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Haha, that's great! Do you have a specific career path you're planning to take? Have you looked into anything in particular? I've never met anyone with an archaeology (or philology) degree :) It's interesting!
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There are excavation companies that usually don't offer a very good salary unless you're a specialist (e.g. for underwater archaeology or 3d reconstruction stuff) - so, if I have to nourish a family one day, it's probably wiser to make a PhD before I get 30 years old, then one can become a professor at a university relatively fast (in Germany at least). People who make their PhD past that age have very low chances of getting a fair payment even though they're just as qualified. Now I have 7 years left, we'll see how that turns out...
As for other career opportunities, some just write a lot of books, or a single popular one, or work in a museum/on excavations their whole life and slowly climb up in the hierarchy - anything that has to do with tourism. There's also "reenactment scene"; for example internet-based shops which sell (often completely unscientific) replicas, e.g. gladiator, orgy equipment or any product whose design hints at classical antiquity (not my cup of tea to be honest...) :-)
Currently I'm really interested if there's a way to make a difference in the illegal trade of pieces that IS has looted in Syria to finance themselves. And a few lucky people work as advisors for the movie industry.
What I love about the subject is how many different facets it has; you can specialize in things like architecture/biology/anthropology or numismatics for example. Some people found out I'm good at drawing; now I helped someone with their catalogue of find drawings and in return my name is mentioned in a publication. That makes it a little easier to set foot, I hope.

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That's very cool! I had assumed as much (regarding the difficulty of feeding a family). Archaeology seems like one of those things that people take for granted. Which, subsequently, means people don't think it's as important as it really is, leading to less funding. You could always resort back to the whole "never working a day in your life" mentality, though. Surely archaeology is a very fun field :)

Is your potential significant other in Archaeology as well? If you can find you a woman with money it'd probably be easier to pursue your dreams more comfortably :D
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Nope, she's more into politics and law (the idealist/selfless kind that doesn't care about money) ;)
So was I for a long time though, but unlike her I had a teacher who spoiled it for me (and that was before the NSA scandal).

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yay FPGAs! From what I see my stuff is a bit more IT oriented than yours and you may have a bit more pure maths. Have you had Fourier/Laplace stuff (yet)? :D

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@Word: that's cool :D I'm not very good at politics. It's kind of annoying because I'd like to be "in the know" but I'm also not devoted enough to set aside time to read more into it. I think the hardest part of becoming politics-oriented is seeing through all the media bullshit. It's hard to get an accurate idea of what the government actually looks like because you only hear what the media wants you to hear. (unless you find the right sources, which I haven't). I guess I'm that kind of American that everyone shuns for not knowing a lick about politics. Meh.

@Vov: yeah, FPGAs! :D I have not had Fourier/Laplace stuff yet :( That is stuff that I'm going to learn next year ;) Here's our curriculum if you'd like to get a better idea! (the names you can infer the meaning from just as well as I can, I'm sure)

Curriculum (Scroll down to the second page!)
http://coes.latech.edu/ug-programs/curr ... lum_ee.pdf
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Off topic (not really possible, but still):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UY_Scuti

5 billion times the size of the sun... wut. this video sparked me researching the largest known star
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...of becoming politics-oriented is seeing through all the media bullshit.
Yes, and once you do, it's difficult not to become completely apathetic.

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DID SOMEONE REVIVE N9?!?!?!!

*out*

edit: okay several things. I just hovered over the server and it says hosted by madmax, so I guess madmax would be the one to revive it? I haven't seen the server on the server list in a very long time so I have to ask!

also, just realized I might've hijacked this thread from its intended purposes (I only finished reading "spam-ish forum" before posting). SO, to answer, my day was good, I have also been working/am working on papers (deleted tron so I wouldn't be distracted then I re-downloaded it after 1 day, gj), annnnnd yeah. good luck y'all with finals!

edit2: ...................also I just found the thread in which madmax announced n9 being back up. eek. 10/10 would delete this post if know how to.

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hahahaha, nara. your post perfectly fits in :) welcome!
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Ratchet wrote:What do you do?
Your mom. With my juicy post.

Sorry, really out of character for me but the opening you left was irresistible. Wait, I mean...uh....

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Phytotron wrote:
Ratchet wrote:What do you do?
Your mom. With my juicy post.

Sorry, really out of character for me but the opening you left was irresistible. Wait, I mean...uh....
I felt the same way about your mom.
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I guess I owe you some status update too :P
I had to hand over my bachelor thesis today and feel quite relieved now. And tired. Last night LibreOffice crashed after I spent hours to write a good introduction that I forgot to save, so I had to rewrite that in about 10 minutes. I guess now 39 of 40 pages of text are relatively well written but the introduction just plain sucks compared to the rest and if I don't get a good mark, it is solely because of that. :P
So perhaps you see me on the grid a little more again.

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That's fantastic! Well, unfortunate for the first part, but great for the rest! I wish you the very best. I'm sure you did a great job :P
Phytotron wrote:
Ratchet wrote:What do you do?
Your mom. With my juicy post.

Sorry, really out of character for me but the opening you left was irresistible. Wait, I mean...uh....
Hahaha. I don't even remember reading that, if I ever did. /me is amused
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I hate to be that guy, but fpgas and incremental fossil evidence, not so much of a revolution.

You guys should either get very good at your jobs, or look for other ones.
Neither of the things you told each other are even noteworthy on a forum that cares.

I know im sounding like a dick, but thats how I sound anyways, and IM correct, you will both be jobless if you dont expand your plans

Fun to us doesnt mean useful

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