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GDJYB, an all-girl indie math folk band from Hong Kong <3

anonymous asked:

okay, i just wanna start by saying i love the TRaM and ReSun characters and can't wait until the series start and i really respect you as an artist, but i deadass though Ethan was a just a bathed Junkrat the first few times i ever saw him.

thats maths for you folks

you can say it was entirely cartoon networks fault for the “clickbait” episode but i mean….the gem was drawn in the SU style? so clearly SOMEONE from the show had to draw it, full well knowing it wouldnt have been a real gem…

idk guys, if you want views so bad, why not actually DO something with your show instead of making 50 episodes where nothing happens and we dont get answers? the math aint hard folks

ID #17703

Name: Zyan
Age: 22
Country: México

Hi! This is very exciting!

I guess I’ll introduce myself a little. My name is Zyanya, but Zyan is also fine. I speak both English and Spanish fluently and basic-intermediate Japanese.

I’m an introverted, sensitive, calm, and reserved person but I genuinely like meeting people. I’m quite open once I feel comfortable with someone. There is no greater joy for me than having someone with whom to share thoughts and laughs. I think we all have something interesting to say or can crack a really good joke (I can’t though, I’m terrible with jokes, but I’m good with the laughing part:).

I’m currently trying to learn what it means to be an adult and failing constatly in a rather comical way. Mostly terrified of everything but also excited about my future.

I love many things for alternated short periods of time. I don’t know why, but that’s just how it is.

I enjoy drawing, writing, listenig to music (jazz, r&b, blues, hip hop, rap, orchestral, math rock, alternative, indie, folk), reading (The Name of the Wind, HP Series, Howl’s Moving Castle, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, We Always Lived in the Castle, 100 Years of Solitude), looking at comics/graphic novels/mangas, watching tv shows (specially mockumentaries) and heart-warming thoughtful movies… oh, and memes!

I’d love going back to the craft of sending letters, but I’m also open to e-mails or any social media (twitter or tumblr preferably). I am looking for long lasting friends!

Preferences: 20+ would be my only request :) I don’t care much about the rest.

anonymous asked:

It's been a while but...Jinyoung's photos for Dazed.... you know the ones right... the hair.... the smile...i'm dead. - Jinyoung's smile anon

which one?? the recent one or the JJP one? LOL I assume you’re talking about the recent one but LET’S JOURNEY BACK

LOOK AT THESE FLY ASS HOES *whispers* jyp but also THE RECENT JINYOUNG DAZED SHOTS GAHHH the behind the scenes has me actually crippled

A JAWLINE TO CUT GLASS. THAT IS WHAT YOU CALL ACUTE ANGLE (even though it’s actually obtuse - MATH, FOLKS!) 

I have a lot of things to say, none are appropriate. 

seriously just straight up kick me in the feelings. there are more, but I’m too hurt LOL 

anonymous asked:

Not a woman in STEM, but my flatmate is. Most of the barriers she's run into are essentially discrimination/ingrained attitudes, yes. People who still buy into "girls can't do math", folks not wanting to work with the "diversity hire", plural suggestions that she slept her way to her position/grades, guys closing ranks and not working with her on projects... Not everyone a dick about it, obviously, and the further she goes the less of it she has to deal with, but still.

ID #17703

Name: Zyan
Age: 22
Country: México

Hi! This is very exciting!

I guess I’ll introduce myself a little. My name is Zyanya, but Zyan is also fine. I speak both English and Spanish fluently and basic-intermediate Japanese.

I’m an introverted, sensitive, calm, and reserved person but I genuinely like meeting people. I’m quite open once I feel comfortable with someone. There is no greater joy for me than having someone with whom to share thoughts and laughs. I think we all have something interesting to say or can crack a really good joke (I can’t though, I’m terrible with jokes, but I’m good with the laughing part:).

I’m currently trying to learn what it means to be an adult and failing constatly in a rather comical way. Mostly terrified of everything but also excited about my future.

I love many things for alternated short periods of time. I don’t know why, but that’s just how it is.

I enjoy drawing, writing, listenig to music (jazz, r&b, blues, hip hop, rap, orchestral, math rock, alternative, indie, folk), reading (The Name of the Wind, HP Series, Howl’s Moving Castle, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, We Always Lived in the Castle, 100 Years of Solitude), looking at comics/graphic novels/mangas, watching tv shows (specially mockumentaries) and heart-warming thoughtful movies… oh, and memes!

I’d love going back to the craft of sending letters, but I’m also open to e-mails or any social media (twitter or tumblr preferably). I am looking for long lasting friends!

Preferences: 20+ would be my only request :) I don’t care much about the rest.

Math Magic!

Alright folks, I’m going to teach you how to do a pretty cool party trick using only the power of your minds: Squaring large numbers!

No? doesn’t sound impressive? Well, ok then, don’t learn the cool thing. Move along, dummy.

Still here? Ok cool! So, pretty much everyone learned their times tables, so your 1 digit squares are already learned.  But can you do 2 digits? 3 digits? 4 DIGITS!? You will when I’m done with you!  So lets go!

Originally posted by htmlbyjoe

2 DIGIT SQUARES!  

Ok, take your number, lets say 23, and think about it like what squaring a number means; 23^2 is just 23*23. Now, round one number to the nearest 10, as in 23 rounds down by 3 to 20. Then, move the other number the opposite way by the same amount, as in 23 up by 3 to 26.  Now you have 26*20, which is SO MUCH EASIER. 26*2 is 52, *10 is 520.  Now you just have to bring that number you shifted by earlier back in, square it, and add it to the end. We shifted by 3, 3^2 is 9, so our total is 529.

recap: 23^2, 23*23, 20*26 (shift 3), 520, 3^2=9, 529.

or maybe try 86.  You have to round that up by 4 to get to 90, so the other 86 goes down by 4 to 82.  90*82 is 7380, then toss a 16 (ya know, 4^2), and you have 7396.

But what if it ends in a 5?  Save your ass some time and brain juice and do this quick trick: take the tens place and multiply it by the next bigger number and throw a 25 at the end. 55? 5*6=30, 3025. Done. 75? 7*8=56, 5625.

And of course 2 digits ending in 0 are just the one digit square with 00 at the end, but, I mean, if you can do this in your head you knew that.

Anyways, you need to master this 2 digit process to do the rest of the harder ones, because you use this to simplify them.  Work smarter, not harder, right?


3 DIGIT SQUARES!

So it’s tempting to want to square three digit numbers as (abc*abc) but then the longhand gets really jumbled. Don’t bother, cut that shit down to (ab*ab) and make the first two digits into one! Instead of doing, say, 523^2 as (500+20+3)^2, you could just do (500+23)^2 because we already know what 23^2 is! Here’s the process we’re going to use:

our number won’t be longer than 8 digits, so picture this: 0000 0000.  See the gap? Square your first two digits and put it to the right of the gap, square the third digit and put it to the left.  So 523 will look like 0025 0529.  Remember those two numbers.  How? Hold on, we need to learn something else!

MNEMONIC MAJOR SYSTEM!

make those numbers WORDS! Words are easier to store in your brain.  Numbers use short term memory and you have a limit of about 7 objects and your short term memory is always purging. Convert the numbers to words and you an use your parietal lobe and lock that shit away in long term memory.

0 = s and z sounds, like Zero
1 = t and d sounds. 1 and t/d have straight spines
2 = n, because one bump
3 = m, because 2 bumps
4 = r, like fouR
5 = l, kinda hard but thing roman number 50 is L.
6 = sh, ch, soft g, j, all those sounds you push through clenched teeth.
7 = k and hard g. 7 and K are both sharp and angular.
8 = f and v.  8 looks like a cursive f.
9 = p and b. P and b both have a line and a bump like a 9.

You can use these to make words to store away your numbers.  Our 523 process above has 25 0529.  That’s “anal sail nub”.  Now you can memorize that hilarious phrase, possibly with a little image with it, and move on to the next step.

3 DIGIT SQUARE, PART DEUX.

We have “anal sail nub” stored away, so now we multiply the two numbers together and double them. 5*23=115, *2=230.  Drop 230 right in the middle of our number (00here00), 00023000.  Then we bring the rest back.  Nub, N,B, 29, 00023029. Sail, S,L, 05, 00023529. Anal, N,L, 25,00273529. 273,529!

You keeping up? Brain hurt? Well hold on, because we’re not done yet! Do you have the brain power to add one more digit!?

FOUR DIGIT SQUARES!

Do the same thing as the 3 digit, but 2 sets of 2 digit squares.  (1000a+100b+10c+d)^2  becomes (100a+b)^2.  Lets use 9523 as the example.  Start with 95 and 23.  95^2 is 9025 and 23^2 is 529. Make number blocks 9025 0529. Menmonic major statements “Pez Anal” and “Sail Nub” committed to memory. Move on to 95*23, but make like easy and do 100*23 and then just take 5*23 away, 2300-115=2185. Double it, 4370. Stick it in the middle, 00437000. Recall “Sail Nub”, S,L,N,B, 0529, 00437529.  Recall “Pez Anal”, P,Z,N,L, 9025, 90687529. 90,687,529!


Alright, no go impress people at parties, because I know you guys go to the good parties where this is totally something that impresses people…. right?

  • *in class at school*
  • Sherlock: *watching Molly*
  • Molly: *writing*
  • Sherlock: We have chemistry.
  • Molly: *stops writing; trying not to smile* Oh. You feel it too?
  • Sherlock: *rolls his eyes* Next lesson, Molly.
  • Molly: *blushes hard* Oh *checks her timetable; frowns* Erm, it's double maths.
  • Sherlock: *packing his bag; dismissive* I know, I'm just joking. Prom?
  • Molly: *gapes* Huh?
  • Sherlock: *sighs; speaking slowly* Would you like to be my date to the school prom next week?
  • Molly: *nods slowly*
  • Sherlock: *smiles* Excellent. Well, that should be enough to get us through maths, don't you think? *winks, kisses her hand; leaves the classroom*
  • Molly: *grins stupidly*
Inside The Writers’ Room: A little ficlet (if you can call it that)

I am getting AMAZING feedback on my Golden Couple post. Seriously… this fandom rocks. Thank you for reading it and thank you for the support. It means a lot.

First things first, I want to clarify something. This was a failing of mine. When I talk syndication and holding onto the Olicity wedding card, they are not doing that because they are worried they won’t be sold into syndication. Arrow is a successful show. Of course it will be sold into syndication. Of course it will get a fifth season. No, this is about how much they CHARGE for the syndication deal. The higher the ratings are, even in the later seasons, the more they get to charge for the package. In fact, most show’s ratings drop off in later seasons, but Arrow’s have held steady and even GROWN. Which episodes do they grow? The Flarrow episodes. 

It’s no different than sweeps and using those ratings to set pricing for ad buys. But instead of four times a year, they do this once (I think). This is Berlanti & company’s big shot. They get one swing at the plate. They want a big, fat price tag on Arrow when they sell it to syndicates. What better way to do that than for the 100th episode to have really big ratings? And trust me it will. The 100th episode is the syndication celebration episode. That’s why they aren’t playing this card yet. They’d be stupid if they did. 

Also, if Arrow gets to charge big money for a syndication deal - what does that mean for The Flash? The Flash gets bigger ratings than Arrow. So Arrow sets the bar, which impacts Flash, which impacts Legends. A lot is riding on this. It’s just the maths folks. Reality of the business.

But let’s get back to story. A lot of you are onboard with my maths and that’s awesome. But many are saying there’s a thousand different ways they could have written this. Less crappy ways. Really? What are they? No seriously. I’m asking. I’m not being a smart ass. Because I thunked my thoughts pretty hard before I wrote that meta and I couldn’t come up with any storylines that were less crappy or less bullshit than the one we saw in 4x08.

Here are the parameters:

The wedding CAN’T happen until the 100th episode, which means Oliver and Felicity CAN’T get married at the end of Season 4. Which means STALL.

Stall options

1. Throw drama at them that they weather, but ultimately stalls the engagement

2. Break them up

Option 1 - I couldn’t come up with anything that would stall the wedding for another TWENTY TWO episodes that wasn’t as stupid as Oliver lying. Also, I kept running into “Well they weathered that challenge. How come they aren’t getting married?” I could only come up with “because” and Stephen and Emily can act a lot of things but they can’t act “because.” 

Option 2 - Break up. This would effectively stall things long enough to give the time needed to get Berlanti and company to the 100th episode. Now the question is… WHAT BREAKS THEM UP?

Listen, Felicity is seriously the most forgiving person in the world. And Oliver screws up A LOT. What hasn’t he done? So I imagined the conversation in the writers’ room and I came up with… a thing. Honestly, this is how my brain works. Hopefully you find it humorous, but it’s more likely you’ll realize how weird I am. Which I’m okay with. Enjoy!

Inside The Writers’ Room

Berlanti, Guggenheim and Kreisberg enter the writers’ room. The Arrow writers are happily munching on Cheetos and laughing at Lord Mesa’s newest drawing. Then they see the Three Musketeers and quickly run to their desks and pretend to type.

Guggie: Okay writers. We’ve talked it over. Bottom line? We need to hold off on the wedding until the 100th episode.

The writers groan.

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This week, one of the students in the calculus class I assist was murdered. We just received official word. This section is one of the best communities of young math-folk I’ve ever had the privilege to work with, and they’ve lost one of their Calculus family. She will be sorely missed. 

She was a dance major, but she dedicated a lot of time and effort to the calculus class. She came to office hours, regularly attended and participated in class, and turned in her homework assignments on time. She was doing well. She deserved to pass. She didn’t deserve to be removed from the role sheet.

Please do something for me: Please talk about this. Silence feels like acceptance, like we’re allowing that this is just ‘something that happens.’ Don’t allow this. Be angry about this. Don’t stand for 20-year-old kids getting killed on their campus. Demand a world where we don’t have to tell college students not to walk alone at night, but in the meantime do all you can to keep yourselves safe.

anonymous asked:

Hi Jen. So 4.20 numbers were down. Do you think there's cause for concern? Think LL/KC fans will claim responsibility for it?

No. I don’t. Not even in the slightest. First things first guys, the number one rule of ratings is: they do not tell us WHY people watch (or don’t watch) the show. They just tells us the numbers.

So a LL fan can’t scream at the top of their lungs “HA! Ratings are down! It’s because Laurel is dead!” Sorry folks. Maths don’t work that way. Listen I’d love to scream “It’s because of Olicity!” every time there’s a highly rated episode, but I can’t say that either. 

A dip in ratings for one episode truly doesn’t matter that much. What matters is if there’s a significant downward trend in the ratings and we won’t know that until S4 is over and @rillacuthbert works her stats magic. And by significant downward trend I’d be looking for at least a 20-30% drop.

That said, I do expect there to be a slight - moderate downward trend this season. Arrow is still one of the CW’s strongest performers, but the show is going into their fifth season. There is almost always a drop in ratings for an aging series for any number of reasons. Once you’ve hit the 100th episode you have officially aged y’all.

But is that cause for worry? NO. Can I just remind everybody that the CW renewed Reign? REIGN PEOPLE. The season average has been a 0.3/1.01 (X). That’s abysmal even by CW standards and it got RENEWED. The CW’s business model is bizarre and ratings are a piece of the puzzle, but not remotely the whole picture. How the CW makes money is anybody’s guess, but I’ve repeatedly said I believe it’s based on international sales, syndication and sales to Netflix or Amazon. That means the CW is focused on series longevity regardless of ratings.

So not only do they have longevity with Arrow, but the ratings are still one of the  networks’s top performers. They are second only to The Flash. Going into their FIFTH SEASON. That’s amazing. Believe me when I say that the CW is GLEEFUL over Arrow. . They couldn’t renew it fast enough. 

So while the LL fans are DESPERATE for Arrow’s ratings to take a nosedive now that their fav is gone, thereby proving that Laurel was the core of Arrow… I’m afraid they will never get their wish. First, I do not believe the ratings are going to take a nosedive. Second, even if they did take a nosedive there is absolutely no way to qualify why. We can toss any number of guesses, but there is not a single person who can say “YES WE KNOW.” Not even the CW. Ratings don’t tell us the why.

So now is the time to ignore the crazy math coming out of the LL fandom because, trust me, they will twist the numbers every which way to make their argument. Just sit back, relax, enjoy the rest of the season and wait for Jenna to give her accurate and impartial analysis on the ratings when the season is over. 

But no matter what the ratings are… Laurel will still be dead. The LL fandom can scream at the top of their lungs but it’s not going to change anything. It’s over. Simple as that.