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{ Daily Archives } Thursday, October 2005

Slinking by 8th grade math in the U.S.

James Robert links to a mock 8th grade math test for U.S. students. Out of curiosity I took a look at it and did okay. Although, in my opinion too many number formulas and not enough problems to help translate from a word problem into a math equation. Those tend to be harder but I […]

Interesting Quote of the Day

I might be more thrilled at this prospect if I thought it would make us better, happier, nicer human beings. But that’s not immediately obvious to me. – Charles Petzold, “Does Visual Studio Rot the Mind?” Unfortunately, that is the way I feel about technology these days even though I enjoy geeking out. Read the […]

Things to remember about Matlab

Pi != pi > eval(cos(pi/2)); pi cos(—-) 2 > eval(cos(Pi/2)); 0