Archive for May, 2011

How to find the equation of a quadratic function from its graph :: squareCircleZ

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Murray Bourne of squareCircleZ has posted on 'How to find the equation of a quadratic function from its graph'. This is indeed the type of discussion and exercise that we need to see more of.  Not only does it promote a deeper understanding of the mathematics than the reverse but it is also relevant to more […]

More Media "levy" Madness

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Howard Knopf doesn't like the idea of extending the tax (or calling it one). I didn't like having to pay a tax, or "levy", on the CDs I bought years ago to store photos and backup my HD, but I don't see any difference between that bit of theft and this one. In fact, although I […]

Time for a Change

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

OK today must be the start of a four year campaign to reach agreement between the NDP, Greens, and remaining Liberals to: Support an electoral reform which will provide for proportional representation - NOT based on party lists but on something more democratic like STV or some other preferential balloting system Educate the Canadian public […]

The Escape of Osama Bin Laden

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

In retrospect it is obvious that the mission had no hope of success. Obviously anyone with the resources available to Osama bin Laden, when building a special-purpose hiding place, would have included an escape shaft from his apartment which led to a subterranean bomb shelter with a tunnel connecting it to the outside. At the […]

Only Obama

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Only Obama Succeeded Where Bush Failed ("Great shot sir!") Only Obama can deal with the financial collapse caused by  the right wing libertarian attitude towards proper regulation of financial institutions Only Obama could persuade us that the Lion King was born in Hawaii But Only Limbaugh could come up with the slogan which will should […]