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    I wish I was capable of understanding math like Mrs. Johnson did. In my humble way I've experienced the rush of solving a complicated math problem, but on a much lower level - equivalent to the rush of playing in HS band vs playing in NY Philharmonic.

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    Concerning math, if I can't use my fingers, generally speaking, it is too complicated for me to solve!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Concerning math, if I can't use my fingers, generally speaking, it is too complicated for me to solve!
    I've learned to throw-in the toes to assist with the complicated ones
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROAD&DIRT View Post
    I've learned to throw-in the toes to assist with the complicated ones
    Thank goodness for the multiplication table inside my Pee-Chee folder




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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Thank goodness for the multiplication table inside my Pee-Chee folder



    I thought Pee Chee was a different way to say P Chem (physical chemistry), until I saw the brand name on the folder.

    P Chem was one of those classes where the math was part of (strike that: all of) the good stuff (P Chem being, basically, applied math in the intro course). Even the labs were mostly math (calculating results [and error and sig figs - ugh] from the data).

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    Her story is not far from my Dad.

    A country boy who was good at Math, got a degree in said and got a job working for the Air Force on new machines called COMPUTERS!

    His first task was targeting Commies with ICBMs, checking the machines by hand. Then reprogramming with patch cords.

    Dad read machine code like you read this forum. 33 years.

    Sister, good at math, me, not so much....

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    I posted this in the "random" thread, but given the subject matter, it seems like it belongs here:
    More Americans wanted Hillary Clinton to be President than wanted Donald Trump.

    Donald Trump has never had a wife he didn't cheat on.

    "Oh my god. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. Im fd.

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    That was a great read.
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