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« on: 25/02/2009 12:00:35 »
If so, what are your majors?  Are you enjoying the study?

I am currently doing a reearch Masters of Science, majoring in environmental physics and camera optics.

I am loving it, totally loving it.  It is a project where I can indulge my loves for travel, photography and physics


 

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« Reply #1 on: 25/02/2009 14:39:34 »
I no longer study formally but I continue to try to learn in an autodidactic manner.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 25/02/2009 19:04:55 »
I am currently researching the meaning of the word autodidactic.
I am also researching suitable punishments for people who use the linguistic construction "I am loving it" other than as a quote or ironically. Perhaps being condemned to work in a well known burger bar forever might be appropriate.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 25/02/2009 19:22:17 »
It's a good word, isn't it.  ;)
 

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« Reply #4 on: 25/02/2009 20:01:24 »
Disregard the bourgeois, sir. They are a dull lot, concerned more with their TV's than with the written word or educating themselves in anything but "The World Of Warcraft" or memorizing the dialog of ever episode of "Gilligan's Island."
 

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« Reply #5 on: 25/02/2009 20:32:08 »
I know what Autodidactic means because I found out and then taught it to myself!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 25/02/2009 20:50:24 »
I know what Autodidactic means because I found out and then taught it to myself!

 

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« Reply #7 on: 26/02/2009 08:42:09 »
I am currently researching the meaning of the word autodidactic.
I am also researching suitable punishments for people who use the linguistic construction "I am loving it" other than as a quote or ironically. Perhaps being condemned to work in a well known burger bar forever might be appropriate.

I am a teacher, so I am already in condemned work
 

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« Reply #8 on: 26/02/2009 09:42:43 »
BC - "I am loving it" is referred to as the Present Perfect tense in many languages. It is used to refer to something that is happening right now.

As an example, take the phrases "I want chicken" and "I am wanting chicken". In English the 2 mean the same, but in other languages the meanings are different. "I want chicken" is an habitual act, an ongoing want for chicken, whereas "I am wanting chicken" means I want it at this moment in time.

An example of where these 2 constructs can be legitimately used in English would be "I go to college" and "I am going to college" where the first statement indicates an ongoing situation and the second that you are on your way to college. (Forget the use of "I am going to college" to indicate something that will happen in the future, for instance as a reply to "What are doing next year?")
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« Reply #9 on: 26/02/2009 10:12:45 »
yes, what the doc said... [O8)]

But, okay - is this better?

I am currently enjoying the present course of study and research.  I feel that my mind is being challenged by ever changing challenges of the varying complexities of the present course of study.

But getting on topic, is anyone else studying?r
 

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« Reply #10 on: 26/02/2009 10:41:05 »
Hallo DamoTOM! I am always studying too (though it may not seem so to some!). I have embarked on a second career in science (my first was in retail) and it has led me to places that I would not have otherwise reached (this site for one). Now I have finished "studying" but am in a position now where I have to learn all the time in order to accomplish what I need to do.

If anyone knows any good stuff about eddy-flux covariance and isotope measurements, then do tell!

 

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« Reply #11 on: 26/02/2009 14:00:27 »
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« Reply #12 on: 26/02/2009 15:44:05 »
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I HATE fluid dynamics. Eddy covariance is an integral part (that is a pun) of stream flow mathematics. It does concern me professionally as erosion is more common in the area of the disturbed fluids. I have a prospect (place to drill a well) I am evaluating now that is based on the dynamics of an erosional system. I am NOT doing the math, relying more on the experience gained by doing the math and applying it over and over again in the last 35+ years. I work on educated guesses, anyway.

dentstudent, my advice is to go into Psychology and you can do whatever you feel like doing and hold any opinion you wish to hold. Even with this latitude, you can still say you are a professional.

As for my present learn'ng - it is a crash course in the geology of the deep Permian Basin in west Texas. Last week it was northern Nevada.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 26/02/2009 15:52:59 »
I don't need to study, as I already know everything. :P
 

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« Reply #14 on: 26/02/2009 16:06:40 »

...my advice is to go into Psychology and you can do whatever you feel like doing and hold any opinion you wish to hold. Even with this latitude, you can still say you are a professional.


That, plus it's a doddle. It must be as I've managed it.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 26/02/2009 16:07:28 »
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dentstudent, my advice is to go into Psychology and you can do whatever you feel like doing and hold any opinion you wish to hold.
Is that a cunning jab at DB?

The eddy-covariance flux is to do with changing moisture levels (amongst other things) above a forest canopy, and fortunately, I won't be doing the maths either. Ironically, it is an integral part of literal stream-flow investigations - the links between water availability and forest ecosystems.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 26/02/2009 20:07:39 »
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dentstudent, my advice is to go into Psychology and you can do whatever you feel like doing and hold any opinion you wish to hold.
Is that a cunning jab at DB?

The eddy-covariance flux is to do with changing moisture levels (amongst other things) above a forest canopy, and fortunately, I won't be doing the maths either. Ironically, it is an integral part of literal stream-flow investigations - the links between water availability and forest ecosystems.

Au Contraire, my friend, boundary layers also occur in other fluid systems besides the atmosphere. Any system that uses hydrodynamic modeling, including the atmosphere, will have eddy flux and convergence.

Where do you think hydrodynamics came from in the first place? Studying solids?
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« Reply #17 on: 26/02/2009 21:35:51 »
I've been studying part-time since I retired 15 years ago; I do university-level courses at Cambridge and UEA. The one that was the most challenging and which I enjoyed most was philosophy.
This term I'm doing mostly palaeontology - which is nice.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 26/02/2009 21:36:16 »
I have various anecdotes about studying solids which may come into play later....

OK - a misplaced "(amongst other things)". Shift it 4 words right, or 7 words left please! I'm well aware that there are various boundary layers and flux systems throughout the environment!

Cut/paste/edit/fanny about error.......

 

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« Reply #19 on: 26/02/2009 23:15:43 »
BC - "I am loving it" is referred to as the Present Perfect tense in many languages. It is used to refer to something that is happening right now.

As an example, take the phrases "I want chicken" and "I am wanting chicken". In English the 2 mean the same, but in other languages the meanings are different. "I want chicken" is an habitual act, an ongoing want for chicken, whereas "I am wanting chicken" means I want it at this moment in time.

An example of where these 2 constructs can be legitimately used in English would be "I go to college" and "I am going to college" where the first statement indicates an ongoing situation and the second that you are on your way to college. (Forget the use of "I am going to college" to indicate something that will happen in the future, for instance as a reply to "What are doing next year?")
I god now I really want some chicken. I want to eat it all the time and I'm on a diet. Pass me some yakitori through the ether.

I'm training to teach teachers about global citizenship which includes climate change and lots of hippy subjects that are really very important for our future existance.
 

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« Reply #20 on: 27/02/2009 00:18:11 »
How about our future existEnce? (FOG)
 

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