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    ~ I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it. -- Kyle Schmidt ~

    ~Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. -- Josh Billings ~

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    Oh and I'm doing French and English, or French and something else. There's a course called 'French and Philosophy' but according to some you don't get a job which can't be too great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogar The Brave View Post
    Economics is useful, politics is a joke, and philosophy is fun as hell. International relations and economics is the only thing that's getting you a job though. And how many languages can you speak. I recommend three in all seriousness.
    Hmmm....English, passable Mandarin, and very basic Italian. I'm CONSIDERING taking a Spanish course in school at the moment. Deadline for signing up is tomorrow, someone advise me on whether it'll be any use.

    Also, I've now got my heart set on Economics, Politics and International Studies at Warwick. Now the only problem is getting in. I think the competition is really hard.

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    computer science

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    why do all indians go into computer science. i remember looking at some list of the top scorers on that iit test thing on wikipedia once and it had their majors listed next to them and over 90% were computer science

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    hello may i help you with today the microfot programming hotline who to am i speaking with and also we have sale on beef jerky today


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    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    why do all indians go into computer science. i remember looking at some list of the top scorers on that iit test thing on wikipedia once and it had their majors listed next to them and over 90% were computer science
    computer science in india isnt computer science. its electrical engineering with a focus on computers. indians take computer science because people with computer science degrees, especially from iits, are in demand, not because they have any sort of genuine interest in it. also most indians who do take computer science usually head on to graduate school either in india or abroad for an mba which lands them in a high level management position in a company which may or may not have anything to do with computers. its a sort of default path than any average indian takes because they feel its a tried and tested method to a secure desk job that'll settle you for life. theres really no meaning to it.

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    mind you, thats not the path im taking. i have a passion for technology, and its a field i am certain i want to end up in. one of the reasons i want to go to the us is because, especially in elite universities, the education a person gets is a consequence of his desire for that particular education; that is, a person majors in something because of they want to study it. not like in india, where a majority of engineering students end up taking computer science because of peer pressure.

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    Yeah, there are tons of people at my college with lots of money and they've been sort of pushed into it by their parents when they don't really want to do it. Most of them won't continue with it anyway- it's just a status symbol to them.

    I got in easy because I actaully do find computer science and programming easy
    Lol, I hardly have to put an effort to study now.
    Originally made by LM:


    ~ I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it. -- Kyle Schmidt ~

    ~Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. -- Josh Billings ~

    * dragon_berry**Fallen_Wings*

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    I tried computer programming and such, I can't stand it. It's long, boring, difficult, and makes for terrible deskwork. I'd much rather handle company finances or speculate on the economic outlook with maths than worry about the intuitiveness of a login page.
    "I prefer a sane world where you are rewarded by providing people with something they want. Not arbitrarily rewarded in a status game that reminds me of chimpanzees." - nazgulnarsil

    Here I am with my empire
    I’ll bring you to your knees
    Ebb and flow with my desire
    Cause its all that you’ve been taught to be

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    id find handling company finances to be long, boring, difficult and terrible desk work. different strokes for different folks.

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    personally i'd find both terribly boring. i'm not dead-set on anything, i'm just absolutely certain i don't want a desk job. there's a course at a cégep (it's basically the same as late high school, like 13th and 14th grade) close to where i live called "pure science / music", which i intend on taking. it encompasses pretty much every "heavy" field of science, with an additional focus on music. from what i've read it opens doors in the biology, medicine, pharmaceutical, optics, physics, chemistry and some more fields, plus an actual music education. if i can't decide on what to do after that i have a problem


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    Quote Originally Posted by TeenageAngst View Post
    company finances
    Now that's boring.
    Originally made by LM:


    ~ I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it. -- Kyle Schmidt ~

    ~Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. -- Josh Billings ~

    * dragon_berry**Fallen_Wings*

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    and funnily enough, worrying about the intuitiveness of a login page was exactly what i was doing yesterday and today

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    I'm wondering how screwed up I'll become, working for the government.

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    I'd choose French over Spanish, Ninetails.

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    I would too, 'cept my school doesn't offer French.

    French is a sexy language.

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    I know right?

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    France <3

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    the land of croissants

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    fuck croissants, i speak french. that's all anyone should need to start learning.


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    I'd love to learn Anglo-Saxon. It sounds so cool.

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    hahahaha pichubro <3

    i'd love to learn spanish and german



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    I think I'd like to speak Gaelic.
    Originally made by LM:


    ~ I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it. -- Kyle Schmidt ~

    ~Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. -- Josh Billings ~

    * dragon_berry**Fallen_Wings*

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