Thread: Random Thought Thread
02-09-2016, 06:58 PM #60201
02-09-2016, 07:03 PM #60202
02-09-2016, 07:28 PM #60203
TIL there's a reason why they don't sell milkshakes at Taco Bell. Also, one needs to be cautious when on a smooth diet due to a tooth extraction.Take the weakest thing in you
And then beat the bastards with it
And always hold on when you get love
So you can let go when you give it
02-09-2016, 08:20 PM #60204
02-09-2016, 09:05 PM #60205
02-09-2016, 09:10 PM #60206
What types were Isabel Myers and Katherine Briggs?
02-09-2016, 09:10 PM #60207
@whatever this reminds me of something you might do:
Walking home just down, I randomly decided: "oh, lets' figure out where the plane of the solar system is simply by looking at the sun!" ...it proved to be more challenging than how it appeared on the surface, mostly because of the earth's ~23 degree tilt making things really wonky and complex. I just visualized a sphere and a sun in my head, and did lots of weird tilty stuff to it. After I got home I sat on the toilet for a few minutes I eventually figured it out! It was very satisfying . Now that I know the visual process to go through I can apply it in the future much more quickly. As such if someone were to ask me "where is the solar system plane" I could do it in a matter of seconds . Further, I think I could even write an equation for it with only a few basic parameters, and it would likely simplify into something really simple . I think. Universally it would have 4 variables. Though if I wrote the equation for specific times of day (i.e. sunset), I could very easily just embed some variables in themselves. Sadly, I haven't used math (trig) in years, so it wouldn't easily come to me.
Maybe I'll get more bored tonight and do it for fun.
02-09-2016, 09:31 PM #60208
I spent WAY too much time when I was in Brazil trying to figure out the difference in angle of the sun from where I was at that moment to where I would be if I were at home
and I actually tutored a few classmates in trig last year and apparently did decently since they passed hadn't taken it since high school!
02-09-2016, 09:35 PM #60209
When I walked onto a beach in Oregon for the first time, the very first thing I thought and said was "this is really neat. On the east coast, to your left is north, but out here to your left is south. That's so weird and so cool!" People looked at me somewhat strangely. Perhaps because I had just met them.
Also when I was in high school and learned what parabolas were in algebra, I started seeing them EVERYWHERE when people played games in gym class. I'd watch and imagine all the parabolas and angles such leaving trails behind all the balls and stuff.
02-09-2016, 09:42 PM #60210
I came home and was complaining about that to my dad and it turns out he had the exact same thing happen when he was stationed in Germany and spent 18 months feeling like the sun was rising in the west and setting in the east
getting something stuck in your brain like that is weird because you KNOW what's right but it feels completely wrong