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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Just thinkin'
« Last post by xSilverPhinx on Today at 03:13:15 PM »
I think feelings of belonging are overrated. Having moved a lot while growing up I don't feel like I belong anywhere either, but I've come to the personal realisation that I no longer care. I stopped searching for my place in the world.

People are diverse...worldviews and opinions differ. There are generational differences. Cultural ones. Honestly, I think that if I was part of a group who thought exactly like me I would be bored out of my wits! :lol: (The others would too, therefore so much for that!)



 
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: What's on your mind today?
« Last post by xSilverPhinx on Today at 03:04:16 PM »
I suddenly really want to play Minecraft.

It can be a fun way to pass some massive amounts of time.

 :fixed:

:grin:

I generally do okay until I get lost while searching for villages to loot. Sometimes there's a mad dash for the open seas as darkness falls. I hate being trapped in a forest at night. Too many places for the green ones to hide and then sneak up on you.

When I play Survival Mode I like the desert biome best because you can generally see zombies and creepers from afar. However, once I discovered peaceful Creative Mode there's no going back. :grin: I can focus on building without having to worry about creepers sneaking up on my and exploding my creations.  And you can fly, too!  ;D

You should look for the mushroom biome. No monsters spawn on mycelium but you still have to take care while mining.  Few seeds out there.

Interesting, I never found a mushroom biome before! :tellmemore:
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: What's on your mind today?
« Last post by jumbojak on Today at 02:35:49 PM »
I suddenly really want to play Minecraft.

It can be a fun way to pass some massive amounts of time.

 :fixed:

:grin:

I generally do okay until I get lost while searching for villages to loot. Sometimes there's a mad dash for the open seas as darkness falls. I hate being trapped in a forest at night. Too many places for the green ones to hide and then sneak up on you.

When I play Survival Mode I like the desert biome best because you can generally see zombies and creepers from afar. However, once I discovered peaceful Creative Mode there's no going back. :grin: I can focus on building without having to worry about creepers sneaking up on my and exploding my creations.  And you can fly, too!  ;D

You should look for the mushroom biome. No monsters spawn on mycelium but you still have to take care while mining.  Few seeds out there.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: xSilverPhinx's Journey Towards A Master's Thread
« Last post by Tank on Today at 01:55:37 PM »
I should be rehearsing my project but instead I'm looking up everyone's CVs. ::) Sizing up the competition. Only one of them has a published paper (co-author), which can count a lot of points. Another has like 5 years as an intern, which also adds to quite a few points. I only have three years as an intern, which means I only have 60% of the points the long-timer has.  :-\
Forget the competition. Do your own thing.

I will do my best regardless of the competition. :grin: I got some useful tips from people who read my research project proposal and will have to incorporate them into my presentation.
Good.
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Introductions / Re: Oh my Cod
« Last post by Tank on Today at 01:49:53 PM »
Cod

Are you an ex-theist atheist or a never-theist atheist. I fall into the later category. I was brought up by a Christiam mum and an atheist dad. About 14 when I got into science seriously for the first time I dumped religion as a crock of poo.
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I should be rehearsing my project but instead I'm looking up everyone's CVs. ::) Sizing up the competition. Only one of them has a published paper (co-author), which can count a lot of points. Another has like 5 years as an intern, which also adds to quite a few points. I only have three years as an intern, which means I only have 60% of the points the long-timer has.  :-\
Forget the competition. Do your own thing.

I will do my best regardless of the competition. :grin: I got some useful tips from people who read my research project proposal and will have to incorporate them into my presentation.
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I should be rehearsing my project but instead I'm looking up everyone's CVs. ::) Sizing up the competition. Only one of them has a published paper (co-author), which can count a lot of points. Another has like 5 years as an intern, which also adds to quite a few points. I only have three years as an intern, which means I only have 60% of the points the long-timer has.  :-\

Don't let the co-author issue bother you too much. Co-authorship is often just a polite nod to a colleague and decision-makers are aware of that.

Good to know. No one has a paper in which they are the first author.
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I should be rehearsing my project but instead I'm looking up everyone's CVs. ::) Sizing up the competition. Only one of them has a published paper (co-author), which can count a lot of points. Another has like 5 years as an intern, which also adds to quite a few points. I only have three years as an intern, which means I only have 60% of the points the long-timer has.  :-\

OK, but are there any less qualified than you, Silver? Where do you place in the overall ratings?

I would be somewhere in the middle. I have 2 papers that I co-authored but they weren't accepted by the journals yet. Less points are given to papers that have been submitted though, so it's not like I get nothing for them. As for years as an intern, I would be in second place. Besides those, there are a few relevant extracurricular activities that will give me some points, hopefully. One of the candidates doesn't even  have an online CV for some reason, so I don't know where she fits in in all this.  ::)
 
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Here, take some of mine: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :P

 ;D  Thanks, but I've finally had the sense to save a page filled with exclamation points to copy and paste.  Still want a new PC.

It's a good excuse as any!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: What's on your mind today?
« Last post by xSilverPhinx on Today at 01:32:13 PM »
I suddenly really want to play Minecraft.

It can be a fun way to pass waste some massive amounts of time.

 :fixed:

:grin:

 :fixed:

:grin:

But...but...fun time is never wasted!  ;D
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