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Comment Re:se the problem with teaching math is (Score 1) 1153

I have never once in class found out how or why the formula's and expressions and equations were created.

The class you're looking for is a "Sets and Logic" course. It's usually taught as a prerequisite to an introductory discrete math course in university.

Years of high school education convinced me that math was nothing more than a rote excersize in symbol memorization and manipulation, but taking that class completely changed my perspective. It covers the logic used by mathematicians in explicit detail and builds mathematical intuition that helps students see how equations, theorems, etc... are created from the mathematician's perspective.

Comment Re:How long afterwards does it last? (Score 1) 258

Methamphetamine is better than all of them. It's a non selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor AND releaser, such that it's effect lasts roughly 8 times longer than cocaine and is more potent.

Ironically, buproprion is a distant relative of methamphetamine.


Windows 7 Has Lots of "God Modes" 422

An anonymous reader writes "Those intrigued by the 'GodMode' in Windows 7 may be interested to know that there are many other similar shortcuts hidden within the operating system — some going back to Vista or before. Steven Sinofsky, Windows division president, said several similar undocumented features provide direct access to all kinds of settings, from choosing a location to managing power settings to identifying biometric sensors." Update: 01/07 23:46 GMT by CT : Link updated to source.

Nexus One Name Irks Philip K. Dick's Estate 506

RevWaldo writes "According to the Wall Street Journal, the estate of Philip K. Dick says the name of Google's new smartphone infringes on the famous character name from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. Isa Dick Hackett, a daughter of Mr. Dick, states Google has its 'Android system, and now they are naming a phone "Nexus One." It's not lost on the people who are somewhat familiar with this novel... Our legal team is dealing head-on with this.'"

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