Mentor application

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Good evening fellow members,

I would like to humbly apply for the position of mentor. Although this is long overdue and pretty much a shoe-in at this point, I've taken the liberty of creating a brief campaign poster to highlight some of the benefits.





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Greg B., the PF main administrator, decides who to invite to become mentors and moderators, to the best that I'm aware.
 
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But Enrico is looking Marvelously fit.....
 
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You have a massive code rewrite to ensure server performance?
 
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Ah frick no it's meant to say I have a massive container full of Nigella Lawson's creamy potato gratin
 
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And apparently Enrico was not very good at drawing circles (or at least the center of the circles)... :smile:
 
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Greg B., the PF main administrator, decides who to invite to become mentors and moderators, to the best that I'm aware.
Well, yes.... But as with being invited to join the Avengers, the candidate will have acquired their superpowers before they are considered for the team. Thus, every mentor has a different origin story. In my case I was bitten by a radioactive doodlebug as a child; but only after my uncle Ben's facebook feed was overwhelmed by relativity-denying trolls did I understand that the powers conferred by that bite must be used to fight for good.
 
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Well, yes.... But as with being invited to join the Avengers, the candidate will have acquired their superpowers before they are considered for the team. Thus, every mentor has a different origin story. In my case I was bitten by a radioactive doodlebug as a child; but only after my uncle Ben's facebook feed was overwhelmed by relativity-denying trolls did I understand that the powers conferred by that bite must be used to fight for good.
I was cloned by the Banach-Tarski method.
 
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To be serious, I think many science advisors would be great mentors. As a mentor, it does impact your time, and people do not always have that in abundance. I am retired, so it's fine for me, but others not necessarily so. I got my call up from Greg.

Thanks
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No way he knows that many numbers. There's only ten fingers to count on.
 
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Ah frick no it's meant to say I have a massive container full of Nigella Lawson's creamy potato gratin
I saw Nigella once in Panzer's deli in St John's Wood. As she prefers short ugly men she clearly wasn't interested in being recognised by me.
 
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Good evening fellow members,

I would like to humbly apply for the position of mentor. Although this is long overdue and pretty much a shoe-in at this point, I've taken the liberty of creating a brief campaign poster to highlight some of the benefits.

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That is very big talk from an Atom.
I still upvoted your post though.
 
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That is very big talk from an Atom.
I still upvoted your post though.
Give us an emoticon to signify, "That is Interesting".

My feeling on the quote from pinball1970 is not "Wow" and is not "Like" (but neither is it 'Dislike').
 
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And curiously non-Italian...
Enrico%20Fermi%20chalkboard_0.jpg


And apparently Enrico was not very good at drawing circles (or at least the center of the circles)... :smile:


https://hep.uchicago.edu/~frisch/Enrico_Fermi_protest_v3a.pdf
I am not the first to doubt that Enrico Fermi would make the much discussed ‘mistake’ on the blackboard shown in the 1991 US stamp (Figure 1). In a letter to Nature in 1992, Richard Garwin wrote “...it is difficult to believe that Fermi could have written it...”, and then goes on to write “The most probably explanation is that Enrico Fermi, a great physicist, both in theory and experiment, and a man full of fun and humour, was having a little fun with the photographer.”[2]. In a Symposium on Fermi in 2001, Jim Cronin suggested that ‘”He might have been pulling our leg”[1].
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However, I have not been able to think of a physical process or object that the diagram describes. While striking and appealing, I think it too is a subtle but, with some thought obvious, ‘mistake’. My hypothesis is that this too is a witty protest– Fermi was told to draw a diagram as well as write some equations on the board, and he drew a picture that has no basis in physics. I personally think it is a brilliant response to a spur-of-the-moment need in its clarity and appeal [5]

Here's the blackboard from another viewpoint and another instant in likely the same photo shoot.
Enrico_Fermi_at_the_blackboard.jpg
 
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These photos brings back memories of my University classes. 😍
 
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These photos brings back memories of my University classes. 😍
You went to uni in Italy? I had no idea!
 
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Good evening fellow members,

I would like to humbly apply for the position of mentor. Although this is long overdue and pretty much a shoe-in at this point, I've taken the liberty of creating a brief campaign poster to highlight some of the benefits.

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I'm convinced. @Greg Bernhardt, make him a mentor.
 
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I'm convinced. @Greg Bernhardt, make him a mentor.
Okay. We are pleased to announce that @EnricoFermi is now a Mentor.

Oh, wait...
 
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In fact:
I move, That ergospherical be appointed a Mentor.

The question is the motion be agreed to. Those of that opinion will say aye, to the contrary no.....
 
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aye
 
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Thread locked before the landslide victory becomes any bigger. The Mentors are recounting the ballot(s). This may take a while... o0)
 
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Update -- It looks like the recount will take about 10 days...
 
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