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^ Some sensational deals there.    Having purchased from Unipair before, I can say that their service is excellent. 
 You make an excellent point and I'm sure that others would join with me in stating that Miley Cyrus's tweets are far more valuable than your posts in this thread!  
 This topic can also lead to interesting discussions. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of time to write about this right now, but it seems to me that younger people nowadays are often encouraged to find a job that they love, and that if they have a job and don't like it, then they should leave it and find something else as otherwise, they will be wasting their life. Of course, it's great if you can find a job that you love. However, the simply reality of life means that...
 LM, you're entirely correct that someone must know a lot, an awful lot, to write knowledgeable articles on such topics for academic journals. They're still an easy mark, though, because writing on such an absolutely niche topic then makes one wonder whether anyone else actually reads what this person has written. Also, of course, it makes it easy to ask "Well, what's the point?" That can then lead to the eternal argument of why we educate ourselves - should we be...
 I must admit that Humanities researchers are an easy target for ridicule. Let's face it, unless you manage to come up with a really big idea that captures the imagination, such as "The End of History" (Francis Fukuyama) or the "Clash of Civilisations" (the late Sam Huntington), if you otherwise want to make a name for yourself in humanities research you've got to try to find a niche and there's been so much research done already that it seems to me that you can only...
 Yes, it certainly is worth discussing. As another example, there is a massive oversupply of law students at present. There are something like 67 000 lawyers (solicitors and barristers) in Australia at present, but there are currently more than 35 000 people studying law at university. This is happening at a time when the legal industry is shrinking, rather than growing. I think that there are now eight or nine law schools in Queensland, two of which just opened in the...
 I used to, but moved away from the sector 12 years ago now. However, my wife is a sessional lecturer, as well as running her own business related to her teaching area, and she's well aware that as she has no interest in research or publishing, she has no chance whatsoever at ever getting a permanent position. We also live near the university where my wife teaches and a lot of people whom we know and socialise with are academics of one stripe or another. While I was...
 This happens all the time, doesn't it? Haute couture/name brand designers incorporate very expensive items into their seasonal campaigns, perhaps with a particular twist added to them. Most people can't afford them or aren't willing to pay those prices, but the items are featured in ad spreads and billboards. Then, one or two seasons later, versions of those designs end up at Gap, Century 21, or somewhere similar, priced for the masses.
I just stumbled upon this fatuous opinion piece by the VC of The University of Sydney:http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/look-beyond-deregulation-uncertainty-to-the-benefits-of-university-20141217-128s56.html These two parts caught my attention:  Perhaps I'm missing something here, but I fail to see how increasing fees (which is what the inevitable result of deregulation will be) will "make university more accessible for students from disadvantaged backgrounds". Those...
Personally, I wouldn't want to live in an apartment that has what appears to be translucent cladding over most of the windows. I'd like to you, you know, actually have a view if the building's position allows it.
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