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kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 18, 2017

During my time in Sacramento (this past November) we were within walking distance of the Crocker Art Museum. At the end of our self-directed tour of downtown we had stumbled upon entrance an hour or two before sundown. Little did we know the mansion next door was the original Crocker home, and now the retrofitted expansion to the already-expanded museum where we entered. Our group of 6 split up following our own whims, unbeknownst to the sheer size. Dying cell batteries, hunger, and the notification for closing time ended up stringing us back together 30 minutes after agreeing to reconvene at the entrance. It was a blast and I have some pictures of amazing artwork... most of the place I have yet to explore still. Not much like getting lost in a museum of interest. Some of the main exhibits we happened to all cross, we had different mental notes of - always fun to compare. Enjoy yourselves, next round! May I ask whathat type of museum?

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 18, 2017

I see. Without a stove-top, I'd like to imagine gentle stirring over time will produce the better, even rice. I gave up, went for a rice cooker, and began adding the cooked rice into the pan after it's done (adding the spices/seasoning in the cooker first).

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 18, 2017

Awesome! I'll scan some of the materials after class today. Smart move finishing that course off so soon to going into Calc. Finding I've still been needing refreshers 2 weeks in. For better or worse, Calc 1 and 2 tend to be the weed-out courses for the math areas. Most professors I come across while searching for professors happen to have abysmal ratings and happen in massive auditoriums.

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 18, 2017

    But after considering the viewpoints of many rational persons, and analysing my self that, look, if God was there, he would have prevented some of the most painful and inhumane conditions which some people do suffer, but no!

In the eyes of a benevolent God, no?

After the golden calf in the Torah, God commanded Levi's to slay their kin.

Even those who are "Children of the Book" according to Islam ended up in painful and inhumane conditions to this day at the hands of Muslim rulers (unfortunately, in a worse light modern day); those who weren't, worse so. Contrary, we can look to Akbar's reign in India, but that's a different matter.

    My personal opinion is all moral values in religions are worth abiding, and at least, the name of God is necessary to enforce conformity to those values.

Ultimately, I guess I'm teasing your brain with regard to one's own definition of who, what and why is God, but with this I couldn't agree more.

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 18, 2017

    Made Paella last night with a couple friends. Really tasty but we couldn't get the rice to cook evenly and ended up with mixture of well cooked and undercooked rice. This was our first shot at it im sure next time it will be better.

Sounds delicious. Am I right in guessing you're cooking the rice in a pot or pan instead of a rice cooker?

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 18, 2017

Pro-tip #2: Stick with one scent for your candle, especially if you have carpet floors.

Experimented too much with those myself, then had the bright idea of masking those smells with burning incense.... I took advantage of my apartment's changing out the flooring this summer and got a new carpet installed after that whole mess.

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 18, 2017

    I'm about to start up college again after having taken a four year break. . . . I'm also taking Calculus and an Economic Statistics course.

Taking Calc II after two years of not being in a math course, so I can relate to an extent. How far did you get in math courses before now? I may have some good pages of trig identities and derivative/integral rules I can send your way (for making flashcards or flat memorization) alongside a cool trick for knowing your unit circle. All of which I'm currently using to brush up myself, hehe. FYI, I was just notified that khan academy expanded their math section to cover college level maths and calculus (and higher) if you're able to learn by that method. They also provide practice problems. Dusting off cobwebs using baby steps (reviewing one sheet of identities per day) has been most helpful for me.

    From day one, our first and foremost class norm is "Our reasoning is more important than our answer." This unfortunately, for many, goes over like a lead balloon. This is my first year that I've made this norm as explicit as naming it every day.

I can count on one hand how many of my math teachers explicitly enforced this idea through encouraging such work ethic via their rubric/grading. That alone was enough for a later instructor's motto, heard at least twice a week for the 3 years I had him, to resonate: "a problem well-defined is a problem half solved." For those it sticks with, I can assure you it will be worth it. It was for me, at least.

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 22nd Annual Quotations Strand

I heard some family friends are going to a Shabbat dinner this Friday where the theme is sitting shiva (for America).

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski

Woohoo! Glad you took the leap to make an account. Feel free to ask any questions you, if you still have any.

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski

Welcome, welcome. :)

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski

Welcome to Hubski!

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