Is anyone ever a computer scientist outside of college?

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    Quote Originally Posted by @nthony View Post
    LOL, this is anecdotally true in so many cases I've seen. Except I'd go one step further and posit:
    Comp Sci. = Engineering drop-outs.
    Funny. At my school, the CS dropouts all ended up in engineering.

    Just goes to show that such generalizations are a bunch of inflammatory garbage.

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    Depends what "smart" means, though. I suspect people are using that word with different meanings.

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    I know an older guy with an engineering degree who chose to start a comp sci-degree because, "I don't want to be doing this for the rest of my life" lol.

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    In regards to what @nthony said:

    I guess that's why at my school the IT school is actually part of the Business college

    soooo true

    When it comes to Engineering -> Comp Sci.....i'd say it is somewhat true...but not as true as the Comp Sci -> IT -> Business thing. i wouldn't say it is true enough to make it a generalization (like the others), although I have seen some cases of it happening.

    In my particular case...I am fascinated by many aspects of EE and CE, and I hope to take more courses in those subject areas.
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    My uncle is a programmer and works as an IT manager in a quite large company and has no papers whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashakil Fol View Post
    I don't think there are many fashion designers who could be physicists.
    ... and you think there are a ton of physicists out there that would make good fashion designers? I don't want to throw a stereotype on physicists... but the fanny pack and pocket protector haven't been fashion statements for... well... ever, now.

    I have to agree with Brewbuck... you seem to have a grudge against IT majors (and also apparently Literature and Fashion Design majors), but in my opinion, a successful person in any of the above fields is just as well accomplished as the other. Just because many CS majors fall back on IT, it doesn't mean they were too dumb to handle it... it's just not what they were looking for.
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    In the United States you need to have a special license to become a computer scientist, and therefore because this is regulated by the Federal Government you must have an ABET certified Computer Science degree.

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    and you think there are a ton of physicists out there that would make good fashion designers?
    Wow, you guys are gay.
    I'm not immature, I'm refined in the opposite direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMcGee123 View Post
    In the United States you need to have a special license to become a computer scientist, and therefore because this is regulated by the Federal Government you must have an ABET certified Computer Science degree.
    What the heck are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMcGee123 View Post
    Wow, you guys are gay.
    Psshh... you know well and good that you dress better than anyone here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    Psshh... you know well and good that you dress better than anyone here.
    I'm not sure why sexual orientation is entering into this conversation...

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    queatrix, is that you?

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