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08-08-2014, 03:17 PM
PhD Comics
This may be funnier to some of us more than others, but I love PhD comics. They do a pretty damn good job of relaying accurate information about grad school in a humorous way. Here is today's: http://phdcomics.com/comics/archive_prin...micid=1735

Another good one: http://math.sfsu.edu/beck/images/phd031412s.gif

They are good for a few hours to kill Thumbsup

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08-08-2014, 03:25 PM
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I remember working in a department where the PhD students were straight out of that comic. If any of them spotted a trolley of food in the corridor they would come back and tell the other PhD students and they'd then go out on the hunt.

I was only at the university for a year but I was quite shocked to find out that the PhD students were banned from the summer BBQ. The Vice-chancellor used to make long speeches. One guy managed to warn me in time that the VC was talking just as I was returning from the toilet and about to walk back outside. The warning meant that I could stay away and then come back in half an hour and enjoy the rest of the BBQ.

Apparently one year the PhD students raided the table of food while the VC was giving his long speech and by the time it was over most of the food was gone. After that all PhD students were banned on principle.
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08-08-2014, 03:31 PM
RE: PhD Comics
(08-08-2014 03:25 PM)Mathilda Wrote:  I remember working in a department where the PhD students were straight out of that comic. If any of them spotted a trolley of food in the corridor they would come back and tell the other PhD students and they'd then go out on the hunt.

I was only at the university for a year but I was quite shocked to find out that the PhD students were banned from the summer BBQ. The Vice-chancellor used to make long speeches. One guy managed to warn me in time that the VC was talking just as I was returning from the toilet and about to walk back outside. The warning meant that I could stay away and then come back in half an hour and enjoy the rest of the BBQ.

Apparently one year the PhD students raided the table of food while the VC was giving his long speech and by the time it was over most of the food was gone. After that all PhD students were banned on principle.

They take our souls while we are in grad school...the least they could do is give us free food.

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08-08-2014, 03:36 PM
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(08-08-2014 03:17 PM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  Another good one: http://math.sfsu.edu/beck/images/phd031412s.gif

So, it's not going to get any better for me in the next few years, I see.

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08-08-2014, 03:37 PM
RE: PhD Comics
(08-08-2014 03:36 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(08-08-2014 03:17 PM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  Another good one: http://math.sfsu.edu/beck/images/phd031412s.gif

So, it's not going to get any better for me in the next few years, I see.

I've got bad news.... [Image: original_trento_phd.png]

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08-08-2014, 03:38 PM
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[Image: phdcomic_what_vs_how_much.png]

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08-08-2014, 04:02 PM
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(08-08-2014 03:31 PM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  They take our souls while we are in grad school...the least they could do is give us free food.

I get the impression that doing a PhD in America is an entirely different experience than in Britain. Of course it also depends on the university.

I personally find industry quite soul destroying.
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08-08-2014, 04:04 PM
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(08-08-2014 03:37 PM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  
(08-08-2014 03:36 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  So, it's not going to get any better for me in the next few years, I see.

I've got bad news.... [Image: original_trento_phd.png]

I'm under no illusions about revolutionising my field, not that I even have one, that is...

I just want to learn how to properly appreciate and use the knowledge from actual scientists.

... And maybe I want a license to go around sprinkling ricin on home-grown tumours, just to see what happens...

Before I forget; welcome back.

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08-08-2014, 04:08 PM
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(08-08-2014 04:04 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(08-08-2014 03:37 PM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  I've got bad news.... [Image: original_trento_phd.png]

I'm under no illusions about revolutionising my field, not that I even have one, that is...

I just want to learn how to properly appreciate and use the knowledge from actual scientists.

... And maybe I want a license to go around sprinkling ricin on home-grown tumours, just to see what happens...

Before I forget; welcome back.
Gracias. Not all seem so happy

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