Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Microsoft Mathematics

MS Math Screenshot

Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 is a free Application that provides a set of mathematical tools to help students get mathematics work done quickly and easily.

Students can learn to solve equations and draw graphs, while gaining a better understanding of fundamental concepts in number, algebra, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, and calculus.

Microsoft Mathematics includes a fully-featured graphing calculator that is designed to work just like a handheld calculator.

Additional maths tools help evaluate triangles, convert from one system of units to another, and solve systems of equations.

Here is a video introduction to some of the Graphical Calculator features of MS Math 4.0




MS Mathematics 4.0 Equation Solver

Here at Passy World we have only started using Mathematics 4.0 recently.
So far we have mainly been solving Linear Equations.


On the main ribbon menu, we click onto "Equation Solver" and type in our equation like this.

Solve simple x = 5 equals 5

We can then click on the "Solve" button to obtain our answer.

In Worksheet view, we can click on "Solution Steps" to get the full working out displayed.

Working out for eqn

The Equation Solver easily handles all types of Linear Equations.

Solving more complex linear eqn

By Clicking on the "Graphing" tab we can get a graphical solution of our answer.

Graph of Solution

The Graph Plotter is great to use for demonstrations of how y = mx +c graphs, (or American y = mx + b lines), as well as graphical solutions for simultaneous equations.

The plotter also does a range of other graphs including parabolas, cubics, and even three dimensional graphs.

We are planning to explore a lot more of Mathematics 4.0, as there is plenty of useful functionality available.


Detailed Review of MS Mathematics 4.0

Here is a video which shows the primary features of MS Mathematics in detail.



Remo Knops has a comprehensive review of Microsoft Mathematics on his blog.

Click here for Remo Knops MS Math 4.0 Review


MS Mathematics 4.0 Free Download

Download MS Maths 4.0 Image

Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 can be downloaded for free and installed on any Windows computer from the web address given below.

Most people use 32bit Windows and need to click download button next to MSetup_x86.exe option. But if you are using 64bit Windows, then click the download button next to MSetup_x64.exe option.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=15702

Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Movie Awards Friday Funny

Oscar Staues
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Let's open this post with the 2011 Academy Awards Opening.



Naturally there's also the lovely ladies in their fabulous frocks walking the red carpet.

Girls at MTV red Carpet
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Everyone just loves spotting all of the famous celebrity couples.

Reese with her spoon
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And celebrities of all sorts do the walk.

dogs on red carpet
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Here's a look at the 2011 Academy Awards Skit about Inception



Ricky Gervais has hilariously hosted the last two Golden Globes awards.

Here are some classic highlights from the 2010 Golden Globe awards.

(Warning: This clip does contain some adult themes).



The funniest things of all happen at the closed doors after parties.

Texta on stomach
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That's it for this award winning post.

Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi

Friday, September 16, 2011

Take Away Friday Funny

lifting up giant ronald
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This guy certainly knows how to turn any boring Saturday afternoon into a whole lot of fun.




Fun Things to Do at a Drive Through


1. Drive through the drive-thru in reverse and let your passenger order.
2. Ask the price of almost everything on the menu and then order something that you didn't ask the price for.
3. Tell the employee that your window is broken. Order and then pay with your door open. When the food comes, roll down the window and snatch your order from their hands.
4. Go to McDonald's and demand a big breakfast at 11:30 at night. Put up a fight.
5. Pay for a large order in 5 cent pieces.
6. Order in another language. (Be careful what neighborhood you're in).
7. When asked if they can take your order, tell them you are just window-shopping and drive on.
8. Laugh sadistically when asked if you would like ketchup.
9. Ask the cashier how they fit into that little box.
10. If they make you wait, make them wait when they come back on.
11. Demand to speak to the manager. When they come on, complain that you did not like the way the employee said, "May I take your order?"
12. When asked if they can take your order say, "Why, can I take yours?"
13. If they ask you to wait, order anyway and keep doing it till they yell at you.
14. Pretend your car has broken down. Ask for assistance moving it. When they come out, drive away.
15. Tell them you have to use the bathroom.
16. Order a cup of water and two napkins. That's it.
17. Don't order when they come on. Just sit there. If a line forms behind you, get out of the car and cause a scene.
18. When they hand you your food, hand them a bag with all the trash from your car in it.
19. Just stare at them when you pay and get your food. Don't break your stare.
20. Honk your horn the whole way through the line.

Colonel Sanders is certainly not amused.

Arab Colonel
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The Colonel has won a lot of look a like contests in his time.

saudi king
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And here is another win to the Colonel!

snowman and colonel look alike
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Oh Yeah! The Colonel does it again. (Winners are Grinners).

ho chi mion and colonel look alike
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This is what it's like to be chicken of Colonel Sanders.

chook on trian tracks
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The guys who made this next video must be using a soundboard to keep blurting out phrases from the computer into the telephone. Oh my goodness that lady was polite and patient!



In this next video, the "What-If-Show" guy does some prank Mc Donald's versus Burger King calls.



So what would happen if Ronald McDonald did verse Burger King in a wrestling match. Well ponder no longer because here is the answer right here.



A lot of people think that Ronald is pure evil.

zombie grim reaper ronald dude in car park
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But Big Bad Evil Ronald is certainly no match for Chuck Norris.




Take Away Humour

I was just walking down the street, and I saw this restaurant called McDonald's Express. Let's see if we can try to wrap our brains around this concept -- this is a McDonald's, only faster. So, obviously, the McDonald's corporation think there are people out there saying to themselves, Oh I'd so love to go to McDonald's, but who has the time?
Joke Source: Comedian Andy Borowitz

Did you read about the couple that lost the $10 million in the McDonald's contest because their daughter was an employee? What a double whammy. They lose the $10 million, plus the embarrassment of having everybody know they've got a relative working at McDonald's
Joke Source: Comedian George Miller

A Mother and her five year old son were headed to McDonald's one day. On the way they passed a car accident.

As was the tradition when they see something terrible like that, they say a prayer for those who might be hurt.

The mother pointed and said to her son, "We should pray."

From the back seat she heard his earnest request: "Please, God, don't let those cars block the entrance to McDonald's."

Joke Source: http://www.basicjokes.com


Here is a clip from a BBC TV show that sheds some real light on typical take away ordering scenarios.



Might get some take away for dinner.

See you all next week.


Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Animated GIFs Friday Funny

Two Pandas Dancing
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The students in my ICT class love animated GIFs. There are certainly some very funny ones out there on the Internet.

An animated GIF can be made in Adobe Fireworks by making several image frame pictures, which then play one after each other in a continuous loop.

There are certainly some people out there making some very clever animations using this basic technique.

This week we are taking a quick look at some of our favorite mini animations.

Unfortunately the following GIF is a little bit on the small side, but it is simple and funny.

Cat throwing dog in air
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Animated GIFs can also be made by capturing a set of "stills" from a video, and then copy and pasting them into an image processing program like Adobe Fireworks.

Soccer Fail
Image Source: http://www.funnyhumorclips.net

The following animation is a real favorite of ours. Just the idea of putting Sadam on a tricycle is so funny, but then with added animation it is brilliant.

We especially like how Sadam starts pedaling slowly, and then the animation quickly increases to full speed. (To see this happen. click on the picture to open it in a separate window). Definitely a 10/10 animation!

sadam tricycling tanks
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This animation is simple but effective.

elephant squirting trainer
Image Source: http://askhumor.com

Here is another 10/10 brilliant animation. It looks very realistic, and would have taken a lot of clever work to make.

plane flapping its wings
Image Source: http://www.crazywebsite.com

This one is so cute.

cat playing guitar
Image Source: http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Here is "Big Cat" listening to some cool songs that Little Cat made and uploaded to Itunes recently.

leapord listening to music
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Being a typical rock star "bad boy" type, Little Cat got into a bit of trouble with the law, and is currently on the run heading for Las Vegas.

cats in getaway car with chopper
Image Source: http://animationsa2z.com

Little Dog doesn't seem too fussed that Little Cat is missing his Birthday Party.

dog grinning with false teeth
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This next one is a brilliant idea, and brilliantly executed.

mini tramp on bush's head
Image Source: http://lol.com.pk

Here are a couple of animations especially for "Alexander the Panda".


panda rocking horse
Image Source: http://www.furrytalk.com

And another interesting Panda animation.

panda jack in the box
Image Source: http://www.totalleh.com


Finally, on a more serious note, here is a Christmas Card Animated GIF that we made here at Passy World a while ago.

Passy animated gif xmas card
Image Source: http://www.passyworld.com

If you want to learn how to use Adobe Fireworks to make your own animated GIFs, (with a complete set of detailed step by step instructions), then click the following link.

http://passyworldofict.blogspot.com/2009/11/animated-christmas-card.html

Well we better go and get ourselves a bit more animated, because we've got a lot to do this weekend.

Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi

Friday, September 2, 2011

Beauty Friday Funny

confucious beauty emo
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This week we are laughing at the beauty myth. It must be hard being a modern girl, and expensive buying all of that makeup to plaster onto your face two inches thick!

There are certainly lots of aggressive marketeers out there, all making a grab for the beauty girl's dollar.

plastic surgery ad
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The quest for beauty and ensuing fails can start at an early early age.

young girl beauty comp
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Fashion Parades are always a great venue for beauty fails, as well as the inevitable fashion faux-pas.

druggy looking models
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Here is a classic beauty pageant question fail from a very blonde contestant.



Hmmm... "the eyes have it".

And whatever it is we hope we don't see any more of it!


goofy big eyes
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Ever noticed how drunk girls look so ugly?

drunk club girl
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Even pets are getting depressed about not being beautiful enough.

Botox wrinkly pug dog fail
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It seems Goebbels gets quite upset as well, when he is informed that his plastic surgery is a failure



Here is part 2 of the previous video, where Goebbels really gets upset about his failed plastic surgery.

(Warning: Sub-titled Bad Language in this clip may offend some viewers).



Finally here is a classic TV Beauty Show send up.



Well it's been another BEAUTIFUL Friday Funny!

Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi