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rocc0 last won the day on March 1

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    Posting in epic thread
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    yeah I'm excited. i'm especially looking forward to this region around aoraki which is an international dark sky reserve. never been to one before but apparently you can see stars really well. touring an observatory there as well which should be cool.
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    Going to New Zealand in January to drive and hike around the country, picking up some gear today
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    Is it possible for me to transfer while missing some pre-reqs is my only question lol. If that's a yes, I'm confident I'd transfer in. A few of my teachers at my school went to Georgia Tech and they liked it but that was anywhere from 10-40 years ago. (One of them was talking about how the area around Georgia Tech was like "the projects" when he attended but that's no longer a problem obviously). Seriously though, when did you go? What program were you in? How difficult were the courses? If you've been to another school, how do the courses compare at Georgia Tech? Was going to Georgia Tech over a smaller university worth it? What were the networking opportunities like while you attended? I could most definitely get into NC State which would be like 1/10th the cost, but a CS degree from Georgia Tech looks a lot better than a CS degree from NC State... I graduated last May, BS/MS in aerospace engineering. Bottom line: think hard about it, you may well be better off going to NC State. I went to GT out of state, took on a decent amount of debt, worked hard (the rumors about courses being needlessly difficult are pretty true), got good grades, made a lot of friends, and generally had a great time there. Very good clubs and networking opportunities. I don't regret having done it and overall I love the place and the city. I got a nice job out of the deal and I'm happy with it. However, I have plenty of coworkers who went to less "prestigious" schools, including local state universities near where I grew up. I can't help but think I could have taken a more pleasant and less expensive path to the same place I'm at now. In most cases I think the optimal play (if you're the one paying) is to get the cheapest degree you can, after your first job it's not going to make much difference where you got it.
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    @ Veiva I went to Georgia Tech, let me know if you have questions about it
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    Yeah, indeed. There are several here. How are you working with crypto? What programs do you use? Do you use bots like 3commas? Go back to the shadow
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    i didn't watch the trailer because it didn't appear interesting to me, this is likely the case for most people across the other platforms
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    debugging this simulation at work has me ready to put my head through the wall
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    picking Texas Tech to the elite 8 in memory of long inactive but not forgotten OTer and Lubbock TX person Lenticular_J, last active 2011
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    yeah I'm drunkposting barely coherent stream of consciousness, what's it to ya
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    even if we acknowledge the various factors weighing against each other that created the situation, I think it's fair to say that in real terms that the economic outlook in real terms (i.e. what your work output actually gets you in lifestyle terms) is worse now than it has been in a long time. with probably a short exception period for the poor bastards who were graduating right around the recession. and that sucks honestly. it seems like everywhere I've lived is a transplant city now. where I grew up people had been living in the region for generations. but young people now seem to jump on the best job available wherever it is. I've lived in Atlanta, Denver, and San Diego during college and I'd say like 75% plus of the people I met there were transplants who moved there for work within the last 10 years. we're not putting down roots any more. a lot of kids are going to grow up seeing their grandparents yearly instead of weekly/monthly (or daily for those people who still live in multi gen homes). a lot of people who grew up in houses with yards are going to raise their own kids in apartments. I can't help but think that stuff like this is going to have lasting negative impacts on our culture. especially as these issues become more and more severe, people are moving to cities at an insane pace. I get that cultures shift and change over time but it's not always good. can't help but think we've been losing part of ourselves for like 30 years now and it's almost gone
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    don't we see the same stagnation of real wages in fields that were all male and remain nearly all male?
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    >the problem with anecdotal evidence such as this is that there's no way it can capture a society wide phenomenon. I've heard (and experienced) pretty much the opposite, at least in technical fields. that's fair and it does make sense. but I think there are other factors that actually do make it worse. like student loan debt is at an all time high. even if you're more likely to get a job (any job) as an entry level worker in 2019, I think you're still a lot further away from achieving the lifestyle your parents had. by that I mean when my dad was growing up, his mother didn't work, his father worked a middle class job, but they had a house and supported him and his two brothers, sent all 3 of them to college. even my parents working lower middle class type jobs were able to afford a house, 2 cars, 5 kids etc at a young age, only a few years older than I am now. so maybe the unemployment rate is low but it feels like there are fewer jobs than ever that actually provide you with that type of lifestyle. especially as the country becomes more and more urbanized, with so many of those jobs concentrated in urban/suburban areas where prices are so inflated
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    I'll preface this by saying I haven't looked at any kind of meta analysis of employment statistics but from my completely anecdotal personal experience of gathering takes from people in the engineering industry, I get the impression that the job market for young people is bleaker than it has been in some time. and I seemingly hear this over and over from people. yet unemployment is very low. I know that statistic doesn't include people who have stopped looking - were a lot of people just knocked out after the recession and have stopped trying to get up? are more of the current jobs considered shitty than they used to be? are people living and working longer, preventing people lower down from moving up and creating a logjam at the bottom? I don't really follow mainstream media but it seems that people on the right and left were saying in 2016 that the us job market was in the worst state it had been in decades. that doesn't seem like something that could really reverse in 2 years. of course at election time both sides have an incentive to sell the idea that everything is going to hell unless they get out in charge, but I still see this take from normal people who have no reason to try to convince me either way if I can't even confidently assess the present state I don't see how I can make recommendations for the future /ramblepost
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