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

Maddyan wrote: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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Quite interesting, but is this true. Now this brings back memories of my days preparing for GMAT solving each of those quantitative questions under 2 mins time.


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Postby maddyks » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 10:26 am

rubyred wrote: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.


Thanks Rubinaji for the wishes. Now I must know whether the diplomacy comment was sarcastic :lol:

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Postby rubyred » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 10:36 am

MADDY!!! :(

How can you even THINK that, after my putting it in writing in no uncertain terms that I genuinely think you are one of thee best and ultimate among the expat buddies I have!!! You make me proud to have known you. And to hear your thoughts and ideas about anything, for me is like having a discussion with Zee (My little one) !!! :)

NO I was NOT sarcastic - silly!!! :)

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Postby maddyks » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 10:41 am

:cry: Ailah bachche ko daant diya na. Basna yahi dosti , yahi pyaar.

Main to mazak kar raha tha..

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Postby rubyred » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 11:23 am

Oh!! Mazak kar rehe the!!! Ooooops :D

Okay then here is a *flower* for you!!! :D

Keep Smiling!!
Rubina. :)

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Postby batliwala » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 12:30 pm

rubyred wrote: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.


Maddy, yes you remind me of my college days. I was a high flyer in academics in school & college with top ranks getting admits to the best of the engineering/business schools, but 10yrs later after seeing all the success in my academics I ended up being a Batliwala.

Ruby is right... just work hard, focus on your goals, do not committ to serious relationships :wink: :wink:. Whatever you do keep moving forward.
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Postby batliwala » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 12:44 pm

Hey guys check this... I added the tickers for all the B'day reminders with countdown to the D day.


JANUARY
Khozem -- 10th Jan

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FEBRUARY

Maddyan/Maddy/Feb 3/Aquarius/Dog
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MARCH

life.fun/15 March
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life.fun/wifey/15 March
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APRIL

Bunty (arun)/8 April/Aries

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MAY

Kingajit/10May

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JUNE

Megha/4 June/Gemini
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JULY

Batliwala/16July/Cancer/rooster

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Anish/18July/Cancer
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Indbabe/31 july
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AUGUST

ckvkarma/27 Aug
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Diva/27 Aug (Megha's Kid)
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NOVEMBER

Thursdyblitzkreig(Kora)/28th Nov./ Saggi

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DECEMBER

Chixchix/ 22 Dec + X-mas

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Postby life.fun » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 12:57 pm

Battli bhai ...that was a stroke of brilliance!!

This Sticker stuff is really gives a tickle!!

Wonderful job . Thanks a lot such a nice ticker for me & my Wife.

See how this Satsang has brought in a parivartan in you . :wink:

Keep going!! :D
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Postby batliwala » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 2:14 pm

Haanji, mei pura sudhar gaya. Apun ko abhi Ganga mei snaan karke I want to attain Salvation.


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Postby bunty » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 2:16 pm

batliwala wrote:Haanji, mei pura sudhar gaya. Apun ko abhi Ganga mei snaan karke I want to attain Salvation.


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u posted the tickler on the birthday topic also right. i guess it the same thing...

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Postby bunty » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 7:54 pm

Hey batli
Saw ur photos. seem to be most happy when surrounded by women!!! :D
Tell us about some of them, not the aishwarya in wax

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Postby batliwala » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 8:02 pm

Lol... ... they are all my relatives yaar. My cousins, my SIL , my elder brother, my nephew etc.


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Postby chixchix » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 8:10 pm

ohh yaar,,humko bhi dekhadho.. hum bhi dekhe.. :roll:

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Postby thursdayblitzkreig » Fri, 04 Aug 2006 11:13 am

Thought for the Day


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