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What's Your STEM Degree Worth?

2.7182 Re: My phd? (148 comments)

Then how does one put a dollar value on that? In addition you need to offset that with what I was paid as a research assistant each year.

about 2 months ago
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What's Your STEM Degree Worth?

2.7182 Re:My phd? (148 comments)

That's strange. I was responding to this part of the article:

"In another study, Webber considered samples with postgraduate training."

In any case, my undergraduate math degree cost zero dollars also.

about 2 months ago
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What's Your STEM Degree Worth?

2.7182 My phd? (148 comments)

More than I paid for it - zero dollars.

about 2 months ago
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Encrypted Social Network Vies For Disgruntled Facebook Users

2.7182 Promises (162 comments)

They encrypt all of your data and keep it secret. Until the day that they don't.

about 9 months ago
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Clam That Was Killed Determining Its Age Was Over 100 Years Older Than Estimated

2.7182 Shame on them (366 comments)

What was the point of examining this individual animal?

about 10 months ago
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Book Review: Minecraft

2.7182 Re:It just doesn't sound... (77 comments)

Even though this review has been posted for > 40 minutes there are only 4 comments here. The people have spoken.

about 10 months ago
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Phenomenon Discovered In Ultracold Atoms Brings Us a Step Closer To Atomtronics

2.7182 Re: The summary (42 comments)

You can actually do an experiment that macroscopically results in true spinning of a cylinder due to aligned little spins. I can't find a reference. Anyone recall?

about a year ago
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The RFP and IT Logistics For Washington's "Pot Czar"

2.7182 100?? (117 comments)

So big deal, 100... It is not uncommon for a science dept at a university to get 400 applications for a tenure track position.

about a year ago
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Study: Piracy Doesn't Harm Digital Media Sales

2.7182 Re:This was proven years ago... (173 comments)

For example, just because some people steal cars doesn't mean that I am not going to buy a car. It's all very deep.

about a year and a half ago
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Take Hands-Free 360 Degree Panoramic Photos With an iPhone (Video)

2.7182 Re:Can I be on Slashdot... (109 comments)

It's definitely interesting. These guys wrote some code to do something with the phone that is not what the phone was designed to do and is unexpected. And it is cool that they do it with just what was in the phone. But I did watch a 7 minute video hoping to see the thing do its trick and ended up having to watch it on the website of the company.

about a year and a half ago
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Programming Immune Cells To Treat Disease

2.7182 Well, yeah (32 comments)

But do they discuss/remember Jesse Gelsinger?

about a year and a half ago
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Digital Pen Vibrates To Indicate Bad Spelling, Grammar and Penmanship

2.7182 Re:Wrong feedback (144 comments)

thy shoud makw a kwybd ta do tht

about a year and a half ago
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Rare Water-Rich Mars Meteorite Discovered

2.7182 Re:Curiosity cost $2B USD (71 comments)

Liquid crystal technology. Thank you, Kent State.

about a year and a half ago
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Rare Water-Rich Mars Meteorite Discovered

2.7182 Re:Curiosity cost $2B USD (71 comments)

But we could have given it to condensed matter physics research, which gets way less than NASA, or other branches of physics, such as particle physics, yet has numerous applications, while still contributing to our fundamental understanding of the world, through applications of quantum field theory and statistical mechanics.

about a year and a half ago
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Arduino and MK802 Robot, Controlled By Phone

2.7182 Re:Tape a phone on it (31 comments)

True. But instead we get another tiresome robot this-or-that story.

about a year and a half ago
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Crashed X-51A Test Results Released

2.7182 Do not attempt to land (48 comments)

All the planets are yours, except Europa.

about 2 years ago

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Global Warming

2.7182 2.7182 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

2.7182 (819680) writes "Global Warming:

o Is happening
o Is, and is our fault
o Is, and its awesome
o Not happening
o Data too noisy to say
o Cowboy Neil's buying land in Kansas"
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Poll: You are:

2.7182 2.7182 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

2.7182 (819680) writes "You consider yourself:

o A programmer
o A developer
o A code monkey
o A computer scientist
o A cog in the beowulf cluster of CN"
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2.7182 2.7182 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

2.7182 (819680) writes "Favorite Vapor Announcement

o Nanotechnology breakthrough
o Quantum computer breakthrough
o Stem cell breakthrough
o Genetic engineering breakthough
o Robotics breakthrough
o Your favorite vaporware here"
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2.7182 2.7182 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

2.7182 (819680) writes "Most adept at Hand-to-Hand combat:

o George H.W. Bush
o John Forbes Kerry
o Arnold Schwarzenegger
o Jesse Ventura
o John McCain
o Joseph (Bob) R. Kerrey"
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2.7182 2.7182 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

2.7182 (819680) writes "A recent Slashdot story reported on a possible solution by Penny Smith to a Millenium problem, the longtime existance of solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations. Unfortunately an error has been found in this work. Whether the error is fatal or not is at this point unclear."
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2.7182 2.7182 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

2.7182 (819680) writes "On Tue, 26 Sep 2006 21:35:16 GMT, Penny Smith, a mathematician at Lehigh University, posted on arXiv a paper claiming to prove the (infinite time) existence of solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations: Immortal Smooth Solution of the Three Space Dimensional Navier-Stokes System . This is one of the Clay Institute's seven Millennium Problems, which include other famous problems such as the Poincare Conjecture and P=NP. Could it be that in a ~13 year period we will have seen the solution of 3 of mathematics major problems — Poincare, Fermat and now Navier-Stokes ?"
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2.7182 2.7182 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

2.7182 (819680) writes "Book I never read but keep anyway:

o Stroustrup's C++ book
o Knuth Vol. *
o Feynman on *
o My old calculus book
o Old Unix version * manuals in looseleaf binder
o Electronics for *"
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2.7182 2.7182 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

2.7182 writes "Last thing that stung me:

o Bee
o Wasp
o Spider
o *-pede
o Stingray
o Ex-girlfriend/boyfriends parting comment
o Cowboy Neil's wit"

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