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27 July 2009 @ 10:10 pm
Scooped.  
Looks like somebody already wrote my thesis so it's time to re-think and re-tool.

/sigh
 
 
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mhuffmhuff on July 28th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
Well, crap.
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Weedjsweed on July 28th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
Oh no! That is sucky, sucky news. Like, exactly the same?
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Paul Huffphuff on July 28th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
Pretty much exactly the same. Different languages I suppose, but that's not really the novel part.
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Weedjsweed on July 29th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
Wait, so did he steal the idea from under you? Or was it two minds thinking of the same thing at around the same time? Or had it been written for a while and you just discovered it? Sorry, I'm just like "What!?"
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Paul Huffphuff on July 29th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, so it was like 4 or 5 people at various institutions doing a group paper that essentially does what I was going to do for my thesis, published in volume 4 of a journal in 2008, which is right after I submitted my prospectus... So, several people with the same idea at the same time. Thems the breaks I guess.
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tamsinatortamsinator on July 29th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
So, if your prospectus was approved, you could technically still do it, right? Although it would be lame to do all that work and know that someone else had basically already done it.

Sorry, Paulo! :(
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ehuffehuff on July 28th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Bah! Where are they? I'll hunt them down and get 'em.
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bbqhuff on July 29th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
So sorry! Hope some new ideas crop up for you very soon! Rats.
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