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#41 Royston

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 07:13 PM

Does WordPress support latex? It doesn't appear so at the following:
http://blogs.science...-tutoriallatex/


Klaynos, helpfully showed me how to embed LaTex equations. You can see the result on the same link. :)
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#42 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:23 PM

http://blogs.science...et/using-latex/
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#43 Severian

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:04 AM

I don't think I will bother - I don't have anything interesting to say.
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#44 iNow

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:05 AM

Cool, thanks. Sorry for the confusion.
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:21 AM

I don't think I will bother - I don't have anything interesting to say.

oh I doubt that.
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#46 Severian

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:15 AM

I don't know. There is just something about blogs that smacks so much of opinionated, self aggrandizing egotism. I mean, when you are writing the blog, are you really thinking that people will find it interesting? "Oh wow, my readers are going to love this. Their lives will be changed forever!" There is so so so much rubbish one the web in the form of blogs. Do we really want to add to it?

I must admit to having the same felling about starting threads. Why would anyone be interested in my opinion? So I tend to find myself just responding to topics I feel strongly about, or correcting someone when they say something stupid, or just answering a question when I know the answer and think I can help clear up the confusion.
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#47 swansont

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:10 PM

I had pretty much the same view a few years ago. I can't point to any one thing that changed my mind, but the very fact that there is so much stupidity out there on the web is part of it.
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#48 ydoaPs

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 01:29 AM

I had pretty much the same view a few years ago. I can't point to any one thing that changed my mind, but the very fact that there is so much stupidity out there on the web is part of it.

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#49 Klaynos

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:30 AM

I don't know. There is just something about blogs that smacks so much of opinionated, self aggrandizing egotism. I mean, when you are writing the blog, are you really thinking that people will find it interesting? "Oh wow, my readers are going to love this. Their lives will be changed forever!" There is so so so much rubbish one the web in the form of blogs. Do we really want to add to it?

I must admit to having the same felling about starting threads. Why would anyone be interested in my opinion? So I tend to find myself just responding to topics I feel strongly about, or correcting someone when they say something stupid, or just answering a question when I know the answer and think I can help clear up the confusion.


I agree completly, I really don't like personal blogs, but I hope I can write at least semi interesting sciencey bits I pick up for people to read around the issue.....
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:47 AM

I agree completly, I really don't like personal blogs, but I hope I can write at least semi interesting sciencey bits I pick up for people to read around the issue.....

I'd like to see more blogs about Lagrangian mechanics.
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#51 Klaynos

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 05:56 PM

I'd like to see more blogs about Lagrangian mechanics.


I've got a couple on my todo list, just need to find the time to write them ;)
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 11:08 PM

For some reason when I go to the sign up page it says that "You do not have the privileges to sign up for a blog".
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#53 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:21 AM

The requirements to have a blog should be listed on that same page. You need 50 posts to be eligible for a blog.
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:15 AM

Ah
I see, I've still got a while to go.
Thanks for the clarification though.
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:04 PM

Now that I managed to get enough posts, I'm thinking of making a blog.
Is it okay if I make a few science entries, and a few that aren't really science related, more along the lines of various reviews?
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#56 Cap'n Refsmmat

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:27 PM

Definitely.
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:40 PM

Oh thanks.
I'm only allowed to start one in 13 days, so that will give me enough time to think of a name for the blog. Any recommendations?
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#58 iNow

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 11:27 PM

"The blog I named via somebody else's suggstion" seems appropriate. :rolleyes:
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#59 Klaynos

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 11:45 PM

Swansonts blog is a good example of science and nonscience and just a bit sciencey in my oppinion....

Mine is a bit dead atm, very very little free time!
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:23 AM

"The blog I named via somebody else's suggstion" seems appropriate. :rolleyes:


That's actually not bad...
but not my style
haha
any other suggestions? I'm not very creative when it comes to things like this
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