9/6/2012 2:43:29 PM
It's as old as the Internet.Posted in: Off-Topic
9/1/2012 4:39:16 PM
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Quote from proletaria
College is overrated. You will hear this one and only one time from me, a career professor and here are the situations and reasons why:
1. Degree Mills: The bachelor is currently worth fairly close to nothing. Work experience is more highly prized and post-graduate education is assumed or greatly desired anywhere that degree training is relevant.
2. Contracted Economy: The work-force grows and the number of employers has shrunk. Vegas made a very appropriate assumption in suggesting that this was a good time to start a business (although certainly no guarantee of success).
3. Public Knowledge: Almost all the information our species has, collectively, is online somewhere. Given a strong enough desire to learn about something, you can readily self-teach more than ever.
Having said all that, it is untenable that -most- [potential] students should choose this path. It would lead to a reversal of situations where degrees are over-valued, employers too numerous, and information closely guarded. I think we may indeed be trending this way with the most recent generation understanding the failures of post-secondary institutions.
I also think that a well-rounded education does make better persons, but given the option of recommending someone to attend a rather expensive four year institution or telling them to find out about their topics of interest at khanacademy.org (or some such) is a no-brainer. It is more imrpotant than ever to truly grasp what one wants out of their education before making an investment into it.
My advice would be more generalized: to find an interest and then try to shoe-horn it into a career.
Very nice. I have been playing with those ideas myself for the past few years. Especially as a artist, it is cut and dry as far as the bachelor is concerned. The degree means nothing in my field. Thus, I'm actually at school to learn. Go figure lol.
Maybe, once this opinion is widely recognized as a relative truth, the approach to secondary school will evolve. As is, the system still sets under the guise of "come pay lots of money to say you have a degree with us". In other words, reputation is still important. Maybe once there is such an over inflation of degrees, the school systems might change the motto to "hey, come spend some money to actually learn something since we all know that nobody cares about what school you went to anymore!"
Not to say that such a scenario will occur soon or even ever. Just a thought. Maybe we just won't have physical schools in the future.
Yet, there is still an important motto to consider that holds true today. "It's not what you know, but who you know". Aside from the actual skill that I am learning, the most important thing is the people I have been connected to. And at any one of those massively prestigious schools there are certainly a few good people to know there.
Edit: I agree Vegas. And I REALLY hope that holds true for me. So far so good!
For the record, I'm a self-taught software-engineer with matching/superior theoretical knowledge to at least two people I know who studied at a university, and obviously practical knowledge is no issue either (as in, it's a matter of time/experience). Maybe I could be better in general maths, but nothing that holds me back in my job...
9/1/2012 4:29:32 PM
Hey guise, hey, hey guise,Posted in: Off-Topic
i haerd dibola 3 suckz lol
5/14/2012 2:49:35 PM
I was really trying to troll, thanks for the patience i guess.Posted in: Off-Topic
I totally stopped gaming though, will probably never play D3.
I'm 18, i feel 60.
5/14/2012 2:23:52 PM
I don't get it, what's it you're getting nervous about?Posted in: Off-Topic
5/14/2012 2:15:36 PM
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5/14/2012 1:46:30 PM
Hey guys, so is there any info about when D3 comes out yet?Posted in: Off-Topic
I bet Blizz are playing their "when it's ready" game again. :P
3/17/2012 9:14:53 AM
Posted in: Off-TopicI don't blame you. Turkish women are hot.
There's a saying that girls from İzmir are especially pretty.
3/16/2012 4:55:06 PM
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I did know about many Turks migrating to Germany. I think Turks are almost to Germany what Mexicans are to the U.S.-sources of cheap labor! LOL
And yes I also know a lot about Turkish political history and the military coups and even the risks today of Turkey backsliding away from its secular roots. And no I'm not trolling you. My fiance is Turkish and that's why I go there. I've been there twice now and she has come here a few times. Like, I spent time in Istanbul too. And while in Izmir I went to Sirince and Alsancak and some other cities I can't quite remember at the moment.
Hehe, so I actually did meet someone in real life I met on the internet and now I'm going to marry her. I'm a pretty introverted guy myself, yet I'm not shy either. I think they call that an outgoing introvert.
Don't try to kill yourself, guy! You live in Germany, the land of chocolate! And even the land of Haribo, I might add. Have you been to Dresden. I went there last spring and it's an amazing city.
I actually seek to return to İzmir and make things well again with a love-obsession of two years of mine. (Although she might move elsewhere after starting university; this is her last year at highschool.)
Damn, Alsancak is like where all teenagers in İzmir hang. (Me to a much lesser extend, since I never socialized much. :P) We were totally near...
3/16/2012 3:34:06 PM
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.. You didn't know Germany is full with Turks who moved in some decades ago as workers and now have children or even grandchildren? Created a whole sub-nation of Turks-living-in-Germany. My father happens *not* to be one of them; they met with my (German) mother in Turkey, and moved to Germany after marriage, I guess also because my father had it hard in Turkey due to being left-wing; look up all the bullcrap that happened in Turkey in the 80s (the military took over the state etc.). Left-wing politicians are still the (sometimes oppressed) minority due to this, up to today.
By the way Bayraklı is like a couple hours from where I live[d] in Turkey. O_O You might be trolling me, having looked up that I lived in İzmir (I mention[ed] it often enough), but if not, I'm really sad that I'll be missing the oppurtunity to meet you. I'd be across that large natural harbor you can see on the map. Meeting someone I've known somewhat well on the Internet, in real life, would probably have seriously interesting effects on my psychology. (I'm extremely introverted in real life; have actually been diagnosed with a major depressive episode last summer after a serious suicide attempt; am mostly stable at the moment, finally having decided to speak up at least a little bit for my emotions and insist on quitting school, which led me to find a software engineering job.)
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