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74 Post author: sarahconstantin 02 December 2016 06:55PM

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Comment author: Grothor 12 December 2016 05:52:50AM 3 points [-]

I took a course in graduate school in which I interpreted a series of assignments as doing basically this (instead of something much more boring), but a bit less quantitative and a bit less focused on a single question. I found it to be so enjoyable that I spent entirely too much time researching things like trash-fired power plants and the problems associated with moving 400-ton power transformers around the country, and not nearly enough time doing actual science for my dissertation. The papers would need a little rewriting to be made into blog posts, but they're short and I should be able to make most of them work.

Or I could just learn more cool shit and write new ones.