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**Nehushtan****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-09
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Olinguito wrote:

I learn that it is possible to make a tetradecahedron with just regular hexagons and squares.

It is also possible to make a truncated icosahedron with regular pentagons and hexagons.

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**Nehushtan****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-09
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Today I learn that types of ceramic pottery include earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. These are fired at increasingly higher temperatures. Earthenware is porous and so is often glazed.

Also, Capella is the brightest star in the constellation Auriga.

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**Nehushtan****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-09
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Today I learn that Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada are Dravidian languages – even though they all use different writing scripts.

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I learnt that if an automaton with exactly n states accepts all strings of length n or less, then it accepts all strings.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**Monox D. I-Fly****Member**- From: Indonesia
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I learned that the online/offline status of LAN messenger depends on the monitor instead of the CPU.

Actually I never watch Star Wars and not interested in it anyway, but I choose a Yoda card as my avatar in honor of our great friend bobbym who has passed away.

May his adventurous soul rest in peace at heaven.

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**Monox D. I-Fly****Member**- From: Indonesia
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Yup, that's my country.

Today I learned that a nickel is a tenth of a dollar and a dime is a twentieth of a dollar.

Actually I never watch Star Wars and not interested in it anyway, but I choose a Yoda card as my avatar in honor of our great friend bobbym who has passed away.

May his adventurous soul rest in peace at heaven.

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**Monox D. I-Fly****Member**- From: Indonesia
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zetafunc wrote:

Monox D. I-Fly wrote:a nickel is a tenth of a dollar and a dime is a twentieth of a dollar.

Are you sure?

That's what Google said.

Actually I never watch Star Wars and not interested in it anyway, but I choose a Yoda card as my avatar in honor of our great friend bobbym who has passed away.

May his adventurous soul rest in peace at heaven.

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**Βεν Γ. Κυθισ****Member**- Registered: 2018-10-09
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I learnt that sine, cosine, and hyperbolic tangent all have attractive fixed points.

Profile image background is from public domain.

1+1=|e^(π×i)-1|

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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I learnt that there are 14 elements in the periodic table having single alphabet symbol in Chemistry. They are Hydrogen, Boron, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Florine, Phosphorous, Sulfur, Potassium, Vanadium, Yttrium, Iodine, Tungsten, and Uranium.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**zahlenspieler****Member**- Registered: 2018-04-12
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Hi, actually I learned that not today but some 35 years ago or so: The curve given by

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi,

I learnt long time back approximate value of 100! is 9.332622e+157, checked today for accuracy.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
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bobbym wrote:

I have learned that if a = b and b = c then it follows that a = c.

Is that true, Bobbym?

Lol!

Rofl!

Practice makes a man perfect.

There is no substitute to hard work

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**Alg Num Theory****Member**- Registered: 2017-11-24
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I recently started learning about partial differential equations. The video gives the heat equation as an example of a PDE – and includes a fascinatingly watchable derivation of the equation discovered by Joseph Fourier.

Another example of a PDE is the wave equation:

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– that is to say, the motion of each point of the wave is simple harmonic.

Me, or the ugly man, whatever (3,3,6)

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**Jaspers****Member**- Registered: 2019-05-24
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Today I learned the word **thigmomorphogenesis**, which is the way plants grow in response to touch.

Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time; it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.

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