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Interpretive Dances

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1. The mind's eye

Just found out this has a name. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris_effect
2. How to calculate the probability of hair colour of a child

At least at my middle/high school, we did Punnett squares a lot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punnett_square Definition an oversimplification for complex traits like height and hair color, but it's a start.

6. The mind's eye

Same thing happens to me with Tetris. If I play it for too long, I start seeing falling blocks and can semi-play the game in my head.
7. The Official "Introduce Yourself" Thread

So I apparently had an account here four years ago (needless to say, I had forgotten all my login info), but I completely forgot about this site until a couple days ago. I figured I'd stop by again and get my fill of CS/math/puzzles/scientific news About myself: I like dancing, cartooning, and computer programming. Oh and long walks on the beach.
8. Daedalus' Fifth Challenge

I haven't done calculus in a long time, so I hope I don't do anything silly...

10. Deleting Objects in Java

I just uncovered this post of mine from forever ago, when I was starting to learn programming. 4 years and many real CS courses later, I have no idea what this question means. xD

You so totally Did not credit the author. Perhaps I'll sue you.
12. Can pi be reduced to a rational number?

I do realize the sophistry involved in my argument...I was just betting on my opponents not being able to pick it out.
13. Of Biology, Physics and Chemistry which one did you find to be the hardest/easiest?

Luckily for you, I have a high-quality photograph of all three of them together! Group Photo
14. Can pi be reduced to a rational number?

Hehe...this reminds me of the first debate of my Debate class last semester. The topic was "Is pi better than pie?", and I argued the pro-pie side. Basically I argued that because perfect circles do not exist in real life, pi does not exist, and therefore cannot be better than anything. Hey, we won. -- Part of our opening case: Contention #1 a. Examples of mathematical concepts that do not actually exist – only approximations i. Square ii. Circle iii. Pi b. No such thing as a perfect mathematical circle i. Irregularities ii. On computer: collection of square pixels iii. Borderline has thickness c. Pi based on nonexistent circle i. Ratio of circumference to diameter ii. Pi itself does not exist iii. Cannot be better than pie, which does exist iv. Cannot be better than anything -- Of course, I conveniently forgot to mention that mathematical concepts that do not represent the tangible world precisely can still be highly useful, and that most of our technology would fall apart without them.
15. Of Biology, Physics and Chemistry which one did you find to be the hardest/easiest?

From cutest to least cute: Biology, Physics, Chemistry
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