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Re: I wanna be a student, too!
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2016, 07:04:51 pm »
Sweet!  I've caught the learning bug again.

My only bittersweet feeling is that dad would have loved to see me get interested in complicated maths.  And I'd have such a great resource.

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Re: I wanna be a student, too!
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2016, 07:32:59 pm »
Sweet!  I've caught the learning bug again.

My only bittersweet feeling is that dad would have loved to see me get interested in complicated maths.  And I'd have such a great resource.

Fuck cancer.

 :sad: Bittersweet, indeed.
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Re: I wanna be a student, too!
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2016, 07:34:37 pm »
Finished up Universality, which is a really cool result, how the behavior of simple functions can be seen in complex real-world structures.

On to Phase Space!

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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2016, 03:31:16 am »
Finished up Universality, which is a really cool result, how the behavior of simple functions can be seen in complex real-world structures.

On to Phase Space!

That sounds really cool!
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Re: I wanna be a student, too!
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2016, 11:41:06 pm »
It happened. I'm now voluntarily going through the Khan Academy algebra classes so I can then take Trig and Calc. All so I can figure out this System Dynamics stuff properly.

Well, at least it's not heroin.

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« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2016, 04:16:18 am »
I am, quite against my better judgement, seriously considering taking some chemistry classes at the U of A.

Because fucking water.
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Re: I wanna be a student, too!
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2016, 12:59:52 pm »
The first class is free...

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Re: I wanna be a student, too!
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2016, 05:05:48 pm »
It happened. I'm now voluntarily going through the Khan Academy algebra classes so I can then take Trig and Calc. All so I can figure out this System Dynamics stuff properly.

Well, at least it's not heroin.

I totally need to do that. Well, I need to finish Trig so I can take Calc, though honestly, I don't have any use for it now, other than curiosity.
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« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2016, 05:25:26 pm »
At least you're doing it for a degree.

This stuff has literally NO application to either my work or any of my current hobbies.

I'm retaking algebra for FUN.

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Re: I wanna be a student, too!
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2016, 06:04:16 pm »
I am, quite against my better judgement, seriously considering taking some chemistry classes at the U of A.

Because fucking water.

I dread the idea of you having more control over water than you have now. That shit ends with "....and then there was a tsunami everywhere".
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Re: I wanna be a student, too!
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2016, 10:41:44 pm »
I am, quite against my better judgement, seriously considering taking some chemistry classes at the U of A.

Because fucking water.

I dread the idea of you having more control over water than you have now. That shit ends with "....and then there was a tsunami everywhere".

I just want to make it all go somewhere else.
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Re: I wanna be a student, too!
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2016, 11:35:15 pm »
Irrigation as a weapon of mass destruction.

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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2016, 11:47:24 pm »
Irrigation as a weapon of mass destruction.

Yes.  Unless it starts behaving.
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« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2016, 05:06:49 am »
At least you're doing it for a degree.

This stuff has literally NO application to either my work or any of my current hobbies.

I'm retaking algebra for FUN.

That is straight-up legit as fuck.
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Re: I wanna be a student, too!
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2016, 05:09:55 am »
I watched lessons 1-3 onNotes and rhythm, and now my head feels like it's gonna asplode.  I forgot how awesome (but kind of hard) music reading is.
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As a neuroscientist I have to disagree with the perception that anyone is doing mathematical modeling of cognitive intelligence, yet; intelligence as an economist defines it, yes, but economists are worlds away from actual cognition.


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