Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Monday, August 29, 2005
Sunday, August 28, 2005
The third episode I watched was called the Singularity. In that episode we see how SG-7 was all killed by biowarfare. I was slightly critical of the amount of stuff SG-7 had brought through the gate to the planet they were on. They had set up a large telecope and buildings and computer racks. They were there to observe a black hole. Also in this episode a young girl who has been in tramatic shock from all the death in the biowarfare, goes through the gate/worm hole no problem which means going through the gate is not such a difficult feat. This does not quite fit the physical effects of going through the gate that had been part of the story up till now.
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Friday, August 26, 2005
In my other course I have a three hour lecture per week. This will be most likely a two and a half hour lecture per week. Since this is a also a third year course the mutliplier is three. Thus out of class time should be seven and a half hours per week. With thirteen weeks this becomes ninety seven and a half hours out of class time for the course. I have put in five hours so far. Counting down September's hours which will be twenty two and a half hours, I have seventeen aand a half hours still to go. I have now read everything required for the third week. The first week has no assigned readings. I have not been able to locate the second week's reading and must buy the course's reading text for these. So my homework has begun for the fall term almost two weeks ago.
The first episode I watched tonight was called Hathor or something. It was about a God who could seduce men. She proceeded to seduce the main characters. She almost got a Goa'uld worm inside Capitan O'Neil. The women of the base were able to defeat the God. This was because they were women. In the end the God got away through the Stargate.
The second episode involved law. Tilk was put on trial for a crime he did when under the service of Ra. He had murdered someone's father. The main characters tried to be his defence attorneys and almost proved that he was now a changed person. They showed how he had killed the weak so that the many could survive. But this was not enough. After an attack from Goa'uld soliders and Tilk doing his usual battle thereby saving even more people, the son of Tilk's victim forgave Tilk.
I have about 12 episodes to still watch in the first season.
I did some union volunteering this morning in preparation for the up coming school year. I have been listening to the CBC locked out workers radio on labourstart. You can listen too on iTunes at http://www.live365.com/play/labourstart.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Monday, August 22, 2005
I am just checking my schedule and applying for mathematics and statistics teaching assistant work again today.
Jordon another statistics student who is now in grad school said the Time Series course is easy. I also agree with this and have the books borrowed to start studying this course.
I could chose to study state security and disent but this runs late Tuesday nights and the Intellectual property is early Tuesday morning. I could come home Tuesday afternoons. I also could take Women, Work and the Law on Tuesday's right after the intellectual property course but this would be 6 hours of lectures in a row.
I could also take a course in stochastic proceesssing and queuing theory and this course is a key course for future statistics studies. It could be difficult.
I had thought of taking it easy and studying a first year course in popular music but I don't take arts courses even with the best intentions to do so.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
I also installed Windows 2000 successfully on my new laptop hard drive. I need to download about 20 drivers or more from IBM for Windows 2000 to work properly on the IBM Thinkpad. I can not download the drivers on the Macintosh, so I am going to boot up my server running Windows NT and see if I can download them to a zip disk. Then I will transfer them to the Thinkpad. This will also test the server running Windows NT and its USB connection because I am using a USB zip drive. I have never tried to get anything to work in the servers USB connections. I am at the moment copying the old My Documents folder from Windows XP to Windows 2000 using my USB hard drive on the Thinkpad.
My first finger on my left hand has been hurting since that three hour exam in public law. I basically wrote steady for 2.75 hours during that exam.
Friday, August 19, 2005
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Monday, August 15, 2005
The court also and this is different from the US courts opened the legislation to more than harmful intentional purpose to include harmful but unintended effects. The example is height restrictions for firefighters or police officers where the intended effect is to have big people capable of doing the heavy work of these jobs but the unintended effect is too discriminate against women or maybe Asians where these groups of people might be through no fault of their own shorter generally. Thus the unintended effect is to discriminate against gender or ethnic origin.
Sunday, August 14, 2005
I still need to watch about three lectures and I will start that now as the clock strikes midnight. I will try to completely watch one lecture then do one more 8th of the review power point then sleep at 4 or 6 AM. I might also read a chapter or two of the source book this Monday morning.
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Friday, August 12, 2005
Thursday, August 11, 2005
I got Manuel Castell's The Power of Identity volume II in his The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture. I have read about one hundred pages in volume I a few years ago. So the above are my sociology readings. I m also still reading about terrorism and in particular state terrorism at the moment.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
- These are some of the books I have on loan right now from our universities library
- Chiang, Chin Long. An introduction to stochastic processes and their applications (Huntington, N.Y.: R. E. Krieger, 1980, c1968).
- Glannon, Walter. Biomedical ethics (New York : Oxford University, 2005).
- Hamadeh, Hisham K. & Afshari, Cynthia A. eds. Toxicogenomics : principles and applications (Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Liss, c2004).
- Kebbede, Girma. Living with urban environmental health risks : the case of Ethiopia (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, c2004).
- Miller, Jr., Rupert G. ed. Biostatistics casebook (New York: Wiley, c1980).
- Ross, Sheldon M. Simulation (San Diego: Academic, c1997).
- Smith, Graham. Deliberative democracy and the environment (London ; New York: Routledge, 2003).
- Weinberger, Shmuel. Computers, rigidity, and moduli : the large-scale fractal geometry of Riemannian moduli space (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, c2005).
- Wharton, Amy S. The sociology of gender : an introduction to theory and research (Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2005).
I read about addictions and writing. I read about GIS and GRASS. I also browsed some math books. I read more about gender in an individual framework.
I marked all the minitab questions. Now I just need to mark the textbook problems for this assignment. I will space out my marking with reading and watching lectures and sleep at about 12 noon or 1 PM or maybe 2 PM. I want to watch he remaining parts of lecture #17 before sleeping. I made my lecture viewing schedule for today already.
Monday, August 08, 2005
Sunday, August 07, 2005
Saturday, August 06, 2005
I changed my course choices and cut courses now rather than later. I am fairly determined to graduate with a good average, so I will study only law courses this fall. Also I have chosen an evening class in something I am interested in studying. So my fall term courses will be an intellectual property law introduction and a course in state security and dissent. Both courses are on the same day of the week. One is in the morning and one is in the evening. This may or may not work well.
I will not study statistics this fall term after all. I even considered not working as a mathematics and statistics TA this term.
I will study more first aid before going out to training.
I did not get yesterday's marking done so will need to mark more over the weekend. I have been up almost 24 hours and have a 6 hour training session to go through now. I did get some niacin and will take 1 gram of it now. I will pack for travel now.
I was able to watch the tenth episode of Stargate SG1 season 1. This episode involved Tilk's family. The basic plot line is becoming apparent. Every step the team attempts to make forward is by the end of the show not achieved and instead some other goal is reached. In the Bloodlines episode I saw today, Tilk advances his son but the SG1 looses its chance to research a Goa'uld worm outside of a host. Daniel kills some larva in cold blood.
I also gave a test to engineers and had some problems with them. I managed to mark the problem Q fairly and students only failed if they did no work. Students who did not have the problem of not knowing the formula for a binomial and got a perfect answer got perfect marks and students who had the problem but followed my in test instructions passed the question, if they showed the method to solve for an MLE properly. The problem was they did not know the formula for the bionomial but many of them knew how to solve for an MLE. I spent about 1 hour marking Q1 this MLE question. I now have two z confidence limits to calculate and one t test limit.
Friday, August 05, 2005
I marked all the minitab questions and just need to mark six text book questions and I am done with assignment #4.
Thursday, August 04, 2005
I have fourteen epsiodes to still watch in the first season.