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"I just noticed CVS has started stocking homeopathic pills on the same shelves with - and labeled similarly to - their actual medicine. Telling someone who trusts you that you're giving them medicine, when you know you’re not, because you want their money, isn’t just lying - it’s like an example you’d make up if you had to illustrate for a child why lying is wrong." -- +Randall Munroe
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The meaning of a PhD has changed significantly in recent decades. We are graduating more than ever before, yet the number of tenured faculty jobs continues to decline. Meanwhile, the post doc years have become longer and there’s no guarantee of a stable position at the end of a decade of what’s often tireless work, personal sacrifice, and low income.

Yesterday I asked if readers think graduate advisors should discuss the job market with potential new students and got many thoughtful responses. Here’s my perspective..
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I'm proud to announce that I thought up something to be militant about.
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Felicia Day originally shared:
 
Hey guys!
FINALLY! Episode 1 of Dragon Age Redemption is POSTED!
Dragon Age: Redemption - Tallis (Episode 1) ft. Felicia Day

PLEASE SHARE!
Also the DLC: Mark of the Assassin is now downloadable on all platforms!
http://dragonage.bioware.com/da2/addon/mota/

Please let me know what your favorite part was in the comments, I've worked for 18 months to get this thing MADE and OUT THERE. I'll be posting a few times today, so your patience is appreciate (and your extra clicks and thumbs-up on the video too :) )

Will be posting the Hangout link at 1pm EASTERN stay tuned for that!
OXOX
Felicia
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Oh good. Lets have a run on the banks. That can only end well.
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Occupy Wall Street Organizing Nationwide Boycott Against Banks

In an effort to send a message to big banks, protesters have organized an event to remove all funds from banks and into credit unions.

"Together we can ensure that these banking institutions will ALWAYS remember the 5th of November!! If the 99% removes our funds from the major banking institutions on or by this date, we will send a clear message and give the 1% a taste of the fear that we experience every day when we aren't able to pay for our rent, food, medication, utilities, student loans, etc."

http://www.cnbc.com/id/44800021/
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+susan sayler: I don't have a mortgage. I did have one but paid it off far faster than the stated term of the loan. I did that by overpaying every month and doing things like not going on vacations and driving a crap car which I paid for in cash.

As for whether you "need" to take out loans to go to college, most people appear to take out loans to get degrees that will not provide them with high incomes, an entirely foolish use of money when you could do a more or less unskilled job even without college -- only a fool gets $100k into debt in getting a degree in history only to to get a job as an administrative assistant that they could have done without anything more than some common sense and the ability to use a computer.

I partially worked my way through college, though I also had merit scholarships and some (small) loans that I rapidly paid off -- I got a computer science degree which would pay me a large salary so I figured the fairly small loans were not going to be much of an issue and they weren't. College was not a time when I partied or socialized -- I worked hard getting the maximum possible education in an engineering discipline while also working so that I would not have trouble with money later. Such loans as I had, I overpaid on so I'd get out from under them quickly, minimizing my interest burden.

I'm sure this means I'm not one of the 99% -- I'm not bad at planning or looking out for myself and don't expect others to fund my lifestyle. Does that mean I'm somehow privileged and should be punished for it by supporting the rest of you with my tax dollars? Should I have loafed in college, gone through with nothing but loans instead of working part time and later demanded debt forgiveness so that the world would pay for my fun?
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Singularity Summit Videos are up. Here's Tyler Cowen!
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I used to be an enormous Tyler Cowan fanboy -- books like his collection "The Theory of Market Failure" were key to my development as a libertarian. Now, however, I have to say that I find more and more of what he has to say fairly clearly incorrect, which is surprising and saddening to me.
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A great article on the Singularity Summit!
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Felicia Day originally shared:
 
Hey guys!
FINALLY! Episode 1 of Dragon Age Redemption is POSTED!
Dragon Age: Redemption - Tallis (Episode 1) ft. Felicia Day

PLEASE SHARE!
Also the DLC: Mark of the Assassin is now downloadable on all platforms!
http://dragonage.bioware.com/da2/addon/mota/

Please let me know what your favorite part was in the comments, I've worked for 18 months to get this thing MADE and OUT THERE. I'll be posting a few times today, so your patience is appreciate (and your extra clicks and thumbs-up on the video too :) )

Will be posting the Hangout link at 1pm EASTERN stay tuned for that!
OXOX
Felicia
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He has so much to teach us....
 
Serious condition affecting gamers everywhere. Via +Anneke Dubash
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