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For Smitty, from where we left off

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  • As more schools offer it at the graduate level more of them are recognizing that there are a multitude of paths in that are valid. Hell the last actual bioinformatics group that I worked with myself was, in its final days, led by a guy who did his BS in physics and his PhD in math.

    As with so much in life, it's a heuristic problem. In another decade or so, I hope to trundle over to George Mason U, and see about something in Computer Science. The couple of years at GWU were very broadening, and helped make me into the eclectic bag of nonsense I am today.

    The tough part about graduate studies - in regards to accessibility for working people - is of course the general requirement of dropping your regular life to work in a lab for little-to-no pay at very long hours for uncertain time. It is rather unfortunate that we don't have a better solution in place for this; I have met PhD students from European countries for example who are essentially employed at biotech companies while doing their PhD research - one would think we could come up with a similar solut

    • The tough part about graduate studies - in regards to accessibility for working people - is of course the general requirement of dropping your regular life to work in a lab for little-to-no pay at very long hours for uncertain time. It is rather unfortunate that we don't have a better solution in place for this; I have met PhD students from European countries for example who are essentially employed at biotech companies while doing their PhD research - one would think we could come up with a similar solutio

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?

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