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Quote Originally Posted by UnMarth View Post
Oh another thing I reminded myself on.

Your a true geek if you find this even remotely funny.



I found it quite amusing.

Another joke. There are two cats on the roof. Which one falls off first? - the one with the smallest mu!
I was looking back at a few of my old posts. And this one I found a little amusing. Sad cat joke I know. But I still love it. I used to be so energetic about maths while I was studying it in college. Then again. I had 10 hours teaching on it a week, and another 20 or so outside that. Along With physics I was taking, that had maths too.

Although I felt a little out-nerded by other members posting in the topic. I am just a little sad that now i am in my third year of Uni, that I have got away with little maths learnt from college. The most I do is using transform functions beyond your typical calculus.

These days I don't do much maths, an hour a week if you're lucky! Most of the time I thinking how general systems plug together and operate logically. As well as designing systems to be robust and scalable. Scalability is a big factor when designing software as I don't know quite where it will be implemented and what for. So it takes a lot of thought and logical and general skill to bring complex systems in simplified view.

I still enjoy that, much I certainly miss my maths Although generally my field of work won't revolve around playing with maths a lot. But mostly reading books and generating or implementing algos/maths they have printed in them. A lot of hard work and research has gone into that stuff.

I also enjoyed yesterdays event. It reinforced more what I had read up on. And gave me a much better understanding how to observe and apply certain actions/behaviors. Learnt a fair bit!

On the side note, you may notice a 1-2% drop in people in the IRC. I am not there. Not like you can notice the SNR or deviation is too high to really notice such a small change. The reason behind it is simple, I don't really talk much in the main channel. I only keep an eye out for new commers and other members I am friendly with, which these days isn't many compared to the 40 or so other idlers there I don't ever recall talking to at all. Nothing personal, just think I can better utilise my time than catching up on the IRC, or just not to have to ignore it all the time.
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  1. Morsus's Avatar
    Interestingly, I'm reading this while revising for my maths exam, involving imaginary numbers, and after doing another involving friction, Go me. Also radians.

    But yeah, I know what you mean about missing maths, I'm 3/4 of the way through my A levels, and already miss the things I leant in previous topics. It seems kinda sad.
  2. recovery's Avatar
    I did maths and further maths at A level, polar cordinates/imaginary numbers are used a lot in Engineer as "a mathmatical convience". Makes some calculations easier. Thanks Euler!
  3. DylanK's Avatar
    I love maths jokes ^_^ have these 3 on me

    x^2 and e^x go to a party, x^2 is having a fab time, dancing and having fun, whereas e^x is looking really depressed, sat in a corner alone not talking to anyone.
    x^2 walks up to him and says "come on e^x, cheer up, why don't you come and differetiate with us?"
    to which e^x replies "there's no point, it wouldn't make any difference"

    Person 1: What's the integral of 1/cabin?
    Person 2: A log cabin.
    Person 1: No, a houseboat - you forgot to add the c!

    A function and a differentiation operator meet somewhere in Hilbert space.
    The differentation operator: Make place or I differentiate you.
    Function: Forget it buster, I am e^x.
    The differentation operator: Well, I am d/dy
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