2021.09.27 06:41 hotashami How do I deal with a mean professor who doesn't let any vacations?
I started my Ph.D. in a US university recently. I joined my lab in July. The supervisor was good for the first few weeks but then he asked me to work on a project which is kind of stuck for a couple of years. I like to take on challenges so I thought it will be enjoyable. But later I found out another Ph.D. student (say his name is Alpha) has been working on the same project for the last couple of hours but he cannot replicate the data published by the previous student (say his name is Yankee). I reviewed what Alpha has been doing, I tried to replicate the paper, did some modifications but still no good results. I really don't find any explanation why it's not working. I did a similar type of work before so I am familiar with it.
The problem is my supervisor thinks we (Alpha and I) are doing something wrong. He is not ready to realize the previous student could make mistakes. What makes things worse is another post-doc. She (say her name is Bravo) also tried to help us and got limited success a few times (less than 30% times). The funny thing is Bravo never reports the failed experiments. So the supervisor thinks I am doing it wrong. An interesting fact is, the professor, Yankee, and Bravo - all are from a certain country. Alpha and I are from different countries. I don't want to mean anything racist but sometimes I feel the supervisor doesn't trust us because we are not of his race (the professor is neither American nor white). He wants to see his expected result in the experiments even if the methods are not exactly correct. He is happy even with a questionable method circumventing a well-established method if the results are similar to Yankee's data.
The supervisor showed his worst face a few days ago. My country is thousands of miles away from the USA and my first child was born a few weeks ago. When I asked for a vacation of 3 weeks in the winter, he refused directly. All his logic was I don't have enough data. I requested him that I am only going because I want to see my child. But it looks like the supervisor has no emotion. All he was saying was I don't have enough data so I should work more in the winter. He said I can only go during the Christmas break of 7 days.
I told him it takes 4 days to commute from the USA to my home town, the ticket prices are skyrocketed during that time. But all he said is "this is not my problem, you will still have 3 days to see your child." He was also suggesting that my wife should resign from her job and come to the USA. I was surprised how dare was he commenting on someone's personal life!
I understand I should have data to progress. But it's hard to get meaningful data when you have to replicate some old work that is questionable. And it has been only a few months, how am I supposed to show promising data on something when another student is stuck there for more than two years! I am trying to find out the problem but he is not ready to accept that the previous work could have some wrong methods/analysis.
My family and friends often tell me that I can hold my emotion but it was such a moment that I almost cried in front of him. I had a class right after and my eyes were all wet, I tried to hide them from others. It has been several days but I am finding it really hard to concentrate on work and study. I am feeling too much depressed, never felt this bad in my life! I am really in a bad position.
I am pretty early in my Ph.D. carrier. Should I change my supervisoschool? It will be another extremely difficult thing for me to do but if this continues for the next few years, I am really concerned about how I would manage.
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2021.09.27 06:41 misterscrotie Caesars down for anyone else or just me?
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2021.09.27 06:41 InvincibleBird [GN] Embarrassingly Bad: HP Pavilion $1430 Prebuilt Gaming PC (TG01-1160XT Review) (i5-10400 & RTX 2060 Super)
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2021.09.27 06:41 YAWNINGMAMACLOTHING Breakfast burritos for two weeks! Hash browns, egg beater omelets, and bean + rice mixture (not pictured)
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2021.09.27 06:41 ThatNerdOverThere- Would listing a dependent really not have impact on your acceptance/rejection?
I am applying to masters and PhD mostly in the USA and UK. On almost all applications they ask if we will be bringing a dependent family member for visa purposes - and I would like to have my remote-working spouse join me on a spouse visa or something similar.
The applications seem to say that this family/dependents status will not affect the applications, but is this really true in reality? I can't help thinking there could be some bias existing around it (such as, the hassle of having to do visa documents for two individuals rather than just one).
Please let me know if you have any idea about this. Thanks.
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2021.09.27 06:41 svanapps r/ethtrader - $ETH: I think short term bottom is mostly in. Maybe tap of the 200D EMA but let's go up now.
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2021.09.27 06:41 blind_nova About marriage
I heard married people have lower tax and some benefits. Is there a type of relationship that let's me get married to get all the benefits without all the romantic stuff? I really like the idea of saving some money, but I don't like the idea I have to date and all that. Is there something for that? A specific term or whatever?
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2021.09.27 06:41 ContentForager RIP Linda Porter (Myrtle) 1/31/33 - 9/25/19 (/r/superstore)
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2021.09.27 06:41 bifalif So sick of some men on Reddit treating women like we don’t belong here or if we do we only belong here in secret and are never allowed to disclose the fact we’re a woman.
Backstory: Earlier, I made a post that started with the first-person pronoun “I” followed by the standard age in numbers followed by the M/F gender identifier in parentheses thing. A fairly common practice on Reddit if I’m not mistaken.
The post was talking about how I had been using an item for my entire life, so including my age (aka the length of my life) seemed relevant. I got some snarky backhanded comment saying: “What does your gender have to do with anything? Upvote me cause I’m a wamen [sic]”
Why do some men have to act like Reddit is made specifically for them to use and if we “wamen” want to use it we must only use it in secret under the guise of being male or genderless. This person just assumed I stated my gender for some sort of clout and was deeply offended by it.
This is thankfully not the norm and I only encounter it from time to time which I’m grateful for. It’s likely, however, that the men on this site experience these kinds of comments far less often than us if ever and it’s just frustrating.
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2021.09.27 06:41 666MDMA666 If someone put a shotgun to the back of your head what wouldn't you do?
2021.09.27 06:41 Stephen0086 Ruby, The CR Dog in my town is loved so much by the community that she has her very own sticker!
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2021.09.27 06:41 EmbarrassedInitial52 Whats a red flag for you when you go for your first date?
2021.09.27 06:41 PirateAutodesk Best mods for Shogun 2 and S2 Fots on 2021?
I want to get back into shogun 2 and maybe also Fall of the Samurai sometime later
What are some good mods that I should install that don't completely break the balance, just expand the game, unit selection etc?
Is darthmod still the best? Is the strongholds of the Samurai mod any good? What about the Ultimate Immersive Mod?
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2021.09.27 06:41 SWulfe760 WF 1000-XM4 Shocking Ear Canal
Just bought a pair of certified refurbished 1000-XM4s off of eBay. So far, everything works as intended, except there's this issue where it feels like I'm getting small static shocks inside my ear canal (at the end of the earbud) constantly from my right earbud and occasionally the left earbud. This seems to be super frequent when using the small eartips (which fit best/deepest for me) and less so with the mediums (which feel much less secure). I'm fairly certain this isn't an issue with fit--as this doesn't feel like a physical discomfort as it is a small pricking sensation that happens every few minutes in my ear. Not sure if I've found any connection between the sensation and anything else that would prompt a static shock like socks on the carpet or wearing wool clothing, either.
Does anyone else have a similar issue? Should I return and try for a new pair? Thanks!
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2021.09.27 06:41 ziaaa_ CryptoForTheHomeless
Hello, I'm a senior in High School who just began to volunteer for CryptoForTheHomeless and I'm trying to help in any way I can. We're currently looking for people to hand food out and allow more food to be given out to the homeless.
We have currently spent no money on advertising and/or overhead so we're relying on organic growth to reach more people willing to volunteer.
1.Print out flyers https://imgur.com/pPH2rC2 2.Buy/Hand food out 3.Take photos of the food being given out with the flyers. 4. Send a the photos along with the receipt to email@example.com and everything will be reimbursed in cypto (or cash if preferred)
The biggest hurdle for the organization has been finding volunteers to give food out.
There are several past redditors volunteers who can vouch for the integrity of the charity so please don't be hesistant to help today. Thank you!
Discord: https://discord.com/invite/wRa57W2jY5 Website https://cryptoforthehomeless.org/
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2021.09.27 06:41 harisbhuju Free Chegg
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