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  1. Is that a subway tunnel? This may have just turned morbid.
  2. From what I'm gathering, a lot of it seems to be due to a schism between the technical and non-technical people. Is that somewhat right?
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq_Fm7qfRQk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABzWafwY20o
  4. To your tl;dr, I didn't know at the time how to put it better. Maybe using the term workload would have been better. All I could think of at that moment was, "Are you bad enough dude(tte) to do your job and not cry for your mom!?"
  5. I get that. I just didn't realize it was that bad at unis. I didn't realize you could just scrape by doing the base minimum. Or less in some cases that I have seen. My aversion to industry is not so much the results part as the part that you can't do much of anything that doesn't maximize profit. I definitely don't think there is much of an industry for figuring out what goes on inside black holes. Interesting. Can you tell me more?
  6. Please do tell. I understand that profit margins would motivate someone to give their all but not much more than that.
  7. I'm in nuclear engineering and things seem fairly laid back. Everyone comes off as a bit of a party animal and faculty where I am don't seem in a particular rush to get things done.
  8. Just wanted to see what people come up with. Making it more specific might not be of much use to me. Someone might as well just post their graduate handbook.
  9. I mean apart from the obvious that they'll select some research topic and learn about that.
  10. So our group advisor had to move our equipment from one lab to another since the department was moving to another building. Our advisor and us pitched in using uhaul to bring it where it was needed. I MAY choose academia in the future and personally, I would not want my students to have to handle the move themselves. Is there any alternative way to handle it? Is there a good reason to do it the way formerly described, anyway?
  11. I'm trying to have an in depth look and compare and contrast the various ways someone could get their PC games since it isn't always possible to get PC games physically and nowadays even if you do there are some caveats due to increasing sizes of games. At the same time I'm a bit of an old timer and there is something special about getting it physically. Anyway, I'd like some input on the various platforms that I could use to get the most bang for my buck with the least hassle, short term or long. Few questions and observations to start with: 1. Which platforms are the safest should you choose to buy online? 2. Which platforms offer the best deals and at what times? Are they worth any of the problems that might be faced in the future? 3. Which platforms have the best refund/exchange/etc. policy? 4. Which platforms offer the most bug free/ compatible and complete (i.e. all dlcs or expansion packs as they used to be) releases? I know GOG is often quoted as actually making PC games from the early 2000s work better on modern hardware but I'd like input from others. 5. Which platforms are least likely to destroy your library for a liability/malfunction on their own part? What with games getting as big as they are now and me having only so much hard drive space I can't keep an entire library installed but I also saw one modder on the nexus boycotting steam because of a supposed malfunction on their part for which they blamed him and took away his entire library. 6. What are the ways that are still good to buy physical copies? 7. Are there any benefits? I know that some of them give you a disk but you will have to download massive amounts of data to play the game anyway. I do get the feeling that having your library trashed would be more a problem on your end in this case however. Thanks.
  12. Well seems like I am getting highly varying answers from all the various places that I have asked. Just to be clear, I am not saying I don't talk to anyone who likes to or enjoys speaking to me or that I don't help when asked for. But I really don't feel comfortable going out of my way to go to parties or unnecessarily engage people because all I ever feel is that everybody gets piss drunk or there is simply bland, low level, gossip, respectively or perhaps somewhat overlapping. I think my time would be better spent honing my core skills. Networking seems more chance based than that and I haven't quite gotten a particularly motivational answer to make me seek a more active role in it than what I have described. Though, most answers here seem to gravitate more towards that, if not fully. Just clarifying myself.
  13. That's part of the dilemma. As I meet people. Therefore, the more I meet, the bigger my network. That entails socializing when I may not wish to or perhaps I may not be outgoing. Also the other part about seeing someone once and never again. How can any sort of connection form through that?
  14. I've talked to a few people and I think I get the basic gist that you talk to a bunch of people in your field, some outside, make friends and then you have a 'network' of people with certain skills you can fall back on when you need it and your own ability in that area is insufficient and vice versa when they need you. However, practically, for some reason, I just can't fathom it. Or maybe I don't want to. I don't know. Maybe it's my background/upbringing. I haven't thought about it too much. All I know is that it's important and the few people I have asked about it, I couldn't fully understand the concept. Like who do I do it with? Why is it really that important? How do I do it? And is it really worth it if I find the person disagreeable in some way?
  15. From the sound of it, I assume most opt for seminars/conferences/etc. because of relative cheapness and ease compared to something like take or teaching a college course?
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