A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles roll ed into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’ The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed.. ‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else—the small stuff. ‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn. Take care of the golf balls first—the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand. One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend. ( Anonymous )
Saturday, January 5, 2013
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Nice post but doesn't inspire me to do anything special
ReplyDeleteHi Guys, Here are the math tricks to do fast calculations in you mind. For example, you can square 47 in 3 sec without calculator, as well as multiply 125 and 64 in 2 secs. I hope you like it. I learned these techniques in middle school in India.
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729927 & 137 & 0.0072992700729927 & 100000000 & 0.00000001 & 0.00000137 & resiprocals
ReplyDeleteThe table for the Nn orbitals must be filled from the N10 orbitals back down to the N1 orbital using
0.00000137 and 0.0072992700729927007299270072992700729927007299270072992700729927
It is like being at the barber shop.
If standing between two parallel mirrors the 0.00000137 is seen repeating.
0.0000137000013700001370000137000013700001370000137000013700001370000137
If one standing at a half silvered mirror that is parallel with another real mirror, looking through the half silvered mirror to the real mirror, no repeat is seen. Only infinity is seen.
This is why 1 cubed times ten works.
135 or 136 or 137.
1/sqrt (18769+ 10)
0.0072992732634
There are ten orbitals on top of us already
4 dimensions of ten layers
(10^2)^4 = 100000000
1/100000000 = 0.00000001
times 137 = 0.00000137
ten 90 degree dimensions is 900 degrees,
900 degrees times 2 is 1800 degrees
half of 10 revolutions. OCTAVES
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A^2 + B^2 = C^2
ReplyDeleteA + B + C = X
A = 8
B = 15
C = 17
X * (A + C) = 1000
999 / 3 = 333
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thanks for share..
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