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Old Nov 29, 16, 1:50 pm
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That awkward moment when the 12-page paper you thought was due on next Wednesday is actually due on Sunday....

Other news: today we had a class about our future in science. The prof talked about the process to get admitted to a PhD at this university. I'm not planning to apply, and even I got anxious while listening to him. Apparently you have to finish your thesis two months early and hand it in, then undergo an oral exam with a panel composed of people from a bunch of different specialties (eg stats, biochemistry, physics,...), and then present a research project to that panel -- basically the equivalent of prelims, except you're not even a PhD student yet -- and only the top 15 students (based on presentation + grades) get funding! And I thought the US was cutthroat...

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Old Nov 29, 16, 2:36 pm
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I did it! I got some, before they were sold out again (at the time of posting they are sold out again)

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old Nov 29, 16, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Sean Peever View Post
I did it! I got some, before they were sold out again (at the time of posting they are sold out again)

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Ok, that's great and all but I don't want to be sucking on any of your candy canes (that you purchased from Amazon, as per your post that I am quoting in this very post) while we hold hands and watch PBMC3.
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Old Nov 29, 16, 4:04 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
Ok, that's great and all but I don't want to be sucking on any of your candy canes (that you purchased from Amazon, as per your post that I am quoting in this very post) while we hold hands and watch PBMC3.
They'll be gone by then man! PBMC3 doesn't even come out until March-ish.
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Old Nov 29, 16, 8:07 pm
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Why is it almost always hot as balls at YYZ? The Asian folks today really slowed down T1 intl security.

It's nice and cool out today and the airport is still hot. Summer hot. Winter hot.

YYZ SUCKS.
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Old Nov 29, 16, 9:31 pm
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When you 12 page paper on international politics and economics is an incoherent mess with exams in one week.
Pewpew , feels bad man
#UniLife

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Old Nov 29, 16, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by pewpew View Post
That awkward moment when the 12-page paper you thought was due on next Wednesday is actually due on Sunday....

Other news: today we had a class about our future in science. The prof talked about the process to get admitted to a PhD at this university. I'm not planning to apply, and even I got anxious while listening to him. Apparently you have to finish your thesis two months early and hand it in, then undergo an oral exam with a panel composed of people from a bunch of different specialties (eg stats, biochemistry, physics,...), and then present a research project to that panel -- basically the equivalent of prelims, except you're not even a PhD student yet -- and only the top 15 students (based on presentation + grades) get funding! And I thought the US was cutthroat...
Scientists are the most unbelievably negative people I know. From day one as a science student, you have negativity thrown at you. How hard it is to pass the chem course and how most people fail to how difficult is it is to get funding to how no one ever gets a good postdoc or a faculty position. Well... People do and people thrive. the same ones that thrive in any industry. If others can do it then so can you. People who succeed are not special or twice the number of brain cells. Work hard and keep you nose clean.
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Old Nov 29, 16, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by pewpew View Post
That awkward moment when the 12-page paper you thought was due on next Wednesday is actually due on Sunday....

Other news: today we had a class about our future in science. The prof talked about the process to get admitted to a PhD at this university. I'm not planning to apply, and even I got anxious while listening to him ... And I thought the US was cutthroat...
Originally Posted by Jumper Jack View Post
When you 12 page paper on international politics and economics is an incoherent mess with exams in one week.
Pewpew , feels bad man
#UniLife
Man, thank goodness I went to YuckU!!

Just kidding, I had my fair share of stressful moments. Good luck to both of you, it's these times in university that helps build and shape your character
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Old Nov 30, 16, 7:43 pm
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Cow Dollars???????

"Why there is processed cow in Canada’s money...."

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...650/story.html

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Old Nov 30, 16, 9:20 pm
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"Why there is processed cow in Canada’s money...."

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...650/story.html

Well we do get milked by the govt
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Old Nov 30, 16, 9:30 pm
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"Why there is processed cow in Canada’s money...."

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...650/story.html

So what do Hindus do? Can they use cash?
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Old Nov 30, 16, 9:37 pm
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Well we do get milked by the govt
Moo-money
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Old Nov 30, 16, 9:50 pm
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wat???
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Old Nov 30, 16, 10:00 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
"Why there is processed cow in Canada’s money...."
Is that your beef?
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Old Nov 30, 16, 10:58 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
"Why there is processed cow in Canada’s money...."

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...650/story.html

Sounds like a lot of bull to me, 24L.
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