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Discussion in 'Community' started by The Ancient Mariner, Apr 30, 2002.

  1. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    That's cruel. Using school equipment to construct even the vaguest sexual innuendo in the honest belief that your teacher had never seen that one before is an essential part of puberty.
     
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  2. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    There is a healthy market for proper calculators. Texas Instruments is still selling them. I don't remember elementary school, in highschool appear on a math or physics exam without a calc and you'd be tossed out. In college, we could use cheatsheet books for anything. I remember there was every single formula needed for physics exam there. It's not about learning them letter for letter, it's about knowing what to use and when.
     
  3. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Every calculator I ever owned was Texas Instruments, come to think of it. Was there ever any other relevant manufacturer?
     
  4. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    You're supposed to do every calculation without help here. Wasn't just my time, it's still the case.

    In highschool appear on a math or physics exam with a calc and you'd be tossed out.
     
  5. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    What kind of school are you in? How can you do logarithms if you don't have either a logarithmic book or a calculator?
     
  6. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    I graduated from high school three years ago.

    You had to memorize them.
     
  7. Saapanael

    Saapanael "My hair sets the trend of tmrw by doing it today"

    How do you do trigonometry without a calculator? Let's say you've got the angles of a triangle and one side and need to find the other two sides. You can't work out the laws of sines and cosines off the top of your head if the values are not exact (sin0, sin30 etc.), right?
     
  8. Saapanael

    Saapanael "My hair sets the trend of tmrw by doing it today"

    A horde of ants has found a secret passageway into my room. :puke: They better be ready to get Raided.
     
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  9. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Honestly, don't ask me. I intentionally tanked all maths exams in high school because I thought it wasn't worth it. And it wasn't.

    I either drew stupid shapes or wrote troll answers on my Maths exams. So I don't know how people did it. All I know is, calculators were never involved.
     
  10. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner


    Same here ... .we had to take our watches off when they digital watches came out with calculators on them ... I had a Pac Man one .. fun, but no help in math
     
  11. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    So you both were taught basic arithmetics only? You can't do algebra without a calculator or a plethora of other tools like log books and other cheatsheets of precalculated values. Hell you can't even do elementary school math properly, 7th grade here;

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadratic_equation

    How do you expect to squareroot 6.78 in your head?
    Once you enter high school, the values you are given won't be rounded out. In elementary school numbers fit nicely, and you can't use calc, because you're always going to have a straightforward square roots and such, that you know from the top of your head. If you don't, you fucked up something. They don't leave this venue of self-verification open for highschoolers.
     
  12. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    I hated maths. I wasn't likely to be amused by the boobies thing, and it was the only subject where you were left with a series of textbooks and more or less told to learn how to do it yourself. Hardly anyone completed the full series.
     
  13. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    I don't think they're the ones who can answer those questions, Zare.
     
  14. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    Math is the shit.
    2.6038433? Did that in my head. Not so hard, just look for the squares.
    Kidding, but can you discribe general relativity in five sentences?
     
  15. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Cried's birthday today...
     
  16. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Ok but it's still unfathomable to me. This isn't optional knowledge in our school system.

    I tried but it looked ridiculous. Something with pinching plastic bags. Never mind.
     
  17. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Is it? May it be the happiest of them all.
     
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  18. Saapanael

    Saapanael "My hair sets the trend of tmrw by doing it today"

    Happy birthday, Cried! How old is Cried?
     
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  20. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Happy birthday Cried! May Buckethead send you a personalized birthday recording
     
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