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#### RuiAce

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##### Re: The Random Thoughts Thread [Currently: Waiting Rooms]
« Reply #1890 on: December 07, 2017, 07:08:52 pm »
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To be honest, I’ve forgotten some of the basics. The most common one in these books, after a bit of dissecting, incorporates Taylor series on e^x, giving approximately 1 + x + x^2 + x^3 +... Not so sure how we got from Point A to B and would just like to see how to do it again, how we can prove this and so forth.
$\text{But that's the series for }\frac{1}{1-x}.\\ \text{The Taylor series for }e^x\text{ is }1+x+\frac{x^2}{2!}+\frac{x^3}{3!}+\dots$
Did you mix some of them up?
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« Reply #1891 on: December 07, 2017, 08:06:33 pm »
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« Reply #1892 on: December 07, 2017, 08:10:42 pm »
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« Reply #1893 on: December 07, 2017, 08:12:47 pm »
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You don't like maths?!
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« Reply #1894 on: December 07, 2017, 08:13:54 pm »
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You don't like maths?!
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I don't like maths.
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« Reply #1895 on: December 07, 2017, 08:13:58 pm »
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I'm agreeing with you here, my head is starting to hurt from seeing maths
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« Reply #1896 on: December 07, 2017, 09:14:34 pm »
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Sorry about that, guys. Was only trying to cure Rui’s boredom. (Will move elsewhere.)

But here’s a random thought as per the thread title: is a waiting room a waiting room if everyone is seen within a minute of sitting down?
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« Reply #1897 on: December 07, 2017, 09:44:55 pm »
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Sorry about that, guys. Was only trying to cure Rui’s boredom. (Will move elsewhere.)

But here’s a random thought as per the thread title: is a waiting room a waiting room if everyone is seen within a minute of sitting down?
Okay so i have just spent the last two hours studying on and off, and i come on here for a break and this what i see.
My brain is not working cause im looking at that with no clue what it means and its blowing my mind
In summary, What the hell do you mean???
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« Reply #1898 on: December 07, 2017, 10:17:52 pm »
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Okay so i have just spent the last two hours studying on and off, and i come on here for a break and this what i see.
My brain is not working cause im looking at that with no clue what it means and its blowing my mind
In summary, What the hell do you mean???
P.s the amount of emojis highlights my sheer confusion at this statement
Oh dear. I've broken someone. Again. Twice in one day. Must be a record I'm not too proud of.

It's supposed to be a spin on the whole
"Person 1: Expect the unexpected
Person 2: But if you expect the unexpected, isn't the unexpected expected...?" thing, which you can see the whole thing here. It's just a riddle, really.
If you've never encountered that one, perhaps you've seen this one from literature: "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" (More on that here.)

Basically what I'm saying is:
Pretend you're sick and went to see the doctor. If you're at the reception (i.e. waiting room) of the doctor's practice, but everyone sees the doctor as soon as they sat down, is the reception (i.e. waiting room) still called a 'waiting room' despite there being no literal waiting happening in it?
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« Reply #1899 on: December 07, 2017, 11:49:18 pm »
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Oh dear. I've broken someone. Again. Twice in one day. Must be a record I'm not too proud of.

It's supposed to be a spin on the whole
"Person 1: Expect the unexpected
Person 2: But if you expect the unexpected, isn't the unexpected expected...?" thing, which you can see the whole thing here. It's just a riddle, really.
If you've never encountered that one, perhaps you've seen this one from literature: "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" (More on that here.)

Basically what I'm saying is:
Pretend you're sick and went to see the doctor. If you're at the reception (i.e. waiting room) of the doctor's practice, but everyone sees the doctor as soon as they sat down, is the reception (i.e. waiting room) still called a 'waiting room' despite there being no literal waiting happening in it?
I get what you mean but like,
The unexpected can be sooo many things, it can be rain, hail. a slap in the face, or whatever... how will you even know what it is?

So the answer to you q is .. no. The unexpected can be anything (as can be seen in the context of anything bad happening in life ).
You can't expect something, if you don't know what it is.

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It is still a waiting room =)

That is the function of the place. 1 minute is still a wait, ahaha.

I think the room example is a little more clear.
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« Reply #1900 on: December 08, 2017, 10:42:46 am »
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I woke up and this was the first thing I thought of...

Is Beethoven classical or romantic
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« Reply #1901 on: December 08, 2017, 11:01:26 am »
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I woke up and this was the first thing I thought of...

Is Beethoven classical or romantic

From what I know, he was one of the 'transitional' composers at the turn of the century. Sorta like Schubert. His later pieces definitely were a lot more experimental and did not follow classical composition strictures, but for the most part, his compositions could be regarded as late classical or early romantic for argument's sake. In other words: por que no los dos?
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« Reply #1902 on: December 08, 2017, 11:10:38 am »
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From what I know, he was one of the 'transitional' composers at the turn of the century. Sorta like Schubert. His later pieces definitely were a lot more experimental and did not follow classical composition strictures, but for the most part, his compositions could be regarded as late classical or early romantic for argument's sake. In other words: por que no los dos?
Lol, I mean I agree completely.

Perhaps, trying to assign only one period to him was a miscommunication on my part. What got me thinking was how many of the people I spoke to seem to imply (but not necessarily say) he was more romantic even though I used to just say classical anyway.
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##### Re: The Random Thoughts Thread [Currently: Waiting Rooms]
« Reply #1903 on: December 08, 2017, 11:14:34 am »
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I agree. There is a maths thread. Several in fact. If thou wishest to speak of maths, use those. Don't bother these random thoughts people!
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« Reply #1904 on: December 08, 2017, 11:38:25 am »
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Lol, I mean I agree completely.

Perhaps, trying to assign only one period to him was a miscommunication on my part. What got me thinking was how many of the people I spoke to seem to imply (but not necessarily say) he was more romantic even though I used to just say classical anyway.

Well, now that I think about it, they're not wrong. One of the defining features of his major works were that he wrote solo piano works without the orchestra in mind, which is a radical departure from works produced by Mozart who wrote with 'orchestra-dramaticus gusto'. And I guess you could say he was more romantic in this sense. As when we say Beethoven, we generally refer to the corpus of his major works, which all share more romantic characteristics than classical.
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