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24 Dec 2008, 11:28 am

Nothing yet, but I have the rest of the day to find out!



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24 Dec 2008, 10:01 pm

I learned that potting soil bags are full of it when they say you don't have to feed your plants for 4 months. The fertilizer included in peat-based potting mixes lasts 6 weeks at best. No wonder my garlic plants are turning yellow!


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24 Dec 2008, 10:25 pm

the number e has been approximated correctly to 18457734525360901453873570 decimal digits (about 18 septillion) by R. Sabey in 2004 with the following equation.

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from http://mathworld.wolfram.com/images/equ ... oximations

for my lesson plan intro to logarithmic, logistic and exponential functions for a precalculus class I am student teaching.



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24 Dec 2008, 10:49 pm

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I learned how to put together this monstrosity

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Isn't this thing awesome?
(that's my mom in there, but it's intended for my 3-year-old)


What is it. I Love it. Is it a frog tent? . :D



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25 Dec 2008, 12:08 am

I learned using an LCD and CRT display side by side gives me a headache.


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25 Dec 2008, 6:35 am

I learned a new word reading this thread.... Dastardly. Plus, but that was more yesterday evening, I saw some work by an artist called Luke Chueh and I really like his work. Here's a link to his site. Cool stuff.



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25 Dec 2008, 6:52 am

I learned that you can play 200 games of spider solitaire by staying up all night



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25 Dec 2008, 4:40 pm

I played Hitman all day so I learned nothing but yesterday I learned that mercury (element) can stop the heart to kill a person.



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26 Dec 2008, 12:34 am

I learned all about ODD: oppositional defiant disorder. A friend of mine has a daughter who exhibits all the characteristics, and we are trying to figure out what the heck is up.

I also learned all about the Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica), as I was gifted a Loquat tree for x-mas, and I needed to figure out what to do with it.

I am satisfied in my newfound knowledge.


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27 Dec 2008, 3:25 pm

A hangover from drinking Vodka is mild compared to a hangover from drinking darker spirits such as bourbon. (I did a practical experiment... I didn't just read it)



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27 Dec 2008, 5:04 pm

A candle burns even after all wax is gone.


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27 Dec 2008, 5:16 pm

I can afford this super-cute skirt that I've had my eye on for a while. :3


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27 Dec 2008, 5:26 pm

That Aspiewordsmith is another NT-bigot trolling this forum.

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There has only been one neurotypical who was a genuine friend from 1977-78 but since then I have found neurotypicals cheating, abusive people who think they are better than everyone, nasty. Not only that they always think that they are in the right when in fact the opposite is often true so no I do not like neurotypical people.



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27 Dec 2008, 5:28 pm

I learned that I can't do anything about the steady stream of water flowing into my basement until after all the snow melts.



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27 Dec 2008, 5:45 pm

Acacia wrote:
I learned all about ODD: oppositional defiant disorder. A friend of mine has a daughter who exhibits all the characteristics, and we are trying to figure out what the heck is up.

I also learned all about the Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica), as I was gifted a Loquat tree for x-mas, and I needed to figure out what to do with it.

I am satisfied in my newfound knowledge.


Lucky you! Loquats are delicious! I have a loquat tree outside my front door, but hard freezes made a poor fruit harvest, 2 years in a row.


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