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Let’s rant about computers

Why do people hate or fear computers? Because they are both too smart and too dumb for their own good. They don’t know what the user wants but they like to try to guess (autocorrect, Mr. Paperclip “It looks like … Full Post

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Another point of view on the phd

Anyone interested in grad school, especially for the PhD, should read The PhD Grind by Philip Guo. It’s very well written, contains great advice, and provides keen insights into the process. It should, however, be read with a grain of salt. … Full Post

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There are a lot of similarities between getting a PhD and dating. Both require an enormous amount of faith and perseverance in the face of rejection and failure. A lot of time and energy is expended for goals that won’t … Full Post

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