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17-08-2012, 08:12 PM
RE: Apparently a useless college major...
(17-08-2012 07:00 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Ain't useless, just ain't profitable. I was a Philosophy major when I first entered University. I really dig metaphysics and epistemology. Then my wife got pregnant in my Junior year. I switched to CompSci 'cause nobody's gonna pay me enough for my metaphysical positions to feed that baby. They pay me handsomely to write their apps though.

No wonder we get along so well. My undergrad is Maths & Philosophy, my master's in CompSci.Thumbsup

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17-08-2012, 08:28 PM (This post was last modified: 17-08-2012 08:38 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Apparently a useless college major...
(17-08-2012 08:12 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(17-08-2012 07:00 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Ain't useless, just ain't profitable. I was a Philosophy major when I first entered University. I really dig metaphysics and epistemology. Then my wife got pregnant in my Junior year. I switched to CompSci 'cause nobody's gonna pay me enough for my metaphysical positions to feed that baby. They pay me handsomely to write their apps though.

No wonder we get along so well. My undergrad is Maths & Philosophy, my master's in CompSci.Thumbsup

Ain't you like filing patents and starting IT businesses and shit? Girly's got skills. I got two strong arms, I can help. Let me help. Wink

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17-08-2012, 09:02 PM
RE: Apparently a useless college major...
(17-08-2012 08:28 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(17-08-2012 08:12 PM)Chas Wrote:  No wonder we get along so well. My undergrad is Maths & Philosophy, my master's in CompSci.Thumbsup

Ain't you like filing patents and starting IT businesses and shit? Girly's got skills. I got two strong arms, I can help. Let me help. Wink

C#, .NET, WPF, Win32, file systems?

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17-08-2012, 09:08 PM
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(17-08-2012 09:02 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(17-08-2012 08:28 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Ain't you like filing patents and starting IT businesses and shit? Girly's got skills. I got two strong arms, I can help. Let me help. Wink

C#, .NET, WPF, Win32, file systems?

Hey, Bandit. Translate those into Latin. That'd be useful.

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17-08-2012, 09:15 PM (This post was last modified: 17-08-2012 09:40 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Apparently a useless college major...
(17-08-2012 09:02 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(17-08-2012 08:28 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Ain't you like filing patents and starting IT businesses and shit? Girly's got skills. I got two strong arms, I can help. Let me help. Wink

C#, .NET, WPF, Win32, file systems?
Yup. C# with WPF is my development environment of choice. Don't always get my way. Shit happens.

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18-08-2012, 03:49 AM
RE: Apparently a useless college major...
(17-08-2012 07:00 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Ain't useless, just ain't profitable. I was a Philosophy major when I first entered University. I really dig metaphysics and epistemology. Then my wife got pregnant in my Junior year. I switched to CompSci 'cause nobody's gonna pay me enough for my metaphysical positions to feed that baby. They pay me handsomely to write their apps though.

That's kinda the opposite of me. I spent 16 years working in IT (and it wasn't called IT when I started, that's how long I've been doing it). And now, I'm doing a philosophy masters. Screw the metaphysics, though... science can answer some of those questions better than philosophy can. Ethics all the way Smile
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18-08-2012, 11:37 AM
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I actually do enjoy computer work. All the work we do with this translation will be digitized by us, so it will build more experience up with XML.

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18-08-2012, 06:05 PM (This post was last modified: 18-08-2012 06:11 PM by GirlyMan.)
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(18-08-2012 03:49 AM)Red Celt Wrote:  Screw the metaphysics, though... science can answer some of those questions better than philosophy can. Ethics all the way Smile

Ethics feels like a secondary consideration to me. Existence feels like the primary consideration.

My employer pressures me to go back and get my PhD so they can improve their educational profile metrics. I tell them "Okay, but realize that I'm gonna get it in metaphysics not comp sci." They shut up. ... And then they pressure me again.

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18-08-2012, 09:34 PM
Apparently a useless college major...
(17-08-2012 06:55 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Translating from Latin to English?!?!

Sounds like heresy to me.

Aren't you supposed to say it sounds Greek to you?

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20-08-2012, 09:34 PM
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Greek is actually a fun language as well. It's a great way to get people to really think about the way they read certain (cough cough) scriptures (cough) that are translated from Koine, where they then lose some of the special connotation in the Greek words. A whole mood for a word that can't be expressed in English without altering the style of the writing.

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