So, I've just graduated with an MPhys in the UK, with a decent 2:1. I have a funded [minimum EPSRC stipend, £13.5k] PhD position at my current university, that starts in October.
I also have a job offer in the US, to work in software. The pay is (what I would consider) pretty decent, $130k...
Once you're used to the syntax, it's pretty straightforward. It's obviously not as fast as writing by hand, but almost. And you're generally only using the same things over and over.
If you want a backup like that, try Dropbox. Very useful :)
If you have good grades (you must have exceptional grades if you are considering those three), it's possible to go straight into a PhD at a good university (not those 3 though .. )
The EPSRC stipend requires a 2:1 at BSc level for doctorate funding. Yes, you will get more 'respect' for getting...
Paper is easiest, and fastest. I've tried taking my netbook, and even though I'm pretty speedy at LaTeX, it's just too slow compared with writing a lengthy derivation on paper.
You can always write up your hand written notes in LaTeX to make them prettier, and it's a decent way to force...
I believe the dinosaur asteroid (if this is indeed the cause) is estimated to be ~ 10km in diameter. I found some interesting facts for you:
And these are from pretty old statistics. I know that the rate of asteroid detection has increased immensely, so I'm sure the numbers are far higher now
AFAIK, an asteroid that was big enough to kill 99% of life - doesn't have to be very big, and only a fraction of that life will be inside the blast radius. The dust / heat / climate change / tides are what would kill life off over a number of years.
So the main things you need, are a TV, an...
Then that's probably your reason! :D
A bit of investigation into the errors might explain it, and put the expected result within your error bars.
How far out were you? Did you repeat it and get the same thing?