Impending Doom

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tokamak
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Impending Doom

Postby tokamak » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:39 am

how many of you can already sense it??...

nonick
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Re: Impending Doom

Postby nonick » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:56 am

can you be more specific, please?

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twistor
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Re: Impending Doom

Postby twistor » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:28 pm

I sense it...ominous... just beyond the horizon...

gremlins...

tokamak
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Re: Impending Doom

Postby tokamak » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:37 am

nonick wrote:can you be more specific, please?


specific??....who would be talking about iminent annihilation of humanity by some deadly contagious disease in physics gre forum...you would be talking about that in epidemiology forum......ofcourse I am talking about not hearing from anyone at all about graduate admission...

evilclaw2321
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Re: Impending Doom

Postby evilclaw2321 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:57 pm

I also sense impending doom, I keep telling myself its paranoia and not intuition.

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dlenmn
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Re: Impending Doom

Postby dlenmn » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:16 pm

I'm not really feeling it....

evilclaw2321
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Re: Impending Doom

Postby evilclaw2321 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:26 pm

dlenmn wrote:I'm not really feeling it....



you applied last year, already into grad school so why would you be feeling it?

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Helio
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Re: Impending Doom

Postby Helio » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:33 pm

grae said i dunno how many times mid to late feb is when most decisions come out... well next week is late feb, so see what happens then

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dlenmn
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Re: Impending Doom

Postby dlenmn » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:21 pm

evilclaw2321 wrote:you applied last year, already into grad school so why would you be feeling it?


Yes, so I was here last year at this time when there was much fretting, doom, and gloom. Most of it was for naught.

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Re: Impending Doom

Postby happymonkey » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:00 pm

Yes, I know, I've heard it here before that I need to wait until I get accepted and don't panic but from my perspective it feels terrible.

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Re: Impending Doom

Postby happymonkey » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:50 pm

This hopefully will cheer up other people although for me it's an almost complete and total disaster. I got rejected from U Oregon today. I called UC Davis and am wait listed there in HEP with a rating too low for admittance, and was not admitted for the first wave of 1. UCSC, 2. UCI, or 3. JHU. I did not ask Hawaii for financial aid as I figured if everyone except U. Hawaii - hopefully a real safety for me - should not accept me I should try and create a real real safety for myself. I now have U Mass - for which I believe the first wave has now gone out though I'm not quite sure, and Purdue, which for me is a real reach to hear from, and with my luck I'll be rejected from Hawaii. As I love physics I will most likely just get a 2nd masters from a decent school this time, and by the time I'm 35 I'll have a PhD. Hey I'm already bald - there are far worse scenarios. Have a great weekend :)




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