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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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Conference trolls

XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,696 ✭✭✭✭✭
@Science24, I hope I am too shy to be a troll. He he. But this is the first time I have come across this term.

"Some people avoid giving papers to escape this horror. One of us remembers the joy she felt at a conference when the fire alarm went off just as she finished presenting, saving her from questions altogether. "

Here you have the link: https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/nov/11/dont-be-a-conference-troll-a-guide-to-asking-good-questions


  • science24science24 Posts: 970 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Me too @Xanthippe , The one I have been to lately was very exiting, but all the questions were in the "The tough-but-fair question" as there isn't enough room to ask other kind of questions. You know, for us they will present in hurry just to save time for questions, we love to answer them ;)
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Teacher Posts: 2,020 mod
    I'm one of them @Xanthippe ! The mere thought of standing up in front of people is enough to make me scurry into a hole and hide!
  • science24science24 Posts: 970 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Only in the first one @amatsuscribbler , I am sure you will do better afterwards.
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Teacher Posts: 2,020 mod
    edited September 2016
    No @science24 . I need a permanent hole in the ground!
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