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geonerd
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« Reply #42105 on: February 09, 2013, 1:50:05 PM »

Unrelated-
You have just illustrated the point the other poster made.
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yellowtractor
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« Reply #42106 on: February 09, 2013, 2:00:30 PM »

<unrelated>

Maybe a taser would help.



I think this quite often, Lenniel.  And then I say "Pshaw!" to myself--note exclamation point, MB; it's even more delicious that way--and I feel better.
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« Reply #42107 on: February 09, 2013, 2:58:59 PM »

<unrelated>

Maybe a taser would help.



I think this quite often, Lenniel.  And then I say "Pshaw!" to myself--note exclamation point, MB; it's even more delicious that way--and I feel better.

A taser is applicable to many situations, too.  I've contemplated getting one for conferences in case I need to "help" speed up the Q&A or knock myself out.  I've not yet evolved to the insouciant "pshaw" stage.  I ought to, so I can reach a higher, more noble plane rather than seething (or dozing) in silence.
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« Reply #42108 on: February 09, 2013, 3:01:41 PM »

<unrelated>

Maybe a taser would help.



I think this quite often, Lenniel.  And then I say "Pshaw!" to myself--note exclamation point, MB; it's even more delicious that way--and I feel better.

A taser is applicable to many situations, too.  I've contemplated getting one for conferences in case I need to "help" speed up the Q&A or knock myself out.  I've not yet evolved to the insouciant "pshaw" stage.  I ought to, so I can reach a higher, more noble plane rather than seething (or dozing) in silence.

I fear I would acclimate to the application of taser to myself, requiring more and more voltage to achieve a numb state of bliss.

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yellowtractor
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« Reply #42109 on: February 09, 2013, 7:38:06 PM »

...will not make fun of geologist...will not make fun of geologist...will not make fun of geologist....
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« Reply #42110 on: February 09, 2013, 7:42:36 PM »

Can we make fun of geologists who do not use articles? 

And I don't mean scholarly articles.
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« Reply #42111 on: February 09, 2013, 8:02:38 PM »

(related):

Infopri for the win!

(But ProfTowanda and I get to finish off the popcorn.)
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geonerd
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« Reply #42112 on: February 09, 2013, 8:54:50 PM »

...will not make fun of geologist...will not make fun of geologist...will not make fun of geologist....

You better not. We have easy access to rock hammers, all sorts of chemicals, and big lab gadgets where it's easy to make things look like an accident.

In seriousness-
Like any good program, the student should come in with some idea about projects and an advisor. If the program is only concerned with enrollment numbers, then students come in without a clue and they flounder.
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« Reply #42113 on: February 10, 2013, 5:07:27 AM »

I don't want to pile on over there, but "cold beverage" always goes here for me: Cold Beverage.
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« Reply #42114 on: February 10, 2013, 10:38:59 AM »

That thread just keeps making me sadder and sadder.
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« Reply #42115 on: February 10, 2013, 10:41:48 AM »

Probably related.

Me too, but let's remember the OP needs a bit of time to get organized before making a move.  Let's see what the week brings. 
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mountainguy
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« Reply #42116 on: February 10, 2013, 11:47:11 AM »

[unrelated]

There you go again. I don't like you. (And yes, I'm well aware the feeling is mutual.).
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« Reply #42117 on: February 10, 2013, 1:37:47 PM »

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There you go again. I don't like you. (And yes, I'm well aware the feeling is mutual.).

I find it difficult to believe there's anyone who dislikes you.  You could be the Fora patron saint of likability.
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« Reply #42118 on: February 10, 2013, 1:44:07 PM »

[unrelated]

I suppose we don't need to guess what movie you rented recently. Your tabla is more or less perpetually rasa, isn't it?
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mountainguy
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« Reply #42119 on: February 10, 2013, 1:52:36 PM »

I find it difficult to believe there's anyone who dislikes you.  You could be the Fora patron saint of likability.

That's very kind of  you to say, Wet Blanket. I try my best to be even-tempered, but in six years of posting here, I've contributed to my share of conflicts.
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