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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 07:14 PM
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Posted By soyleche
I just remembered something from the summer I...

I just remembered something from the summer I spent on a framing crew. When we built a wall, we would check whether or not it was square by measuring the diagonals and making sure they were equal. ...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 07:01 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By soyleche
https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/purity.png

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/purity.png
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By soyleche
"Deal with" might have been the wrong phrase. ...

"Deal with" might have been the wrong phrase. It's fairly straightforward to see how they work once someone explains them to you. As a Jr High student they can be frustrating to try and figure out...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 05:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,013
Posted By soyleche
Geometry proofs are fairly easy to deal with. ...

Geometry proofs are fairly easy to deal with. It's nice to have an introduction to "take these assumptions and prove that this conclusion has to be true". Sure, it is lost on many, but it will...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,013
Posted By soyleche
Geometry is also a decent place to introduce...

Geometry is also a decent place to introduce proofs.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 05:10 PM
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Views: 1,013
Posted By soyleche
It's decent background info for trigonometry. My...

It's decent background info for trigonometry. My brother uses that on occasion as a civil engineer. Actaully, my other brother uses it every once in a while as a carpenter...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,013
Posted By soyleche
First you need to say which definition of...

First you need to say which definition of "average" you are using.

Although, if we are talking about mean, and the distribution is skewed - I have a feeling that it would be skewed in the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 03:18 PM
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Views: 267,331
Posted By soyleche
You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart, but the...

You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart, but the kickball version:

https://youtu.be/FcqYKqwXwsA
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,013
Posted By soyleche
My dad, a Jr High math teacher, wasn’t able to...

My dad, a Jr High math teacher, wasn’t able to help me when I got to calculus. It had been too long for him (my older brother could help, but ultimately I had some decent math chops by that point so...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-13-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,013
Posted By soyleche
Why are you dividing them? I think it...

Why are you dividing them?

I think it would be reasonable that you would end up with 1 kg of apples per kg of oranges (for whatever reason you need such a measurement).
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-13-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,013
Posted By soyleche
It doesn't say anything about it, but she might...

It doesn't say anything about it, but she might need to worry about significant figures, so you might want to review those. Although, it seems like we worried about those in Chemistry more than in...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-11-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,638
Posted By soyleche
The stuff in the article about the equatorial...

The stuff in the article about the equatorial bulge reminded me that the summit of Everest isn't the point on the Earth's surface furthest from the center. That is Chimborazo...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-11-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,638
Posted By soyleche
I'm not sure how exactly they do it, but it is...

I'm not sure how exactly they do it, but it is even more complicated than it seems...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q65O3qA0-n4
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-11-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,638
Posted By soyleche
Why did Constantinople get the works?

Why did Constantinople get the works?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-11-2020, 12:55 PM
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Posted By soyleche
https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/exposure_notification...

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/exposure_notification.png
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-11-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,638
Posted By soyleche
I never tried it myself, but you’d see huge bags...

I never tried it myself, but you’d see huge bags of the leaves for sale in the markets. The old ladies* washing their clothes in the creek would always be chewing them (“It gives me strength!”). I...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-10-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,638
Posted By soyleche
One day in Peru we went for a hike up a mountain...

One day in Peru we went for a hike up a mountain to see some ruins. I'm not sure exactly how high the ruins were - the city we were living in was about 10K, so maybe the ruins were a couple thousand...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-10-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,638
Posted By soyleche
On one of my trips back to Lima I had an empty...

On one of my trips back to Lima I had an empty Sprite bottle. I put the cap on tight as we went over Ticlio and then watched it get crushed as we went down to sea level.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-10-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,638
Posted By soyleche
Working on my click bait...

Working on my click bait...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-10-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,638
Posted By soyleche
I spent the weekend at about 10,000 ft, which got...

I spent the weekend at about 10,000 ft, which got me thinking about it.

My personal best is Ticlio Pass (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ticlio) in Peru, at 15,807 ft. I've been across that I think...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-10-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,638
Posted By soyleche
I would say as long as whatever you are standing...

I would say as long as whatever you are standing or sitting in is connected in some way to the ground.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-10-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,638
Posted By soyleche
How High Have You Been?

What is the highest elevation you have been to while on the ground - airplanes are boring, maybe a really high balloon or rocket or something might be interesting to mention.

Poll to follow
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-08-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 472
Posted By soyleche
I have no idea about this recipe in particular,...

I have no idea about this recipe in particular, but in general anticuchos are delicious.

https://irenamacri.com/recipes/marinated-beef-heart-kebabs-anticuchos-de-corazon/
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-07-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,001
Posted By soyleche
If I had a nickel for every time I was “doomed”...

If I had a nickel for every time I was “doomed” by a puppet, I’d have two nickels, which isn’t a lot, but it’s weird that it happened twice, right?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-07-2020, 03:02 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 11,433
Posted By soyleche
When your car’s dashboard tells you there if x%...

When your car’s dashboard tells you there if x% oil life, is it using some sort of sensor to test the oil, or is it simply tracking how many miles you’ve gone since you reset it?
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