Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

My weekend at RPI is now coming to a close. Many thank's to Vineet for allowing me to accompany him on his visit as a Graduate Accepted Student for the welcome weekend.

I met so many students searching for a basic encompassment of their areas of study. So many seemed to be there for all the right reasons. Life is difficult as a doctoral student, especially in a dry city like Troy. Some have managed to invest in Mutual funds too. When time runs out for them I hope they close that circle.

The day was full of meetings, I met faculty, administrative people and students. RPI is a place that encourages Graduate studies, Research, Teaching in Computer Science. Despite being a Private Institute, they have made considerable progress. The halls do have certain class and age written all over them. Troy is around 2.5 hours from New York City (I90 East)

What was I looking for? I reaffirm, the euphoria and the excitement that lived inside any child fueling his desire to learn and to grow. I want to keep that burning… it was pure!

Tech Geeks have extended dry runs :)

I found a very nice article on tech frustrations 🙂 it does address a very pressing issue!

From the article:

February 12, 2004
I’m a nice 18-year-old tech geek who just wants to be loved.

Note: This past week, we appeared on a late-night, San Francisco-based show on TechTV called “Unscrewed.” Apparently TechTV’s viewers are all male, 18 to 19 years old, and not particularly lucky with the ladies (teen tech geeks not getting laid? shocker!). As a result, we were inundated with terribly sweet, polite, but slightly desperate letters. These dear sweet boys actually think we can help improve their high school/early college experience. So we’re going to do our damndest to try. We decided to publish two of the letters to give you a feel of our mailbag this week (that sounded dirty). If you’re still 18 and spending too much time with your right hand, know that you’re not alone. And if you’re no longer 18 and are still complaining about your love life, just remember how bad it used to be, back when you didn’t even have a lock on your bedroom door…

Here is one more on flirting 🙂
Dear Em & Lo,
I am that guy who has great women friends but never more than that. But of late I’ve gotten tired of hearing the “you are such a great guy” stuff. My fear of being in any way predacious has kept me from pushing flirtation further. But I am far more physically oriented and passionate than I’ve allowed myself to act. I’m trying to loosen up and that’s the problem. Do you have any suggestions about how to feel less like a predator in potential dating situations?

the answer…

MS hurts prospects

We are trained to think in terms of associations, a Bachelor’s degree increases your probability of getting a job. A Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, it seems, the probability of getting a job is high too.

However, There maybe a negative dependence between getting a Master’s Degree and job prospects, although it is true that they pay more. The apriori probability of getting a job with a Bachelor’s degree is greater than the probability of doing a Master’s given that you already have a Bachelor’s degree!! I don’t have the data to confirm this, but I think it would not be too hard to prove! This is based on the notion that employers would prefer to hire either freshers or senior professionals rather than a Master’s student with a focus on one area of C.S.

Mental Note :)

Reading Douglas Adam’s on a Greyhound Bus may be pain-numbing and is generally good if you planning a long ride, although periodic checks on your Mental state maybe advised.

Gals from Ithaca’s colleges are really good looking ;)! I am in Middletown, CT, should leave for NYC in another hour or so. The forecast is rain, quite honestly, it hasn’t dampened our spirits at all!

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