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Voicemail has its uses, for example, when one won't be able to pick up the phone for awhile, but needs to relay a message immediately, or when other forms of communication are not possible, i.e. e-mail or texting is inconvenient or irrelevant.

However, I still usually end up ignoring it, thus rendering most of the pros as moot.

(1) Oct 10, 08 - 11:18 AM

On the subject of high school friends, just because you're different, doesn't mean you can't be friends.

(0) Jun 17, 07 - 11:41 PM

Pi is wrong.

Well, actually, maybe it would just be better to use what is currently known as 2*pi. I've always thought it would be easier if sine and cosine had periods that were just pi, not 2pi.

So should pi be 6.283185...? Should pi be the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its radius, instead of diameter? If so, it would take about 50 years for this to gain any momentum in the mathematical community.

(0) Apr 20, 07 - 1:07 AM

On New Years Resolutions

Thursday, January 3, 2008 | 3:20:44 PM
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Happy new Gregorian calendar year! I thought I should specify in case anyone is using a different sort of year, Roman calendar, lunar year, etc.

Anyway, a new year means new years resolutions, right?

Well, why wait for an arbitrary date that effectively changes nothing but the year to do something?

For instance, if you're a smoker and you want to stop, you probably realize that smoking is bad for your lungs. Why wait for new years to stop? Why not start the process of quitting a bit sooner?

The new year gives people an excuse to do things, because it's a new year! Well, what comes with that? You write "2008" instead of "2007" now. Otherwise, the year is just a way to measure time; it allows people to identify a specific moment.

And many people who make new years resolutions are unable to keep them in the long run. Why? They don't have the determination to go through with it because it's just something they decided to do on an arbitrary date. People know that they should do it, but people know that they should stop procrastinating and that never stops (consider how I'm posting this on the 3rd of January...).

So don't make a new years resolution just because it's a new year. Resolve to do something you want to do and commit to it. Don't even wait for the new year; start working on it as soon as possible.

So I guess my new year resolution might as well be post on here more... let's see how that plays out.

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