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    Well, this colloquium talk I gave was essentially a narrative about how we reduced a model of a complex phenomenon down into a single subtraction. The moral of that story was that the math itself wound up being simple, but the things on either side of that ol' minus sign were complicated.

    I didn't know who my audience was going to be, and I'm used to audiences that don't care about math. At all. It turned out that this audience was a highly technical organization, solely interested in mathematical and methodological nitty-gritty. The group and I had .. mismatched expectations.
    But, hey, they had invited me to speak, so...

    I'm giving exactly the same talk to a philosophically-oriented audience next month. What a relief that's gonna be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbone View Post
    Edit: Oh damn! I didn't get it!

    The good news is that I was in the top 3 and they want to keep my application on file.
    My wife wound up in the same situation and ended up getting the job later on.

    Here's to hoping

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    Quote Originally Posted by garbage View Post
    My wife wound up in the same situation and ended up getting the job later on.

    Here's to hoping
    Thanks garbage! My ESTJ just said the same thing to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freesia View Post
    Oh god.
    yup.
    *yodelling* AAAaaaaAAaaiiiiiiayyyyyyyy


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    Your mom.

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    Anyone else thinking that the missing airliner is on the Lost island floating around in time?
    "Do not attempt to count the number of moles on Morgan Freeman's face; it'll just frustrate you and distract from the film." me

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    You hem me in -- behind and before;
    you have laid your hand upon me.
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenbach View Post
    Anyone else thinking that the missing airliner is on the Lost island floating around in time?
    It's actually a promo for a remake of the original series, the island and its polar bears are back my friend.

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    I just said this to someone...
    If you could actually turn into a wolf and I could turn into a coyote we could share a den on a cold winter's night and be fluffy together.

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    Why did I ever think it was a good idea to buy a windows 8 laptop?

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