on a different note (though it is a weird platform to enquire), what is known about job prospects of people squeezed out of academia? primary focus is on pure mathematicians but it is interesting to hear stories applying to varied backgrounds.
is one doomed to slavery in financial industry? how willing are employers to accommodate that one has to learn certain things from scratch? Can one find true happiness?
Physicists have claimed they have created a fluid with negative mass. That is exactly as crazy as it sounds. If it checks out, this would be huge. http://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-say-they-ve-created-a-fluid-with-negative-mass#.WO5rpi3lIJI.facebook
@candle It might not have been an onslaught but many welcomed news being less essential postwar. See lyrics of Reconversion Blues, Louis Jordan, which discusses luxuries available with the end of rationing (butter, steak, nylons), relief of no more draft, etc., but its last lines are:
"I'm gonna buy a brand new radio / That don't know how to get the latest news."
When pixels collide:
Last weekend, a fascinating act in the history of humanity played out on Reddit.
For April Fool's Day, Reddit launched a little experiment. It gave its users, who are all anonymous, a blank canvas called Place.
More verified than thou
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