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# Cambridge Chat (previously New Cambridge Students Entry 2004)

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Willa
i got my 2k test on monday...am annoyed i didnt get round to going to gym this week, i hope i haven't lost any of the gains i made the week before in training!!!

I was planning on doing some training. Ended up dribbling my basketball on the carpet all over the place.

I just fell off my staircase and my left foot hurts.
Camford
What is this? I can't stand essay writing!! I can't! Someone take me to a mental hospital PLEASE!

What am I suppose to say about "a type system is a way of ensuring that every program does what it was supposed to do"? I think I'll just write Larry Paulson knows all the answer, go ask him.

You're actually more correct than you'd know, it is kind of related to his research.

That question is remarkably easy actually. All you have to know is what a type system is, and you should have been battling against the ML type system for a term now.

There are two types of program in the world, good ones and bad ones. You should think about whether programs terminate, whether two programs are equal if they're type signature is the same and so on.

A.
can someone integrate: e^-x * (sinx - cosx) for me....i cant do it!?
Willa
can someone integrate: e^-x * (sinx - cosx) for me....i cant do it!?

Can you not just expand and integrate both bits by parts?

Ben
well wont it go round and round in circles?

i can see what the answer is: -e^-x * sinx
that differentiates correctly....but how would you arrive at that without knowing that was the answer in the first place?
oh i know...it just cancels nicely.....never mind!
Helenia
I survived boatie camp! Woooooooo! Made it through a week of hell, in wind and snow and waves...one hand all falling apart but otherwise I'm doing quite well. So glad it's over though, and now anxiously waiting to see which boat I'll be put in

KHL - did you see us all lying on our backs outside the boathouse this morning? I think I saw you in one of the Caius boats that went past!

I have to write a layman's summary of ACE inhibitors now

i was indeed in one of the crews that rowed past, the one in the wooden boat. quite a motley crew, actually - i figure we have people ranging from M1 to M5 in that boat, maybe even M6. we were doing a piece down the reach, and it was so amusing, coz the boat was sat and running, and you could see the worried, slack-jawed look from the girton coach - i think M3 are chasing girton M2. (and you don't usually see many good crews out in wooden shells, which seems to be reserved for lower boats.)

was wondering what was with the sky outside clare boathouse that was so interesting

ACE inhibitors = miracle antihypertensive?
khl31
i was indeed in one of the crews that rowed past, the one in the wooden boat. quite a motley crew, actually - i figure we have people ranging from M1 to M5 in that boat, maybe even M6. we were doing a piece down the reach, and it was so amusing, coz the boat was sat and running, and you could see the worried, slack-jawed look from the girton coach - i think M3 are chasing girton M2. (and you don't usually see many good crews out in wooden shells, which seems to be reserved for lower boats.)

was wondering what was with the sky outside clare boathouse that was so interesting

ACE inhibitors = miracle antihypertensive?

We've been rowing with a fairly jumbled crew this week, because half of last term's first VIII are off skiing, jammy sods! So we've got ex-blues triallists rowing with just-ex-novices like myself, which has been an interesting experience! There was a definite improvement from Monday to today, although there were some very tough moments, especially with the weather on Tuesday and Wednesday - trying to get a IV back home rowing in pairs at light pressure - it just wasn't going to happen!

And we were lying on our backs to stretch our hamstrings, as any good medic/gym freak should know . Not as embarassing that time as earlier in the week though, when one of your womens' boats came past as we were all "poncing" up and down the hard (or was it chicken walking, I can't remember!) I think I've hurt my lats though (see, use of gym freak term! ) or at least, something in that area hurts.

Yep, that seems to be what they're (ACE inhibitors) for. My Mummy's just been put on them, so I'm explaining to her what they do.
Alaric
You're actually more correct than you'd know, it is kind of related to his research.

That question is remarkably easy actually. All you have to know is what a type system is, and you should have been battling against the ML type system for a term now.

There are two types of program in the world, good ones and bad ones. You should think about whether programs terminate, whether two programs are equal if they're type signature is the same and so on.

A.

I can't be bothered to do anything more than what I have done for that essay. It's packed away along with my laptop. God I hate essays. I hate essays. I should have applied to do maths.
Camford
I can't be bothered to do anything more than what I have done for that essay. It's packed away along with my laptop. God I hate essays. I hate essays. I should have applied to do maths.

Not a day goes by...

Except, of course, that I couldn't actually do the maths. I feel your pain. That's why I'm turning to chemistry and giving biology the boot.

Ben
anyone out there clever enough to integrate: (1-v)/(2+2v+v^2)

the way i'm doing it is getting terribly messy so something suggests I'm wrong!
never mind i did it myself
Helenia
We've been rowing with a fairly jumbled crew this week, because half of last term's first VIII are off skiing, jammy sods! So we've got ex-blues triallists rowing with just-ex-novices like myself, which has been an interesting experience! There was a definite improvement from Monday to today, although there were some very tough moments, especially with the weather on Tuesday and Wednesday - trying to get a IV back home rowing in pairs at light pressure - it just wasn't going to happen!

And we were lying on our backs to stretch our hamstrings, as any good medic/gym freak should know . Not as embarassing that time as earlier in the week though, when one of your womens' boats came past as we were all "poncing" up and down the hard (or was it chicken walking, I can't remember!) I think I've hurt my lats though (see, use of gym freak term! ) or at least, something in that area hurts.

Yep, that seems to be what they're (ACE inhibitors) for. My Mummy's just been put on them, so I'm explaining to her what they do.

mixing crews is always the fastest way to learn, though from experience, the more senior the rowers, the shorter their tempers... (thank goodness i'm a senior rower now )

weather? what weather? oh, you mean that little breeze we had on the reach? wasn't too bad with a big beefy 8+ full of senior rowers and 1 or 2 monstrous novices

i see you are turning not just into a hardcore boatie, blisters, boatie camp and all, but also into a gym monkey! and there are... less dodgy ways to stretch your hamstrings, such as sitting with your legs stretched out in front of you and touching your toes.

quite difficult to hurt your lats, given their size and action. are you *sure* you're not just suffering from soreness? can happen a *lot* to novices. famous boatie novice quote: "i just discovered a muscle i never knew i had, and it hurts."
Camford
yes and no Jacob. I have a super on 18th, a 90 mins mini test on 19th and god knows what other stuff awaits me in my pigeon hole.

Willa, you'll be fine. They will give you the tick if you have done all the stuff. The moral of the story is never to miss a Ticki session with your ticker for anything.

What's this Tick thing and Ticki sessions...? They sound rather bizarre and interesting! Hehe I can dream about Cambridge without the work, so that's one good thing about being rejected
tick session is just a meeting you have to attend with someone who goes over your programming exercise from the week before, and if you show you understand it, then you get the mark (called a tick)
fun... Why did you miss it anyway?
Willa
never mind i did it myself

This is what my boyfriend got anyway......

-0.5ln(v^2+2v+2)+2arctan(v+1)+constant
yeah that's right
crana9
Ben - Ha ha, I done my cells essay and you havent! have you decided what to do it on _

Nope.
ok here's another one:

what is a suitable subsitution in the DE:

(lny - x)dy/dx - ylny = 0?

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