Thursday, May 21, 2009

Answer to the Tricky/Dumb 1+1=? question

There has been or will be one or more times in every person's life where he or she are experted to answer sample mathematical question such as "what is 1+1 or 2+3" from friend, family, or boss.

The way you answer this question will tell a lot about who you are. Even the recruiter manager has started to ask this question to the job candidates at interview.

the simple answer to 1+1 is 2. this is a question for the 4-year-old. However you're not a 4-year-old, so you need to think think question in more dept.


1 doesn't mean anything. 1 is just a number. you need to ask yourself a number of what? is it 1 apple + 1apple or 1 banana + 1 apple?

1meter + 1 centermeter = 1.01 meter not 2 meter.

Vector or Scalar

Does it have direction? 3 step east + 4 step north = 5 step northeast.

There are many answers to 1+1, in order to answer the question you need to ask more question.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Saying Too Much 'Thank You' Can Make You Look Like a Noob

I have notice professional say less 'Thank You' than the non-professional

I felt that 'Thank You' are an inefficient gratitude, and degrades your character.
Some situations where you should avoid saying "thank you" are the following
  1. when they're not doing you a favor. (i.e. T.A email student and tell them their hw grade are posted and follow by a thank you. totally unnecessary. a guy returning your pen he borrowed, and you say thank you, not neccessary.
  2. When you're are demaning something. you're mad that the cellphone company charge you some international calls that you never make. Even thou they fixed, they wasted your time, don't 'thank you' them.
  3. When they are making profit of you. People will come up to you, or call you to offer this and that (opening a new credit card, cable, car insurance), don't say "no thank you", say "NO!"
  4. When you really want to thank them. Saying thank you 3 times isn't going to help. because 'Thank You" is overly used, people used too often, even when they dont' mean it.
In situation 1, it will make you look like you're doing a service for them. I never see professor end their email with thank you. (note to T.A., you can end with regrades, have fun, see you in class, or simply From.)

in situation 2, Thank you makes them feel good. they should be apologizeing. you do not thank people who do soemthing wrong. If you thank them for charging you extra, they will do it again next time!

Too often I got calls from telemarking in situation3. I used to say "no thank you" and those annoying sell person continus to annoy you repecting what he said previously, "Sir, I just want to let you know that this if free of charge for 30 day, and you can cancel it any time you like free of charge. With this you can do.... bla bla.. may i play go ahead and open this account for you?" What is the point of being polite to them? Go ahead and say NO and yell at them.

Situation 4 come the time where some one had really helped you, like a doctor saved your son's life, Some stranger give you money for bus when you got robbed, don't just say 'thank you' like you say to all others. Use some bigger vocaburlry and use some full sentence. and say it with feeling.

There are other situation where you should not say TY. next time just think before why you say 'thank you'

Sunday, May 17, 2009

This is NOT gay

Men and men used to be good friend, or close friends. We were so close a friend that we shower in a same tub; rub lotion on each other's back; slap other on the butt as often as high-fives. Me and my boys were so friendly and had so much fun. Until one day...

A loner come to our town. He didn't have any guy to hug. He was a true gay person (who has sexual feeling for man, or homosexual). When he saw us hugging, he said: "that's so gay." and guess what? we stop hugging.

we stop going to the mall together; stop buying each other drinks after work; stop taking shower together; stop caring for each other. We stop doing anything fun between guys, just because of the sentence: "that's so gay."

Actually it wasn't gay at all. It is only gay, if one thinks gayly. It's never gay to take a bath with your fellow friend if you don't think about touching his penis. It's not gay to slap your teammate in the butt if it doesn't arouse you. People who stop doing all those guy-friendly things are because they are partially gay (research shows that everyone have a gay said. But the non-gay people are dominated by their heterosexual sense), and afraid they can't control their urge. For a straight guy like you and me, you should never hesitate to tickle your guy-friends, and care for them.

Girl do all those girl-friendly things because they don't care if people call them lesbian. Why can't guy do the same? Is it because guys also like lesbian female? But girl only like gay guy as a friend and guy don't want the girl to think they're gay. There a famous saying that goes like this: one who afraid other calling him gay is or might be gay Or he is self-conscious. Being called gay for guys is like being called fat for girl.
Guy or Girl: "Hey girl, you look fat"
Girl checking out the mirror: "omg. am i really fat?"
Guy or Girl: "Dude, you're so gay"
Guy goes to watch straight porn: "Am i really gay? .. "

Conclusion: Don't be self-conscious. Go do all those 'gay' thing, if you know you are not gay. And for all those hater, stop saying "this is so gay", because you only say that if you are gay.