Quote from TheEndIsNearI'm a bit late, but I tend to do some pretty big math for "normal people" in my head which tends to impress them.
I find "simplifying the multiplication" makes things harder.
For example, yesterday, I was doing 7^7 (which I got wrong, I got 831343 or something, instead of hold on... 823543 (someone check that for me, it litterally took me like 10 seconds, but I'm unsure (I remember being wrong and what I said, not the real answer)) and I ended up with 343*2401 (which should give you the number above. I feel like the way people tell you to do it would be (((((7*7)*7)*7)*7)*7)*7). I tend to try to make the two sides as close as possible, to get the more manageable numbers. 6^6 for example, I'd do 216^2. (real fast, ummm, 46656?)
But that's just me :/
Quote from gelfMental math also lets you have a rough idea what answer the calculator should give you. If you see 312 x 41, you should be able to estimate that the answer will be around 12000ish. That way when you use the calculator, if you make a mistake and it puts out the answer 1200, well you don't just take it at face value.
Being able to estimate a correct answer, then confirm it with a calculator is a good skill to have, rather than simply taking whatever answer the calculator gives you.
Quote from BlakeI think if you want to be REALLY good, you need to practice thinking of numbers spatially (like Daniel Tammet) or train on an abacus until you don't need an abacus. An abacus is probably more likely for 'normal' folk as Daniel is a synesthete, but I think it's possible if you trained really hard. That would make numbers so beautiful, in a direct and sensory way. Would be pretty cool
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But the biggest thing here is 'simplify'. Make it as simple as possible so you're not juggling 5 digit numbers in your head.I even simplify when adding and subtracting. Take 300 - 257 = 43, I turn the problem into (300 - 260) + 3 = 40 + 3 = 43. I have been doing math problems this way in my head for so long now that simplifying is automatic for me. I find it's a much faster way for me to do problems in my head.
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But the biggest thing here is 'simplify'. Make it as simple as possible so you're not juggling 5 digit numbers in your head.
Quote from brasswireOne of few the actors today whose performances I truly looked forward to and could make me enjoy a film just by being a part of it.
RIP, a tragic way to go, he will be missed.
Quote from BitsyCoke Zero. I'm trying to quit pop again and when I do drink it Coke Zero is what I drink. No calories or sugar and it tastes so much better than Diet Coke. Its like Coca-Cola has been withholding flavor for all these years to punish us for being fat.
Quote from DokuDokuHIve never understood the draw of those kinds of watches. They seem... impractical? Excessive? Maybe a bit gaudy. I've got the pebble steel right now and I appreciate the understated design and basic geometry.
Quote from ajw9909, although I can be caught wearing a watch for the sake of it looking good, I generally wear them at work or other events when time is important (like at an mtg event). So much easier to turn your wrist a bit to see the time than pulling your cellphone out of your pocket.
I like the third watch you have there, I need one with a leather strap as the metal bracelets are quite heavy (which matters when you are typing a lot, not to mention that the metal gets scratched).
Quote from Dirty FilterWell, I haven't really explored them too much outside of their radio hits. I did like that song they had on The Crow soundtrack, so if their darker output sounds like that, I might like it, but their poppy stuff doesn't do it for me.
I also don't like The Smiths (besides How Soon is Now), but that has as much to do with Morrissey's personality and politics as their music.
Another recommendation: Rowland S Howard. After The Birthday Party split up, he went in a bit more accessible direction than Nick Cave.
Speaking of Nick Cave, are you familiar with the Bad Seeds' guitarist's other band, Einsturzende Neubauten?
Haus der Luge
Quote from Wildfire393Those are the ones that are most similar to actual goth music.
If you want some stuff similar to Depeche Mode, I've got a ton of good suggestions:
Wolfsheim - Amazing synthpop act that broke up about ten years ago due to the lead singer wanting to start his own (worse) solo band. Best albums to check out would be "Spectators" and "Casting Shadows"
De/Vision - One of my absolute favorite bands, they consistently release excellent music (about one album every 18-24 months). Try "Two", "Monosex", "Subkutan", or "Unversed in Love" (the last being the most like golden-age Depeche Mode)
Zynic - Recent synthpop artist with a definite new-wavey flavor, particularly in the second release, "Blindsided"
Mr.Kitty - Current favorite band of mine. He releases everything privately as pay-what-you-want on Soundcloud/Bandcamp. Check out "LIFE" and "Eternity"
B! Machine - Amazingly chill, minimalistic synth stuff. I'm particularly fond of "Infinity Plus", but most of his stuff is good.
Quote from qtiplordYou are correct = Bachelor of Science of Journalism. Much to my dislike.
I should've went for an English degree, but some of my high school teachers and counselor persuaded to me to pursue journalism:
- "you can't pass up being accepted by one of the Top 5 journalism schools in the country." (at the time)
- "Journalism and English degrees are basically interchangeable."
Little did I know that:
- journalism studies practically beat adjectives out of a writer. PLBBTT!
- the Internet would blow up as it is now; thus making print journalism near obsolete.
- My freshman year was '96/'97
- in Fall of 2000 I took "Online Journalism" (I don't recall the exact name, but it was a new class added to the curriculum, as an elective).
I do have a "minor" in Creative Writing. Whilst getting my Journalism degree, Ohio U. required X amount of hours for "specialization." I chose English- Creative Writing. The amount of credit hours for it essentially amounts to a "minor." Or whatever.
Quote from Whitemage57M / 30 / Bachelor's Degree in History which has me in a banking job interestingly enough. LOL.
Oh, MM, could you tell me if I should stop writing my story? I proof read the first 1/4 of it, just the stuff in this post:
The rest needs a lot of work... should I bother? You seem to know a lot about literature.
Clark did say that he showed the bill to students in the school cafeteria Nov. 14 when one of them asked if had an extra dollar for lunch.
According to the Greeley Tribune, the fake $3 bill is emblazoned with an image of Obama wearing a Middle Eastern headdress Clark describes as a "prince's hat." He showed it to a girl, who then showed it to classmates.
He took the bill back from the student and has since discarded it, he said.
Clark, elected to a two-year term last year, has been the subject of controversy before.
Fifteen-year-old Remington Stitt sought a permanent restraining order against Clark in July, claiming the mayor assaulted him for joyriding on his motorbike in a neighborhood where the two live.
Also, you're borrowing this username? O_o;