Do you remember the time when you weren't a PhD student?
>lots of free time
>shitposting about barnett on /sci/
This week I logged an average of 3.2 hours of sleep per day.
It was sort of worth. I'm the type of person that puts my health above everything else, but I made tremendous progress. The rush of my code finally working properly also keeps me going. I'm really anxious to see results.
So is this guy really a genius, /sci/?
I'm finishing my PhD and I've spend more time on private unrelated projects than my PhD work, I have more sex now than ever and I shitpost a great deal, although it's more the educational math kind of stuff
Haha nice meme, friend! ;^)
In the UK my postdoc paid less than my PhD after tax
Keep in mind that there are postdoc positions in the US that pay over 80k. [I didn't get one of those (maybe in a year or two I will actually apply), but I still more than doubled by PhD funding].
How many people that recently received tenure track positions did not have a postdoc? The answer is a rather small number of people that won major awards for their PhD work (unless we include teaching colleges, but I didn't get a PhD to work at an adult day care facility).
And here I thought I was the only fuck up. I am an undergrad CS student and I do crack cocaine every once in a while, but I am not addicted. If I thought I had a chance of being addicted to it, I would avoid it like the plague. It turns out that you can't just print infinite money with student loans so I am wondering what I'll do this semester since I've already blown 2k on drugs/sex with fellow druggies. My student loans will only be enough to pay off my credit cards. Shit sucks.
I was making 40 an hour as a software programmer so I don't mind wasting money by the way. I know that I can pay these student loans off with ease. No more dope for me this semester. ;_;
As that poster, I was a cocaine and oxycontin addict for a semester. That was the only semester I got a B. (And by that point in my undergrad, I was taking only grad classes.)
Currently a doctoral student at a top-tier. But suffering. I'm pretty sure the drugs made me dumber. At the least, they impaired my memory.
But it's funny. After doing just about every recreational drug and then some, you want to know what, in retrospect, my favorite drug is?
Freaking benadryl (diphenhydramine), which at high doses induces a hallucinatory delirium.
I don't know why people fuck with stuff like that. I personally never messed with anything that is both mentally and physically addictive. I'm not sure how you got addicted to cocaine. Powder cocaine and crack are two different experiences. In its powder form it only made me feel more awake and alert. It never gave me actual pleasure. In its rock form (i.e., crack) the second you hit it your brain is overloaded with pleasure. The only analogy I can use to explain it is this. It feels like you are having 10 miniature orgasms that last for like 30 seconds. I'm not sure where I am going with this.
How did you pay for you addiction? With student loans? Also, was sex involved during your addiction?
I was friends with the dealer, who sold to me at bulk prices.
I almost always did drugs alone, per preference. Drugs involved sex when I did mdma, which was seldom due to neurotoxicity — for those times I would invite a math/cs grill friend/fuckbuddy over to partake with me (damn was I lucky).
After the semester with cocaine and oxy, I quit both — I couldn't handle them.
The previous semester, I had been a psychonaut who did mushrooms every weekend while taking three grad math classes, and the drug use kept me a week ahead in all of my classes because a psychedelic trip is fun only if one feels on top of one's life.