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Old 10-01-2003, 04:49 AM   #21
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> He WANTS to be an accountant? What, is he Jewish or
> something?

He likes numbers. Heck, if I hadn't already taken 3 years towards a math degree, I would consider going the accountant route because I'm starting to despise math.

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Old 10-01-2003, 04:52 AM   #22
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> yeah...getting drunk is SO freaking cool. seeing the dirty
> sorority sluts is SO awesome.

College can be a great academic experience, and it can help with jobs later on. I agree that it's silly to go to college just for the 'fun'.

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Old 10-01-2003, 05:39 AM   #23
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> College can be a great academic experience, and it can help
> with jobs later on. I agree that it's silly to go to college
> just for the 'fun'.

i absolutely DETEST the educational system. the academic experience is worthless.

my left testicle could teach the php programing class...i have no need for the rest of the classes nor do i even care about them.

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Old 10-01-2003, 06:44 AM   #24
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> Or if you wanna do something that requires a college
> degree....like astrophysics.

Hell, a lot of computer science related fields require a degree. Of course, a BS in computer science + MSCE and NCE certification = $35 to $40 an hour.

Hell yeah. I'm staying in college.


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Old 10-01-2003, 07:11 AM   #25
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> you're forgetting one thing, tho'...college is a fucking
> blast. sure it cost a fortune, but i had the time of my
> life in school. all the booze, all the women...holy shit,
> what a great time.

I agree with you 100%. I had the time of my life in my school days, compounded by the fact that I was attending classes and living in downtown San Francisco. Sure left me with a hefty bill though.

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Old 10-01-2003, 07:42 AM   #26
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> i absolutely DETEST the educational system. the academic
> experience is worthless.

Well, as an undergrad, I know I learned a lot of shit about things I never would have even thought about on my own. Most of it isn't of use in my job, but it gives me a much broader outlook on the world in general. You can teach yourself anything if you try hard enough, but college is the most efficient way for most things and it's a great place to meet the experts in whatever field you're interested in. I think you may be right about programming, though. I haven't taken a single programming class that I thought was worth my time.


> my left testicle could teach the php programing class...I
> have no need for the rest of the classes nor do i even care
> about them.

If all you want to do is learn to program in php, then you're damn right you shouldn't be going to college. Not everybody wants such a narrow knowledge base, though.

It all depends on what you want out of life. If all you want is be really good at one thing and make a decent living, then college is a waste of time. If you want a broad knowledge base and have a general interest in academics, then you would be hard-pressed to learn all you wanted outside of college. I am definitely in the latter category, so I would be in college even if my interests didn't require it.

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Old 10-01-2003, 08:47 AM   #27
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I would have to agree that collage is a waste of time and money unless you know what you are doing. If you are not shure what you want to do then college will probly help you in that direction to help you find your goals but there are better and less expensive ways to do that. And if you are going so you could get a job, I would make shure that that job requires a degree. Otherwise buy some books and read them and do some research on your own. A degree is only proof on paper that shows people that you know what you know.

Remember that your credts are still there if you ever decide to go back!

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Old 10-01-2003, 12:20 PM   #28
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> Not ready for it. I'm going to go get a job, an apartment,
> see what the real world is like, then go back to college. I
> have absolutely no motivation.
>


It's your choice. Some people need a year or two to get motivated. Good luck.
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Old 10-02-2003, 12:51 AM   #29
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> advanced calculus, history of the x86 assembler and gym are
> probably the most important things i do with my job as a
> programmer
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depends on what software or what you are programming for, math is quite useful for the science community, doing web programming doesnt really require any high level math

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Old 10-02-2003, 01:25 AM   #30
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Good job son, quitting college is one of the toughest things you'll ever do, have a dollar.

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