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What Is 'Approximate' for Adv Purposes?

Discussion in 'Electronic Components' started by Watson A.Name - \Watt Sun, the Dark Remover\, Apr 27, 2004.

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  1. They live in Miami for awhile and then a hurricane comes along and blows
    them away, and they're scattered back all over the U.S...
     
  2. But the Mayflower Pilgrims weren't the first. The first successful English
    colony was Jamestown, 13 years earlier.
     
  3. Mjolinor

    Mjolinor Guest

    Duh. You can't know what you don't know. Nobody can.

    I beg to differ.

    I don't know how to make a wormhole and I know that I don't know how to do
    it along with loads of things, in fact I think I probably know of more
    things that I don't know about than things that I do know about.
     
  4. Exactly. One of the things I probe for, when giving a graduate student a
    final oral examination, is whether I can get a clear and definite "I don't
    know" when I ask a question that is outside the student's area of knowledge.
     
  5. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    <aol>Me, Too.</aol>

    Since there are only two things in the Universe, Me and Not-Me, when
    I know Me, then I'll automatically know Everything Else, since all
    it is is what's not Me.

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  6. Yeah, with the emphasis on successful and English. Here, in LaLa Land,
    It took more than 200 years after 1542 when Cabrillo first claimed
    California for Spain, until the Spanish missionaries started
    colonializing the coast. But nobody much cares about that in the rest
    of the U.S.
     

  7. I said "You can't know what you don't know." I did _not_ say "You can't
    know that you don't know!" DUH!
     
  8. Yeah, but I thought that for the grad student, the standard reply is
    "that's outside the scope of this dissertation."
     
  9. Yes. Or "that's outside the scope of my program of study" when they're
    being examined on courses (and we're supposed to have a list of the
    courses).

    But it's often remarkably hard to get that answer! People will make up
    bizarre wrong answers rather than admit ignorance..
     
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