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Postby Mathmagic » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:41 am UTC

Or what you *haven't* got. ;)

What I mean is, what kind of educational background do you have? What level of education are you in NOW? What's the farthest you've gone? (No, not THAT! That's for ANOTHER thread!)

I'm basically creating this thread because I'm too lazy to read through all 200-or-so "Introduction Thread" replies to find out all this information. Besides, who DOESN'T love a shiny new topic to post in?

Anywho, I'm in first-year university at the University of Calgary, enrolled in the Physics program... I'm really not all that knowlegable in ANYTHING, unless you need me to debate with you about how the "centrifugal force" doesn't really exist or talk about how cool photons really are.

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Postby aldimond » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:42 am UTC

I'm currently in month 8 or so of the real world.

It has been very educational.
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Postby thefiddler » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:44 am UTC

Senior in high school.

No idea what I'm doing in the future.

College plans, so far, include:
Going to the community college this summer, next year, and next summer (plus AP credit).
Then, my sophomore year, I should be able to transfer as in as a junior.

Yay for saving money! :D

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Postby Toeofdoom » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:46 am UTC

I'm starting Uni next month, a computer science/games course.

Other than that, got a 94.7 enter score in year 12 (Highest score for a guy at my school this year), and lots of cool maths and science awards. Like, top of state for year level and stuff, but thats not really the education part.

Oh and I am sincerely hoping for all the protons making up certain people such as john howard and bush to decay all at once. Just thought I'd chuck that in.
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Postby aldimond » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:50 am UTC

Toeofdoom wrote:Oh and I am sincerely hoping for all the protons making up certain people such as john howard and bush to decay all at once. Just thought I'd chuck that in.


1. I don't know who'd succeed Howard if he went down. Here in the States we've got Dick Cheney. I don't think it would do any good.

2. If that happened it would cause mass hysteria and paranoia. If that's what you want, fine, but if what you want is orderly transfer of power you'll probably be disappointed.
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Postby Toeofdoom » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:52 am UTC

All these good ideas shot down just because they wont work. :(
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Postby The Sleeping Tyrant » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:57 am UTC

Senior in high school.

Hopefully starting uni the year after next, going into pure maths. Hopefully, because I have no way to pay at the moment.

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Postby Kas » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:57 am UTC

I'm just heading into my second semester at the local community college.

Going to transfer out in 3 more semesters with an Associate's Degree in Philosophy.

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Postby Mathmagic » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:58 am UTC

Toeofdoom wrote:I'm starting Uni next month, a computer science/games course.

Other than that, got a 94.7 enter score in year 12 (Highest score for a guy at my school this year), and lots of cool maths and science awards. Like, top of state for year level and stuff, but thats not really the education part.

Oh and I am sincerely hoping for all the protons making up certain people such as john howard and bush to decay all at once. Just thought I'd chuck that in.

Wow! Congrats! :D

Which university are you going to?
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Postby Toeofdoom » Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:00 am UTC

Swinburne, enrolled on thursday. Looks like an interesting course anyway :D
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Postby no-genius » Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:14 am UTC

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Postby Hawknc » Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:53 am UTC

Very nice, Toe. Hawthorn campus?

Edit: crap, should probably say something about myself. I'm in my fifth and final year of aerospace and mechanical engineering, after which I shall be forced to enter the Real World (TM). Unless I magically pull off the marks to get a Masters place.

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Postby Toeofdoom » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:03 am UTC

Yeah, mostly hawthorn, one subject is in prahran though.

i think a couple of friends were thinking of doing enginerring of some sort, but i cant remember what they got into >.>

So is it good or bad entering the real world for you hawk? :P
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Postby Hawknc » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:05 am UTC

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Postby hermaj » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:11 am UTC

Second year of uni. I do not know who would even succeed Howard. I don't care. I should care, considering I'm supposed to vote at some stage soon. I should also register.

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Postby Air Gear » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:13 am UTC

Toeofdoom wrote:Oh and I am sincerely hoping for all the protons making up certain people such as john howard and bush to decay all at once. Just thought I'd chuck that in.


I was going to make a comment about what all the excess negative charge would do until I looked it up and saw that the proton would decay into a positron and two gamma rays. So gotta say...that case is even WORSE since we'd have, like, 10^27 electron/positron pairs or something annihilating at once. That couldn't be good. Even excluding the nuclear explosion, there are all the gamma rays...man.

Anyway, education: senior in college (though on leave at the moment) in math/physics, done with everything except abstract algebra and thesis (well, plus the humanities gen ed; bah). Here's hoping grad school in math works afterward since gotta avoid reality...

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Postby Mathmagic » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:17 am UTC

Air Gear wrote:
Toeofdoom wrote:Oh and I am sincerely hoping for all the protons making up certain people such as john howard and bush to decay all at once. Just thought I'd chuck that in.


I was going to make a comment about what all the excess negative charge would do until I looked it up and saw that the proton would decay into a positron and two gamma rays.


Yeah, I was actually thinking the same thing, but I didn't exactly KNOW what the outcome would be of a large number of simultaneously rapidly decaying protons would be, other than it would NOT be good. :P
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Postby Toeofdoom » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:19 am UTC

Air Gear wrote:
Toeofdoom wrote:Oh and I am sincerely hoping for all the protons making up certain people such as john howard and bush to decay all at once. Just thought I'd chuck that in.


I was going to make a comment about what all the excess negative charge would do until I looked it up and saw that the proton would decay into a positron and two gamma rays. So gotta say...that case is even WORSE since we'd have, like, 10^27 electron/positron pairs or something annihilating at once. That couldn't be good. Even excluding the nuclear explosion, there are all the gamma rays...man.

Anyway, education: senior in college (though on leave at the moment) in math/physics, done with everything except abstract algebra and thesis (well, plus the humanities gen ed; bah). Here's hoping grad school in math works afterward since gotta avoid reality...


FINE. pfft. Then, just enough can decay to give them a fast acting cancer. Loads of people get cancer anyway, so it shouldnt cause too much panic.
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Right now I'm in an erasmus year for my law with spanish degree. I'm hoping to go into intellectual property though so at the moment I'm trying to see if I can find some sort of conversion to physics (what do you mean I've done it backwards?). It's an impossible task though. there are all sorts of conversions to comp-sci for anybody who can work a computer interface of some description, but physics actually requires some skill, it would seem, so there's not too much hope for a guy whose highest claim in physics is an A at dual award Science GCSE.

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Postby Peshmerga » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:32 am UTC

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I'm currently a freshman by year sophomore by credit hours at Georgia Tech studying Physics.
Hum.. also thinking about double majoring in either Math or CompSci, unsure as of yet however

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Postby digitrev » Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:38 am UTC

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Postby Axolotl » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:12 am UTC

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I'll be going into first year uni either this year or next; I've deferred for a semester while I try to get over whatever it is that's wrong with me at the moment. I'll be doing Arts at La Trobe, and aside from the whole worrying whether I'll be up to getting there side of things, I'm looking forward to it. There are plenty of interesting subjects, and the power to choose freely between them - I'll probably start off towards a major in Politics and/or Philosophy, and see what happens. After that, no idea. Perhaps: unemployment. But EDUCATED unemployment.

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Postby no-genius » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:49 am UTC

digitrev wrote:Doing the first year of a double honours Math/Physics with Co-op at Carleton University. That'll be about 5 years of education, at my rate.


Woo! I'm in my 2nd yr of Physics and Maths at Sussex uni. and i have a lecture in 3 hours :(
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Postby Lenale » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:03 am UTC

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I'm in my junior year at university. Since I had to eventually pick a degree I went with history, but my main problem is that my interests and to a lesser extent abilities are so evenly spread out it's hard to pick one that would work best...

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