[Beowulf] Degree

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Thu Oct 25 12:44:41 PDT 2012


On Thu, 25 Oct 2012, Ellis H. Wilson III wrote:

> On 10/25/12 09:22, Andrew Holway wrote:
>>> Well, there was the propeller-top beanie and hazing when I first arrived
>>> at graduate school, the secret physics handshake, the decoder ring, and
>>> the wierd robes they made us wear in quantum mechanics "to keep us safe
>>> from virtual photons", but by in large, no.  I mean, except for The
>>> Ritual.  But I can't talk about that.  They'd kick me out of the club.
>>
>> I'm sure its connected with a magic circle and league of mystics.
>
> So depressed about my academic trajectory right now.  All we got were
> HotPockets, coffee, and the expectation to publish 15 papers before we
> graduate.

Sadly, HotPockets hadn't been invented yet when I went to school.  Of
course that's likely the reason I'm not quite dead yet -- twinkies and
beer being much more nutritious.

    rgb

>
> :(
>
> ellis
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Robert G. Brown	                       http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/
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