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    I am, for now... I'd like to do this for awhile (20 years or so), and then quit, go back to school at around 40, and totally start over doing something different... Teaching history or something.

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    Govtcheez, you want to be in school when you are 40 years old? That must be a joke.

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    Seriously... I mean, it's not like I'd live on campus or join a frat or something, but I think 20 years as an engineer would allow me to put away a little to go back to school with.

    I don't want to ever believe that computers are the only important thing to me out there - I want to expand my knowledge way past that, and help expand it to other people.

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    Originally posted by black
    please get rid of that damn !
    hmm... nah. If the board doesn't censor it, why should you?
    EntropySink. You know you have to click it.

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    Computers in the work environment is not much more than learning how to use some system supported tools, but on the other hand if you wanted to continually learn about a subject like computer technology than research and development would probably be more suitable. There is no telling where that would take you but it would certainly cross into several fields of study.

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    I am, for now... I'd like to do this for awhile (20 years or so), and then quit, go back to school at around 40, and totally start over doing something different... Teaching history or something.
    This is almost exactly how I'm thinking. I've got 2 years under my belt already. I'd like to believe there is a point where I can reasonably retire early and do something else. I don't think it would be school again though. I learn more from a $50 purchase at barnes and noble than I ever did from a class.

    edit: oh and yes, I'm a professional coder
    "You are stupid! You are stupid! Oh, and don't forget, you are STUPID!" - Dexter

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    College is best at introducing you to a wide array of concepts. The scope is much geater than what you would be able to pick up from focusing only on computer related books that you thought were good.

    If you attend of group, even a group like here at cprogramming than you will increase the scope of your knowledge. In a way that is why I was pressing for a new board design. I won't say anymore about it.

    At any rate, the reason why I don't know if I would want to attend College past the age of about 30 is that it might be uncomfortable being a lot older than the other students.

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    But aren't you only a couple years younger than that, anyways?

    I can see that it would be a little odd to be in there with people so much younger, but I think it'd be a unique, interesting experience.

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    Well due to globalization, the developed world is becomming knowledge workers and specialization of labor is being exported to underdeveloped countries because more product can be created cheaper (and shared). It's difficult to get by without an education here in Canada, that's why I went to College. I'm getting old, but I'm not quite that old. I just have to make sure I shave my beard regularly.

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    > I just have to make sure I shave my beard regularly.

    I should start doing that more regularly... At least trimming... I'm starting to look like a UNIX developer...

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    Well, I have a diploma in computer science and I'm more than capable to do the job, but I have no working experience and no one is willing to give me a chance to prove myself and get experience.

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    The other thing that happens when you get a little bit older, is that it's easier to gain weight, so make sure to keep exercising.

    The Unix guys are too independant to pay for haircuts.

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    > The Unix guys are too independant to pay for haircuts.

    lol - yeah - they won't go to a barber unless they gets the blueprints for the scissors and the haircut for free...

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    Originally posted by biosninja
    Well, I have a diploma in computer science and I'm more than capable to do the job, but I have no working experience and no one is willing to give me a chance to prove myself and get experience.
    You should concentrate on the solutions being used by the vendors. You than have to keep up with the changes. Those solutions are currently called Java and .net. If you are proficient in either of those solutions than you will get hired.

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    The requirements that formed these systems came from corporations. They represent what corporations want.

    As a side note. A technology such as the .net framework integrates systems (constructed in C/C++). The solution that you build is built ontop of servers (for example a web service), and therefore they are very powerful.

    If you hang around here you will not recieve too much of this kind of help because people don't quite know what they are doing here, but that will change. This is the right place to be if you know what you want.

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