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11:12 AM
hello?
 
 
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12:16 PM
hi @EnergyNumbers
 
@Omen Hi there, how's things?
 
not bad
I have been on an answering spree of sorts
at this stage - answering 2 on academia, 1 on earth sciences and 1 on astro
 
great stuff, hope you're enjoying participating. Always good to have knowledgeable people writing content.
 
i am enjoying myself (takes my mind off my pain), not sure if the responses are any good though ;P
@EnergyNumbers how have you been?
 
@Omen Good thanks. I'm lucky - my life is largely free of pain, and I have an endless supply of research questions to tackle. Now, if I can just eliminate the need for sleep, I might just get some of these questions answered, written up, and closed.
 
12:27 PM
lol, yes, sleep is a hindrance I find
@EnergyNumbers I am adjunct to one university, but collaborate with a 2nd and a government agency....
 
I don't know if your pain is chronic - but if it is, have you taken a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course on managing it? It seems to be supported by clinical evidence, and an acquaintance, a former coal-miner, found it gave him a large part of his life back.
@Omen Sound good. Long-term funded, or just short-term?
 
Oh my pain is under control - I challenge my mind and it helps me ignore the pain
@EnergyNumbers self funded
 
@Omen Ah, hence the job-search you mentioned a couple of days ago. How's that going, are you seeing many opportunities come up?
 
not many at all and many many knock backs
but my job as a high school teacher sustains me somewhat... and i'll keep the research profile growing
 
@Omen The knock-backs are part of the game, aren't they. Oh well, if a recipe doesn't work, keep changing it until it does work. Do you get chance to get to many conferences? I highly recommend it, if you can - a great way to find out about possible future opportunities.
 
12:39 PM
conferences are expensive and my principal (at the school) is hell bent on tryng to keep me a teacher - so she disallows leave for that
thankfully I have holiday breaks
 
12:56 PM
hello @StrongBad!
how are you @StrongBad?
Hey @EnergyNumbers, my questions seem to be okay, but my answers...meh
 
1:14 PM
@Omen same solution then, I guess: if a recipe works, keep doing it. If it doesn't, keep changing it til it does work.
 
true, very true
 
Right, gotta go now. Today's reading list just grew by 4 papers (special edition just published) ...
 
busy busy busy!
have a great day!
 
@Omen cheers, you too
 

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