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03 July 2013 @ 12:12 pm
Spam Postdoc Application  
I long ago gave up responding to spam PhD and internship applications. But I was amused by a spam postdoc application I received this morning in which the applicant assured me he would benefit my research "in pulp and paper engineering" - I didn't even realise pulp and paper engineering was a field in its own right, let alone that I was sufficiently high profile in it that someone could claim to be "deeply impressed by your academic achievement" especially someone "skillful in the techniques of chemical pulping, mechanical pulping, pulp bleaching, brightening, biological treatments of chemical and mechanical pulps, dissolving pulp, wood properties analysis, and wet-end chemical and specialty paper techniques" - all I am sure active and interesting research areas but not ones terribly relevant to rational agent programming and verification.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/101792.html.
daniel_saunders: Kafkadaniel_saunders on July 3rd, 2013 04:01 pm (UTC)
Sorry, previous comment deleted when I realized this was an unlocked post and hence it was possible (although unlikely) that members of a Certain Institution might see it.