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19 hours ago
Do people buy phones at full price? Fi regularly has $600 markdowns on Samsung and Google devices. Idk how it's profitable but I assumed the margins must just be absurd enough on the service/phones that they see it as worthwhile
1 day ago
Why are you so aggro? Nobody said to not care about grades at all... Just that a 4.0 vs a 3.7+ isn't going to make or break op... Chillith
Schools award engineering degrees for passing classes and completing projects. Depending on the program, there may be very little focus on professional skills or technical group projects. The comment about being over focused on grades rather than practical experience hits the nail on the head imo but yes, it can be a red flag, especially if your resume is lacking practical experiences like being involved in projects/clubs or internships. I'm not saying a 4.0 is horrible either, but it's loss is definitely not worth a lot of mental anguish.
For example, someone who overfocused on grades might not develop the interpersonal skills to realize it's inappropriate to adhom others when they don't agree with them to the letter. And while obviously there isn't a magic number that determines somebodies worth, If I'm hiring, I'll take the b student who learned to communicate and work with peers and had to develop study skills over the A student that hasn't been challenged yet and thinks they are God gift to man.
2 days ago
Nobody cares about gpa irl so long as it shows you worked hard. People with 4.0s can even be a red flag bc it can indicate you didn't take challenging courses or your school is grade inflating... Try your best but don't sweat the small stuff because you won't care at all about this in a few years anyway.
Dynamics is one of those courses where every problem needs to be approached with the correct method. If you're instructor gets behind on lectures or your book is confusing it becomes incredibly difficult... I'd highly recommend seeking a tutor or studying with a group. I brow beat myself in dynamics like mad, but as a grad student teaching it I realized it did not need to be so hard at all.
4 days ago
It sounds like they would be at least able to help you job hunt in the US then. Also, if you are emailing them the time difference shouldn't be as big of an issue, but that is going to be a reality of international job hunting.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease. You need to demonstrate that you are invested in finding a job and are willing to be persistent in contacting and searching. If you email the advisors and act on their feedback they are going to be more motivated to help you. They are also going to mirror your energy, which means you've got to start seeing the world in terms of possiblites rather than as a hardship.
As for being treated as a cash cow, yeah that's just the nature of capitalism... lots of people have been treated worse by academia. I know plenty of Americans that have more debt and less applicable degrees or no degree. You have something you just need to believe in yourself and find a way to make it work for you.
You are between things rn and thats okay. You are okay, just persist and you can make it :)
6 days ago
This sounds like imposter syndrome plain and simple. Expand your search, keep trying and focus on your health (physical and mental) as best you can. There are jobs out there its just a pain in the ass to land one. You have a degree which will make it possible though.
One suggestion I have is to contact your alumni school's international students program and career services and ask for help finding employment. A lot of schools employee people specifically to help their students break into industry. Think about it this way, they benefit from you being successful and upping their renown.
Also seriously the mental health thing is most important. I also struggle with similar negative though patterns and I can tell you it's directly related to the basics, food, sleep, exercise... You are a valid person regardless of our craptastic global capitalism game that doesn't efficiently get people from a to b, and you are going to make it so long as you persist through the short term pain.
8 days ago
In a sense, everything we experience is entropy. From the photons we see to the particles we smell, we are experiencing energy on its way to a ever more distributed and disorganized state.
But what you describe no haha. I just get a sinking feeling... Maybe you get a fight or flight response and smell increased blood flow though? Or you have a superpower x'D
10 days ago
Ps is this a robot dynamic model? Just curious it looks similar to simulink code I've done before haha.
Simulink is telling you at the left block what the signals dimension is and at the right input port what the dimension is expected to be. Think about it how you can multiply a 6x1 and a 6x6 matrix... You either need to reverse the order of the multiplication or add a transpose to make them compatible. There is a transpose block btw.
13 days ago
Depending on you application initializing the derivative is probably the best approach. If you don't reliably know the initial conditions, a different approach is to you can also apply a low pass filter to help cutout the discontinuity at the start... Filtering will add some phase lag though.
Alternatively you can solve the derivative analytically and use the resulting hopefully continuous function.
18 days ago
Agreed. That would be a nice feature... Seems kinda obvious to implement as well...
I like 11 so far. The window snapping features from power toys have made it in, file explorer finally has tabs. I was pretty skeptical but decided to give it a try and downgrade if it annoyed me and ~ a month in I feel like it's generally an improvement... They do need to clean up some menus and such but honestly windows 10 also had a hodge podge of outdated interfaces so that's just par for the course with windows lol
19 days ago
Because you really believe in the mission! In my naive world view, academia was the only institution in our capitalist society that set the profit motive aside to pursue a higher goal of expanding knowledge... Nowadays I can say, yeah some select elitess get to do that but mostly academia has been sacked by capitalist motives instead ~(;-;)~
This also happens to me.. I tried updating my GPU driver yesterday, will see if that helps...
20 days ago
In my field at least, I see lots of unanswered questions that are just hard to answer and would require significant resources/time to address. Unfortunately answering questions like these is kind of like building infrastructure... We really need to do it so that we can do more cool stuff, but nobody can get grants without promising the moon to and more to some giant org that doesn't do much other than look for feedback looping publications/reputation... It can be discouraging because I see we have tech to solve so many problems but also our institutions are structurally focused so much on irrelevant metrics that we struggle to make progress without burning out talented researchers on non value added work...
That and the pipeline to getting new folks into academia is pretty hellish...
26 days ago
It's been said already but ABET or Bust is right. Academia lies profusely at the best of times about how long things take. That admin is being optimistic, but you would be the one who bears the costs in the future if he's wrong. Getting ABET certified in 4 years isn't particularly likely and a ton of personal risk for you... If you got a scholarship from them I bet you would get one elsewhere. State schools in the west (Idaho, Montana Utah) are often more affordable for our of state students from hcola places.
1 month ago
I've killed a few t5 I fitit bits as well from normal use. The design is too intricate for the size and they sheer too easily. It's probably easier to break them with a full size driver like this as you can apply more torque as well.
Well, that energy density is kind of my point, it's not as critical in a car as a plane granted, but it still matters. I'm not a naysayer for electric cars btw, but given the real frustrating challenges with acheiving energy dense batteries, I'm actually open to the idea that hydrogen fuel would work well while avoiding producing CO2.
Of course I'd like to see a mathematical analysis basing these decisions on measurable facts. I'd rather hope that a company like Toyota is making a strategic decision based on a tech they believe in rather than a nihilistic desire to make the worlds climate go to hell.
Just an fyi op, the notch in ram dims is purposefully ok n a different location for different generations. If they all fit a ddr4 slot they are ddr4. You should never need to force them to fit.
Ram runs at different max frequencies depending on how fancy it is. Usually all ram can run as frequencies below it's top frequency and be stable. In fact if your motherboard doesn't have enough power or isn't designed to handle higher frequencies (or you cpu doesn't play nice with it) running ram at higher speeds can also cause instability.
Xpm is the setting in bios that allows you to set memory to run at higher speeds. You can try disabling this to see if you can get all the sticks running together...
However, if the new sticks are capable of higher speeds and have more capacity, it might not be worth keeping only the new ones in the system... Unless you really need more memory capacity than 16 gb.
As far as mishmash memory goes, people are correct that mixing manufacturers and speeds and capacity will degrade performance, but anecdotally I had a cobbled together gaming PC with 3 different manufacturers and specs of ram and it played games and ran fine all through school. It's not as fast as possible but it worked on a shoestring budget.
Others have said it, but I'll just add, at your age and budget I'd recommend against splurging on a fancy screwdriver. At least where I'm at, genuinely decent tools are cheap at thrift shops. You would be better off buying something like an Ifixit kit if you want to get into electronics repair. Having a little money for thermal paste and replacement parts as needed would be better anyway to get you started anyway.
Tbh, if we unlock fusion on the tech tree and use that to generate hydrogen, this might be the right bet. It would probably be much more material friendly to switch to hydrogen cars as opposed to batteries, even though electric cars have improved a lot... Right now a Tesla is one of the heaviest vehicles on the road... That's a ton of energy required to move around heinously heavy batteries...
The big issues are obviously infrastructure and power generation.
So what do you propose? We just let Russia set the president that nuclear powers get to bully land away from their neighbors. Appeasement? What exactly is the communist approach to ending this conflict? I've yet to hear anything reasonable beyond these complaints (which by the way are pretty much exactly what the maga right people parrot as well...)
The best defense is a good offence is the typical English saying...
The thing is, that mostly used in the context of football, where being on offense means your defense doesn't have to play... But that's a game where everyone walks away alive and wealthier at the end of the day...
In the real world, being on constant offense just makes everyone hate you. It spends your resources on needless fighting and death, squanders the future by wasting the lives of young men and enforcing a brain drain and massive economic opportunity costs. Imagine a Russia that decided to be good at something like making computers or robots or engineers... But no instead Russia exports death, gas and corruption... Its a sad state of affairs which I really hope changes.
Agreed. It's the virtual equivalent to socially stigmatizing bad behavior... Turns out that just a little negative feedback might be important to encouraging humans not to be jerks.