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If recalling accurately, during my second year of schooling, the metric system was introduced. What that meant, other than mathematical confusion, in the course of encouraging scholarly neatness in writing with the alphabet, meant presenting the palm of one's hand to a flat ruler :o) of which the resulting sting seemed quite equal to the former, despite its altered calibration. Holding a pen with paining fingers does not immediately improve ones action and ability as much as the instilled fear of the next incident.

This instrument soon gave way to a cane rod. It had no calibration as such, only some irregularities. It came in variety of diameter and length, both affecting flexibility - sometimes one was extended the privilege of choice :o) The application of which required a bend over posture and presenting bottoms up. Its resulting sting was rather more ferocious... pre-teen a show of ones resilience amongst ilk, for the growing teenager greater embarrassment.
Some 'educators' disliked long hair -- in the era when it was fashionable -- one math teacher, I recall, was not only an eager cane operator but (erroneously) believed he had aptitude as hair stylist.

Pink Floyd liberated :-) a measure of reflection upon 'the disciplined generation':
Very neat handwriting & good spelling
Still can't recite multiplication tables, dislike of subject... (when it comes to counting $ ALL people manage quite well)
Horror history lessons - who needs to parrot dates, dictators & fascists when taught by the cane of a sadist supremo, in real time ?
Matriculated :-) with distinction in English (my instructors were wonderful people)

Thereafter, the regime made men out of boys and allowed any military hairstyle. Not much math required to weigh the options: 2yrs compulsory VS 4years imprisonment...

No therapy required - self medicated & marijuana is legalized :-D



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01-Dec-18 15:49 by hendrik dirker.

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The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 3003 DavidK 11-Jan-18 10:02
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 373 molder 11-Jan-18 11:09
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 386 DavidK 11-Jan-18 12:03
Jim Wakefield's Egyptian Pi. 374 DavidK 01-Feb-18 23:58
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 213 DavidK 14-Nov-18 08:34
23040 165 DavidK 22-Nov-18 21:54
Re: 23040 164 molder 22-Nov-18 22:45
Re: 23040 158 Sirfiroth 23-Nov-18 00:38
Re: 23040 160 molder 23-Nov-18 02:43
Re: 23040 161 Sirfiroth 23-Nov-18 13:36
Re: 23040 193 Manu 23-Nov-18 18:46
Re: 23040 176 molder 23-Nov-18 22:44
Re: 23040 165 Manu 23-Nov-18 23:10
Re: 23040 158 DavidK 24-Nov-18 00:11
Re: 23040 160 molder 24-Nov-18 01:30
Re: 23040 165 molder 24-Nov-18 03:14
Re: 23040 180 Manu 24-Nov-18 04:47
Re: 23040 161 DavidK 24-Nov-18 10:02
Re: 23040 179 molder 24-Nov-18 11:04
Re: 23040 174 Manu 24-Nov-18 15:01
Re: 23040 154 Sirfiroth 24-Nov-18 17:16
Re: 23040 154 Manu 24-Nov-18 19:45
Re: 23040 170 DavidK 24-Nov-18 21:08
Re: 23040 168 Manu 24-Nov-18 22:13
Re: 23040 161 DavidK 25-Nov-18 23:36
Earth combined in sphere & octahedron 179 hendrik dirker 27-Nov-18 12:10
some thoughts 164 hendrik dirker 29-Nov-18 16:56
an anecdote 141 hendrik dirker 01-Dec-18 10:42
Re: Earth combined in sphere & octahedron 165 Sirfiroth 29-Nov-18 22:03
Re: Earth combined in sphere & octahedron 172 hendrik dirker 30-Nov-18 07:33
Re: More than one value for pi used 160 molder 24-Nov-18 23:37
Re: More than one value for pi used 170 Manu 25-Nov-18 18:56
Re: More than one value for pi used 156 DavidK 25-Nov-18 23:12
Re: More than one value for pi used 132 Manu 26-Nov-18 14:33
Re: More than one value for pi used 127 DavidK 27-Nov-18 10:08
Re: More than one value for pi used 150 Manu 27-Nov-18 11:15
Re: More than one value for pi used 131 molder 27-Nov-18 22:41
Re: More than one value for pi used 135 Manu 27-Nov-18 23:12
Re: More than one value for pi used 126 DavidK 27-Nov-18 23:35
Re: More than one value for pi used 132 Manu 27-Nov-18 23:50
Re: Holes in Grand Gallery ramps 158 M. J. Thomas 28-Nov-18 11:28
Re: Holes in Grand Gallery ramps 135 molder 01-Dec-18 12:55
Re: More than one value for pi used 137 molder 26-Nov-18 11:47
Re: More than one value for pi used 139 Manu 26-Nov-18 12:11
Earth depicted in the sky 202 hendrik dirker 24-Nov-18 17:28
Re: Earth depicted in the sky 147 molder 24-Nov-18 23:21
Re: Earth depicted in the sky 171 DavidK 25-Nov-18 08:35
Re: Earth depicted in the sky 21600 flagged 138 DavidK 26-Nov-18 11:31
Re: Earth depicted in the sky 21600 flagged 188 hendrik dirker 26-Nov-18 17:23
Re: Earth depicted in the sky 21600 flagged 135 DavidK 27-Nov-18 10:42
I dunno 146 hendrik dirker 29-Nov-18 16:22
Re: 23040 170 Sirfiroth 23-Nov-18 00:41
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 178 DavidK 23-Nov-18 09:53
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 134 Sirfiroth 26-Nov-18 14:06
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 141 DavidK 26-Nov-18 15:24
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 146 Sirfiroth 26-Nov-18 21:13
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 128 DavidK 27-Nov-18 09:16
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 155 Sirfiroth 28-Nov-18 01:10
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 143 DavidK 28-Nov-18 11:39
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 149 Manu 28-Nov-18 14:25
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 148 DavidK 28-Nov-18 16:14
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 138 Manu 28-Nov-18 17:20
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 135 Sirfiroth 30-Nov-18 00:52
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 133 Manu 30-Nov-18 02:12
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 139 Sirfiroth 28-Nov-18 17:04
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 131 DavidK 28-Nov-18 20:02
Really loving Jim's 23040 and root 5 172 DavidK 23-Nov-18 16:29
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 341 DavidK 19-Mar-18 09:43
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 312 DavidK 08-May-18 10:31
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 234 DavidK 12-Nov-18 17:14
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 155 DavidK 28-Nov-18 20:25
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 150 hendrik dirker 29-Nov-18 17:12
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 149 DavidK 30-Nov-18 15:28
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 156 Sirfiroth 30-Nov-18 16:52
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 144 molder 30-Nov-18 22:22
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 156 DavidK 30-Nov-18 22:45
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge 171 hendrik dirker 01-Dec-18 08:13
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 155 DavidK 01-Dec-18 10:49
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 138 molder 01-Dec-18 12:28
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 138 Sirfiroth 01-Dec-18 14:25
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 161 rodz111 01-Dec-18 18:36
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 140 DavidK 01-Dec-18 20:53
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 147 Sirfiroth 02-Dec-18 20:09
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 131 DavidK 02-Dec-18 22:55
Really that dense? 140 Sirfiroth 03-Dec-18 02:29
Re: Really that dense? 134 rodz111 03-Dec-18 03:40
Re: Really that dense? 140 Sirfiroth 03-Dec-18 14:37
Re: Really that dense? 134 rodz111 04-Dec-18 03:43
Re: Really that dense? 156 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-18 05:06
Re: Really that dense? 128 DavidK 04-Dec-18 10:13
Re: Really that dense? 128 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-18 15:01
Re: Really that dense? 120 DavidK 04-Dec-18 16:17
Re: Really that dense? 140 molder 04-Dec-18 10:27
Re: Really that dense? 139 DavidK 04-Dec-18 13:06
Re: Really that dense? 159 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-18 16:42
Re: Really that dense? 141 rodz111 04-Dec-18 21:38
Re: Really that dense? 132 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-18 23:38
Re: Really that dense? 143 DavidK 05-Dec-18 00:06
Re: Really that dense? 124 rodz111 05-Dec-18 16:32
Re: Really that dense? 125 rodz111 09-Dec-18 04:17
Re: Really that dense? 171 DavidK 03-Dec-18 09:19
Re:Egyptian value for pi in GP 159 molder 05-Dec-18 21:40
Re: Re:Egyptian value for pi in GP 156 DavidK 05-Dec-18 23:01
Re: Re:Egyptian value for pi in GP 169 cloister 05-Dec-18 23:38
uhmm... every day? 140 hendrik dirker 06-Dec-18 06:42
Re: uhmmm... every day? 142 cloister 06-Dec-18 08:37
Re: uhmmm... every day? 145 hendrik dirker 06-Dec-18 09:06
Re: uhmmm... every day? 134 cloister 06-Dec-18 11:25
Re: Re:Egyptian value for pi in GP 165 DavidK 06-Dec-18 10:04
Quite Simply! 159 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 13:55
Re: Quite Simply! 160 DUNE 07-Dec-18 11:24
Great Assumption! 159 Sirfiroth 07-Dec-18 14:44
Re: Great Assumption! 147 DUNE 07-Dec-18 16:49
Re: Great Assumption! 161 Sirfiroth 07-Dec-18 17:52
Re: Great Assumption! 136 Thanos5150 08-Dec-18 02:28
Re: Great Assumption! 125 DUNE 08-Dec-18 09:05
Re: Great Assumption! 140 Thanos5150 08-Dec-18 15:57
Re: Great Assumption! 142 DUNE 08-Dec-18 17:51
Re: Quite Simply! 154 DavidK 07-Dec-18 14:57
Re: Quite Simply! 146 DavidK 07-Dec-18 20:27
Re: Quite Simply! 136 DUNE 07-Dec-18 22:26
Re: Quite Simply! 156 DavidK 07-Dec-18 22:37
a load of numbers under scrtutiny 185 hendrik dirker 12-Dec-18 13:30
Papyrus of Pffft.... 166 cloister 12-Dec-18 16:01
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 144 hendrik dirker 14-Dec-18 12:16
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 135 cloister 14-Dec-18 14:52
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 141 Dr. Troglodyte 14-Dec-18 15:30
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 136 hendrik dirker 15-Dec-18 06:50
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 151 DavidK 15-Dec-18 15:31
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 158 cloister 15-Dec-18 21:27
Re: Papyrus of Pffft or the pre-Columbian cultures 143 rodz111 15-Dec-18 08:54
Re: Papyrus of Pffft or the pre-Columbian cultures 148 molder 18-Dec-18 22:18
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 163 DavidK 12-Dec-18 20:16
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 156 DUNE 12-Dec-18 21:51
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 157 cloister 12-Dec-18 22:59
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 145 gjb 13-Dec-18 01:53
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 167 DavidK 13-Dec-18 10:35
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 131 cloister 13-Dec-18 12:22
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 125 DavidK 13-Dec-18 12:39
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 131 cloister 13-Dec-18 13:04
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 149 gjb 13-Dec-18 12:54
440 & 280 162 hendrik dirker 13-Dec-18 06:51
Re: 440 & 280 141 hendrik dirker 21-Dec-18 11:51
Re:-Stop the World for a word... 161 rodz111 13-Dec-18 19:57
Re: Re:-Stop the World for a word... 165 hendrik dirker 14-Dec-18 06:04
Re: Re:Babylonian value for pi in GP 152 molder 08-Dec-18 05:10
Re: Re:Babylonian value for pi in GP 195 DavidK 08-Dec-18 09:15
Re: Re:Babylonian value for pi in GP 175 DUNE 08-Dec-18 15:31
Re: Re:Babylonian value for pi in GP 191 DavidK 09-Dec-18 09:53
Link to 277.777r at the GP 105 DavidK 25-Feb-19 19:37
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 116 DavidK 04-Mar-19 21:42
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP and 1111.1111r 56 DavidK 22-Mar-19 20:58
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 64 rodz111 23-Mar-19 02:27
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 82 DavidK 23-Mar-19 14:44
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 63 rodz111 24-Mar-19 09:28
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 75 Thanos5150 23-Mar-19 15:03
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 70 rodz111 24-Mar-19 01:56
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 75 Thanos5150 24-Mar-19 03:32
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 63 rodz111 24-Mar-19 06:14
Re: Link to 277.777r at the GP 74 DavidK 24-Mar-19 13:35
closed or open mind- how to get kicked off a closed mind websire 56 DavidK 24-Mar-19 16:33
Re: closed or open mind- how to get kicked off a closed mind websire 59 rodz111 24-Mar-19 20:00
Re: closed or open mind- how to get kicked off a closed mind websire 67 DavidK 25-Mar-19 08:18
Stanton Drew 55 molder 27-Mar-19 22:14
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 52 DavidK 28-Mar-19 07:37
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 46 molder 29-Mar-19 10:33
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 52 DUNE 29-Mar-19 11:16
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 72 DavidK 29-Mar-19 13:31
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 71 molder 29-Mar-19 20:48


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