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by thetrivialstuff
Wed May 02, 2012 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 87857

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

And as for the "you use math every day" argument - no we don't... except for elementary school stuff. Arg! This attitude bothers me so much. There are *so* many places where you could use higher maths in ways that have a direct impact on your life. Unless your chosen profession involves m...
by thetrivialstuff
Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0664: "Academia vs. Business"
Replies: 121
Views: 47229

Re: "Academia vs. Business" Discussion

I also have to say that in my experience, this comic is backwards, at least for undergrads (and at this point I'm getting so disillusioned with my university that I probably won't continue into graduate stuff). At university, I slave away to get things done in unreasonable timeframes, and sometimes ...

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