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Kethylia is all a-Twitter... 
10th-Sep-2008 11:31 pm
Because microblogging is extremely addictive. The following tweets were posted to my public Twitter account in the past twenty four hours (or the last time LoudTwitter updated, whichever is sooner):
  • 01:21 Insomniac physics buffs might be interested to know that the Large Hadron Collider starts up at 5 am EST today.
  • 15:34 "Write something that people will be talking about a decade from now," he demanded...and he's serious! >_<
11th-Sep-2008 10:27 am (UTC)
Well….he doesn’t know any better than you do really ^^;
11th-Sep-2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
This comment just serves to justify the workload I'm being given, really. :P
11th-Sep-2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
Well you could write a crazy rambling note about the unfairness of academia, followed by shooting up the place.. Almost guaranteed people would still be talking about that note in ten years! ^__^
11th-Sep-2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Not a strategy I'd ever considered before. :P

You seem to be suggesting that I'm dissatisfied with my department, though, which isn't the case at all. The university itself is a pain in the ass, but each department is like its own little fiefdom.
12th-Sep-2008 12:32 am (UTC)
Well, leave your department intact then ^_~ Yeah, my department was wonderful, student services was just annoying ^^

I’m hoping they’ll hurry up and get that collider going full steam and make a nice black hole to swallow the world.. Damned cool apocalypse that would be….
12th-Sep-2008 12:35 am (UTC)
I’m hoping they’ll hurry up and get that collider going full steam and make a nice black hole to swallow the world..

It's gonna take several months, but, yeah, a black hole would be an awfully convenient way to solve my problems... :P
12th-Sep-2008 12:46 am (UTC)
I just hope I have a chance to see it before I blink out of existence.. Better make sure to face Europe at all times ^_^
12th-Sep-2008 12:49 am (UTC)

Ah well, I hope that nothing goes wrong and that they learn all that they think they're going to learn from it.
12th-Sep-2008 12:58 am (UTC)
That too ^^

I’d love to tour that place, it looks so cool….
12th-Sep-2008 01:01 am (UTC)
Meh. I'll pass. High concentrations of high-tech gadgetry don't excite me personally.
11th-Sep-2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Wow, he doesn't ask for much does he^_^
11th-Sep-2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
I'm glad he's doing it now, though. As long as I still graduate at the end of this semester, any development in the interim can only help me.
11th-Sep-2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
I've seen multiple jokes calling it the Hardon experiment! XD
11th-Sep-2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
Although what "hard on" has to do with the beginnings of the universe...I don't know. :P
11th-Sep-2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Mostly it was slash fans poking fun but some have alluded to fertility rites in creating the universe! XD
11th-Sep-2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
One of my acquaintances is married to one of the many scientists working on the collider. She told me he likes to talk about "peeling back the foreskin of science." What was that about the *ahem* hard sciences being very male-dominated, again? ^^;;;
11th-Sep-2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
*dies laughing*
It's nice to know not only the fangirls think that!
11th-Sep-2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if that phrase was related specifically to the collider or just to science in general, though. :P
11th-Sep-2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
I think it's just too good a joke to let it pass without comment^_~
11th-Sep-2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
Speaking of research, how's your MA program going?
12th-Sep-2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
All right. Don't know the final marks yet. Next semester begins in October.
12th-Sep-2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
Easy, hard? The first semester was really tough for me, but it got way easier after that...
12th-Sep-2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
It was hectic as hell because it was the first semester and it was a summer one which meant only 2 months to cram loads of material and do assigments and write a report and take exams. Plus the usual RL trouble and work made it all crazy. I felt like I was doing a balancing act in a circus.

I hope though that I get a more competent professor(s) next term.
12th-Sep-2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
You need to get to a program where you can't blame all your woes on your professors. >_< I mean, how are you ever going to grow intellectually if you don't trust the judgment of the people who are supposed to help you?
12th-Sep-2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
To be fair, my standards are pretty high for the Middle East. But as for getting into a better program, I'll do that as soon as I hit the lottery.
12th-Sep-2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
*sighs* I still think that you could afford better at the New School like my friend is doing online, but "better" is only better inasmuch as it will train you to be an academic professional. It's clear that the program you're in, whatever its virtues, will not. But it all depends upon your long-term goals.
13th-Sep-2008 10:16 am (UTC)
We've talked about this before and you know why I'm taking this program. I'm considering an online degree later on. IT's just that I have to be patient right now. Lack of money might suck but it's better to be realistic about what can and can't be done.
13th-Sep-2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
One of the thing that I've learned being at NYU is that what is "realistic" shifts, depending upon the context, and knowing things intellectually is a very different thing than knowing these personally.

We shall see how things shake down in 2009 (and I'd be the first person to tell you how scared I am), but I know that I'm in a much better position than I was a year ago. A calculated risk has returned even more than I'd expected...
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