Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Why put stations on the map before they exist? Imagine a guy gets into the subway wanting to go to NJPAC, see's future station, thinks "okay, I'll just wait a few years for them to finish."
Something we learn from Shammai (an old Jewish wise man),
"Say a little, do a lot." Pirkei Avot (1:15)
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Also, you know how they put up signs that say "Wet Paint"? I want to put up signs that say "Dry Paint" in random places - park benches, subway stations, and so on.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Sunday, May 21, 2006
In other news, my googlewhack research has taken poster form at an NJIT Math Conference, checkout my abstract in the big list here (page 9). You can also learn everything about it on my website here, or go straight to the fancy PDF poster here.
I was lucky to get a great location and the pretty pictures didn't fuzzify like they do on all the other posters.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
49,709 days is around 136 years. In other words, GAIM is saying that some people have been chatting online since 1870!
So, in 1870 the US fought a civil war, the Brooklyn Bridge started being built, Standard Oil became a corporation, Lenin was born and some people signed onto AOL Instant Messenger.
In other news, I am one of the 10,000 finalists in Google+Sony's Da Vinci Code Challenge.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Extra Credit for figuring out the title of this post.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
If your at NJIT Monday or Tuesday, come see my Googlewhack poster 3720 GITC.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
In other news, my trusty computer of 8 years has finally bit the dust (but the hard drives were spared!). I am hoping, however, that a Windows re-install will bring it back from the dead.
UPDATE: I discovered that one of my RAM chips was on the blink, removed it, and IT'S ALIIIIIIVE!!!!
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.
Sunday, May 07, 2006
here's my Thermodynamics form:
What was the best part of the course?
"The demonstrations, wait . . . there were none. Is Physics even real? I have no idea!"
What aspects of the course would you want to see improved?
"the height of the ceiling could be a few feet taller"
Would you recommend the instructor to your friends? why or why not?
"yes", [then I circled why not].
If there is anything else you would like to add, please do so here
"I would like to add 372+2946 but i haven't had the time,"
They had a spot for questions from the professor, he didn't have any so there was a blank spot for the question to be filled in with my own questions. There were still circles to fill in for our answers to the questions.
"Burnt out light in front of the room was replaced promptly"- Strongly Disagree
"Quantity of oxygen present in the room" - Excellent
"ph of water" - Neutral
My College Dorm Microwave Cookbook has a review written by somebody, I don't know who but I know for sure that its Not Elon.
Read the Review here
Thursday, May 04, 2006
- "Oh... [silence]" - This is by far the most common. Give me a break, people: I am capable of talking about other things (now and again).
- "I took physics in highschool." - You did? No way! That's almost like taking physics in college, right? Do I tell you that I took history in highschool?
- "I was never good at physics." - And I was never good at philosophy. Should I start with the sad violin music?
- "But doesn't that involve a lot of math?" - Yes. And your point?
- "What are you going to do with that?" - Simple: Physics. What else would I do with it, analyze French literature?
- "But isn't physics hard?" - Yes. That's why it's fun.
- "Oh, I never understood physics." - So do you want a tutor? I have reasonable rates...
- "Yeah, so I took physics for poets." - And I took English for English majors. You tell me if that's fair.
- "I'm sorry." - Don't be. I wouldn't be doing this if I wasn't having fun.
As I know that some of our blog's readers are also physics majors, perhaps you'd like to add to this list in the comments. Non physics majors are welcome to comment, too, on things that people shouldn't ask/tell you.