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Old 09-25-2003, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default I can still pass!

Goddamnit I just got in a great mood! See, since the beginning of this year my motivation as far as class attendance goes went down the tubes. To the point where I ended up missing 2 tests <img src=smilies/banghead.gif>. Up until about 5 minutes ago, I was considering how to tell mom and dad that I was going to have to probably switch schools, or something of the sort. Then I was lucky enough to read the syllabus for the courses I thought I was screwed in. One of them has 4 tests which in total counts for 50%. Which means that if I ace the rest of the tests, I can still pass with a pretty good grade. The other one only counts 3 of the 4 tests, which means I can still get an A in that class despite my fuck up. Now there is just the matter of Computer Science, which it turns out I have no talent at. Whee! Guess I should probably reconsider that as my major huh?

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Old 09-25-2003, 10:54 AM   #2
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> ...which means that if I ace the rest
> of the tests, I can still pass with a pretty good grade.

I know it well:

Step 1: Get really lazy and neglect all sorts of shit until it becomes potentially problematic.

Step 2: Freak out and worry constantly.

Step 3: Realize that you barely missed anything or can still make it up. Get all happy again.

I'm afraid that's a sign of depression or anxiety disorder. Welcome to the club! <img src=smilies/thumb.gif>


> Now
> there is just the matter of Computer Science, which it turns
> out I have no talent at. Whee! Guess I should probably
> reconsider that as my major huh?

Also, I wouldn't recommend it for someone with mood swings. Getting very little exercise and sitting by yourself for most of the day is practically suicide for people like us. Astrophysics is bad enough, I can't imagine how excruciating comp sci would be for me. [img]/wwwthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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Old 09-25-2003, 11:51 AM   #3
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> Getting very little exercise and sitting by yourself for
> most of the day is practically suicide for people like us.
> Astrophysics is bad enough, I can't imagine how excruciating
> comp sci would be for me.
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That is why I am (potentially) going to have Japanese as minor. Since I actually have some sort of interest in that, as compared to Comp Sci which just sort of happened.

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Old 09-25-2003, 01:32 PM   #4
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>I can't imagine how excruciating
> comp sci would be for me.

Awww...c'mon, it wasn't THAT bad....I mean, other than spending endless hours debuggin the adaptor code you wrote and can't figure out why the sockets you programmed the day before aren't working anymore, and then finally relizing that you're server process you wrote the week before died for no reason and linux conveniently forgets to tell you about it and you practically go nuts and destroy the computer? Eh....it wasn't....uhhh....tooo...excruciating....

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Old 09-25-2003, 01:35 PM   #5
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Default DO NOT PASS GO

DO NOT COLLECT $200.

fuck computers. fuck "information technology".

there's TOO MANY PEOPLE. all the people from the 90s who rushed to get computer schooling ARE KILLING THE INDUSTRY.

they program like shit.

they admin like balls.

they don't know jack.

we don't need more ass hat college grads whining about unemployment cause no one wants a fresh college dork.

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Old 09-25-2003, 02:49 PM   #6
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> we don't need more ass hat college grads whining about
> unemployment cause no one wants a fresh college dork.

*sniff* I'm sorry....I didn't know you hated me that much... <img src=smilies/cry.gif>

Well, I guess since I have a job and can program better than ass, I'm alright.....right?

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Old 09-25-2003, 05:36 PM   #7
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Well considering that the school I am attending is one of the most accredited tech schools in my state, and that they have around a 85-90% rate of students in all of their programs getting hired into their field by companies shortly after they graduate, I am not really too worried about the job factor.
And if the job market for Comp Sci crashes, I will (hopefully) have the minor in Japanese to fall back on. Translators and the like are always fairly decent paying jobs.

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Old 09-25-2003, 10:13 PM   #8
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> Well, I guess since I have a job and can program better than
> ass, I'm alright.....right?

that's not what i mean. people are taking "computer science" and "information technology" (stupid names which make no sense) because they think they'll get employment and riches. they have no desire to learn it, study it, get involved with it, etc. that's why you have such shitty software...it's not being developed by nerds. it's being developed by some people who read a text book and then think they're master computer technicians.

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Old 09-25-2003, 10:22 PM   #9
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that's not what i mean. people are taking "computer
> science" and "information technology" (stupid names which
> make no sense) because they think they'll get employment and
> riches. they have no desire to learn it, study it, get
involved with it, etc. that's why you have such shitty
> software...it's not being developed by nerds. it's being
> developed by some people who read a text book and then think
they're master computer technicians.

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Old 09-26-2003, 01:51 AM   #10
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> there's TOO MANY PEOPLE. all the people from the 90s who
> rushed to get computer schooling ARE KILLING THE INDUSTRY.

thats part of the economy issue

1) its mainly those Certification programs and "non-college" techinical colleges that are really the blame as far as education schools go

2) also its partly due to everyone thinking they could get rich off selling shit online, REMEMBER THE DOT-BOMBS, people thought they could get rich selling toilet paper on the 'net <img src=smilies/cwm10.gif>

3) H1-B visa workers, even as we speak the gov't is giving Visas to lots of foreign workers (mainly from India) because "there is a shortage or high-skilled IT workers" BULLSHIT! how many people got laid off in 2001 alone? It was a strategy plotted by CORPORATE america, they wanted to flood the fucking market, to bring salaries down of IT people,

There wasnt too many jobs back in the 90s you could of gotten paid as good with just a Bachelors Degree than CompSci <img src=smilies/cwm11.gif> , Engineering, and perhaps some Business majors (finance, marketing, all that boring business shit), and maybe psychology or something

but the corporations knew they could ruin it and they have, as such they can hire better people for less now, as they have successfully flooded the market,

ok, know I guess I went off on a tangent but its a subject that still brings up some frustation of the past with me, 2001 was hell for the IT industry and employees (still hasnt changed much either) <img src=smilies/eek13.gif>

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