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I am currently employed as an apprentice mechanical engineer. I frequently code in my spare time and have been deeply involved in computing for as long as I can remember (my earliest memories are navigating my full 4 GB hard drive on Windows 95 and thinking, what is all this junk occupying C:\windows\ and taking up room for all my games? Delete!).

I'd like to share my tips and tricks and anything else I've picked up over the years with the StackExchange community, so I look forward to helping!


Jun
10
comment 'Obvious' theorems that are actually false
No good at maths or physics, but even if we take a purely mathematical cylinder, if you're stretching it as far as infinity to prove that its surface area is thus, does not the volume become infinite at exactly the same instant?
Jan
9
comment Stopping the “Will I need this for the test” question
I find this an interesting question, since as a student I have always found mere facts (at least in highly logical subjects such as maths and science) boring and impossible to memorise. Understanding was always a much more exciting concept for me.
Oct
23
comment Why does the google calculator give tan 90 degrees = 1.6331779e+16?
Interesting how it's still not quite the same answer. I wonder what this tells us about the architecture they use.
Oct
3
awarded  Commentator
Oct
3
comment Riddle: 1 question to know if the number is 1, 2 or 3
You have to offer two options to allow each of her three choices to correspond to one of the numbers. If her number is 3 she'll say Yes because adding 3 to 0 or 1 is always greater than 2. If her number is 2 she won't know, because if yours is 0 it won't be but if it's 1 it would be. If her number is 1 then adding either 1 or 0 won't make it greater than 2.
Aug
15
comment Should I put number combinations like 1111111 onto my lottery ticket?
I just plain don't understand this answer. To me both statements sound identical.
Aug
7
awarded  Scholar
Aug
7
accepted Wolfram|Alpha Plotting multiple geometric objects
May
22
awarded  Student
May
22
awarded  Teacher
Dec
19
answered Wolfram|Alpha Plotting multiple geometric objects
Dec
19
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
18
comment Wolfram|Alpha Plotting multiple geometric objects
Yeah, generally I can convince it to parse it properly by running each query separately and then copying what it gives as the 'input query', but you're just guessing how they're going to look at your query in this case. Yes I think it is a matter of their lexical engine is too fuzzy by default and I don't think we can change this.
Dec
18
asked Wolfram|Alpha Plotting multiple geometric objects
Dec
15
comment Newton's rate equation, determine constant and re-use
My friend got an answer of 45 minutes though, using this last equation I show (the dT/dt). So I think his trick is using an approximate form of the Newton equation rather than solving for something like 15.1 as the final temperature... but I thought with the accurate k from the Newton equation I should get a similar answer to him, but his k is 0.02 when mine is 0.029... The second one is supposed to be saying the time taken to get to approximate 15 C (from 185 C) but it comes out very close to my first answer... I haven't done the same thing twice.
Dec
15
awarded  Editor
Dec
15
revised Newton's rate equation, determine constant and re-use
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Dec
15
comment Newton's rate equation, determine constant and re-use
No offense was intended, but your answer is not clear enough for me at my skill level.
Dec
15
comment Newton's rate equation, determine constant and re-use
JohnD, I'm not sure why you've got an upvote because I don't think that helps me - can you expand what you mean by T(t).
Dec
15
comment Newton's rate equation, determine constant and re-use
Well he wants an approximation. So presumably there's a formula for determining this. I think that's what the Fourier equivalent is. But my friend use Fourier one to get k and I used Newton's law, and we got different ks. But his makes more sense. I just want to know why Newton's law which I figure is more accurate, gives me wrong looking times when his doesn't.