The zero hour approacheth

  • This has become our largest and most active forum because the physics GRE is just one aspect of getting accepted into a graduate physics program.
  • There are applications, personal statements, letters of recommendation, visiting schools, anxiety of waiting for acceptances, deciding between schools, finding out where others are going, etc.

User avatar
fermiboy
Posts: 437
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:41 pm

The zero hour approacheth

Postby fermiboy » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:52 pm

Everyone needs to hurry and decide who they're dating for the next 5 to 7 years.

http://cosmicvariance.com/2008/04/15/on ... -dialogue/

User avatar
grae313
Posts: 2297
Joined: Tue May 29, 2007 8:46 pm

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby grae313 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:23 pm

fermiboy wrote:Everyone needs to hurry and decide who they're dating for the next 5 to 7 years.

http://cosmicvariance.com/2008/04/15/on ... -dialogue/



:lol: That is a great post!

blueeverest
Posts: 38
Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:09 pm

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby blueeverest » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:41 pm

great!

User avatar
quizivex
Posts: 1029
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:13 am

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby quizivex » Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:27 am

"That's cool, but don't you worry that the standards are higher if you say you want a girlfriend."

Yeah, any mediocre girl can get an army of highly ranked guys to go gaga at once over her while a top-5 guy often has to settle for a mediocre girl, <deleted for ambiguity>.

"Two different women have agreed to date me... but I can only choose one."

This situation is impossible in a physics setting...
Last edited by quizivex on Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
noojens
Posts: 187
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:59 pm

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby noojens » Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:47 am

"Two different women have agreed to date me... but I can only choose one."

This situation is impossible in a physics setting...

Clearly, you mean because we're all so studly that the women don't mind sharing us!

User avatar
twistor
Posts: 1531
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:47 pm

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby twistor » Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:48 am

After reading that I get the eerie feeling that we are being spied on.

LucasWillis
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:38 pm

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby LucasWillis » Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:07 pm

Yeah, I agree with that, Twistor. It seemed like that dialogue was a little too accurate considering the conversations that have been occurring here lately.

User avatar
grae313
Posts: 2297
Joined: Tue May 29, 2007 8:46 pm

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby grae313 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:38 pm

quizivex wrote:Yeah, any mediocre girl can get an army of highly ranked guys to go gaga at once over her while a top-5 guy often has to settle for a mediocre girl, without a fellowship.


:cry:

physicsdude
Posts: 73
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:16 pm

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby physicsdude » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:55 pm

<...>
Last edited by physicsdude on Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
butsurigakusha
Posts: 293
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:05 pm

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby butsurigakusha » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:09 pm

I don't think quizivex was referring to grad school admissions when he made that comment. I am pretty sure he was only talking about dating. I can't speak for him, but I don't think he was implying that grae313 is mediocre in any way.

User avatar
grae313
Posts: 2297
Joined: Tue May 29, 2007 8:46 pm

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby grae313 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:18 pm

grae313 wrote:
quizivex wrote:Yeah, any mediocre girl can get an army of highly ranked guys to go gaga at once over her while a top-5 guy often has to settle for a mediocre girl, without a fellowship.


:cry:


quiz, don't worry, I'm not offended.

physicsdude
Posts: 73
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:16 pm

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby physicsdude » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:20 pm

<...>
Last edited by physicsdude on Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
zxcv
Posts: 402
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:08 pm

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby zxcv » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:39 pm

physicsdude wrote:I am sure you are right, he is a swell guy, he never really means any of that stupid crap about women, race etc. he keeps posting here. It is all just good fun talk for white boys, especially the opressed ones that never get any breaks in life.
Physicsdude, trolling from both the right and the left.

LucasWillis
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:38 pm

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby LucasWillis » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:05 pm

I've been trying to stay out of all of this, but typically when one is speaking about actual women, and not continuing the metaphor posed in the posted link, one does not speak of fellowships. Thus, all of this has probably been taken wildly out of context to be used as ammunition for this inane battle that is going on.

This particular thread, unlike many others, seems to have been going along nicely with a few facetious remarks.

I appreciated the humor in quiz's post, and grae's response was equally light hearted.

Lighten up.


Let me now take the opportunity to make a series of racist and sexist remarks, as I have made no attempt whatsoever to maintain anonymity at any point. Physicsdude, you may then use your top-10 power to black list me from academia forever and make the ivory tower ever taller.

User avatar
quizivex
Posts: 1029
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:13 am

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby quizivex » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:10 pm

Whoaaa!

I totally missed this conversation. The damn forum keeps logging me out automatically and I end up browsing without being able to keep track which threads have new posts in them...

I DEFINITELY was not referring to grae313 or any other females in the application process. I was referring to the dating process and life in general! Male/female people, not male/female applicants.

I think most people would believe the statement I made. Even if they don't, it is not a strike against women, it's not offensive at all. It's just a fact of life.

Perhaps when I said "without a fellowship," it sounded like I was talking about admissions. Sorry, I just threw that in to be silly.

OK!

User avatar
dlenmn
Posts: 577
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:19 pm

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby dlenmn » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:25 pm

quizivex wrote:Yeah, any mediocre girl can get an army of highly ranked guys to go gaga at once over her while a top-5 guy often has to settle for a mediocre girl


quizivex wrote:It's just a fact of life.


Well, supposedly, as we get older, the first part of that statement becomes less true (because of the second half of the statement).

EDIT: I'm a moron. Link de-unfixed.
Last edited by dlenmn on Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:14 pm, edited 4 times in total.

User avatar
twistor
Posts: 1531
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:47 pm

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby twistor » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:08 pm

Let me now take the opportunity to make a series of racist and sexist remarks, as I have made no attempt whatsoever to maintain anonymity at any point. Physicsdude, you may then use your top-10 power to black list me from academia forever and make the ivory tower ever taller.


His ivory tower is built on broken dreams.

User avatar
quizivex
Posts: 1029
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:13 am

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby quizivex » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:46 am

hahahah dlenmn, I was staring at your original linked page, before you switched it, totally bewildered how it related to the topic at hand... glad to see it was your fault, not mine :lol:

User avatar
twistor
Posts: 1531
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:47 pm

Re: The zero hour approacheth

Postby twistor » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:30 pm

I thought the old link, which I never looked at, was much more relevant.




Return to “Prospective Physics Graduate Student Topics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests