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Brent Yorgey
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Unfortunately, 'cum laude' differs highly per country. E.g. in The Netherlands 'cum laude' is the only distinction and is awarded to ~5-10% of PhDs. Germany follows the usual three distinctions of the Latin system (cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude). tl;dr: in The Netherlands cum laude is the highest distinction, in Germany summa is the highest distinction and you probably want to get at least cum laude.

Though, I am not sure if this applies to 'with honours' to, if it is less ambiguous, that would be something :).
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Noah's favorite game right now is to sing "A,B,C,D,E,F,____" where the __ is filled in with anything other than "G" (e.g. "Q", but more often non-letters such as "cow", "lobster", "seven", "climb").  Whereupon I tickle him in mock outrage and he shrieks with laughter.  I'm very proud that my son finds type errors humorous.
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Teach him 123456789ABCDEF0.
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Me: "Noah, are you ready to get out of the bath now?"
Noah: "Not no. Yes!"

I should have given him a stern lecture about the dangers of double negation elimination, but I was blinded by the cuteness.
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Perhaps that was the point. Not only is it refutable that he wasn't ready to get out of the bath, it was also provable that he was.
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When I picked up Noah from daycare yesterday, he wanted to go to the potty before we left for home.  I then discovered he needed his diaper changed first.  But it turned out his diaper bag was downstairs.  So we had to get his diaper bag in order to change his diaper in order to go to the potty in order to go home.  On the way down the stairs I taught him about the ways of the world.  "We are shaving yaks, buddy," I said. "Saving ax," he repeated.
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Pros and cons of having monsters on your plate.  Pro: sometimes the monsters talk to you.  Con: sometimes sauce gets on the monsters.
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Picking blueberries.
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I always thought that what we call "Myrtille" was Blueberry  in English.

Seeing the blueberries on this photo surprised me; here the "myrtilles" grow on small shrubs that stay close to the ground.

A trip to wikipedia enlightened me, turns out that european blueberries are a bit different from american ones.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccinium_myrtillus
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My third game of Go with Noah (3 yrs =)
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View from our new front door.
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A technician? I thought Google would deliver a self-decorating door in a self-driving car.
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...and eating them, of course!
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Yesterday Noah screamed for ten minutes because he took a bite of a slice of apple and then the slice had a piece missing !  He then took several slices of apple and tried to restore them to their pre-sliced state by smooshing them together, which of course only caused them to break into smaller pieces, resulting in more screaming.  It is also greatly upsetting to him when he is eating a piece of bread and it inevitably falls apart into more than one piece.

That's right, it seems that my son hates entropy.
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Sounds like he's going through one of the development stages that are shown here:
Piaget's Stages of Development
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  • University of Pennsylvania
    Computer Science, 2008 - present
  • Williams College
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2004
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January 10
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PhD student
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  • University of Pennsylvania
    PhD student, 2008 - present
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Washington, DC - Williamstown, MA