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    Larrin passes final hurdle for PHD

    Larrin defended his thesis today. This is where you stand in front of 5 PHD advisers for three hours, they nit pick 160 pages of condensed research and make the candidate feel like he could have done more to find all of the ins and outs of a very narrow field of study.

    He did better than average and will now receive his PHD in metallurgy. He has accepted a job with US steel in Pittsburgh.

    He says it will be okay if I don't call him Dr. Thomas now, but others may have to.

    We are very proud parents. He put hinself through school with almost no help from us and even saved money, got married, had two kids, and has no debt. We are excited for them.

    Hoss

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    Congrats. It is a massive achievement just to survive a PhD, let alone get it and do well.

    I dropped out after 4 months of one.

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    Congrats, Larrin!

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    Congrats both to Larrin & his proud dad!
    Huw
    There are many people who claim to be good cooks; just as there are many people who, after having repainted the garden gate take themselves to be painters.
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    That's great -- congratulations, Larrin! It's been a lot of years of hard work for you, and now you can really have an impact in the world of metals.

    Now onto Step 2 -- getting US Steel to start producing an array of new sheet steels suitable for high-performance kitchen knives
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    David (WildBoar's Kitchen)

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    That's great! High five to the Thomas gang!

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    Congrats, Devin! That's really great.

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    Congrats!
    It is a most impressive achievement!

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    Awesome, congrats!

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    Wow Devin, that is quite an accomplishment for Larrin, hopefully he will find his new job challenging and interesting.

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