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>> No. 5637 Anonymous
12th May 2015
Tuesday 11:26 am
5637 Collegiate System
There's something I'm not getting at all. So I managed to get accepted to Oxford (postgrad) and after that, I'm supposed to get a college. They just "forward" your application, nothing else to do but I managed to get rejected from the two colleges I chose semi-randomly based on how nice the building looked, and as a foreignlad I'm wondering what's the point of it, besides cheaper accommodation.
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>> No. 6429 Anonymous
14th January 2021
Thursday 8:13 pm
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>> No. 6430 Anonymous
26th January 2021
Tuesday 6:10 pm
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It would be if >>6427 was a student at Oxford. You need to get better at reading things, old boy.
>> No. 6431 Anonymous
26th January 2021
Tuesday 7:25 pm
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I didn't study at Oxford, don't work there and in fact have never even been within forty miles of the place.

I, also, couldn't tell you why the collegiate system is structured how it is.
>> No. 6433 Anonymous
26th January 2021
Tuesday 9:13 pm
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I don't think anybody knows.

I think that even if you got all the college heads and departmental heads together to draw a diagram of how it all worked they wouldn't be able to.

It's probably a veritable labyrinth of bureaucracy and tradition.
>> No. 6434 Anonymous
27th January 2021
Wednesday 6:43 pm
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It's fairly simple. The college's have their own money, some of them lots and lots of it, and so historically they have been powerful enough to either make unilateral decisions, or influence the university body as a whole.

The university departments, and the university administration, are new fangled things of the last 100 years.

>> No. 6424 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 1:05 pm
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I find it really difficult to conduct proper studies and notekeeping using online tools. Everything on the internet seems so ephemeral. Websites constantly change, services which store your information blip in and out of existence.

Google RSS Feeds has abruptly disappeared, Google Drive is quite poor for reading PDFs, "Play Books" and Kindle readers have a highlight function but work only for a few formats. I subscribed to a service called Diigo for a while, but it wasn't synced to where I keep to majority of my documents. I also recall a story of someone having their entire audiobook collection erased on a whim by Amazon.

I find all of this absolutely fucking maddening, and have basically defaulted back to paper books and annotating for the majority of my proper in-depth reading and study.

Have any of you mastered this problem of online studying? If so, how? Is it just a matter of paying for a premium service and sticking with it?
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>> No. 6425 Anonymous
21st September 2020
Monday 1:15 pm
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You need a reference manager. Mendeley and Zotero are free and as good as anything else. Mendeley is a proprietary product owned by Elsevier spit while Zotero is free and open source.

You also need to know about sci-hub and libgen, which are essential tools for any modern student or researcher.





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>> No. 6415 Anonymous
24th March 2020
Tuesday 12:01 am
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>3:05 - "including fines and dispersing gatherings"
There's a little glumb expression and nod, as if to suggest hesitance at making the descision.

>3:56 - "I know the damage this is doing"
A major break of continuity when Johnson looks down to the desk, as if to suggest he'd reading of the damage from a report rather than knowing first hand.

>4:50 - "with the time you bide"
Another break of continuity as Johnson reaches out as if to give the viewer something. Alternatively a reference to handing over cash as in 'time you buy (I'm unsure which he says).

There're a few points which might be micro expressions but i couldn't pin them to anything significant.

Are these simply physical punctuation?
Why would the be prompted?

Without being informed there's little for me to do with these timestamps.
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>> No. 6419 Anonymous
24th March 2020
Tuesday 4:11 pm
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>> No. 6420 Anonymous
24th March 2020
Tuesday 4:39 pm
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It took me far too long to realise that wasn't Aki in the corner.
>> No. 6421 Anonymous
24th March 2020
Tuesday 4:40 pm
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That's Aki in the corner, Aki in the spot light.
>> No. 6422 Anonymous
24th March 2020
Tuesday 5:28 pm
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Sneaky sneaky.
>> No. 6423 Anonymous
24th March 2020
Tuesday 7:35 pm
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Not sure if taking the piss but the book Unmasking the Face by Ekman and Friesen might be of interest to you.

>> No. 6272 Anonymous
12th July 2017
Wednesday 9:48 pm
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I'm at the end of my postgraduate thesis, at least as far as my available time goes. Last month I agreed with my supervisors that this Friday that I would send over a complete draft for them to go over before a final submission on the 1st September at the latest.

All that has happened since then is I've mostly stared at a nearly blank page for weeks on end because I thought I would redo my literature review but I can't get it all to connect. Nothing is connecting and its horrible because I'm nowhere near a complete draft at this point. In fact I don't think any of my work has gone as planned since at least January apart from a now absolutely shining example of an introduction.

If you have any top-tips for getting writing down and eventually having a thesis together over the coming weeks let me know because I'm pretty spent right now. I don't know if maybe I should have just posted this in emo because it feels like I'm completely fucked but at the same time potentially years of my life are going down the drain which tells me I can't stop.
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>> No. 6334 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 3:32 pm
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>What works for revision is going to the library and physically moving to a new location, but with this, all my files are on my main PC and so I have to stay in my room.

Sounds like a bit of an excuse there, m8. Use cloud storage or bring a portable disk like My Passport. A 1TB model is less than £30.

You know what works, so do what works.
>> No. 6335 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 4:56 pm
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I don't have a functional laptop (or, presently, the cash to acquire one) and the library PCs don't have the software. I'm developing in Visual Studio for Windows.
>> No. 6412 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 11:15 pm
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For an update after all this time, I dropped out. It took a number of years to admit to this to myself but the university itself offered little in terms of support or even outline what I was really supposed to be aiming for. This felt like being setup to fail and there was a good deal of frustration as a result but I can hardly turn back time. Eventually I dusted myself off and got into a professional career where I'm doing really well which feels good after fucking up my life.

Still, the failure annoys me and I'm of the mind to look into part-time research somewhere else just because I have unfinished business. I need to plan though, the first thing will be convincing an academic institution that I will stick it out which starts with putting together a strong proposal. That flows into my next item which would be in doing as much as possible beforehand because I'm not going through all that bullshit again.

Any of you lads have advice on getting back into academia, part-time learning and operating on pure rage?
>> No. 6413 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 11:18 pm
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Are you still a god botherer then?
>> No. 6414 Anonymous
29th February 2020
Saturday 11:35 pm
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Don't be daft.

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>> No. 6390 Anonymous
9th November 2019
Saturday 5:45 pm
6390 History learnings
I know virtually nothing about history and I want to learn it all. Pls recommend books to read.

Thank you please.
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>> No. 6394 Anonymous
10th November 2019
Sunday 12:08 am
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Not with the state of schools today. Some people have dire knowledge of history.
>> No. 6395 Anonymous
10th November 2019
Sunday 2:06 pm
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Jacob Bronowski, despite not being a historian as such, gives one of the most beautiful overviews of human development I've ever come across in The Ascent of Man. It's more like anthropology, really, or a kind of history of science -- but the scope goes a lot wider than that, drawing on culture, biology, geography, and politics.

I'd recommend watching the television series and using the book as a companion. Finding this series in my early twenties genuinely made me a more a more compassionate person. If I could redesign a history curriculum from scratch, I'd probably draw heavily on this work.

>> No. 6396 Anonymous
10th November 2019
Sunday 4:41 pm
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This will give you the basics, then you can research further individual topics. It is massive though.
>> No. 6405 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 4:00 pm
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Not OP, but bookmarked for later viewing, ad book title noted. Thank you.

Sage for old thread.
>> No. 6410 Anonymous
6th December 2019
Friday 11:27 pm
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some odd history https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4sEmXUuWIFlxRIFBRV6VXQ/videos

>> No. 6397 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 12:29 am
6397 Alcohol
I read a lot of things about alcohol throughout my life, such as:
- It will destroy your liver;
- You will go to hell;
- It slows the ageing process down;
- It will kill you;
- It kills bacteria;
- Etc.

My question is, if I have raw chicken, and drink 90% Polish grass Vodka, will it kill the Salmonella?

Basically, if I have a bad tummy and drink alcohol, can I get better?

Asking for a friend, science-friends.
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>> No. 6402 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 9:37 am
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Better on your record than your liver.
>> No. 6406 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 4:13 pm
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There's a whole thread in /A/ for us resting actors.
>> No. 6407 Anonymous
4th December 2019
Wednesday 7:53 pm
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> if I have raw chicken

You mean on purpose? I googled that pic and it turns out Chicken sashimi is a thing.
>> No. 6408 Anonymous
5th December 2019
Thursday 4:39 am
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I drank it consistently although not that heavily transitioning from my late teenage years to early adulthood. I will say it probably impacted my health in a very negative manner coupled with my sedentary computer NEET lifestyle and barely working out.

Can't even process things that fast anymore and I often struggle to find the right words for my sentences in realtime talk and if I say something erroneous I'll try to correct myself.

I do hope I don't have early-onset dementia, that would suck a great deal.
>> No. 6409 Anonymous
5th December 2019
Thursday 11:36 am
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I'm fairly sure that talking on the computer and talking in person use different parts of the brain. You may be overestimating how much damage the alcohol did and underestimating how much better trained you are to talk via a keyboard than in actual face-to-face human interactions.

>> No. 6378 Anonymous
31st October 2018
Wednesday 8:43 pm
6378 75% crap
I am studying for an HND in networking, Cisco stuff and whatever.

I had to admit that 75% of my course is utter, absolute crap. One of my tutors is extremely serious and professional, he's in charge of all technical subjects. All the others are totally useless, the kind of people that never left academia in their lives and survive by "teaching" things with absolutely no professional value. All that they can do is recite inane Powerpoint slides and write useless assignments that can be done with a Google search. I asked to drop some of the useless subjects and to put some useful course instead, everyone at school looked at me like I was an idiot.

Is that normal? Did I end up in a shit school? I resolved to teach myself something useful, but I am still forced to attend classes of NO FUCKING VALUE. Why?

BTW, I spoke with my course mates. Never seen such a bunch of thick, inbred, useless sheep shaggers in my life. They managed to get an HNC in Networking, but they do not even know how to turn on a goddamn router. At least, I will not have to fear their competition in the workfplace!
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>> No. 6385 Anonymous
1st November 2018
Thursday 10:59 am
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>AFAIK recruiters won't even look at your CV unless you have a degree.

Recruiters are scum. Hiring managers for the kind of companies you want to work for are often very interested in self-taught candidates, because they know just how utterly useless a lot of graduates are.


I've seen worse. The quality of teaching at Manchester has become distinctly patchy since the UMIST merger.
>> No. 6386 Anonymous
1st November 2018
Thursday 2:20 pm
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I do electronic engineering and we were taught that in first year. I was amazed at how little CS students seem to do; stuff we did in third year about computer architecture far exceeded what they ever did, and stuff we did in first year is third year for them. I can't really fathom what it is they actually do in CS.
>> No. 6387 Anonymous
1st November 2018
Thursday 7:32 pm
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Well, I can give you my current understanding and if I'm wrong about anything I'm happy to be corrected.

They're both sections of RAM set aside for program execution that respectively deal with static and dynamic memory. What this means in practice is that the stack is faster and more procedural as the size of all objects is known at compile time and when moving between them the stack pointer is simply incremented or decremented accordingly as LIFO is systemically applied. The heap, as its name suggests, is larger and less structured so generally slower, although the degree to which this manifests is dependant on the processor architecture. In compensation it is more flexible, not only capable of handling larger objects but also ones whose size isn't constant at compile time. For instance, in C++ one cannot create an array with a variable as a size without having to employ pointer syntax that places the array on the heap.

The heap can also be less secure since in languages without garbage collection - again, C++ would be a prime example of this - improper use can lead to memory leakage if objects aren't manually deleted. For programs that handle sensitive information this would be a security issue. Ideally I'd put as much onto the stack as possible for the sake of performance, particularly any computationally costly algorithms while reserving the heap for objects of uncertain size like user inputs.

If there are any glaring mistakes or gaps in my knowlege please let me know. Also why is it so strange for a webpage to be coded in Java? It sounds odd to me since most websites are a mixture of JS, PHP, HTML/CSS and things like Ruby while Java (I think) is generally used for Windows desktop applications but am I missing something else?
>> No. 6388 Anonymous
18th November 2018
Sunday 3:52 pm
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OP again here.

I had a good talk with the tutor, the only teacher that made some sense. I learned something interesting: the good part of the syllabus, the Cisco qualifications and the lab work, are completely optional. Some tutors decide to put those parts in from the kindness of their hearths, not because the department for education tells them so. However, all the useless part of the course are made mandatory by the Pearsons.

So, the government is actively pushing to make the courses as useless as possible. The few colleges that manage to teach useful skills and qualifications are doing it against the will of the gov't.

By the way, if you are in a crappy college you can get a Level 5 networking qualification and not be able to console into a router with a laptop. Now I understand why so many recruiters laugh off people with HND/HNC, many of them have absolutely no marketable skills. Fuck.
>> No. 6389 Anonymous
18th November 2018
Sunday 6:37 pm
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You're about 80% there.

Using too much stack is generally a bad idea, as each process (thread) only has so much stack allocated to it. If you allocate huge buffers on the stack and then do some nested function calling you're going to run out of stack space and go boom.

The stack should be used purely for singular variables like integers or pointers.

In C++11+ there is almost no excuse to use the stack for storage.

If you want to store data in a super fast and easy place to be found then you can use the .bss / .data segments of your executable, albeit increasing the size of the eventual program.

Everything that is greater than the size of a pointer on your architecture should probably be stored in the heap. Compiler optimisations and wonderfully architectured heaps such as Windows LFH and things like jemalloc for *nix mean that the old overhead of dlmalloc() is a thing of the part.

tldr - the bottleneck in your code isn't going to be the heap implementation written and tested by probably millions of people.

>> No. 6367 Anonymous
27th August 2018
Monday 7:52 pm
6367 Freshers 2018
Who's going where?

Just got accepted unconditionally through clearing for a BA. I'm a mature student who hasn't really done much with their life since dropping out of school ~8 years ago so I'm hoping it'll open some doors at least. Better believe I'm bleeding SFE and bursaries for all they're worth.

How are you lot getting on?
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>> No. 6369 Anonymous
27th August 2018
Monday 8:14 pm
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Not him, but I've heard clearing is now a buyer's market since they lifted the cap on the number of university admissions.
>> No. 6370 Anonymous
27th August 2018
Monday 8:44 pm
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I'm not going anywhere fancy, mate. Likely the only reason I got in was because I'm vastly overqualified for the school but not enough so to even scrape into anywhere with any actual academic standing.
>> No. 6371 Anonymous
29th August 2018
Wednesday 2:08 am
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You didn't apply because you thought you'd need at least A Level maths? Why didn't you just check the entry requirements? Maybe you do need to look further down the league tables.
>> No. 6373 Anonymous
29th August 2018
Wednesday 2:10 pm
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What gives you the impression I didn't check them? I did, at a couple dozen unis. Where do you think I got the idea that A Level maths is indeed very important? I don't see your point.
>> No. 6374 Anonymous
2nd September 2018
Sunday 6:08 pm
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>Where do you think I got the idea that A Level maths is indeed very important?

On the requirements for pretty much every course outside (and sometimes within) clearing. "ABB including English and Maths" and the like isn't uncommon at even supposedly shite unis.

>> No. 6349 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 4:50 pm
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Have either of you studied maths at an undergraduate/postgraduate level?

In short, I'm hoping to learn a) enough calculus to understand undergraduate microeconomics and b) enough probability and statistics to understand the kind of data analysis used in randomised controlled trials.

I was looking for what kind of thing I might need to learn first and give myself some sort of structure. I came across images like the one attached.

Right now I am very good with algebra, and would place myself at a 'precalculus' level. Is it fair to say I'd need to follow the branches presented in this tree?
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>> No. 6362 Anonymous
17th July 2018
Tuesday 10:56 pm
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Any job.
>> No. 6363 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 7:16 am
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Financial advice. To get the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning you need to pass five multiple choice tests and one two hour written test which you can bullet point. The bar isn't set overly high and you can qualify in about a year or two.

Demand exceeds supply in the industry so, with a bit of report writing experience, you're pretty much guaranteed to be able to never earn less than around £25,000 -
£28,000 ever again but you can walk into a job paying up to £40,000 if you're any good at it; the highest I've heard of a Paraplanner being hired for is £55,000 and that's in Yorkshire. If you go on to be an adviser then I believe the average salary is about £90,000 but earning six figures is feasible.
>> No. 6364 Anonymous
18th July 2018
Wednesday 10:53 pm
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Speak of an open question, mate, and it really depends on your target income and luck.

A friend of mine got his CSCS, put in the graft for a bit and build some connections then financed his forklift license. The connections were necessary to get the required hours on a forklift to get a decent job doing that. It's a "once you have it, you're fine" kind of deal. It's a very relaxed kind of job for ~£35k.

Through a previous job (warehouse monkey in an electrical wholsalers) I met a few electricians. If you're good and get the qualification out of the way, you can do alright at £30-£40k. If you find an SMB and you are the site electrcian, expect £40-£50k while having a bunch of possibly interesting responsibiilities. Others more well versed in these industries can advise you better, I defected to IT.
>> No. 6365 Anonymous
24th July 2018
Tuesday 8:12 pm
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Just following up on the links you posted. These textbooks are fantastic, thank you, genuinely. If this thread is still around by the time I finish my course, I'll stick in another update then.
>> No. 6366 Anonymous
25th July 2018
Wednesday 2:06 am
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Yeah, me too, thanks >>6350 - I don't know why I didn't know about libgen before, but I'm glad I do now.

>> No. 6341 Anonymous
13th July 2018
Friday 6:20 pm
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Yesterday I was put on a reserve list for the course I've wanted to do since my late teens/early twenties.

I am willing to do almost anything to get on it. I have emailed all the main contacts I could find within the department, but all three are currently on holiday. I have contacted general admissions who say that it's purely a department specific decision.

I really want this more than anything, and it could set my life on a very different, more positive course.

What can I do to increase my odds? No margin is too small. I am willing to plead and beg if necessary.
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>> No. 6346 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 2:39 am
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Not sure it is quite as bleak as you paint, but I mostly agree we live in an age of people being compelled to quantify their decisions so the best candidate is the one who can be most easily justified on paper rather than the one whose personality suits best.

The more public facing the institution the more true the above statement.
>> No. 6347 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 9:24 am
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I just mean that if he's on the reserve list, that means whatever decisions they do make have already been made.
>> No. 6375 Anonymous
5th September 2018
Wednesday 8:06 pm
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To give an update, and for the sake of having double-Bugs, I'll bump to say that unfortunately it looks like I wasn't selected.

It also seems like the university is under no obligation to give me a definitive "yes" or "no", as the programme has already started and the admissions website still says I'm number X on the list.

Strange, but I'll have to live with it and continue applying to other universities ready for next year.

Onward and upward, lads.
>> No. 6376 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 11:02 pm
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As it turns out, I was offered a place on a very similar programme by the same university. Whether this was down to my persistence, I don't know.

Never give up hope, I guess.
>> No. 6377 Anonymous
26th September 2018
Wednesday 10:27 am
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Nice one la. Have fun!

>> No. 6336 Anonymous
6th June 2018
Wednesday 3:37 pm
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Id like to get into the habit of reading more high quality, peer reviewed academic journals online - mostly for health related stuff, but also for other bits and pieces (politics, etc.).

I usually use google scholar but it seems that a fair bit of pseudoscience has crept in. Can anyone recommend a source of higher quality journal articles?
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>> No. 6337 Anonymous
6th June 2018
Wednesday 3:48 pm
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What's wrong with Jstor?
>> No. 6338 Anonymous
6th June 2018
Wednesday 5:40 pm
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Well last time I checked Google scholar was good for showing what's available without a licence
>> No. 6339 Anonymous
9th June 2018
Saturday 8:44 am
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There's that subreddit where people exchange journal articles.

Also libgen.

And then there's this http://aaaaarg.fail/
>> No. 6340 Anonymous
9th June 2018
Saturday 8:49 am
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Everything is available without a license. Just copy the DOI and paste it here:

>> No. 6348 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 4:36 pm
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For health related stuff, PubMed and UpToDate are fine sources of information, as long as you read a bit about the structure and flaws of our current methodology for clinical trials so you know how to pick out potential bollocks.

Thing is with journals, they're often so mind-bogglingly specific you'd probably be best off saying what your exact interests are.

>> No. 6317 Anonymous
18th March 2018
Sunday 11:25 am
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After going back and forth doing fuck all worth anything, I finally applied to Uni after getting a bit of experience with my chosen subject. Had an interview and assessment on the 10th and now I just gotta wait. I feel like I fucked it up and I'm totally shitting it.

This was probably the best chance I've had to do something with my life and get out of the venemous hell hole that is my home before it eats me alive.

Nothing much else to say, really. Daren't tell friends because I don't want my likely failure to be known but had to tell someone.
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>> No. 6326 Anonymous
19th March 2018
Monday 8:21 pm
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Dunno how it compares to the usual but I was told there were around 1500 applicants for 90 places.
>> No. 6327 Anonymous
23rd March 2018
Friday 5:07 pm
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Holy shit. I fucking did it, lads. They accepted me unconditionally. I'm ecstatic.
>> No. 6330 Anonymous
23rd March 2018
Friday 5:18 pm
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Good on that man, purpz activate the confetti!
>> No. 6331 Anonymous
23rd March 2018
Friday 6:23 pm
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Thank you, bro. I know people were saying Uni isn't everything but I've been searching for my passion for years and finding a way out of my current situation. To find that and then be accepted to my dream uni is quite frankly, fucking unreal. Y
>> No. 6332 Anonymous
23rd March 2018
Friday 6:47 pm
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Well done ladm8!!

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>> No. 6289 Anonymous
9th March 2018
Friday 12:58 pm
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I just finished reading Richard Szelinski's "Computer Vision" and some of the older papers he cites. What strikes me is how childishly simple the algorithms are. Most of the complexity of recent years is just layers of abstraction and obfuscation. In some cases, modern algorithms are actually slower or less accurate because important discoveries were forgotten in the process of obfuscation.

So I can heartily recommend Szelinski's book as well as "Natural Language Processing with Python" by Bird, Klein and Loper (only the 1st edition, though).

Any other clear, non-obfuscated guides to statistics & ML? I am most interested in natural language processing, although there is a fair amount of overlap between fields.
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>> No. 6312 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 1:11 am
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You might as well ask how a collection of cells makes a person? Seemingly impossible tasks are just a series of possible tasks put together.
>> No. 6313 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 1:55 am
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But that's my point about needing to find a reason to do it - the point of entry is thinking "this is a problem I want to solve" - in the early days of learning programming you have to contrive that. With practice, you'll create more complex systems that actually solve a real problem and if you can keep doing that, you will be a real programmer who earns money doing this, solving other peoples actual problems.

What is the most popular word over five letters used on .gs? How many minutes per month do you spend here?
You have a folder on your computer full of images, music and text files - how would you create a simple way of browsing them?
Your hobby is bird watching, how would you create a database that records what you observe, with images?
Your local kids football club needs a way of managing all their players and statistics for games
You and your mates play the same video game every Friday - how do you record the scores and performance every week to create a league table?
You setup a webcam that points out your front window - create me a simple HTML page you view in a browser that shows all the colours of the different cars that pass by? Bonus points - you recognise all the number plates.

I don't know what the fuck you're interested in, but whatever it is, you can create programs to help you. Start on that path, initially they will be contrived and fake, but with practice, they will become real.
>> No. 6314 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 2:55 am
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> Your local kids football club needs a way of managing all their players and statistics for games

Now then, now then.
>> No. 6315 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 2:56 am
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If you've already completed an introductory course in programming, I'd recommend Codewars. It's a series of real-world programming problems presented a bit like a puzzle game. You complete each "level" when the code you've written passes a set of pre-determined tests. Once you've solved some of these problems, you should start to see how your skills can be used to solve real problems.


If you haven't completed a beginner's course, then pick a good one that's based on practical project-based learning. For example, Udacity's Intro to Computer Science course teaches you how to build a basic search engine and social network using Python. Other courses structure their teaching around games or mobile apps. Learning how to break down an apparently insurmountable problem into lots of little chunks is arguably the most important skill in software development.

>> No. 6316 Anonymous
13th March 2018
Tuesday 10:20 am
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>How many minutes per month do you spend here?

Well that's got to be my first 'solo' project for sure. I don't think I truly want to know, mind.

I do appreciate the way you talk about this stuff, though, it definitely inspires me, for lack of a less poncy word. Expect a few related question posts sneakily targeted at you over the coming few months.

>> No. 6255 Anonymous
11th July 2017
Tuesday 6:42 pm
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Hey, I just flee abroad after doing my studies, I never have to pay any of those maintenance or tuition loans back, do I?
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>> No. 6267 Anonymous
12th July 2017
Wednesday 6:06 am
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You need to talk to your GP mate.
>> No. 6268 Anonymous
12th July 2017
Wednesday 6:16 am
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You're too thick to go to university, and thats saying something.
>> No. 6269 Anonymous
12th July 2017
Wednesday 8:02 am
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"Do some exercise, and here's a prescription for some tenner a pop pills, but only if you beg and repeatedly state how suicidal you are. We don't want to be helping you before you're absolutely, positively, irreversibly at rock bottom."


No, I'm plainly too angry to apply for university. It's a totally different set of circumstances, idiot.
>> No. 6270 Anonymous
12th July 2017
Wednesday 8:47 am
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Go back and keep going back until you get the treatment you need. GPs aren't psychic - if they prescribe something and don't see from you again, they assume that the prescription worked.
>> No. 6271 Anonymous
12th July 2017
Wednesday 7:29 pm
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May have gotten a bit wound up last night, my mistake.

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