The Sixth Conversation Thread

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Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Post by Xonen » 30 Sep 2019 21:09

Okay, I just submitted my first abstract for a presentation at a linguistics conference. [:|] Feeling kind of like this penguin, which I can only presume was butchered and gibbeted as a warning to others immediately after these photos were taken.

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Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Post by Salmoneus » 01 Oct 2019 00:55

I assumed the penguin killed and dissected the scientists.

It's possible I have read At the Mountains of Madness too often...

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Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Post by Xonen » 01 Oct 2019 15:29

Salmoneus wrote:
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I assumed the penguin killed and dissected the scientists.

It's possible I have read At the Mountains of Madness too often...
No, I suppose you're right. If I get turned down, instead of wallowing in self-pity I should just pingu up and start preparing my next presentation, Ex Vivo Examination of the Human Vocal Apparatus in the People Who Rejected my Previous Abstract - Let's see how lucky you're feeling this time, Reviewer #2.

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Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Post by vampireshark » 24 Oct 2019 01:00

Passed my Ph.D. defense a little less than two weeks ago. Still feels strange to have done so.
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Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Post by shimobaatar » 24 Oct 2019 01:13

vampireshark wrote:
24 Oct 2019 01:00
Passed my Ph.D. defense a little less than two weeks ago. Still feels strange to have done so.
Congratulations!

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Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Post by DesEsseintes » 24 Oct 2019 04:39

vampireshark wrote:
24 Oct 2019 01:00
Passed my Ph.D. defense a little less than two weeks ago. Still feels strange to have done so.
Congrats!

Are you experiencing an odd, hollow feeling from having so much free time?

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Post by loglorn » 01 Nov 2019 23:50

Hi everyone i haven't talk in the boards actually in... A while, how's everyone doing?

Also strength for the bearded dragon, my dad's 17 year old dog is undergoing a similar process and i totally feel you.
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Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Post by DesEsseintes » 02 Nov 2019 05:16

loglorn wrote:
01 Nov 2019 23:50
Hi everyone i haven't talk in the boards actually in... A while, how's everyone doing?

Also strength for the bearded dragon, my dad's 17 year old dog is undergoing a similar process and i totally feel you.
Hihi,

I haven’t been very active on here either lately. Since last night, I’ve been jotting down some ideas about Húú, Híí’s long-dormant sisterlang. What have you been up to?

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Post by gach » 03 Nov 2019 20:39

Xonen wrote:
30 Sep 2019 21:09
Okay, I just submitted my first abstract for a presentation at a linguistics conference. [:|] Feeling kind of like this penguin, which I can only presume was butchered and gibbeted as a warning to others immediately after these photos were taken.
Heh, what I find happens pretty often is that your talk goes just fine but no one asks an actually relevant followup question, including the old timers sitting in the front row. Then again, it makes it that much more rewarding when people come to talk to you afterwards about your work.
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Passed my Ph.D. defense a little less than two weeks ago. Still feels strange to have done so.
Well done. I hope you've found time to properly relax afterwords.

I've been totally overworked myself for the whole autumn, working on several different papers at the same time. I just resubmitted a substantial revision report to a Nature manuscript. Fingers crossed. It turned out extending into 2+13+2 pages of responses to the editor and the referees, all for a letter that mustn't in any case exceed over four pages (though excluding a freer online only method section). The ridiculous thing with these letters is that even with substantial answers to the referees' questions, you often end up only adding or altering one or two sentences per question in the manuscript itself, since there just isn't any more free space to spare. At least it's been a good exercise in concise writing.
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Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Post by loglorn » 05 Nov 2019 18:58

DesEsseintes wrote:
02 Nov 2019 05:16
Hihi,

I haven’t been very active on here either lately. Since last night, I’ve been jotting down some ideas about Húú, Híí’s long-dormant sisterlang. What have you been up to?
Well lately (as in the last two and half years) all my langing and worlding creativity has been direct at Sahar (CWS's collabworld). Most recently i did some scripting, which i posted on the discord (noticed you haven't been there lately Des) and yesterday i came up with sound changes for another language for Shohai (one of my countries in the Sahar collabworld), i'll post a comparative sample here (the three languages of Shohai i have sound changes for, the most recent one top):

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xeránene nganeráslustray omó exéroma
shangenge hangyáathukay omó eshóma
yãkenge ãyálukway omó e'éma
As for Real Life matters, i'm in my second first year of university, still a bit far from those Ph.D. defense shenanigans, thought i plan to be there one day [:P]
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Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Post by DesEsseintes » 06 Nov 2019 16:34

loglorn wrote:
05 Nov 2019 18:58
on the discord (noticed you haven't been there lately Des)
I should pop in and say hi soon.

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xeránene nganeráslustray omó exéroma
shangenge hangyáathukay omó eshóma
yãkenge ãyálukway omó e'éma
Looks familiar - I think you showed that last one to me a while back? [:D]

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Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Post by Salmoneus » 25 Nov 2019 23:57

*sighs*

Well, finally got banned from the ZBB.

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Post by sangi39 » 26 Nov 2019 09:12

Salmoneus wrote:
25 Nov 2019 23:57
*sighs*

Well, finally got banned from the ZBB.
Tempban though, right?
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Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Post by Xonen » 26 Nov 2019 20:28

sangi39 wrote:
26 Nov 2019 09:12
Salmoneus wrote:
25 Nov 2019 23:57
*sighs*

Well, finally got banned from the ZBB.
Tempban though, right?
So it seems. It's kind of difficult to tell, though (at least as an occasional lurker), just what logic that place operates on these days... Although I guess one rule that fairly consistently gets enforced on pretty much any platform on the net is "don't talk back to the admin when they're clearly having a bad day". [¬.¬]

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Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Post by vampireshark » 29 Nov 2019 00:13

gach wrote:
03 Nov 2019 20:39
vampireshark wrote:
24 Oct 2019 01:00
Passed my Ph.D. defense a little less than two weeks ago. Still feels strange to have done so.
Well done. I hope you've found time to properly relax afterwords.
Thanks. Had a few weeks to relax while brother visited, but now it's back to work, though things aren't very... well, normal as of late. Long story short is that they're having to do a lot of lab rearrangement, which means that I can't go into the lab to work. Not hugely problematic, as I had to take a lot of time to work through thesis corrections (I'm trying to get the final thesis handed in ASAP, but I'm waiting for one last person to sign off!).

Also working on papers as well, including starting for an invited (!) article. (And by invited, oddly enough, I got a personal invitation.) And this is balanced with job search activities: the job I tried for in Luxembourg didn't work out, and since my research doesn't mesh too well with the current landscape, I'm looking elsewhere (Germany, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK...).
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The hyacinth wild on my shoulder,
My mouth on the dew of your thigh...

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Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Post by gach » 29 Nov 2019 15:35

vampireshark wrote:
29 Nov 2019 00:13
Also working on papers as well, including starting for an invited (!) article. (And by invited, oddly enough, I got a personal invitation.) And this is balanced with job search activities: the job I tried for in Luxembourg didn't work out, and since my research doesn't mesh too well with the current landscape, I'm looking elsewhere (Germany, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK...).
Now there's a difference between academic fields. I don't think in our field invited articles are even a thing beyond lengthy review papers. Another difference is, of course, that the closest thing to lab work I have is traveling to a telescope twice a year (actually leaving again tomorrow). We are using a pretty much private instrument, so apart from running the observations I also have to install the instrument on my own, which is good fun.

What is the same is the agony of applying for positions. Quite often you can't even be sure which country you'll be living in within a few years. A colleague of mine (in Germany) is looking for his next position and decided not to apply for an opening in New Mexico since he thought that that's too remote. Well, now he's nevertheless having an interview to Hawaii.
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Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Post by Khemehekis » 06 Dec 2019 08:43

Today I thought of my friend John Hensle, July 5, 1993 - December 5, 2016.

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