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Congratulations, Dr. Groot!!

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    Congrats Dr. Groot. PhD in Philosophy or Computer Science? In any case I hope all of that hard work and dedication opens doors in the direction you want to go.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    vesuvius

    Well, well, time really does fly. The weekly show on channel 9 is 5 years old, and just yesterday you were contemplating mono and big data.

    Where are you likely to end up, Japan, Redmond or back home?

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    exoteric

    Congrats!

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    magicalclick

    Congratulations !!!

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    evildictait​or

    Congrats Smiley

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    Bass

    , Minh wrote

    Congrats Sven. The next step is OBVIOUS. Order yourself this outfit.

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    Is that Harry Potter?

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    xgamer

    Congrats Sven .. Its time someone alerted MSR or Microsoft HR team...  before he is gobbled by Googplex or Infinite loop.

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    Harlock123n​ew

    Congratulations Dr. Groot!

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    ZippyV

    Congratulations!

     

    Philosophy? And are you going to stay in Japan?

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    GoddersUK

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    PhD in Philosophy or Computer Science? 

    , ZippyV wrote

    Philosophy?

    PhD (or DPhil, if you come from Oxford) stands for "Doctor of Philosophy" but is the name used for most doctorate level research degrees to distinguish them from medical doctors. Occasionally doctorates are issued under other names (e.g. EngD - engineering doctorate) but these are usually broadly equivalent (confusingly with the exception of the DSc (Doctor of Science) which is a higher doctorate, and rarely encountered (even more confusingly what is now a PhD was historically (pre 19th century) known as a DSc)) to a PhD.

    Plus the exact meaning and usage of all these terms varies with both time and place.

    (The title doctor of philosophy makes sense if you remember that in olden days just about everything was either "philosophy" (arts and humanities) or "natural philosophy" (science and maths).)

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    evildictait​or

    @GoddersUK: Don't forget an MD - a Doctor of Medicine, which is another type of doctorate that requires 6 years of education. You can get a PhD in Medicine but it's pretty rare.

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    ryanb

    Congratulations Sven.

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    GoddersUK

    , evildictait​or wrote

    @GoddersUK: Don't forget an MD - a Doctor of Medicine, which is another type of doctorate that requires 6 years of education. You can get a PhD in Medicine but it's pretty rare.

    But, to add to the confusion, a Doctorate of Medicine isn't required to be a medical doctor (in the UK, at least). Rather the requisite qualifiation for that is the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) (which is also a prequisite to undertake an MD). However a US MD is equivalent to a UK MBBS. Moreover, at a few universities, an MD is apparently the medical equivalent of a DSc, rather than the more traditional research degree it is elsewhere.

    We really need to simplify our HE system...

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    Dr Herbie

    @GoddersUK: Unless you join the Royal College of Surgeons, then you're back to Mister again. (Cheevos for the first person to correctly post why).

    Herbie

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    evildictait​or

    , Dr Herbie wrote

    @GoddersUK: Unless you join the Royal College of Surgeons, then you're back to Mister again. (Cheevos for the first person to correctly post why).

    Herbie

    Because in the 16th Century when surgeons were barber-surgeons they didn't have a medical degree. When the College of Surgeons received its royal charter, the Royal College of Physicians insisted that candidates must have a medical degree first. Therefore an aspiring surgeon had to study medicine first and received the title Doctor. Thereafter, having obtained the diploma of Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons he would revert to the title "Mr" as a snub to the RCP. 

    Can I has a cheevo?

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    Dr Herbie

    @evildictaitor: Cheevo unlocked -- General Smarty-Pants Tongue Out

    Herbie

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    evildictait​or

    @Dr Herbie: Cheevo unlocked: Can use Wikipedia Smiley

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    Sven Groot

    I've had it with these motherf*cking cheevos on this motherf*cking forum! Tongue Out

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