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  • Re: Can anyone be good at math?

    I had a math teacher, he majored in Math and then became a HS math teacher/vice principal until he retired may 2010, that there were several "leaps" in math that people get lost at. These were 1) Going from concrete math to abstract math - ie 1 apple and 2 apples is 3 apples to 1+2=3 2) Adding in "letters" - basic variables 3) the
    Posted to General (Forum) by mwalsh on Wed, May 11 2011
  • Re: Can anyone be good at math?

    I know for me, speaking as a college student majoring in Mechanical engineering, just finished my first year, that there is a vast difference in mathematical "skill/ability" among my classmates. I was lucky and was able to take Calc I and II in high school, so I just finished Linear Algebra/Differential Equations this semester. But even at
    Posted to General (Forum) by mwalsh on Thu, May 5 2011
  • Re: On the news: Ossama bin Laden is dead

    Does anyone else feel that this is not super important, as regardless of how influential he may be, it is just one person- the organization lives on.
    Posted to General (Forum) by mwalsh on Sun, May 1 2011
  • Re: Would you have lived as a peasant?

    Well, this depends- would I have been born with the cardiac condition that had I not been born in Boston (or Philly, New York, Dallas and 1 city on the west coast of the US) I would have died before my first brithday? That had the technology and surgical technique had not been around to fix my Pink Tetralogy of Fallot, and I would have been neither
    Posted to History (Forum) by mwalsh on Sun, May 1 2011
  • Re: Physics Breakthrough - Get More Energy Out Than You Put In

    No, when you take the electrodes from salt water and put them into the new freshwater, this water is turned brackish- not as salty as the sea is, but not fresh enough to use- thats why they wanted it near these meeting points where it naturally becomes brackish, it wouldn't change the sensitive ecosystem, and the critique of these systems (not the
    Posted to General (Forum) by mwalsh on Thu, Apr 14 2011
  • Re: Physics Breakthrough - Get More Energy Out Than You Put In

    This is just a way to take advantage of the natural conductivity of salt water. My only problem with this is you need a potential difference to have a flow of current (that is what current it- charged particles moving from a high to low concentration [or electromagnetic stuff- but this is the simple DC stuff] ). I've gone back tot he original Eureka
    Posted to General (Forum) by mwalsh on Thu, Apr 14 2011
  • Re: Controlling A/C in Public Schools

    My school district and the other local ones are going to thermostats so it knows what the local temperature is, and will supposedly hit a predone range of temperature. This compares to my university- where some dorms you can vary in a range, to the nice, new 1000-ton, variable speed everything chilled water system covering 7 buildings were it is each
    Posted to General (Forum) by mwalsh on Fri, Mar 25 2011
  • Re: Help with some Accounting stuff

    Thats appears correct- it is less the sum of those 3, and the math checks. You're getting better at this, and I am taking Intro To Managerial Econ and Management Pronciples this fall, so I can help in those as well.
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by mwalsh on Wed, Mar 23 2011
  • Re: Did World War I wipe out all of the capital accumulated in the 19th century?

    I addition, WWI was fought along the trenches- yes, that ripped to shreds those 2 lines (there was trench warfare Germany vs Russia, but the trenches were typically ~1 mile apart), there was no bombing of the industrial centers though- the physical stuff, including houses even, were still there.
    Posted to History (Forum) by mwalsh on Sun, Mar 20 2011
  • Re: Unrenewed Driver's License

    Beats Florida- I think its 5 years here (Mines odd- its good until I turn 21 for obvious reasons as the angle the photo is at changes), but you have to currently have: 1) Birth certificate or passport, 2) Social Security Number (either original card or other form including W-2) 3) 2 Different proofs of address Not choose 1 or 2 of the 3- all of them
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by mwalsh on Wed, Mar 16 2011
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