How do you feel about ETS?

  • Imagine you are sipping tea or coffee while discussing various issues with a broad and diverse network of students, colleagues, and friends brought together by the common bond of physics, graduate school, and the physics GRE.

Do you hate ETS?

Yes
6
16%
Oh, HELL yes.
31
84%
 
Total votes: 37

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WontonBurritoMeals
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How do you feel about ETS?

Postby WontonBurritoMeals » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:25 pm

I was just curious.

May the wind be always at your back,
-WontonBurritoMeals

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby Fritz.Zwicky » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:29 pm

How do you feel about plague?

How do you feel about weather?

How do you feel about BCS?

How do you feel about silly polls?

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby secander2! » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:52 am

Haha... seeing this poll almost made me wish that I didn't hate ETS so I could make some obnoxious pro-ETS comment :twisted: ... sadly that's not the case :cry:

Also, maybe I'm just dense, but what is BCS? When I hear that acronym, I can only think of Bryan - College Station ... but unless you're from Austin, I can't think of any particularly good reasons to hate it.

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby secander2! » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:55 am

Ok... I'm an idiot... I figured out what BCS is :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: .. I guess it's pretty obvious that I don't watch much football.

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby Fritz.Zwicky » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:48 pm

plague, ETS, BCS - what a hard choice! Good thing we can have all of them :)

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby mhazelm » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:01 pm

I was thinking we could incriminate ETS for a crime to destroy it. Maybe rob a bank and distribute practice GREs and GRE forms so that it would be obvious that ETS did it. :lol:

I suppose that I am still bitter about having to pay them nearly $500 to take away all of my self-esteem and confidence.

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby astrofan » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:45 am

Know this is a dead thread, but I think it is funny that this question seems to come up every year.

ETS is a terrible company, proving why capitalism does not work with monopolies. ETS has no incentive to make life easier for us as long as grad schools put no pressure on them to fix it. We should consider ourselves lucky that the cost and headaches aren't worse.

I have changed my opinon on the GRE physics. I still can't see how it is a good measuring tool for education or potential, but apperently a lot of people at top schools do. It was funny how different the professors at my school felt about the exam, as opposed to those at Harvard; something I didn't realize the first time around.

Guess that means I will be tenured at a medicore school, if I am lucky

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby twistor » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:56 am

astrofan wrote:Know this is a dead thread, but I think it is funny that this question seems to come up every year.

ETS is a terrible company, proving why capitalism does not work with monopolies. ETS has no incentive to make life easier for us as long as grad schools put no pressure on them to fix it. We should consider ourselves lucky that the cost and headaches aren't worse.

I have changed my opinon on the GRE physics. I still can't see how it is a good measuring tool for education or potential, but apperently a lot of people at top schools do. It was funny how different the professors at my school felt about the exam, as opposed to those at Harvard; something I didn't realize the first time around.

Guess that means I will be tenured at a medicore school, if I am lucky


*** Harvard, the most over-rated school ever.

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby astrofan » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:37 am

twistor wrote:*** Harvard, the most over-rated school ever.


I have no idea how they rank for physics, but you will have a very hard time convincing me that the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is not the best place in the world to study astronomy. The institution has over 300 PHD astronomers there, which I think is more than any other place.

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby twistor » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:58 pm

No, by that logic it would be the worse place, because if the astronomers were any good then they wouldn't need so many of them.

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby quizivex » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:13 pm

twistor wrote:No, by that logic it would be the worse place, because if the astronomers were any good then they wouldn't need so many of them.
HAHAHHAHAHAH... another classic post from twistor...

This one was even better...
twistor wrote:If you didn't want men to stare at your *** you shouldn't have grown them in the first place.

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby twistor » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:41 pm

At least one other person here retains a sense of humor.

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby mhazelm » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:12 pm

my feelings on ETS are

$OI^)#(*$%%%^@#@#!!!!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby astrofan » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:24 pm

twistor wrote:At least one other person here retains a sense of humor.


Couldn't tell if you were being serious or not in the post I responded too. I do enjoy most of your posts.

There is a thread in the prospective grad section that could use twistor response.

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby mhazelm » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:39 pm

twistor wrote:At least one other person here retains a sense of humor.


I would have more humor if I wasn't using Helio's duct tape to keep my figure hidden right now. :lol:

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby grae313 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:42 pm

Re: How do you feel about ETS?

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby twistor » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:53 am

But in all seriousness, *** Harvard.

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby elzoido238 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:53 pm

YES!!!! I JUST jumped on a *** UCSB bandwagon over on the rejection board, and now I can jump on twistor's *** Harvard banwagon here!!!!! *** HARVARD, *** THEM UP THEIR STUPID ASSES!!!!!
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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby elzoido238 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:54 pm

Oh yeah, and *** ETS and forum censorship also.
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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby mhazelm » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:44 pm

elzoido238 wrote:YES!!!! I JUST jumped on a f%#k UCSB bandwagon over on the rejection board, and now I can jump on twistor's f&%k Harvard banwagon here!!!!! F#%k HARVARD, F#%k THEM UP THEIR STUPID ASSES!!!!!


This made my day.... hahaha

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby twistor » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:08 pm

You're self-censoring. Therefore, *** you.

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby elzoido238 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:12 am

LOL! You're right twistor. But I'd rather censor myself then let *** physicsgre.com do it...at least I can say "asses" though.

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Re: How do you feel about ETS?

Postby unstudmaddu » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:47 pm

"Since I know who I am talking to, I choose my words very carefully",

I LOVE ETS, the single greatest organisation in the history of the planet!!




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