Education – October 2015

“We assume 50 Ivy league kids represent the general population because actual ‘real people’ can be sketchy or expensive.”

“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.” – Bertrand Russell

“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”

“Don’t over-estimate your memory, or under-estimate how long from now you may need some bit of information.” – John D. Cook

“Half of learning is struggling….. More than half.” -Professor

Student: “Will there be an exam review before the test next week?”
Professor: “What’s an exam review?”
Class: *cringe*

“Sample size was smaller than planned because I had been in grad school for 10 years & my advisor wanted me to graduate.”

“Math is very important. You should pay attention to math… unless you want to go to business school.”

“Blood samples were spun at 1500rpm because the centrifuge made a scary noise at higher speeds.”

“Perfect maths plus bad assumptions still equals BS.” – Gavin Schmidt

“We didn’t read half of the papers we cite because they are behind a paywall.”

“Proof by induction: case one is trivial, so case two is trivial.”

“Grades before girls”


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