Pretty good day today, I helped out with a Particle Physics thing for 5th and 6th years at Maynooth. They were analysing data from CERN, ATLAS specifically, as well as learning a bit about particle physics and all that kind of stuff. Then they had a bit of a video conference with a few other universities and CERN. All very interesting. Learning about the universe, y’know how it is.
Then the lecturer running the thing brought the four of us out for a pint and we had a great chat about university and his time at university too which was especially interesting. Then we got the bus home.
Idk, it’s kind of nice to be less formal with the people who teach you, y’know.
I just read this comment on an already shit status on facebook:
in the 60’s the governments were needing more tax revenue so Feminism was conceived it’s got nothing to do with gender equality. it was one of many social engineering expirements by the powers to be. True story.
Somebody shoot me.
Do people like this have no awareness at all as to how fucking moronic this sounds?
remember 2001-2004 though???!? remember windows xp and kerrang and neopets and shrek being a big deal and beyblades and ps2 skating/snowboarding games and “i believe in a thing called love” and flash video sites and avril lavigne and wearing chains on jeans and t.A.T.u. and seeing LOTR and PotC in cinemas and how every boy looked like reese from malcolm in the middle
Jesus look at the notes Joe ur text posts are cursed
Reading through comments on a numberphile video just now and I think this quote sums up everything about college for me;
they are teaching physics at the university of nottingham so they do have an impressive ammount of knowledge on their respective fields you shouldnt trust them that much when they are talking about math thought since these two are phycists
You might have to use and study maths just as much as physics but if that’s not the only thing you do then you’ve no authority to talk about it at all.
It reminds me too of that xkcd comic where each scientific field thinks it’s progressively better than another until you get to the Mathematician way out on their own. This one.