Lol My Thesis invites PhD candidates to submit snarky, one-sentence summaries of their theses ("Female condoms are cool. Also, Foucault." -- Anthropology, Brown; "We dug a lot of holes and still don’t know if measuring beryllium in dirt is useful, but it does cost a lot of money." --Geology, Amherst College). This is surprisingly funny. Feel free to summarize your term papers, theses, and dissertations in the comments.
Let’s apply anthropological theories to LDS missionary efforts, and, in the process, probably offend some people with our analysis.
-- Anthropology, Grinnell College
A mathematical theory of discarding irrelevant crap when making a team decision.
-- Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
The only time when DC Comics was not bad at female characters was when they had none.
-- History, Dominican University of California.
The way fire risk at nuclear plants is assessed is bad and we should feel bad. Also, someone please pay me to fix it.
--Reliability Engineering, University of Maryland
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In 2014, Allie Brosh’s outstanding, hilarious, and gut-wrenching webcomic Hyperbole and a Half made the jump to print with an incredible book (review); now Simon and Schuster have announced a followup, Solutions and Other Problems, to be published next October — I just pre-ordered my copy! (via Wil Wheaton)
Remember Sarah Cooper’s brilliant “10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings”? Here are a few choice bits from her new “Meeting Speak Cheat Sheet”: • “This wasn’t on my calendar” = I deleted this from my calendar • “To your earlier point…” = I’m kissing your ass • “That said…” = We’re still not changing anything • “Let’s […]
It’s been nearly 20 years since the publication of Bellwether, Connie Willis’s comic novel about scientists caught in the turmoil of bureaucratic fads. I had very fond memories of this book, though I hadn’t read it in more than a decade, so I gave the DRM-free audiobook a whirl, and fell in love with it […]
You may not love Microsoft Word, but you’ve definitely used it. Other than being one of the most ubiquitous programs on the planet, it’s been the go-to word processing system for more than a quarter-century because it’s as basic as it gets. But occasionally, you’ve got assignments that beg for a lot more options than simple […]
Almost everyone has their smartphone in a case of one kind or another. Beyond simple protection, finding a case that can charge your phone on its own, but doesn’t feel like it’s also adding a couple pounds to the phone’s weight is the tricky part. Billed as the world’s thinnest battery case, the ThinCharge iPhone […]
You never know when new projects, ideas or opportunities can drop into your lap at a moment’s notice. That may require you to learn a new programming language like Python. Or maybe you need a primer on 3D game development. Or you might realize you could use a serious brush-up on iOS mobile creation.Point is, […]