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About Aurelia

  • Birthday 12/12/1985

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    physics (any science really), classics, philosophy<br />I love books! and I like playing pool

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    Arizona State University
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  1. I don't really know what they do. I figure it has something to do with analyising systems, and high end mathematical theory. I was told that some companies on wall street only hire physicists, and that they make a lot of money. I didn't pay much attention, personally, I'm into energy production so I'll look for positions in the private sector. ~Aurelia
  2. Yeah, I'm a physics major too. Most of the job options that we're exposed to are, as you said, in academics, but there are a few other options which aren't so obvious. An up and coming trend in physics is working in the business world. A lot of companies like to hire physicists as something like a consultant because they think differently about problems then most people. This option is advertised a lot at my university, so if you want to know more I might be able to get you information, but it's not something I know a great deal about. You might also consider positions as a physicist in the government or private sector. In the private sector, however, your job title probably won't be "physicist". There is no really defined field for physicists in the private sector, almost everything is physics. So what you could do here is limited mainly by what you're interested in. ~Aurelia
  3. What I think your excluding here is that the series is infinate. There is no such thing as odd/versus even amount of numbers in infinity. There is no stopping of the series. As far as the original riddle, I have no idea, I've never had a formal education in series and I haven't read about them in a while. Though, you may want to read up on Zeno's paradox to understand how a series works (and how they can be used fallaciously), as I recall, that helped me. ~Amanda
  4. what have you read so far? Tell us what you thought of them, this is, after all, an Objectivist forum. ~Aurelia
  5. Really, Heinlein! Is this the same guy who writes all the sci. fi. novels? If so, I had only given him a cursoury look. Hmph, I should look again. Thanks! ~Amanda
  6. After the disaster the "experts" said that everyone on board was most likely dead from the smoke before the army munitions special hit them. But it's anyone's guess. ~Amanda
  7. I think David's object is a modem he built himself, and that he took the picture in the dark to show of the super-cool lighting. I have the greatest respect for anyone who can build their own computer. I am actually illiterate when it comes to computers, thinking about taking classes on it. bleh BTW Their called russian nesting dolls. ~Amanda
  8. I love books so much! I read more than most people, but not a whole lot. Physical books, however, I adore. I like the idea of owning information, of holding it in my hands, and caefully storing it away. If you were to completely surround yourself with my books you'd be standing in the middle of my brain. I buy books because they connect to a concept/idea I've learned, am exploring, or have thought through on my own. I have over 250 crammed in my little dorm, but I keep loving them, even if I end up using them as furniture. The greatest sense of peace I've ever known is walking into a bookstore, and it is so infused with books that you can even smell them. Mmmm...the smell of happiness. ~Amanda Edit: to add heart icon.
  9. I'm in college, and my family has high expectations of me, so I may find this a lot funnier than most of you. "just in case we forget that weareheretogetagoodfoundationsowecangotocollegeliveuptoourpotentialgetagoodjoblivehappilyeverafteran dgotoDisneyWorld we have Job Day." -(Speak) But this is my personal favourite: "First person: I'm getting a degree from a university. Second person: Oh! and what are you going to do with that? First person: I'm going to teach it tricks and make it jump through little hoops of fire." -anonymous ~Aurelia Edit:I can't get the "& #39;" to delete, I don't know what it is, just ignore it. [Edit by CF: Fixed it.]
  10. That's so wonderful! As for Batman being the "ideal objectivist hero", I agree, I don't know how he could be more spectacular. He even works with the police. I really dislike it when new writers depict batman as being unhealthily obsessed with his night job. It's not that obsession is unhealthy, they just don't get the concept of choosing to be as focused as him. ~Amanda
  11. I loved Beakman, but I was only 6 when it stopped playing, so I don't remember much. But my favourite all-time cartoon has always been Batman. Batman could kick Superman's butt anyday. There's something brilliant about a man who can create a wealthy empire and defend justice for his own selfish (if somewhat obsessive) reasons, and manage them both superlatively. If I ever have children, I would definately push Batman. (note: I think the justification for the teletubby and boo-bah atrocities is that they are colorful and speak on the "level of toddlers". It's sick that parents undermine their own children's intelligence in such a manner.) ~Amanda
  12. I would also add to what others have already confirmed. Federal schools tend to be liberal, be wary. They advocate the welfare system, as they must in order to survive (since they are state funded). So you will run into a lot of bad ideas, which can be confusing. But you can turn it to your advantage by learning how to defeat those ideas. For example, my philosophy class just consented in general that Socrates advocated a life of anti-materialism, which is a good thing. My task in that was to identify why materialism is A.) a non-negative and more importantly B.) a positive, and to point out that in fact Socrates made no such claim. Just be careful, such things aren'y always so easy to see through. If you get confused, don't give it up for loss, talk to someone about it. ~Aurelia
  13. What? I think the point is that she wrote it. ~Amanda
  14. I can't tell you how funny it is listening to guys talk about how to score women. Not just because of the irony Free Cap mentioned, but also in some general way, it's like I'm being appreciated. I know this forum has gone from the roles of masculininty/femininity to a practical dating guide for men, but allow me to add my two cents, despite DPW's claim that women can't communicate what they want. Women, or rational women, want an appreciation of the value they already posses. They take care to become as successful and wonderful as they can, for their own selfish reasons, but they want a man who sees and understands the value they've created for themself, and who values that in turn. Basically, women know how awesome they are, they want a man who knows it/appreciates it too. Not just any man can do that though, women need someone they admire to value them. A weak, alturistic "nice-guy" who values you is almost an insult. That said, I agree with most of DPW's dating advice, the goal is to show her how worthy you are of eachother. You can't do that by self-depricating. This, however, is so obvious it's almost desperate. I think most girls would laugh or be confused rather than turned on. But I can't stress enough how uninteresting indecisive, obsequious, men are. I've had experience with these men and if you act like that all you're likely to get is pity. Anyway, if it helps, as a woman, I think DPW has it pretty well nailed down. You rock! ~Amanda
  15. I'd donate money to that. ~Aurelia
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