Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thank Zeus I'm American

A few months ago, you made a loan to a student on Vittana. Guess what? We've got great news.

Hi e,

A few months ago, you made a loan on Vittana to Khoirul Anam, a student in Indonesia who wanted to study Mechanical Engineering.

Guess what?

Khoirul just made his first repayment! As one of his lenders, we wanted you to be the first to know.

In total, this month you've received $1.05 in repayments from 1 student . Every month from now until they're repaid, you'll receive an email from Vittana notifying you of any repayments you've received.
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One of the most powerful aspects about Vittana is that students repay the loans you've made, enabling you to multiply the impact of the same money over and over again.

If you have a minute, we'd love if you helped another student. Right now, hundreds of young people need loans on Vittana, in countries from Jordan to Bolivia to Ghana. They want to be chefs, nurses, teachers and much more. Click here to see all Vittana students.

Thank you for being a part of Vittana's mission and education around the world.

The Vittana Team

P.S. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. You can find us at
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1 Students
$25 Loans
$2,816 Lifetime

"Only the educated are free." -- Epictetus (55 AD - 135 AD)
You're getting this email because you have received repayments from one or more students to whom you lent on Vittana.

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When I started reading this email, I thought they'd tell me that the entire $25 had been repaid. Silly me. $1.05 a month is a lot. I should just leave my scholarship-sponsored apartment and go to my government-sponsored school and learn something.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

You Know You're a Math Major When...

...the left column is unintelligible, but the right column is crystal clear.

This reminds me of a joke:

A mathematician and an engineer attend a lecture by a physicist. The topic concerns Kulza-Klein theories involving physical processes that occur inspaces with dimensions of 9, 12 and even higher. The mathematician is sitting, clearly enjoying the lecture, while the engineer is frowning and looking generally confused and puzzled. By the end the engineer has a terrible headache. At the end, the mathematician comments about the wonderful lecture.

The engineer says "How do you understand this stuff?"
Mathematician: "I just visualize the process."
Engineer: "How can you visualize something that occurs in 9-dimensional space?"
Mathematician: "Easy, first visualize it in N-dimensional space, then let N go to 9."