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  1. Yeesh, high school calculus. They'll teach you the long, difficult way to do derivatives so you understand what they actually mean and then they'll show you a way to do them that is incredibly simple and takes no time at all.

    It just agitates me when I'm breezing through the problems because I know the simple derivative trick while other people are still stuck on what a limit is. It's not that hard. I can't speak for the other period, but he is constantly asking for questions in my class. But everyone is too afraid of looking stupid.

    We're doing a lab in AP Physics with very minimal, if any, teacher interaction. It's actually making me nervous that we're going to royally f**k something up and have our data be entirely wrong.


  2. Time to isolate more people with calculus woes!

    So, in AP Physics, we learn derivatives before we did in calculus so we could do instantaneous velocity and acceleration. Derivatives are, from what I know, a quick way to do find the slope of a curve at a point x that we're learning the long way first in calculus. But, in doing my calculus review packets, I get the right answer "cheating" and taking the derivative, while when I do all of the calculations out, I get the wrong answer.

    Ugh.

    TL;DR - I'm having #SmartPeopleProblems.


  3. On the bright side, you understand calculus.

    We haven't even started actual calculus yet; we're in the "Prerequisites for Calculus" chapter.

    But I'm probably going to start learning calc in Physics before Calculus...I think we're doing instantaneous velocity tomorrow, which involves limits.

    I think I isolated just about everyone on this board... :P


  4. Streetlight Manifesto - The Hands that Thieve

    I felt no guilt until I was caught and I was told that I was guilty

    And even then I wasn't really sure

    Yeah, yeah

    That the thing I felt was guilt itself

    Or maybe it was something else

    Frustration at the fact that I was ever caught at all

    I told a lie that multiplied and by the time I realized it

    I'd given up everything I ever loved

    Yeah, yeah

    Because the thing you lack when you're looking back

    Is the pressure, the fear that you have to act

    Yeah, everything is clearer when you're looking at the past

    Oh no

    And I don't care if I lose

    Because my heroes did too

    They shouted, "Court should be adjourned because the jury are fools!"

    And the judge can't decipher his left from his right

    Or his right from his wrong

    And we will bite the hand that thieves

    We will not turn the other cheek

    This is no threat, it is a promise we will keep

    So what's the point pretending

    When we've seen behind the curtain

    And there's nothing much to see

    Oh yeah

    I felt no pain 'til I was down and I was told that I was bleeding

    And even then I knew I wasn't done

    Yeah, yeah

    Because the wounds I get they will just collect

    Ensuring that I won't forget

    Reminders of the battles that I've lost and that I've won

    And I will fight 'til I have died

    Or all my enemies are allies

    And even then I will sleep with an open eye

    Yeah, yeah

    Because the night is long and our foes are strong

    But I know that the road that we're travelling on

    It only seems so dark because we've almost reached the dawn

    Oh no

    And I don't care if I lose

    Because my heroes did too

    They shouted, "Court should be adjourned because the jury are fools!"

    And the judge can't decide his his left from his right

    Or his right from his wrong

    And we will bite the hand that thieves

    We will not turn the other cheek

    This is no threat, it is a promise we will keep

    So what's the point pretending

    When we've seen behind the curtain

    And there's nothing much to see

    Oh yeah

    And everyone will claim

    That they knew from the beginning

    That what they did was wrong

    But they still just went on sinning

    The sudden rush you feel when realizing

    Everything you know will fade away

    It haunts you, dear

    But you won't want to let it go

    Someday we'll lose the war

    But until then we will dream of winning

    I won't forget the things you said when I was down and I was tired of it

    The words you spoke, they brought me home

    When it was time to fight, we chose a side

    But everyone knew that something didn't feel right

    So we stood our ground and waited for a sign

    When it was time to fight, we chose a side

    But everyone knew that something didn't feel right

    So we stood our ground and waited for a sign

    You said don't look back

    Don't look down

    Oh! We won't look back

    We won't look down

    We've gone too far

    We're too high off the ground

    The bridge was burned

    The lesson learned

    (Basically showing their frustrations with their a**hole of a record label)


  5. That's quite a schedule...don't expect to see you here much after you get started.

    Embrace gym and have fun...Remember it's all about Mind AND Body...if you go there dreading it, you will get your wish and hate it.

    Good luck.

    I'm sure I'll find time to make the occasional post here or there.

    The main reason I'm not looking forward to gym is not the activities that we do in gym, but the whole inconvenience of it as a class. It was bad enough in middle school and we didn't even have it all year. It's just going to be odd going from band to gym, changing, doing activities, changing back, and then going to Physics. I was hoping I'd have it either first or last period, but, no dice.


  6. Finally got my senior year class schedule and something is weird about it...

    Oh wait. I have a place for everything I requested at the end of last year.

    1. Homeroom

    2. Online AP French (Assuming here. Nothing listed as of yet)

    3. AP English Lit

    4. AP Music Theory

    5. AP Calculus AB

    6. AP US Government

    7. Band

    8. Gym

    9. AP Physics C: Mechanics

    So that's 6 AP Classes. Probably mostly scared for the Calculus-based Physics, but I should do fine.

    Not looking forward to Gym at all.


  7. We're the Millers

    8.75/10

    Just got home recently and was probably one of the funniest movies I've seen in a while. It was actually pretty well done for a raunchy comedy and everything seemed to flow well. While a few scenes went on a bit too long (the fake-incest kissing scene most notably) and a few plot points were predictable, I would definitely recommend it if you're in to bawdy comedies.

    I mean, it's a movie about smuggling drugs from Mexico, I wasn't expecting a life-changing experience, but I did get the laughs I was expecting.


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