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Let’s try to over whelm Skype on Saterday March 20th.

March 18, 2010
Clear you schedules for Saturday March 20th at 10am MST (we also have DST) to see if we can overwhelm Skype. This is a test to see how many people can be on Skype at one time.
I am planning some panel discussions in the future with active audiences. Meaning if all works out and we can get about 10 people we will have a panel discussion/interview with about 3 or 4 people and an audience of the remaining number Skype and hold. Saturday is just for fun and experimenting.
Once I figure this out I can also see if authors or other figures of influence want to do group discussions this way. It will be first come first serve. The first step will be sending me a message via either FB or my blog and I will tell you my Skype name.
BTW if that time does not fit, we can move it earlier of later… it depends on how many need the change.

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And now, time for a joke.

September 11, 2009
An old country preacher…..had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession. Like many young Men his age, the boy didn’t really know what he wanted to do, and he didn’t seem too concerned about it. One day, while the boy was away at school, his father decided to try an experiment. He went into the boy’s room and placed on his study table four objects.
1. A Bible…..?
2. A silver dollar…..?
3. A bottle of whisky…..?
4. And a Playboy magazine…..?
‘I’ll just hide behind the door,’ the old preacher said to himself. ‘When he comes home from school today, I’ll see which object he picks up.
If it’s the Bible, he’s going to be a preacher like me, and what a
Blessing that would be!
If he picks up the dollar, he’s going to be a business man, and that would be okay, too.
But if he picks up the bottle, he’s going to be a no-good drunken bum, and Lord, what a shame that would be.
And worst of all if he picks up that magazine he’s going to be a
Skirt-chasing womanizer.’
The old man waited anxiously, and soon heard his son’s foot-steps as he entered the house whistling and headed for his room.
The boy tossed his books on the bed, and as he turned to leave the room he spotted the objects on the table..
With curiosity in his eye, he walked over to inspect them. Finally, he picked up the Bible and placed it under his arm. He picked up the silver dollar and dropped into his pocket. He uncorked the bottle and took a big drink, while he admired this month’s centerfold.
‘Lord have mercy,’ the old preacher disgustedly whispered.
‘He’s gonna run for Congress.’
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The Joy of Math… sort of…

August 11, 2009

I had to answer these discussion questions this week, just thought I would share each one as I do them.

Question: Describe your feelings about math, rate your math anxiety, and describe what coping mechanisms might be helpful to you and your classmates.Thank you and Good Luck!

My Answer: I hate math. I have to live with that I guess. Math never has done anything against me personally; it is just that when I need it most, it eludes me or sends me into confusion. I feel anxiety build up as I try to solve a math problem in front of others. I thought of starting a support group for math haters and people who find math an issue, yet I might have to use math to run the group. I hope to laugh off my anxiety and push forward to find out that I can learn math and develop new skills. With these new found skills I hope to develop an unhealthy love for math. I hope to become consumed and totally obsessed with math. I hope to show off my new found skills and teach others how they too can be like me. I hope the teacher of this course is up to such a noble task and will be able to help me accomplish my lofty goals. On the other hand I hope my writing and grammar skills go totally to pot as I take this course. That way there will be a balance in the world and it will not fall apart around me and others.

DQ2: Some people believe that calculators have eliminated the need to learn the skills required to perform mathematical operations by hand. State your position on this belief, and then support your position with real-life stories or examples.

Thank you and have a Wonderful day.

My Answer: I personally do not think calculators are good or bad. I sincerely believe calculators are simply a tool and are not moral agents at all. With that out of the way, I see that most people must still know the formulas to use the calculator to it’s fuller potential. What happens is that a person may learn math and never use it leading to the old adage stating, “If you don’t use it; you lose it.” Most often a person learns math at a young age, then never has to really use math or specializes in a particular area and loses the skills he or she learned. As one ages, the memory of youthful days are much more wanting of fanciful memories of joy and excitement and most often not sitting in math class learning math. Though I suppose there are some people that do truly enjoy math and as their aged mind wanders to past youthful experiences, they may dwell on the days they spent in a math classroom. These people I would suppose used math throughout their lives and never lost their skills and I bet occasionally used a calculator.

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David Letterman @ Taco Bell

June 27, 2009

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David Letterman @ Taco Bell

June 27, 2009

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Selene’s last picture before it’s crash and more

June 23, 2009


movie taken by the Terrain Camera (TC) of KAGUYA (SELENE) during its maneuvered falling to the Moon. (C)JAXA/SELENE

This movie was taken by the Terrain Camera (TC) of KAGUYA (SELENE) during its maneuvered falling to the Moon. (C)JAXA/SELENE

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Selene’s last picture before it’s crash and more

June 23, 2009


movie taken by the Terrain Camera (TC) of KAGUYA (SELENE) during its maneuvered falling to the Moon. (C)JAXA/SELENE

This movie was taken by the Terrain Camera (TC) of KAGUYA (SELENE) during its maneuvered falling to the Moon. (C)JAXA/SELENE

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