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Reasons to be cheerful!

Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2010, 06:44:27 PM »
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As of today, after 6+ months of being jobless, I am employed.

 :yay:
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2010, 07:28:21 PM »
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As of today, after 6+ months of being jobless, I am employed.
:yay:  :yay:
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2010, 07:43:08 PM »
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As of today, after 6+ months of being jobless, I am employed.

Let me add my congratulations!  Is it related to Philosophy?
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2010, 08:30:45 PM »
Thanks guys!

TBJ, it's not even remotely related.  But I'm hoping it'll give me some money to save while I look for academic positions.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2010, 08:35:37 PM »
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Thanks guys!

TBJ, it's not even remotely related.  But I'm hoping it'll give me some money to save while I look for academic positions.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2010, 11:02:03 PM »
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TBJ, it's not even remotely related. But I'm hoping it'll give me some money to save while I look for academic positions.

Don't I know the need for cash, though...I trained as an actor (grad school as well) and my job is not anywhere near related either.  But I hope you get an academic position soon.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2010, 11:08:13 PM »
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As of today, after 6+ months of being jobless, I am employed.
That's most cheerful news!!! Even better if you enjoy what you're doing!
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2010, 03:00:13 AM »
Breathing is good, I'm easy to please.

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As of today, after 6+ months of being jobless, I am employed.

Congrats, and good sailing.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2010, 08:04:59 PM »
Solving quadratic equations without having to look up how to in a book  :headbang:
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2010, 09:12:25 PM »
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Solving quadratic equations without having to look up how to in a book  :hmm: But then again... Engineers, we are supposed to be able to.

What was it... x1,2=(-b+-sqR(4ac))/2a..?

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #40 on: June 29, 2010, 09:15:43 PM »
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Solving quadratic equations without having to look up how to in a book  :hmm: But then again... Engineers, we are supposed to be able to.
I have never used a quadratic in my life for anything practical but there is a certain satisfaction in solving them, a little like a Suduko puzzle.
If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2010, 11:37:42 PM »
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I have never used a quadratic in my life for anything practical but there is a certain satisfaction in solving them, a little like a Suduko puzzle.
We mostly do differential equasions, so quadratics are sort of low-end in my branch... Sort of common knowledge, one might say.  :sigh:
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #42 on: June 30, 2010, 10:10:42 AM »
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I have never used a quadratic in my life for anything practical but there is a certain satisfaction in solving them, a little like a Suduko puzzle.
We mostly do differential equations, so quadratics are sort of low-end in my branch... Sort of common knowledge, one might say.  :sigh:
Of course you work in the banking industry so you will actually get to use that sort of thing for modelling won't you?
If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
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'It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.' - Terry Pratchett
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2010, 01:52:13 PM »
Yesterday, we sworn in the new president of our republic. The dark ages of my land ended.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2010, 03:30:57 PM »
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I have never used a quadratic in my life for anything practical but there is a certain satisfaction in solving them, a little like a Suduko puzzle.
We mostly do differential equasions, so quadratics are sort of low-end in my branch... Sort of common knowledge, one might say.  :eek:
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