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Old 05-08-07, 05:35 PM   #1
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I passed the Ph.D. dissertation defense today with flying colors. A few revisions in the next couple of days are needed before "depositing" the diss and it's graduation next week! Woohoo!!!
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Old 05-08-07, 05:40 PM   #2
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Congratulations, Dr. Oboeguy, Ph.D.

I've just started the writing process, so I've got a while before defense. You are right where I want to be.
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Old 05-08-07, 05:45 PM   #3
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Way to go, Doc. Congrats.
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Congrats! My wife is ABD and will be cheered to know that someone, somewhere, has successfully defended!
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Old 05-08-07, 06:03 PM   #5
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Awesome! Congrats!

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Congratumacations!! w00t!! Great job!! I know who to call if I need an operation. kidding.
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congrats. flippin is in dire need of an oboectomy, she was not kidding, just to proud to beg.
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Old 05-08-07, 06:53 PM   #8
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ROCK! Congrats Mr Ph.D.
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Old 05-08-07, 06:54 PM   #9
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congrats! what a fantastic milestone for you.
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Yay!!

what was the dissertation?
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Wow, Cool!!! The doctor is in the house!
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Old 05-08-07, 08:42 PM   #14
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Although earning your doctorate is an amazing accomplishment, I'm still much more impressed that you climbed Haleakala with your folding bike.

Way to go!
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Old 05-08-07, 09:54 PM   #16
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Dr. Oboeguy, B.F.D. Awesome.

My sister (Ph.D., Art History) had a cartoon on her fridge for years which may have some appeal to you. A gaggle of professorial types were seated around a table. At the far end, a woman was standing, turned to the side and punching the nose of the twedd-jacketed prof-type next her, to his surprise and dismay. At the near end of the table, a second prof-type is saying to the next fellow over: "An excellent defense. Let's give her the doctorate."
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Old 05-09-07, 03:29 AM   #17
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Old 05-09-07, 04:23 AM   #18
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You guys are great, thanks! The diss was in the field of Operations Research (think math + computer science).
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Old 05-09-07, 05:28 AM   #19
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Way to go Doc!! I've watched friends go through the process and YIKES!!!!!!!
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That's awesome - I'm stuck on that big book report myself, glad to see there is a light at the end there
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Old 05-09-07, 07:19 AM   #21
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You guys are great, thanks! The diss was in the field of Operations Research (think math + computer science).
Tought (and fascinating) field Oboe- mine's in Information Science (specializing in search optimization) so we're somewhat related. Congradulations! Don't ya just hate those little "fixes" at the end? They're so anti-climactic.... Have a beer on me
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Old 05-09-07, 07:24 AM   #22
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Indeed, the little fixes are a PITA when up against a deadline. I'm deathly afraid of introducing a typo, if nothing else. Fortunately, for the extra numerical results the committee wants, I was able to run some code overnight. Phew!
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Old 05-09-07, 07:26 AM   #23
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Congrats Doc OG! Does the PhD come w/ a raise?
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Old 05-09-07, 07:44 AM   #24
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Congrats Doc OG! Does the PhD come w/ a raise?
I've only been at my job like three months and they knew the Ph.D. was almost done so I doubt. <sigh>
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Awesome!

I'm sure you know well the pain of explaining to friends and family that you'll be done with the thesis in 2 months or 2 years depending on how the next set of analysis works out.

Now go to law school and really freak them out.
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