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Compared to my siblings ...

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I have notably less formal education
  2537 votes / 11%
I have notably more formal education
  7912 votes / 36%
I have a similar level of formal education
  7551 votes / 34%
I'm an only child
  2379 votes / 10%
What do you mean by "formal education"?!
  1502 votes / 6%
21881 total votes.
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  • by macwhizkid (864124) on Sunday November 25, 2012 @04:29PM (#42088831)

    If you say so. I'm not sure you quite have a grasp of what welfare is, but if you honestly don't support funding scientific research, I really hope you don't come down with, say, Tourette syndrome or Parkinson's disease. But at least in your alternate reality you can rest assured that capitalism will prevail and the free market will rush to assist you in your moment of need.

  • by jalind (149055) on Sunday November 25, 2012 @07:23PM (#42089687) Homepage

    Never finished school, but have about 32 hours of mathematics and physics and other general classes towards a BS in Physics. IMHO, the formal education makes no difference unless the experience of obtaining it creates the ability to think. Of all the PhD mathematicians and physicists, the MBAs and MScs and others with whom I've worked in the last 35 years in IT, the very best were the ones who learned how to think really well however they were educated. The worst sometimes had more yardage on their transcripts, but saw it only as a ticket to punch for a high paying job. They were the ones who were really adept at getting a job, putting on a good show while at work, getting everyone else to solve the really difficult aspects of their work and moving on to greener pastures when they got cornered with their own mediocrity.

    The one thing I have observed is that higher education and popular culture in the US is progressively rewarding the latter behavior. Geek, nerd and other perjorative appellations clearly reflect what current popular culture thinks of the deep thinkers. Instead, we reward a culture that glorifies gangsta rapper drug lords and image-without-substance from Hollister and Abercrombe & Fitch.

  • wine & cheese (Score:4, Insightful)

    by oneiros27 (46144) on Monday November 26, 2012 @04:24PM (#42097343) Homepage

    Both wine and cheese are aged in caves --

    I remember seeing a tv show where they were carving under some place in california for a winery to have some long-term storage. I could see a geologist being useful in those sorts of projects.

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long


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