Friday, January 27, 2017

View from Your Conference Room: deer in the distance edition

Credit: Alex Goldberg, Edmonton, Alberta
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12 comments:

  1. Pretty, but I don't know that it's worth living with Edmonton winters.

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    1. They aren't THAT bad: I'll definitely take the powdery snow Edmonton has at 5 ºF over the wet bullshit that we get here on the east coast. Plus Edmonton has never had an ice storm that I can remember.

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    2. The sunlight is a problem for me, too.

      I haven't been anywhere where winter weather is competently dealt with.

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    3. Can't really do anything about the sun, I'll give you that. On the plus side, you can look forward to enjoying twilight at midnight at the other solstice; certainly a unique experience.

      I think that you're onto something with the weather complaint: there will always be something that is particularly unpleasant. I've even tried living in places where winter weather per-se doesn't exist and found myself missing it...c'est la vie!

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    4. I can see that - I don't have the money to live in places without a winter but I think I would miss winter if it weren't there.

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    5. The winter days are short but sunny! Back in Ontario, I'd definitely get the grey sky blues, but here, even when it's blistering cold, the skies are blue.

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  2. yeeeeee!!!!!!! It's Edmonton!!!!.

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  3. At IBM Almaden I could sometimes see domestic cows from my office. But deer takes the cake. Bravo

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  4. Deer #1: Death by PowerPoint. Too gruesome too watch!

    Deer #2: What does "core competencies" mean?

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  5. I hate cold (originally from AZ) and I hate winter, but as an American, Canada doesn't seem that bad right now :|

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  6. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is possibly a shade colder...but the summers are nice. Consider us for grad school in Chemistry or Physics!

    Plenty of deer and the people are chill.

    http://grad.usask.ca/programs/chemistry.php
    http://artsandscience.usask.ca/physics/graduate/

    -Mike Bradley, PhD (MIT), P.Eng.
    Associate Professor, Physics & Engineering Physics
    University of Saskatchewan

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    1. Can vouch for USask being the chillest, drama-free chemistry department I've had the pleasure to visit. Downright collegial.

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