Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
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The Eagles Are Coming

I was at a Graduate Council Academic Affairs committee meeting today, and spotted a couple of typos:

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...


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LOL. I like that god is common, lord of the rings is popular, but computers are universal.

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