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• ### #7224Up ↑+7/7Down ↓[Report ]2018-02-13 08:44 EST

//Practicing interviews
Stav: How many letter a’s are on our website? *steeples fingers*
Naveen: Well, uh… the most common vowel is e, so.. if we assume that your website has 2000 characters, then…
Bosse: (Starts clapping) Thank you two for the interview!

//Another interview
Daniel: A permutation of n elements is chosen uniformly at random. A partition of the permutation into contiguous blocks is correct if, when each block is sorted independently, the entire permutation becomes sorted. Find the expected value of the maximum number of blocks into which the permutation can be partitioned correctly.
Kevin Qian: Nice job stealing a question from a math competition. Have you even solved this?
Daniel: To be honest,
Bosse: (Starts clapping) Thank you two for the interview!

• ### #7210Up ↑+8/8Down ↓[Report ]2018-02-09 10:14 EST

//SRP Period 4
Bosse: Tyler, what should you not do in an interview?
Tyler: Don't do drugs.
Bosse: Are we sending him out for an internship?

• ### #7180Up ↑+2/2Down ↓[Report ]2018-02-01 17:35 EST

David: Well, I did a math project, so...
Pham: Why you do math? Is BORING.

• ### #6033Up ↑+9/9Down ↓[Report ]2016-09-21 08:14 EST

Coy: You should put your SRP paper in Wingdings.

• ### #5318Up ↑+93/101Down ↓[Report ]2014-12-15 16:47 EST

//Unnamed student (henceforth "Student") is giving a practice SRP presentation on people’s ability to distinguish between speaking and singing.
//Student finishes presenting; more than half of the class raises their hand.
Mike, to Matthew: Sorry, what’s everybody’s question?
Matthew: Like, "what exactly did you do, again?"
//Questions went on for half an hour. Below are some highlights.
--
Harrison: So basically your project is about differentiating between speaking and singing. Do you have an objective definition of singing?
Student: Singing is pleasing to the ears.
Harrison: But do you have an objective definition?
Student: No. Music is subjective.
Harrison: Okay, so basically your project is meaningless.
//Student calls on someone else.
--
Arjuna: Doesn’t perception change with age?
Student: Yeah, but age doesn’t really matter.
Arjuna: So are you blocking by age?
Student: Um... uh... yeah, sure.
--
Eric: How many age blocks do you have?
Student: Age doesn’t really matter.
Eric: But are you blocking by age?
Student: Uh, sure.
Eric: So you have a sample size of 24, you have two gender blocks, and you have several age blocks. How will you be able to get statistically significant results?
//Class laughs.
Student: Well, after we have the data, we’ll figure out whether it’s statistically significant.
Matthew: But Eric just figured out that it’s not statistically significant.
Mike, to Matthew and Eric: Okay, we’ve determined that the whole project is BS. Let’s move on.
//Student calls on the next person with a question.
--
Sachin: Can you go back to the first slide?
//Student goes back to the title slide.
//5-second silence
Sachin: Oh, I don’t have one. I just wanted you to go back to that slide.
//Later
Eric: Wait, why did you ask to go back to the first slide?
Sachin: I just wanted to stall.
Eric: So there wouldn’t be any more presentations?
Sachin: Yeah, and to troll.
--
Eric, to Mike: I think his project is not topologically equivalent to Salamano. //Note: Salamano, a character in _The Stranger_, is Eric’s go-to example of something that doesn’t have holes in it.
Mike, to Eric: I think his project is topologically equivalent to a sponge.
//After 5 seconds.
Mike, to Eric: Actually, it’s topologically equivalent to a Sierpinski sponge, because it has no volume.
Dennis, to Mike and Eric: If he did a math presentation, he would understand numbers better than anyone since Morris Kline. //Note: making fun of this ridiculous quote at the bottom of the front cover of this book: http://www.amazon.com/Mathematics-Loss-Certainty-Oxford-Paperbacks/dp/0195030850/ref=cm_rdp_product_img
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Ms. Bosse: Did anybody not ask a question yet?
--
//This one might not be very accurate.
//Kevin frantically waves his hand. Student calls on him.
Kevin: You said during your presentation that audio evidence cannot be used in court, but I think that you can in fact use audio recordings in court.
Student: Oh, by audio evidence I mean what people say they heard, not actual recordings.
Kevin: But what if there’s hearsay?
Student: What’s hearsay?
//Kevin explains what hearsay is.
Student: Oh, but I’m talking about actual recordings.

• ### #4824Up ↑+3/3Down ↓[Report ]2014-04-03 14:42 EST

Ms. Bosse: Why are you guys talking about lingerie back there?
Jimmy: We're not looking at lingerie, we're looking at dresses!

• ### #4808Up ↑+3/5Down ↓[Report ]2014-03-24 14:48 EST

Will: Did you get a taste of your own medicine? It tastes like poop.

• ### #4789Up ↑+4/4Down ↓[Report ]2014-02-27 12:26 EST

// Pham giving out SRP room numbers
Pham: You weren't there the day you sign up for Room number?
Pham: 316, 373, 327, meeny miney more

• ### #4544Up ↑0/0Down ↓[Report ]2013-05-30 17:36 EST

Katherine Angier: I'm mature
//Proceeds to hit Hannah Tsai on the head with notebook
Katherine Angier: Eeekkk!!

• ### #4543Up ↑+9/9Down ↓[Report ]2013-05-30 17:35 EST

Bosse: Everyone remember that you represent Blair, so behave so future Magnet students can get internships at your lab.
Shaun: And if you do something wrong say you're home-schooled.
Evan: Say you go to Poolesville.
//Class laughs

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