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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
05 Aug 15 UTC
ESPN Fantasy Football Signups
For those that will play only ESPN league, post interest here. List your preferred draft day (I prefer late preseason Saturday or Sunday around 1 p.m. Central Time

1. Tru Ninja (Sat Aug 29th or Sun Aug 30th)
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Thucydides (864 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
GRE scores
What's a good score? Share your score too, if you feel comfortable. I just took the test this morning
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I wouldn't rule out his letter until you see his writing score.
Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
BTFO
semck83 (229 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
For letters of rec, I think the most important thing is a very strong letter (or preferably plural, letters) from undergrad professors who can attest that you can do strong academic work -- even if it is not in this field. Ask around, but my gut would say that if you go with three letters, you should have two letters from undergrad profs who knew you well and can say what a smart, good student you are, and one should be from somebody (not necessarily a professor) in this field who can attest to your experience and passion.

That's generic advice. Sometimes it varies with field. (For example, the advice I just gave would be pretty good for law school. It would be less good for grad school in mathematics, where three professors would probably be a better idea. But my guess is it's good advice for agroecology).

One thing I'm noticing on these pages, by the way, which is unusual in the fields I hang out in, is that many of the departments are strongly encouraging or even requiring that you contact and talk to faculty members before applying. Look carefully at any programs that you're interested in and see if they require this. An example is here:

http://nres.illinois.edu/graduate/future/apply ("All applicants are strongly encouraged....") I'm seeing similar stuff elsewhere, but not everywhere. (Berkeley explicitly said it is not required).
semck83 (229 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
lol, thanks Stackelberg. That makes me feel a little better.
Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
I don't remember if you're going for MS or PhD, but at least for PhD you're not really going to the school so much as you're joining a Professor's lab, hence having 2 or 3 Professors you want to work for is essential.
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
lol I got a 4.5 on written. I'm at least smart enough not to use words I don't know.
Thucydides (864 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
Yeah that's what Ive seen Too semck. So not only because of my weird background but also for that reason I've been doing the "back door" thing and emailing oekoke straight up from various departments. Some of them are starting to remember me haha. Which is probably good. I have gotten from the beggining the impression that, although the application is important, it is something of a formality - or at least the informal process is equally important - at least compared with extremely competitive fields like medicine or law or engineering.
semck83 (229 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
Well, that really varies by field, Valis. In math, even for a Ph.D., departments are not going to be that interested in you already knowing who you want to work for.
Thucydides (864 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
MS, but yeah that's always good grad school advice
Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
Interesting. Maybe not for STEM then, but for Bio/Biochem/Chem/Bioengineering that's the case. Of course, plans change, sometimes they're not looking to take another grad student, etc, but when people are introduced at talks in my field they always start with who's lab they worked in, not which school they went to.
semck83 (229 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
That's good, Thucy.

Incidentally, that's the second time I've seen you write "oekoke" where I expected "people." Google is unhelpful. Is oekoke from another language?
Oh, yeah. GREs are gonna be a thing. Why did have to remind me?
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
"Incidentally, that's the second time I've seen you write "oekoke" where I expected "people." Google is unhelpful. Is oekoke from another language?"

No, Thucy just isn't a touch typist.
semck83 (229 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
@abge, You know, that's what I was thinking too. The reason I remember, in fact, is that the first time, I spent about a minute and a half trying to figure out if there is some hand position where you would write that when you tried to write "people." But I couldn't find one, hence my confusion.
Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
I mean, "o" is next to "p" and "k" is next to "l", so it's not that hard to imagine?
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
Each wrong letter is one key away from the proper one. He's probably typing with only a few fingers.
semck83 (229 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
I guess so, Valis.

people
oekoke

You start out hitting to the *left* of p, then you hit *down at to the right of* o, and then to the left of p, and then to the left of l. Hmm, so I guess maybe it's one letter to the left, with the left hand. Let me try that.

oeioke

Close enough! I guess the thing that has never made sense is the first k, and it still doesn't, but something like this is presumably what is happening. Weird that an otherwise good typist has done it twice on the same word. (I very often want to type "Hellow" instead of "Hello," though, a throwback to my typing "Hello world" far too many times).
semck83 (229 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
*right hand.
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
Typing is all muscle memory, so it's not too surprising that there may be some words you're more likely to mess up than others. If you learned it wrong, it may be hard to break.
Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
I still can't spell guarentee.
Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
or definetly
semck83 (229 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
I guess if you want to be "rational" then maybe that makes sense, abge. But isn't it more fun to hypothesize that Thucy, due to the ministrations perhaps of a mischievous sibling, has been secretly conditioned to be unable to distinguish between the words "people" and"oekoke," and is at this very minute wondering what we're all talking about?
Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
(+1)
https://xkcd.com/573/
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
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Typing i snot a joke.
Thucydides (864 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
I use this site on my phone guys. Lol. You'll notice a lot of random capitalization and "tb"s where "th"s should go, and yes, that autocorrect classic: oekokpeople or variants thereon.
Thucydides (864 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
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I am fortunate that I was not required to complete the GRE: Verbal Reasoning portion on my phone
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
"I use this site on my phone guys."

Is that why your writing score was so low?
Nescio (1069 D)
04 Aug 15 UTC
What's this score has to do with Greece?
steephie22 (182 D (S))
06 Aug 15 UTC
What's wrong with the old GR?
Thucydides (864 D (B))
12 Aug 15 UTC
Checking in to be a braggart and report that I got a 6 on the writing, as expected

*does the wacky dance*

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alulahello (0 D X)
12 Aug 15 UTC
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halloween costumes 2015
I know, 3 months early blahblah. But I'm bored and I want to talk about Halloween.
Some people are into crazy Costumes and go all out to make them. Brainstrom ideas for costumes and how to make/obtain them. What are you thinking of going as?
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goldfinger0303 (3155 D Mod)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Opposite Gender Friends leads to Lower Academic Performance
Interesting paper I'm reading right now. Not completely done with it, but its methodology seems sound.

http://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/app.20140030
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ssorenn (0 D X)
12 Aug 15 UTC
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this is interesting--watch the video
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/08/10/everyone-fails-to-ride-this-bike-you-would-too-this-is-what-it-tells-us-about-the-brain/
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P13ANATOR (100 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
Hi I am new, quick question
I am starting a game with some friends, can you play with less than 7 people? If so, is anything different compared to a full game? Thanks :-)
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ND (879 D)
20 Jul 15 UTC
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MX: All Star Game
See inside for details
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Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
10 Aug 15 UTC
MAFIA XI: Confirmations
I know some people may not realize sign up thread is also confirmation thread so let's make that ultra clear:
Starts 8/11/15, 6 PM EDT
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guak (3381 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
When retards play gunboat
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JamesYanik (548 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Fly Free My Baby :'(
I just sold my first computer, it was really old but i'll never forget its beauty. I never can think of things to bring on trips, but my computer was my best possession. It was like a Mac -1... you know, pre-internet
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bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
10 Aug 15 UTC
Ferguson
Apparently the anniversary of Mike Brown's death turned into a reenactment. Anyone know anything?
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
2015 Gunboat Tournament Ideas
See inside.
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trip (696 D (B))
10 Aug 15 UTC
Cheap Gunboats
3 games, 10 point, 36hr, WTA, HDV, Anon
First come, first served...
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ghug (5046 D (B))
29 Jul 15 UTC
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Pacific Northwest FTF
I've only ever played FTF with people who don't really care about the game and want to be done after a year, and I always feel a twinge of jealousy when I sew those people having fun playing in real life on that crappy coast across the country. This is just a post to see who might be interested in getting something set up on this side of the country. I'm in the Seattle area.
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Hlud (115 D)
10 Aug 15 UTC
Monday Evening Live-2
I'm trying to join Monday Evening Live-2 starting in half an hour, as it only shows 6 current players, but only gives me the option to spectate. Why is this? My RR is 100%
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TrPrado (461 D Mod)
05 Aug 15 UTC
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Conundrum
So the people who make the schedules at my school are kinda dumb. I signed up for both AP Micro/Macroeconomics and AP European History. Only one class of each is being offered. And they happen to be the same hour. So I need to drop one and pick up some other course. I really don't know, so what (preferably AP) course would you suggest for me to take instead of AP Micro/Macroeconomics (because there's no chance I'll drop Euro)?
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Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
07 Aug 15 UTC
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DIPCON @ Philadelphia Massacre - Live
I'm risking life and limb to bring you guys the latest news all weekend and all tournament long.
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Check_mate (100 D)
03 May 15 UTC
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Not "Who am I?", but WHERE am I?
Have some time to kill. Ask yes/no questions to guess WHERE I am. If you guess right you go next. If you guess wrong you're out for the rest of the round.
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Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
07 Jul 15 UTC
MAFIA XI: Sign-ups
MAFIA XI: Sign-ups
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ssorenn (0 D X)
04 Aug 15 UTC
The dreams of solo--
Friends and enemies are welcome. 36 hour wta anon 50pt. Who wants action?
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Check_mate (100 D)
10 Aug 15 UTC
Cheating accusations
Without mentioning names or game ID's, can I please clarify something.

Making cheating accusations via in-game global press is not allowed, right? The correct procedure being to email the mods who will investigate?
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A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
New Italian strategy article
The army in Venice should go to Piedmont.

(with apologies to Chris Martin)
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MrcsAurelius (3051 D (B))
23 Jul 15 UTC
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Setting up a game
Hi, I have been absent for three years. Its startin' to itch, as Diplomacy remains my favorite board game! Want to play a game with a friend of mine who also hasn't played for a long while.
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
I'm still alive
Sorry about that.
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Octavious (1720 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
Clause IV
The people's flag is deepest red, or at least it could be. Comrade Corbyn has been suggesting he could bring back clause IV into the Labour Party constitution. I'm interesting in what it sounds like to an international audience.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
My Cat's name is Shadow!!! EOG
This is the difficulty of playing a stalemate line, and I done goofed.
gameID=165777
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JamesYanik (548 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
I got a cat
she is shadow
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CL8At_SUwAAl-74.jpg
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CMurder (749 D)
07 Aug 15 UTC
Getting Germany every single game
Hi everybody, I'd like to ask if anyone has experience with an account getting a certain country every single game. One of my friends who I've played in several games against has drawn Germany out of the pot every single time. We're onto the fifth time out of 5 games he's gotten Germany.

I'd put it up to chance but we've reached 5 sigma and are on our way to 6. Thoughts?
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JamesYanik (548 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
THE PREMIER LEAGUE IS BACK!!!
Join a Modern Live game as we watch Spurs and United fight it out, followed by the Premier League Season!!!
gameID=165741
Come on soccer nerds, you'll be on your labtop checking stats so just join it and stop pretending.
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OutsideSmoker27 (204 D)
04 Aug 15 UTC
Stop the solo or tighten up the draw?
Which is more important, in your opinion?
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