sen.otaku at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 21:13:42 UTC 2018
> I volunteered to help build a predator cage for a wild life rescue outfit. I can do a bit of basic carpentry. So I get there and there are two guys dressed to kill in hammer belts etc. I ask what I can do - build a door. So I build a door. They are standing in the middle of the area talking about pi r squared and cubed and so on. What does anything have to do with circles, I think? So I ask them what they are doing. They want to calculate the length of a board going from the wall to the rooftop. So I tell them about Pythagoras and wonder where they were in high school (and did they get out of it?).
> I learned this in 7th grade.
> I guess this is common, eh?
> bill w
So very extremely common. Volunteer a weekend as a tutor in a college and see where that ends you up. It’s eye opening.
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