Before now poetry has taken notice
Of wars, and what are wars but politics
Transformed from chronic to acute and bloody?
from "Build Soil"
Robert Frost

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Break!

I'm back in school now, after a 2 1/2 year break thanks to Basic Training and deployment. Most of my homework starts with this simple equation:
It gets more interesting from there. I just started Spring Break, though, so I have a week of relief.

I would be wrong not to mention that my last post is no longer valid- President Obama is no longer considering requiring combat wounded veterans with private insurance to use their policies for care "Based on the respect that President Obama has for our nation’s veterans and the principled concerns expressed by veterans’ leaders." Of course, a metaphorical 2x4 and (censored) WTF are you thinking!?! from Jon Stewart couldn't have hurt either.

(Note for Aprillini: the primary opposition to the proposal was not concern over coverage for veterans so much as it was concern about what would happen to the premiums of privately insured veterans once their insurers were forced to accept thousands of expensive pre-existing conditions, as well as concern over private coverage for families of vets forced to max out their plans for war wounds. The American Legion hit the opposition points extremely well.)


  1. Looks like a Quantum Mechanics equation for the probability of where a p-orbital electron will be, but my memory is fuzzy from years of drinking. What is it? I don't miss that fucking shit. Hope college is going well, because it's not all fun and games as I'm sure you've figured out.

  2. That equation is indeed QM, but it's the general 3D schrodinger equation. P-orbitals in Hydrogen are a bit more specific, with V(r) = the Coulomb potential (-e^2) / (4*Pi*e0*r)

  3. Holy crap, I am too old to read the formula. Enjoy spring break.

    The fact your last post is now invalid is just because you, and I and millions of Americans said this will not stand, we will not tolorate this crap, he backed down because he could not stand the heat. We need to continue to watch this guy, I believe he is trying to distroy this nation that I love.

  4. Ahh, the good olde Schrode. Thanks for the reminder, it was puzzling me. And it's hard to just google something like that.

  5. Anonymous23/3/09 18:23

    Thanks. I kinda understand the American Legion points better than the equation. Must be the blonde in me. Good luck in school and have fun!

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  7. Glad to read that you're back in school TD. That equation makes my head hurt. Enjoy spring break.


  8. so what more can I say? They said it's truly a tough equation and I wonder what is it for? Well, I don't want to know. =)

    I wish you good luck on your studies and hope that you'll explain more of this equation =)

  9. Veterans, especially war veterans, deserve far better treatment than they receive.

    I served 65-69. We were trashed by our fellow Americans. We will not allow this to happen to you.