just a page, I suppose)

12. Nov 20, 2006

Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Thanks, though I think it has very little chance of getting funded this time around. It's a new proposal to an agency that funds very few proposals, so this is mostly tossing my hat in the ring and seeing whether the reviews I get sound like it's worth revising and resubmitting next year or finding someone else to fund it.

13. Nov 20, 2006

hypatia

I solved the worlds energy problems and then took a nap.

14. Nov 20, 2006

theCandyman

I did my thermodynamics homework without the aid of questions previously asked on these forums. The Rankine cycle is actually kind of fun. I also did a bit of reading on RF heating of plasmas.

15. Nov 20, 2006

Staff Emeritus
I took a final exam in the H&R Block tax course I was taking. I think I did OK.

16. Nov 20, 2006

Quaoar

I proved P = NP.

17. Nov 20, 2006

Staff: Mentor

Thak goodness I was vomiting all morning, then dragged into work around noon, and had so much work to do that I didn't have time to check PF, I was spared the agony.

18. Nov 20, 2006

Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Oh, that's awful, Evo. I hope you feel better. I guess it could be worse...you could have been home sick ALL day without PF!

19. Nov 20, 2006

Staff: Mentor

It's like the "twisted wishes". "I wish I could stay home from work". Your wish is granted, except you're vomiting and PF is down.