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  1. Astinus
    August 8th, 2017 5:25 PM
    Not as much an aside as you might think. That was the telescope that the article (written back in the beginning of July) was about.
  2. Astinus
    August 7th, 2017 5:52 PM
    Okay, so I thought I found a news article related to the problem you're having with these interviews. The article was about a giant radio telescope in China, and they couldn't find anyone to run the telescope. The requirements were too high.

    Article was fake, but it reminded me of the struggle you're going through.
  3. Nolafus
    August 7th, 2017 10:20 AM
    We're going to be in Virginia, and he's definitely just ready to be done with the process, haha. He's been stressing about the house because the sellers are dragging their feet with everything, but hopefully they're almost done.

    You can use either term here, haha. And I'm sure you'll be able to land whatever you want with your resume.
  4. Nolafus
    August 6th, 2017 4:10 PM
    I'm going to be moving in with Geoff, as he's buying a house and offered me a room. He's flying out here and we're going to take a cross country road trip together, stopping and doing various things along the way.

    It seems like you've been in school forever, haha. But yay! What are your plans after the PhD?
  5. Astinus
    August 5th, 2017 1:05 PM
    Not until September. Unless you mean another test.

    That blows about the interviews. :/ That seems to be a problem that's cropping up more often these days. I can understand places wanting more experienced people working for them, but no one can get experience if they're not hired. Shame. But keep trying!

    Skype message did send! On the night that you sent it, my phone was on the other side of the house. Then it was in another room different from the one I was in. Then I had the day off from work, and dismissed the notification as I was doing stuff on my phone. Then I was just really dumb and forgot about it.

    Or we can go with the excuse that my mind is permanently in the Minato ward of Tokyo back in April 2002. That works.
  6. Nolafus
    August 4th, 2017 6:23 PM
    Doing pretty well, getting ready for some big changes for the better.

    How about you?
  7. Nolafus
    August 4th, 2017 2:12 PM
    Testing, testing, 1 2 3
  8. Lozz
    July 30th, 2017 5:02 AM
    ohh ok - well good luck with your pending job!! i hope you end up with a good one! job apps are the worst.. i am trying to delay applying for stuff in london lol but i know ill have to soon!

    Oh - interesting! maybe our ancestors were friends!! Yeah, I will let you know what we end up doing! also considering budapest (thats where my grandpa was from) but I have already been there. loved it though!
  9. Lozz
    July 30th, 2017 4:03 AM
    haha well i hope academia doesnt fall through! are there many academic jobs? do they hire often?

    I think I originally wanted to do krakow but my grandma told me over the weekend that her family were from warsaw - so now i kind of want to go there!! I think it will be ridiculously cold.. but I really wanted to try and find the least australian place I could and go and have christmas there haha
  10. Lozz
    July 30th, 2017 2:40 AM
    yeah fair enough.. i think australia is probably the best place to live. data science is a very lucrative field haha so good choice!!

    thanks :) thought you might like that im thinking about going to poland for xmas!! any tips?
  11. Astinus
    July 29th, 2017 6:17 PM
    Now I'm curious on how getting your license differs in Australia!

    Since I'm over the age of eighteen, the process is a little different. All I had to do was:
    -take a written test, where I had to answer ~25 questions about the rules of the road. These were all in my state's driver's manual, though I actually read a different state's manual! The rules are pretty much the same everywhere though. Once I passed this, I got my learner's permit, which allows me to actually drive a long as there's a licensed driver in the passenger seat with me. The learner's permit is good for two years.
    -take a eight-hour "safe driving course." This course--taken at a driving school--covers stuff like "don't drink alcohol and drive." It also went over the rules of the road again. Once this was over, the school mailed me a certificate that shows that I know not to drink alcohol and drive.
    -take an on-the-road test. This is where I head down to my local Department of Motor Vehicles and have a tester sit in the car with me as I prove I know how to handle my car on the road. They go over making sure that I know where the lights/wipers/horn/brakes are, and if I can handle the car while following the rules of the road. This is the final step, and I turn in my permit to get my license. The license is then good for five years (or six??) and expires on my birthday.

    And that's that!

    Let me know how all these interviews go for you! I don't know how Skype works on my phone yet, but send me messages and I'll check!
  12. Astinus
    July 27th, 2017 6:31 PM
    Wish me luck on September 20th! I'm finally heading down that day to take my on-the-road portion of my driver's license test. If I pass that, I'm free to hit the road.

    Any exciting news for you? Have you heard back about that interview or any other ones?
  13. Lozz
    July 27th, 2017 4:48 AM
    yes, apologies for the absence.

    wow!!! cant believe you are almost done with your phd... that is so impressive!! how do you feel? what are you thinking for a job? academia? outside of australia?

    news with me... I am moving to the uk in 6 weeks! only have a couple weeks left of work and just trying to work out logistics etc.. :D
  14. Lozz
    July 27th, 2017 2:22 AM
    Oh hey!! Long time no speak! :) how are you martini??
  15. Who
    July 23rd, 2017 4:25 AM

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  • About bobandbill

    I like stuff like reading and food and COMEDY and MIROR B and writing and good music and inpromptu cases of breakdancing!

    I'm also an admin here (!) and super mod on sppf. On a couple of other places too, half of them as a procrastinator! I also help run Daily here.

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Posted January 11th, 2016 at 5:58 AM by bobandbill Comments 8
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Well. I sometimes felt that I should revive this blog, but you can see I was too lazy/busy/both for that given the lack of updates the last couple years.

But the sad passing of David Bowie is a powerful enough exception, I think.

I'm far from the biggest fan of him (and we all know who that is on PC), but I've certainly enjoyed a lot of his music. And he was still making it, and good stuff as well!

So let's have some music education with some random videos...

Posted February 27th, 2014 at 11:05 PM by bobandbill Comments 0
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And so does his heavier friend Scizor.

Nearly two weeks and unlike any other Pokémon line so far he hasn't had any entries in The Writer's Dex Project! =(

Why not cheer up the guy and throw together a poem or drabble or 5,000 word essay on him?

Posted February 20th, 2014 at 5:01 AM by bobandbill Comments 0
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Have another entry out of the blue. Not too much basis behind this entry - just a song I happen to like, heard it again recently, and I figured I probably should have a few more blog entries involving female vocalists!

Still open to getting challenge themes btw. Come up with a theme of any sort and I'll come up with a bunch of songs that fit it! Well, hopefully anyway. Otherwise I'll just go with whatever comes to mind.

Alternate link! (Live)...

Posted January 27th, 2014 at 3:35 AM by bobandbill Comments 3
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It's what I do best here. Besides music blogs I guess.

Anyways, more of you should still join in the Writer's Dex! While the selected Pokémon have changed (now the focus is Shroomish and Breloom), you can also still write about Helioptile/Heliolisk if you so wish. It's a group project where we basically try and compile a bunch of writing for each Pokémon, one line at a time! And they can be short entries too. For sake of example:

Terrible News

“Oh, this

Posted January 16th, 2014 at 6:44 PM by bobandbill Comments 5
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The Writer's (Poké)Dex!

Basically, the aim is to try to get as many pieces of writing out for each Pokémon line, with that rotating every week. Entries don't need to be long - can be a drabble, or piece of poetry, for example. Do join in! The first set up is Helioptile and Heliolisk, and everyone likes lizards that can zap you I'm sure.

And if you review other people's entries you'll get a bonus review too! :V
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