[Day 43] Of course my professor reads Wikipedia for fun

Before we go on, allow me to introduce my new favorite professor Mykel Kochenderfer. He did his BS and MS at Stanford, then did his PhD at University of Edinburgh (he finished his PhD in 3 years), then worked at that fancy lab MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and wrote this fascinating book called Decision Making Under Uncertainty. Other than being extremely smart, Mykel is also my professor and the father of my new four best friends. FYI, today, our class went to museums with his family and he and his wife left their four kids, aged 2 to 10, with me for an hour. They trusted me with their kids. Can you believe that?

When I found out that Mykel read Wikipedia for fun, I was fascinated. It’s like when someone asks you what you do for fun and you say: “I work on my PhD” or “I solve equations.” How amazing does it sound? So I asked him for the list of his favorite Wikipedia pages–I was procrastinating and was looking for something interesting to read over the weekend. He was very kind to give me his list.

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[Day 13] Weird things English speakers say

As a non-native English speaker, I always find the English language fascinating. People keep saying things that make absolutely no sense at all.

“It helped me grow as a person.” Like, seriously, what else could you possibly be growing as? A freaking tree?

“I have a runny nose.” OMG where did your nose run to? I can’t see it on your face.

“You do you.” I would rather be doing someone else, but I guess in the meantime I will have to keep on doing myself.

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