There’s a website called Lending Club to facilitate peer-to-peer lending; I’ve been playing around with it, and lending a few people money. So far, one of the person I’ve loaned to has not paid for 4 months now.
This initially pissed me off. “This guy just took my money and ran!” But I noticed that this person’s credit score has been dropping like a rock.
Initially, this guy wanted the $2,000 loan for just home improvement, and was making a decent salary. Just makes me wonder how much of a selfish prick I am to not realize that either this guy passed, or recently lost his job; all I cared about was how do I get my measly $25 principal back.
Whoever you are, I wish you the best. (And when you can, just pay back the money.)
I spent half an hour trying to figure this trick out…
On the recent Modern Family episode, Claire was seen giving a lecture to the AP Calculus teacher on how many hours each student are expected to spend each night on school work (totally off for the record…).
Strangely enough there was the word “Schrodinger’s” on the board. Never in AP calculus did I
- Do partial differentiation
- Learn about Schrodinger’s
To be honest, I’m not entirely sure of the derivation to that equation…
Still, they did get something right! The theorem to the far left seems to be Rolle’s Theorem!
Two real numbers x and y are chosen at random in the interval (0, 1) with respect to the uniform distribution. What is the probability that the closest integer to x/y is even? Express your answer in terms of pi.
If one were to draw the area where x/y is even, it’s pretty clear from the get-go that we will have something like the following:
I looked at the problem from the viewpoint of lines (x/y = 1/2, x/y = 3/2, …). This results in the following series from summing the area of the triangles (don’t forget to divide by 2):
Luckily, the series at the end is basically from the arctan series expansion. Thus the answer is .
I’ve been going on a card magic binge this break, going through Card College and various videos such as the Born to Perform DVD. By far the simplest, but still incredibly effective, trick was the Biddle trick as seen above. The sleights are very simple, and easy to execute. As a result, it’s great for building up the confidence to perform (I guess there’s a reason for the DVD’s title).
Still, I didn’t like how he handled the beginning. I found that using a peek control and riffling past the selected card to hold the break seems more natural for me. As justification, I say something like “are you sure you wanted that card? could’ve picked any of these fine cards!”
I was finishing up my workout at Noyes tonight on the mat. Doing stretches and cool down stuff. Well, I got thirsty and decided to go have a drink. Note that my towel, notebook, and workout gloves are still on the mat.
Then while I was gone for 2 minutes, this girl decides to come steal my place on the mat. I didn’t want to be rude because I can do abs back home but wanted to give her a piece of my mind.
Good thing that I had a small fart in my loaded up just for the occasion.
The desire to build is strong with me, but I never got the training (same with drawing too). I guess that’s why the Arduino is sitting there, collecting dust. I wish there’s just labs where we build stuff here at Cornell.
But anyways… ideas:
- App where it shows the approximate location of buses as markers on Google maps using time data, and not GPS (too expensive). I think this should be fairly doable in the grand scheme of things.
- Clock where the hour is given by the shape of the polygon displayed. I see glimpses of coolness here, but can’t put my hands on it.