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What has been the worst part?
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(Original post by JohanGRK)
30k only?
Yep, I do have about 700 equations in total and a lot of code development attached, but will just give them a link as there's that much to go with the thesis!
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Congratulations, I know the feeling well!
Thank you! I was feeling very scared about it all but now I think I can do this :eek: how did you feel post submission?
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What has been the worst part?
Hmmmm, for me personally, it would have probably been the period what's known as the "valley of ****" for a good year and a half. I was trying to get my base cases to work but that failed, my new code development wasn't going anywhere and overall I was questioning whether or not I was good enough to finish.

It all picked up around September last year and honestly my enjoyment for research came back as a result. Would never do another PhD though! And I know people who've done 2!
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Sweet or salted popcorn
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Sweet or salted popcorn
Why not both? :teehee:

But if I had to pick one, I'd go sweet. Mostly cause after a massive tub I don't feel dehydrated
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Why not both? :teehee:

But if I had to pick one, I'd go sweet. Mostly cause after a massive tub I don't feel dehydrated
salt is best

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Salty popcorn in a smaller quantity is the best. Too much makes me want to jug so much water. Which is always a risk at the cinema I find :rofl:
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Good luck! Have you got examiners and a viva date yet?
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Good luck! Have you got examiners and a viva date yet?
Examiners yes, viva date, no. The viva will only be confirmed once the thesis is handed in. I have done a "dress rehearsal" in my head for what I need to do when I submit though

How are you feeling?
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Are you hoping to become a university professor?
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What’s your favourite type of cloud?
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Examiners yes, viva date, no. The viva will only be confirmed once the thesis is handed in. I have done a "dress rehearsal" in my head for what I need to do when I submit though

How are you feeling?
Ah, I see. I haven't got examiners or viva date yet but handed in the form that I intend to submit, which fixes my submission date. Not sure how I'm feeling - mostly stressed and terrified, I think. How about you?
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Are you hoping to become a university professor?
Ask me that in 5 years

At the moment, no, but I find that I get scared when I think too far in advance. I do want to become my own boss of something though if that's an answer?
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What’s your favourite type of cloud?
At the moment, a notilucent cloud, which is driven by the interactions between the stratosphere and mesosphere :teeth: However, because water vapour is of short supply within the mesosphere, these clouds are super rare.

Still, look how pretty they are :love:

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Ah, I see. I haven't got examiners or viva date yet but handed in the form that I intend to submit, which fixes my submission date. Not sure how I'm feeling - mostly stressed and terrified, I think. How about you?
I go through cycles, today officially marks one month till I submit, yet I'm oddly calm. Although I have just come back from being ill hence the slight "okay, this is happening, of crap" attitude!

How much more editing do you have left?
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Was the PhD written on word or latex?
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Was the PhD written on word or latex?
It's been written in Latex, I've mostly been using a program called Overleaf, which I've found to be super helpful as it's an online editor and the majority of the packages I need are already installed.
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is it going to rain this afternoon ? i want to put the washing out
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Alright, Simon Clark.
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is it going to rain this afternoon ? i want to put the washing out
I'll ask my colleague now:


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Alright, Simon Clark.
I wish I was Simon Clark at times. In this instant, I am not
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My submission date is in September, and honestly, I'm bricking it. So yeah, ask me anything!
Don't really have a question, but just wanted to wish you the very best of luck!

-From a random stranger on the internet
(Let's spread positive vibes bois)
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