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Pochsy
Artifice of Eternity
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uziq wrote:

my own writing and PhD research.
Any plans to enter a PhD program in the near to midterm? Would you apply from Korea or take a breather between the two?
The shape of an eye in front of the ocean, digging for stones and throwing them against its window pane. Take it down dreamer, take it down deep. - Other Families
uziq
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i'm honestly hoping the next year will help me figure it out. disruption to routine and rhythm, sort of thing.

i have enough money saved from this last year's endless lockdown/bf2s shitposting to do another 1-year masters, which i'm half-considering at this point.

i'm basically taking a breather from korea onwards, working freelance rather than salaried/permanent contract. hoping to have enough time almost immediately after getting out there to write, think, research, etc.

i feel like half the posters here could probably do a PhD at this point just from their D&ST careers alone.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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Well I certainly could, you should have no trouble - need to start constructing some rational arguments though.
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uziq
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theses need things called citations, not 'look outside, dur, it's nature, everything conforms to my precept'.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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uziq wrote:

theses need things called circlejerks
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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Rearranged all of my non-fiction books on one shelf by theme. +1 if you can guess at least a little of how I organized it.
https://i.imgur.com/WTHkhuq.jpg
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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Is it by wokism?
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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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No but I will give you +1 for making me laugh
Pochsy
Artifice of Eternity
+702|4458|Toronto
I only looked for about 5 seconds, but at first glance is it chronological by subject matter, roughly?
The shape of an eye in front of the ocean, digging for stones and throwing them against its window pane. Take it down dreamer, take it down deep. - Other Families
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+452|2634
Yup. Top shelf is European history put in chronological order. Bottom left is philosophy, biographies, essays, and political pieces. Bottom right is religion/middle eastern history.
unnamednewbie13
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Sometimes it's nice not having to share your bookshelf with other book people so you can categorize it the way you want. Such a relief not being strictly by author, man.
uziq
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https://twitter.com/newyorkerunion/stat … 52322?s=20

staff at the new yorker unionized.

it's kind of grim to see an august and respected publication air its dirty laundry like this. but fairly indicative. anyone would think that working for an internationally respected condé-nast publication would be the apex of a career. the industry is fucked.

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KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
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I pay I think $150/year for a subscription.

They had a really good article the other day exploring why covid deaths in the global south are exponentially lower than in highly developed countries. Good read.
uziq
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they make a tonne of money. the main magazine editor (now david remnick) makes about $2 million a year.

with the top magazines and publishing houses it all comes down to 'you can't eat prestige'.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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This looks fun

https://www.amazon.com/Useless-Man-Poli … B08W1P8BBH

Is there a way to find out if there's going to be a print version in english?

I don't really want to read it in french, it makes me feel dirty.

I suppose I could read it on my PC...

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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Dilbert_X wrote:

This looks fun

https://www.amazon.com/Useless-Man-Poli … B08W1P8BBH

Is there a way to find out if there's going to be a print version in english?

I don't really want to read it in french, it makes me feel dirty.

I suppose I could read it on my PC...
The Useless Man concludes with a series of carefully reasoned recommendations concerning nature and climate, globalization, and finance, all evaluating potential public policies by how effectively they stand to stem the growth of uselessness. A lucid assessment of our current geopolitical situation and a stirring forecast of what will happen if we fail to act quickly and collaboratively on a global scale,
The solution is the colonization of vast expanses of Eurasia. I read such an idea in a book titled "my struggle".
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+452|2634
What is the niche magazine publishing industry like?

In my mail box today there were 3 magazines. 1 was a free one my union gives me. 2 were some health related one that I wouldn't be surprised was paid for by my insurance or primary physician office since I wouldn't sign up for such a thing. I also occasionally get a magazine from both of the colleges I graduated from. A Corvette enthusiast part magazine also comes and so does a home surveillance equipment magazine. Never signed up for those either but my dad bought stuff from those places and they send glossy color magazines now.

None of these things ever get read. But they make me wonder what magazine publishing is like. Are magazines going through the same issues that newspapers are? Do niche trade and "institution" (college, union) magazines hold up the magazine industry? And isn't it expensive to make these? I know my union pays for mine with our union dues, the university pays for it with tuition, and whoever is sending me wellness magazines got healthcare industry money backing them. But it must cost a lot to still go through all this trouble for something that goes straight into the trash. And should I ever bother to read these? I assume it's all corporate propaganda with ads in between articles written by a enthusiastic nobody in some field who will frame their article for their grandkids to see.
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+758|5599|United States of America
New Yorker interview with John Swartzwelder of The Simpsons fame
Having been a fan of his work, it does make me more curious to read what he's been up to since leaving, or some of the other writers referenced.

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