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Double post.
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It's also a field specific thing. I work at one of the best hospitals in the country and some of the surgeons here are from some of the worst schools. They did AMAZING on national exams (i.e. top score in the country that year) and it doesn't haunt them.

Also, the ivy league schools aren't all top rated in medicine as some state schools are powerhouses (see UCSF, UCLA, U Pitt, Iowa, Minnesota, etc). The name and the reputation might sway the average person, but in medicine there's a lot of variability on strength of residency/fellowship that is different than the medical school. That matters much more frankly.

I went to one of them doodad small elite NE liberal arts colleges. I mostly went because it was the cheapest school I got into after financial aid. Otherwise I would have gone to penn state. I actually might have done better at PSU academically (less other big fish), which would have helped more for med school apps than the name of the school i came from.

edit: eh don't want to stir up trouble


Edited by jaywhyy - 4/25/15 at 5:28am
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Anyway, I did something quite unusual today. Took part in a "Kaffeeklatsch" at a friend's house. This consisted of everyone bringing along a recording of some piece of classical music which was significant to them. The theme was "war", as today is the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipolli.

Heard some amazing stuff. The piece which affected me the most was the first movement of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony (the "Leningrad"), which has an interesting history. Generally thought to be programmatic of the march on, and siege of, Leningrad by the Nazis, it's now recognised that Shostakovich had the music mostly mapped out long before those events - in which case, it's far more likely that his music was first intended as a commentary on the Stalinist terror.

Anyway, legend has it that by the time the symphony was completed, the siege of Leningrad was already well under way, and indeed many people had already starved or succumbed to bombing (the final death toll was some 900,000). A group of emaciated musicians was nevertheless gathered together to rehearse and perform this stupendous work, in defiance of the horrific prevailing conditions. Somehow the performance was recorded, and somehow that recording made its way to the Nazi commandant in charge of the siege. He later said "When I heard this, I realised finally that we would never succeed in taking Leningrad".

Leningrad is now St Petersburg, and an orchestra I play in toured that beautiful city last year. It turns out that the rehearsal hall we used was the very same one where rehearsals had taken place for the first performance of the Seventh in 1941. However, I had never heard the actual music until today.

The 7th is indeed most likely his covert commentary on Stalin's terror. Bear in mind that he had to thread carefully, his earlier opera had already almost cost him his life because Stalin considered the music unpatriotic. For something that sounds more like the devastation of the battle of Stalingrad, listen to symphony no 8. My personal favorite, btw.
An interesting biography of Shostakovich is the book by Laurel Fay.
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Easy? Fuck me... I'm looking for programs that are hard. What do I care about the ranking? Who's going to challenge me?

Get a phd in math from any top 100 school. It's going to be plenty challenging.
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So, I had my carmina's resoled. This is the first time I've had a leather sole replaced in London, and is this how it's supposed to look? I went to a cobbler that was highly recommended on SF. If this is how resoles look, I don't really see the point of buying expensive shoes that are nicely finished, as this is how they'll end up looking after a year. Might as well buy cheap meermins and replace them after the sole wears out. Ends up costing about the same.


Don't know/or now care who you sent them to. Thing is if it ain't right send em back.

Then next time send them to some one real biggrin.gif
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Don't know/or now care who you sent them to. Thing is if it ain't right send em back.

Then next time send them to some one real biggrin.gif

 

Any recommendations? This one was the universal recommendation across like 5 threads on SF.

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Any recommendations? This one was the universal recommendation across like 5 threads on SF.

certainly, C & J do great work for me and others I know, however my standards may be lower than yours.

Thing is, if five threads on SF sanction quality work it doesn't matter if you ain't happy.

I would also enlist the help (PM) of @DWFII he knows his stuff nod[1].gif
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certainly, C & J do great work for me and others I know, however my standards may be lower than yours.

Thing is, if five threads on SF sanction quality work it doesn't matter if you ain't happy.

I would also enlist the help (PM) of @DWFII he knows his stuff nod[1].gif

 

Cheers, Cleav! Does C&J accept non C&J shoes?

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Cheers, Cleav! Does C&J accept non C&J shoes?

Certainly do ol' friend

They've been doing my old dogs for years.

Worth a phone cal of course, I take repairs to Colmore Row and they send them down. Alternatively you could go direct to the FS

27 Perry Street, Northampton NN1 4HN

01604 631515

Best

Cleav
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Certainly do ol' friend

They've been doing my old dogs for years.

Worth a phone cal of course, I take repairs to Colmore Row and they send them down. Alternatively you could go direct to the FS

27 Perry Street, Northampton NN1 4HN

01604 631515

Best

Cleav

 

Thank you, much appreciated!

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Thank you, much appreciated!

A pleasure mate, I'd be interested to hear how you get on. I know the customer care you'll receive will be of the highest order nod[1].gif
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Hey Monkeyface, anyway for more pictures? Or at different angles? How does the shoe look 6 inches away from the camera? 

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Hey Monkeyface, anyway for more pictures? Or at different angles? How does the shoe look 6 inches away from the camera? 

Good shout

+ name and shame mwink[1].gif
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Compared to G&G, which is how the Carminas used to look. It might be hard to see on the pic, but I notice it when looking in the mirror. Cobbler is Mayfair cobblers.



Also, the thread seems to be missing in two of the holes. The thread also comes in contact with the pavement when I walk. Is this going to hold up? I don't trust them to fix it, and I'd ather not fork over £100 for someone else to fix it. If it'll hold for a year I'll try my luck at another cobbler next time.

It seems crazy that in a city where so many people wear good shoes there isn't a single good cobbler. I believe a factory recraft costs £150 and takes around 2 months. Might as well replace the shoes altogether at that rate.

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Is your primary concern that the welt stitching is so visible from the top?
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