A paragraph on postdocs in Chapter 1 appeared again verbatim in Chapter 6;
in the meeting notes, the physics department listed the outcome of a vote as "20.00 yea, 0.00 nay, 2.00 non-voting".
I noted the first, and was called first a speed reader (which I haven't been for decades; I had a 200-400wpm reading rate as a 4th grader, and it's dropped to a very slow rate over the years) and then "sharp". :blink: Funny, I feel about as dull as a crysknife left out in the desert this week.
Then I remarked that the physics department seems to use a rather excessive number of significant digits for a vote. (Perhaps it's to account for people being only half there? Or is there really such a thing as π abstinences?)
My mathematician colleague: "I didn't catch that, Bill --- I don't have your eagle eyes." ::is amused::
That's the first time anyone here's accused me of being eagle-eyed, is what. *g*
Edit, 10:30 CDT Wed 20 Oct 2004: Commonalities, gacked from jereeza and cross-posted from teunc...
LOL. I like that god is common, lord of the rings is popular, but computers are universal.