My research proposal was rejected :(

  • 15
    how dare they
  • 28
    @LotsOfCaffeine I know! It's like they're trying to suppress any scientific progress...
  • 7
    FreMEn -> Dune reference?
  • 6
    @RememberMe Oh wow, I read Dune in Hebrew and they are named completely different! It is possible that the authors aimed for this though - it stands for Frequency Map Enhancement.
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    def need more cats!
    Also - avoid any and all Hebrew translations of fantasy and scifi. Usualy realllly bad.
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    @magicMirror I read literally all the classics as a kid, too late :)
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    I joked with a coworker about having a bonding experience with the devs in the department. I suggested we go out and shoot dogs that weekend. He had a horrified look on his face. To this I said: Okay, how about cats then? He finally realized it was humor. Those few seconds were priceless.

    Disclaimer: Violence against animals really really bothers me. However, last night cats were having sex outside my house and it woke me up. I went outside and threw water at them.
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    @molaram no, unless you plan to cook and eat them after you shoot them.
  • 0
    @molaram That escalated quickly... ;-)
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    Importing ideas from neurons?
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    @iSwimInTheC from neurotic people.
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    I gotta try this with my advisor… 🤔
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    If you had included reasons for needing cats.. you would’ve had better luck I suppose.
    It is a research proposal after all. Reason the heck out of it to get what you want. After reading your proposal, they must feel like they have no choice but to get cats.
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    @-red "[Cuthbert 2016] notes a statistically significant 2% increase in productivity per cat per lab, as measured by aggregated paper citation scores"
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    I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and believe that they rejected it because it's already accepted as fact. More cats is always a valid answer to any line of inquiry. 😸
  • 2
    This is a red flag :< find a company that gives you free cat snuggles
  • 0
    I love you Nicky
    We do indeed need more cats
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