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Recent Posts

Subject: Re: Should You be Allowed to Record Your Professors?

Forum: Should You be Allowed to Record Your Professors?

It's actually not illegal to record someone in a public space. You can take photo, video, or audio recordings of anything that's meant to be public (like a lecture). The gray areas come in with things like private conversations in public places. So if you happen to record a whispered conversation between two nearby classmates, that could be illegal.

There's nothing illegal about recording your professor's lecture without their knowledge or permission, even if it does seem a bit cringy. Recording a conversation held in office hours, however, would have questionable legality. It varies from state to state.

Hope that helps!

- Meg

Subject: What do you think of math?

Forum: What do you think of math?
I just wanted to stop by and say a couple things.

First of all, my final CollegeNET check just arrived at my school and was processed last week. I can say with 100% certainty that, without this website and these scholarships, there is no way I would be graduating this June.

I am so thankful for all of you and to those who created this opportunity.

And now to the second thing.

I'm taking a math history class, and our professor asked us to take a survey of non math majors (sorry @Crimson, you're out on this one).

What I'm wondering is: What do you think of math?

Any and all opinions are welcome. I'll take the negative, the positive, and the neutral.

I hope to hear from you all! ♥

- Meg

Subject: Re: Posting my pup for National Puppy Day!

Forum: Posting my pup for National Puppy Day!
This is my puppy. His name is Mr. Darcy, and he's a Siamese tabby mix.

Sure, you may be thinking to yourself, "but that's a cat!" Yet I assure you that Mr. Darcy is still very much a puppy. (He never really did act much like a kitten.)

I've never owned a dog, but Mr. Darcy is pretty great. He'll even play fetch with a shiny crinkle ball if he's in a playful mood. He's pretty great.

- Meg

Subject: Re: Living to work, or working to live?

Forum: Living to work, or working to live?

I'm not really sure what I'm doing right now. I guess I'm working right now to get through school. I've got something like $35,000 in debt, and no easy way out since I don't think I'll ever feel like I have enough education.

The nice thing is that, in my field, grad school is often paid for through teaching or research assistantships. You usually get tuition paid plus a $20,000 a year stipend.

Right now I work about 15 hours a week at a job I love, while going to school. I try so hard to give myself some free time so I don't go absolutely crazy with classes. But last quarter I took three 400 level math classes, and basically shut myself away for three months. I maybe hung out with friends three times during the entire quarter.

This coming quarter, I'm only taking one class. And it will be an interesting change of pace. There's a part of me that wants to work full time to make up for all the school debt. But then I'm hoping to do paid math research over the summer, and it's hard to find a job that will hire you knowing you can only work for two and a half months.

But we'll see.

I guess I'm not too worried about my time right now because the person I want to spend my time with most lives 2000 miles away. But we're hoping to change that sometime next year. So I guess I'm okay with working away for the next year, and then cutting back again when I've got someone that I really want to spend my time with.

Also, I just noticed a message you wrote me about a month ago. I do believe you're right in thinking we're facebook friends. Only I've had my facebook page deactivated for the better part of the last six months. I think my e-mail address is still in my Cnet profile, though, if you ever want to check up on my Rathdrum connections.

- Meg

Subject: Re: When is sex OK?

Forum: When is sex OK?
@Aurora -

You're in luck! Harrison Ford is 73. So you're actually finally old enough to date him without it being creepy. I remember a friend having the biggest crush on Harrison Ford when we were in middle school. And I could just never get past the age difference. But we did end up watching all of the Indiana Jones trilogy at her house one night.

The age over 2 plus 7 thing is actually from a webcomic I used to read regularly. The comic, Dating Pools, was published by xkcd on September 10, 2007. The tagline for the page is "A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language." I can understand why the site wouldn't be widely known, even though I've loved reading the comics for years.

The one problem I have with "age over 2 plus 7" is that, under 14, some weird stuff starts happening. For example, according to the formula, a 10 year old could reasonably date anyone from (10 - 7) * 2 = 6 to 10/2 + 7 = 12 . But if you ask me, a 10 year old and a 6 year old is definitely creepy. I'd say the natural cutting off point, then, would be 14. Although, I definitely remember wanting badly to date when I was 10.

The interesting thing about this is that I don't necessarily consider sex and dating to be equivalent notions. Maybe, for most adults, those ideas are heavily intertwined. But I don't think a child's dating relationship should really have anything to do with sex at all.

The problem is that there's no black and white age that makes the difference. I can't come up with some reasonable minimum age where it's okay to have sex.

- Meg