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Postby bunty » Tue, 01 Aug 2006 4:11 pm

ajit

cant the web director make any of us the moderators. so that we can clean up. there are far too many topics.

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Postby batliwala » Tue, 01 Aug 2006 5:00 pm

bunty wrote:ajit

cant the web director make any of us the moderators. so that we can clean up. there are far too many topics.

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Bunty,

I can delete some of the topics if it is an issue.... :). Let me know if you want me to delete some of the threads started by me :cool:

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Postby chixchix » Tue, 01 Aug 2006 5:37 pm

then lets do one thing ,for outings,lets just post under OUTINGS, a new thread, at least every weekend ,we dont start creating new ones.

I guess it will be our own initiatives to read up the OUTINGS thread then. Maybe for the subject we can indicate the newly planned outing..what say u?

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Postby fari_javf » Tue, 01 Aug 2006 7:21 pm

Hi People,

This is Farida from Mumbai, India, 27, My birthday falls on 24th March. I love sports, movies, reading. A banker by proffession, an economist by education and a poet by passion!!

I am on yahoo as faridac@yahoo.com

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Postby kingajit » Tue, 01 Aug 2006 7:28 pm

Hi Farida,
Welcome aboard the MBA, Hope to see u soon at one of our outings or activities. In the meanwhile could u copy ur profile to the Newbies introduction at:
http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ftopic34672.html

Please PM me ur email address so I can keep u in the loop of all activities.
Thanks.

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Postby chixchix » Tue, 01 Aug 2006 7:29 pm

Hi farida,,welcome ,welcome,,, :love: hope you make lots of frds here...

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Postby bunty » Tue, 01 Aug 2006 8:03 pm

batliwala wrote:
bunty wrote:ajit

cant the web director make any of us the moderators. so that we can clean up. there are far too many topics.

cheers


Bunty,

I can delete some of the topics if it is an issue.... :). Let me know if you want me to delete some of the threads started by me :cool:

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Batli

No major issue. probably u can delete the topics wherein there are hardly 1-2 responses.

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Postby maddyks » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 9:50 am

Thoda sa timepass, found this quite interesting

An urban legend: (there seem to be many versions of this one floating around)

The following concerns a question in a physics degree exam at the University of Copenhagen:

"Describe how to determine the height of a skyscraper with a barometer."

One student replied:

"You tie a long piece of string to the neck of the barometer, then lower the barometer from the roof of the skyscraper to the ground. The length of the string plus the length of the barometer will equal the height of the building."

This highly original answer so incensed the examiner that the student was failed immediately. He appealed on the grounds that his answer was indisputably correct, and the university appointed an independent arbiter to decide the case.

The arbiter judged that the answer was indeed correct, but did not display any noticeable knowledge of physics.

To resolve the problem it was decided to call the student in and allow him six minutes in which to provide a verbal answer which showed at least a minimal familiarity with the basic principles of physics.

For five minutes the student sat in silence, forehead creased in thought. The arbiter reminded him that time was running out, to which the student replied that he had several extremely relevant answers, but couldn't make up his mind which to use.

On being advised to hurry up the student replied as follows:

"Firstly, you could take the barometer up to the roof of the skyscraper, drop it over the edge, and measure the time it takes to reach the ground. The height of the building can then be worked out from the formula H =0.5g x t squared. But bad luck on the barometer.

Or if the sun is shining you could measure the height of the barometer, then set it on end and measure the length of its shadow. Then you measure the length of the skyscraper's shadow, and thereafter it is a simple matter of proportional arithmetic to work out the height of the skyscraper.

"But if you wanted to be highly scientific about it, you could tie a short piece of string to the barometer and swing it like a pendulum, first at ground level and then on the roof of the skyscraper. The height is worked out by the difference in the gravitational restoring force T = 2 pi sqrroot (l / g).

"Or if the skyscraper has an outside emergency staircase, it would be easier to walk up it and mark off the height of the skyscraper in barometer lengths, then add them up.

"If you merely wanted to be boring and orthodox about it, of course, you could use the barometer to measure the air pressure on the roof of the skyscraper and on the ground, and convert the difference in millibars into feet to give the height of the building.

But since we are constantly being exhorted to exercise independence of mind and apply scientific methods, undoubtedly the best way would be to knock on the janitor's door and say to him 'If you would like a nice new barometer, I will give you this one if you tell me the height of this skyscraper'."

- The student was Niels Bohr, the only Dane to win the Nobel Prize for Physics.
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Postby rubyred » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 10:01 am

Very Interesting!!!! It only goes to show, how little we actually know, and that no matter how much we learn we can never learn everything....

Just a thought....

I wonder who is more successful a person - one who would be able to talk high funda and show a list of certificates or an ordinary person who may have the basic qualifications/certifications or may not, but one who takes care of one's near and dear ones, provides food, shelter and clothing for them, is a trustworthy friend, kind, generous, helpful, but is never quoted or done any thing exceptional in life that can be flaunted and spoken about!!! ?? I wonder!!!

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Postby maddyks » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 10:03 am

rubyred wrote:Very Interesting!!!! It only goes to show, how little we actually know, and that no matter how much we learn we can never learn everything....

Just a thought....

I wonder who is more successful a person - one who would be able to talk high funda and show a list of certificates or an ordinary person who may have the basic qualifications/certifications or may not, but one who takes care of one's near and dear ones, provides food, shelter and clothing for them, is a trustworthy friend, kind, generous, helpful, but is never quoted or done any thing exceptional in life that can be flaunted and spoken about!!! ?? I wonder!!!


Both of them are in different respects. The former one in his academic and other fields and the latter in his home field. Being the latter is necessary, being the former is a choice. But isnt the pursuit of excellence the reason that man rises high above his peers? Just a thought...

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Postby rubyred » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 10:08 am

Hey Maddy,

Would love to hear your opinion....Does not matter which field - in terms of "SUCCESS" - who is more successful (Especially since YOU belong to both the categories!!!) - still wondering!!! :)

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Postby maddyks » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 10:12 am

rubyred wrote:Hey Maddy,

Would love to hear your opinion....Does not matter which field - in terms of "SUCCESS" - who is more successful (Especially since YOU belong to both the categories!!!) - still wondering!!! :)


Now, that is very relative. As I said, latter is necessary, former is a choice. So, being a good human being is your success as a person but being a highly learned and felicitated one is your success in society. So how??? :)

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Postby rubyred » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 10:16 am

Come on Maddy - choose one!!!

Either one - who is more successful?

Simple question eh? Need just one answer.....help!!!;)

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Postby maddyks » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 10:18 am

Nope not so simple my lady... I shall desist from answering this... :)

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Postby rubyred » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 10:25 am

Awww Maddy!!

Maybe I could ask you again in 10 years? :)

Cheers!!!

Your diplomacy, with your kind of intelligence, hard work and focus will take you - places....All the best - always!!! :)

Warm regards,

Rubina.


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