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    I would choose MIT if I lived in the US. That is the best IT school on the planet. They invented basically everything to do with computers.

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    dean... are you really a computer with completely random statements that spew out from time to time...?

    and you don't "just go to MIT"...

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    how is college in the UK organized?
    This is a general description of the system:

    We go to high school till we are 16 and do our GCSE's (General Certificate of Secondary Education). They are pretty worthless though. Then you have the choice of going to college, staying at school or leaving education. At college or school you can do a vocational course or A-Levels (Advanced Levels). A-Levels are academic extentions of GCSE's and last for 2 years. You usually do 3 of them. If at 18 you have done A-Levels then you can go to university. The better scores you get in your A-Levels the better uni you can go to (there are a lot of c**p uni's in England and a few excellent ones). University lasts for 3 years and if you get a 2.1 class degree or higher you can do a Masters for 1 year.

    I was fortunate in that I worked my ..........e off during my Maths, Physics and Biology A-Levels, went to a great university and am doing what is known as a "Fast Track" degree programme so I bypass the bachelors degree and go straight for the masters.

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    weird... totally whacked compared to our system over here.

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    Originally posted by ober5861
    weird... totally whacked compared to our system over here.
    What happens with you guys then?
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    Secondary school until 12th grade (so, you're usually 17-18), and if you've passed enough classes, you get your diploma. During high school, you usually take some tests (SAT and ACT) so colleges have grounds to deny you admission because you suck. Usually, during your last year of high school, you apply to various schools and pick the one that best suits you (you cn afford, offers your major, etc). Then, it's off to college, if you decide to go. Some people choose community colleges first, which are smaller schools that are usually a jumping off point to a bigger college. There's more, but I don't feel like typing anymore...

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    The best education is the most rounded education, and a good measure of success in life in general (not everyone has access to education) is having accumulated some material possesions and maintianed your health, in your later years. Most people fail in one or both of these areas.

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    Secondary school until 12th grade (so, you're usually 17-18), and if you've passed enough classes, you get your diploma. During high school, you usually take some tests (SAT and ACT) so colleges have grounds to deny you admission because you suck. Usually, during your last year of high school, you apply to various schools and pick the one that best suits you (you cn afford, offers your major, etc). Then, it's off to college, if you decide to go. Some people choose community colleges first, which are smaller schools that are usually a jumping off point to a bigger college. There's more, but I don't feel like typing anymore...
    to continue... after you get your degree from what we call "undergraduate" level, you can go on to "graduate" schools... which can and often are the same university that you got your undergrad degree at. At the "graduate" level, you can go on to get your masters, and then your PHD, or (Doctorate) degree. Only complete imbicils would go to anymore schooling than this... and it takes quite a dedicated person to go that far... usually a person with their Doctorate in something (excluding those who have skipped ahead) comes out with the ability to practice at the ripe age of about 26-27, I'd say.

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    to continue... after you get your degree from what we call "undergraduate" level, you can go on to "graduate" schools... which can and often are the same university that you got your undergrad degree at. At the "graduate" level, you can go on to get your masters, and then your PHD, or (Doctorate) degree. Only complete imbicils would go to anymore schooling than this... and it takes quite a dedicated person to go that far... usually a person with their Doctorate in something (excluding those who have skipped ahead) comes out with the ability to practice at the ripe age of about 26-27, I'd say.
    Basically the same thing happens here

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    >Only complete imbicils

    about that, you can also double major... [one set of GEs, and in a few me and my friends will be gEECS] and it wouldn't be completely useless, how about it would be fun and you truly love life and knowledge? and don't say "oh, well when you have 3 term papers due next thursday, you'll change your mind"... because not only have i cut the multiple APs in HS but also have taken some courses at the local CC to make my BS trek at least a _little_ [emphasis on the world 'little'] easier... so... haha... we shall see...

    and anyone who doesn't want to be there just for the experience alone is sure missing out...
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    I'm starting school @ UIL Urbana-Champaign next month... I'm going for a Master of Computer Science degree I've got a friend there right now, just for kicks I do all of his CS homework (now I'll have my own)

    Urbana-Champaign is home to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications which still runs the world's fastest supercomputers (in fact, MOSIAC was developed there, if you go to Help->About in IE)

    I can't wait to start!

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    Originally posted by ober5861
    dean... are you really a computer with completely random statements that spew out from time to time...?

    and you don't "just go to MIT"...
    No, but I did invent the internet.

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    Nice to meet you - tell me, how did you go about creating it? Did you base it upon the ARPRANET like everyone says you did?

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    please keep this on topic stealth, troll_king? thanks...

    btw my HS A's are steadfast turning into C's... hopefully this semester i'll even out my craptacular 2.0 CC GPA to a 2.5 with any luck... we shall see... note to self: don't overload!!!

    must...study......
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    Originally posted by doubleanti
    please keep this on topic stealth, troll_king? thanks...

    btw my HS A's are steadfast turning into C's... hopefully this semester i'll even out my craptacular 2.0 CC GPA to a 2.5 with any luck... we shall see... note to self: don't overload!!!

    must...study......
    Well at least we can sort of understand what you are saying now a days. You are not as much of a retard as you were before. What happened?

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