Am annoyed. Not mad, just very disappointed. So the guy I emailed yesterday about doctoral research positions hasn't responded yet, and this is causing me somewhat of rejection anxiety, specially considering recent events.
Honest to god, if this one fails I'm abandoning academia and research and making cool stuff. Fuck society. I could make so many useful life saving stuff, but they didn't let me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Also, I'm enjoying my current minimum wage occupation. It's stressless and repetitive and I pay fuckall for tax. I didn't want to go antisocial, but I was driven here. So there. This is why y'all can't have nice things. 🎤💧

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    Okay, I might be a little mad. The unfairness is sucking the "zero fucks" attitude out of me.
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    I'm enrolled in a BSc programme right now and I have an awesome research project idea but I'm definitely not doing it in academia. I'd rather work at McDonalds and do this in my free time than submit my idea to a massive boureaucratic machine mainly controlled by people who probably have no idea about my problem domain, not to mention that in the UK all universities are profit-oriented which means that my work would be mined for clout. And what would I get? My material cost is that of electricity and internet access, the university library is a proper subset of the internet and my collaborators would all come from the uni's pool of some 30 people who even care about the problem I'm trying to solve.
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    @NoMad so it's LittleMad now?
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    @theKarlisK FuckYouAllMad
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    @lbfalvy industry doesn't fund you to do research tho. Unless they fund you in a uni. It's a disaster when you think about it, the state of current research funding.
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    let's go raise ostrichs in bulgaria
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    @ostream I'm down for that. Got a detailed plan?
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    @NoMad It would be nice to be able to live off of my dream project, but there are basically no resource costs in my case so funding isn't strictly necessary to get started.

    Once you have something to show it's supposedly much easier to get sponsored or hired by some company to continue your research, at least from what I've heard.
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    Hack into their tools and do your research at night 😅
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    @ostream just the plane tickets cost me $2k... Stand by while I make the money.
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    @NoMad all right see you there ;)
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