Once, I asked a gay friend what it feels like if he is forced to make out with a girl.
His answer: it is like I am forced to make out with a guy.
If you are a straight guy feeling uncomfortable with gay guys making out (say 2% of all couples you see in your daily life), just imagine how uncomfortable they are with straight couples making out (98% of couples they encounter in their daily lives).
Major König: I’ll fix it so that he’s the one who finds me.
And spent the night figuring out where I was.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Our affiliation does reflect our own quality.
On the other hand, really top people can transform a not-so-top institution into a top one.
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It is fine to have creative or personalized email addresses, but use your judgement, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org is probably not suitable for professional communications.
If you have multiple email accounts which you cannot check with sufficient frequency, just set automatic forwarding to a single (default) account. You can also setup (e.g. via SMTP) that single default account to reply on behalf of the other aliases.
If you do not intend to use a particular email account, disable or delete it so that people would not expect reply from there.
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The deadline is approaching and we have this paper that might or might not be ready. Should we submit?
A lot can be learned only by going through actually paper review cycles. So it pays off to do our best to meet the deadline.
On the other hand, a bad submission might get its potentially good ideas scooped by the reviewers without receiving much useful feedback.
Thus, I recommend submitting only those with a reasonable chance of getting accepted but let the first author make the final call as the tie breaker.
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Detected by nose
Confirmed by Google
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The ratio of collective over my knowledge is growing at an exponential rate. It feels like drowning.
Human evolution is too slow for and has yet to benefit from our recent technology advance. Some cybernetic or genetic intervention may save us.
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Even if you are 88 years old with terminal cancer lying in the middle of the Gobi desert while being pointed at by an AK47, you can still overcome every obstacle just like we always do.
That is all you need to remember.
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It is the 21st century. Please, send me electronic instead of paper documents.
Meanwhile, I wonder if there is a way to automatically bounce all incoming physical mails back to the original senders.
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