On Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:08:08 +0100, James Wilkinson wrote:
The most important thing I learned when I earned my Honours Physics B.Sc.
is that there are a lot of people a lot smarter than I am.
I had already learned in secondary school (and elementary as well) that
telling people "I'm smart" is a sure way to turn people away.
The first job interview I attended resulted in four permanent job offers.
I did have a Minor in Computer Science as well. At that time (1980), the
job placement counsellors said there were several dozen well-paying entry
level jobs for each person qualified to fill such a job.
I found out (as you say) that job openings for physicists are mostly filled
by Masters & Doctors, so starting in 3rd year I took extra courses and had
a 'school' term between my 3rd & 4th year in order to qualify for the minor
I ended up providing computer support to physicists. They much preferred
having someone who could understand both their arcane craft *and* the art
When I interview programmers I look at what they've done. Someone that's
written an Android app on their own is worth more to me than a BS in
Computer Science that's been hanging out in Mom's cellar playing video
games. Now, if they're writing video games, that's another story.
The only bike I haven't messed with yet is the V-Strom that does pretty
well out of the box. I've got RaceTechs in the Sporty and Ricors in the
DR. Both get the job done but the Ricors don't require drilling out the
damper tube holes. The 15" shocks on the Sporty and the forks move up
about an inch in the triple trees gives it a rather odd stance. I don't
have to worry about it blowing over when it's on the kickstand. Trading
the Dunrocks for real tires helped too. I do have to say those stock
Dunlops got more miles than any bike tire I ever ran. I got 15K on the
rear that's two or three times better than usual.
On 06/24/2016 03:32 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Sounds like the family picnics when I was a kid. The Quebec Frog branch
liked their beer warm; the German branch went for well chilled. At least
until the ice all melted but at that point in the game, who cares?
Why on earth would any sensible person think that having a second set of loony politicians throwing rules at us is a good idea?
Why on earth would any sensible person think that being in a little private group of countries improved trade and business in any way shape or form? We trade with countries outside the EU just fine.
Where would we be without rhetorical questions?
Yeah, but now you have to renegotiate all those treaties that were part
of the EU package. Also, you become somewhat less attractive to US
concerns since you're no longer the front porch of the EU.
Dublin is already trolling the waters in the City of London. "We're
still in the EU and we have some really fine offices for let." Meanwhile
Sinn Fein is telling the Prods in the Counties "You're screwed. Sure you
don't want to dial back your religious crap and join the Republic?"
The canny Scots included an escape clause in their first referendum --
"If the Brits screw up substantially, we'll have a second referendum."
The clause was triggered and they're getting ready to print the ballots.
It's all just people making noise about nothing. There's no real substance to being iin the EU as far as trade is concerned. Some things may be better some may be worse, but the thing is we can make our own decisions on them! Even Cameron, who strongly wanted to remain, said the UK is strong on its own.
In the beginning, there was nothing, which exploded.
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