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30 Oct 2017 16:08

SHAD0W93 wrote:From reading the forum since 2011 I always thought most of you were quite a bit older then me.

I initially always assumed people would be pretty young for some reason.
Kwibus wrote:So much quesions they have. Answers they will never get.
So why questions? If no answers?
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30 Oct 2017 17:34

Red Rick wrote:
SHAD0W93 wrote:From reading the forum since 2011 I always thought most of you were quite a bit older then me.

I initially always assumed people would be pretty young for some reason.



Just with how knowledgeable everyone is with everything is why I think that. I started watching in 09 with just the Tour only at age 15. Then started looking watching everything else and reading this forum in 11. At 24 you guys make me look like a little kid with how much everyone knows. That's why I don't post a lot.
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30 Oct 2017 18:36

lenric wrote:Graduated in economics and management, had my own company for 4 years, then worked a couple of months as an advisor at PwC. Didn't quite like it. Not the work, but the ambient, which was understandably very formal. So, currently I'm a crypto currencies trader and I'm getting ready to apply for my 3rd bachelor degree. This time in computer science (yeah, I'm liking more and more programming and the ambient of the majority of the IT companies, like Xing and Google, are way more relaxed than PwC, or any of the other companies from the so-called big 4).
Will be finishing it when I'm 29/30 years-old though, I hope I can land a job on it.

You almost certainly will. Like, I don't know much about programming but I do know that it's great to find work with, almost as good as something like medicine.
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31 Oct 2017 09:21

Brullnux wrote:
lenric wrote:Graduated in economics and management, had my own company for 4 years, then worked a couple of months as an advisor at PwC. Didn't quite like it. Not the work, but the ambient, which was understandably very formal. So, currently I'm a crypto currencies trader and I'm getting ready to apply for my 3rd bachelor degree. This time in computer science (yeah, I'm liking more and more programming and the ambient of the majority of the IT companies, like Xing and Google, are way more relaxed than PwC, or any of the other companies from the so-called big 4).
Will be finishing it when I'm 29/30 years-old though, I hope I can land a job on it.

You almost certainly will. Like, I don't know much about programming but I do know that it's great to find work with, almost as good as something like medicine.

Computer sciences is a shorter study as well, and you'll probably get better hours too. In medicine everything all depends on which specialisation you do, and the prestigious ones are very hard to get.

And I honestly think CS is way harder than medicine at a theoretical level.
Kwibus wrote:So much quesions they have. Answers they will never get.
So why questions? If no answers?
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31 Oct 2017 12:31

Red Rick wrote:
Brullnux wrote:
lenric wrote:Graduated in economics and management, had my own company for 4 years, then worked a couple of months as an advisor at PwC. Didn't quite like it. Not the work, but the ambient, which was understandably very formal. So, currently I'm a crypto currencies trader and I'm getting ready to apply for my 3rd bachelor degree. This time in computer science (yeah, I'm liking more and more programming and the ambient of the majority of the IT companies, like Xing and Google, are way more relaxed than PwC, or any of the other companies from the so-called big 4).
Will be finishing it when I'm 29/30 years-old though, I hope I can land a job on it.

You almost certainly will. Like, I don't know much about programming but I do know that it's great to find work with, almost as good as something like medicine.

Computer sciences is a shorter study as well, and you'll probably get better hours too. In medicine everything all depends on which specialisation you do, and the prestigious ones are very hard to get.


Which are those, if I may ask?
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31 Oct 2017 18:43

kingjr wrote:
Red Rick wrote:
Brullnux wrote:
lenric wrote:Graduated in economics and management, had my own company for 4 years, then worked a couple of months as an advisor at PwC. Didn't quite like it. Not the work, but the ambient, which was understandably very formal. So, currently I'm a crypto currencies trader and I'm getting ready to apply for my 3rd bachelor degree. This time in computer science (yeah, I'm liking more and more programming and the ambient of the majority of the IT companies, like Xing and Google, are way more relaxed than PwC, or any of the other companies from the so-called big 4).
Will be finishing it when I'm 29/30 years-old though, I hope I can land a job on it.

You almost certainly will. Like, I don't know much about programming but I do know that it's great to find work with, almost as good as something like medicine.

Computer sciences is a shorter study as well, and you'll probably get better hours too. In medicine everything all depends on which specialisation you do, and the prestigious ones are very hard to get.


Which are those, if I may ask?

Been a while since I talked to my buddies in med school, but I think it's mostly surgery, neurology, cardiology, internal medicine, infectious disease and microbiology.

That's just off the top of my head, so I'm probably at least partially wrong and almost all people I've talked to study in The Netherlands. It may be different elsewhere
Kwibus wrote:So much quesions they have. Answers they will never get.
So why questions? If no answers?
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31 Oct 2017 19:04

Red Rick wrote:
Brullnux wrote:
lenric wrote:Graduated in economics and management, had my own company for 4 years, then worked a couple of months as an advisor at PwC. Didn't quite like it. Not the work, but the ambient, which was understandably very formal. So, currently I'm a crypto currencies trader and I'm getting ready to apply for my 3rd bachelor degree. This time in computer science (yeah, I'm liking more and more programming and the ambient of the majority of the IT companies, like Xing and Google, are way more relaxed than PwC, or any of the other companies from the so-called big 4).
Will be finishing it when I'm 29/30 years-old though, I hope I can land a job on it.

You almost certainly will. Like, I don't know much about programming but I do know that it's great to find work with, almost as good as something like medicine.

Computer sciences is a shorter study as well, and you'll probably get better hours too. In medicine everything all depends on which specialisation you do, and the prestigious ones are very hard to get.

And I honestly think CS is way harder than medicine at a theoretical level.


I have already studied a couple of years ago the foundations of CS (things like algorithms, booleans, conversions, Java, etc) and I remember thinking that, in the beginning, CS is one of the hardest subjects to get in to, but after the introduction it gets way easier. Economics is the opposite.


@Brullnux

Let's see. I hope so. My girlfriend is an IT recruiter and she keeps telling me about how hard it is to hire people in that field, whether because they're constantly contacted by other companies, or because there is a shortage of people, especially of those who know certain programming languages such as Ruby.
But, then again, I live in Portugal, so it may be different in other countries.
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31 Oct 2017 21:12

Yeah, a friend of mine receive a merit-based scholarship when she was studying CS at the ETH Zürich and she got a ton of offers after getting her Master degree, but she has a crazy work ethic and is driven.
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31 Oct 2017 21:48

Mayomaniac wrote:Yeah, a friend of mine receive a merit-based scholarship when she was studying CS at the ETH Zürich and she got a ton of offers after getting her Master degree, but she has a crazy work ethic and is driven.



Wow. ETH Zürich? Masters degree in CS? No wonder she got a ton of offers!!!
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01 Nov 2017 20:30

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Mayomaniac wrote:Yeah, a friend of mine receive a merit-based scholarship when she was studying CS at the ETH Zürich and she got a ton of offers after getting her Master degree, but she has a crazy work ethic and is driven.



Wow. ETH Zürich? Masters degree in CS? No wonder she got a ton of offers!!!

Yeah, she's a beast, really smart and her work ethic is crazy. A Master degree in CS at the ETH is pretty impressive and gives you a ton of options.
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Yesterday 18:16

I'm really struggling with my job this year...read: I'm close to hating it. I will likely look to move within the company to maintain my sanity, but that will only alleviate half of what is making me grouchy.
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Today 02:55

God, you are all babies, i never imagined this to be the case.
Right now i have just about the most boring job in the world, i'm an inspector in the police in a very sleepy london borough, and absolutely nothing ever happens. i think i do about 60 minutes work a day on average.
Prior to this i did a degree in politics, as you can imagine, this was less than useless.
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Just saw this thread after years of being here, it's nice learning about so many of you! I graduated with a painting/printmaking degree, went left-brain after paying off student debt, and have been a civil-engineering designer for the last 20 years. I'll be returning to school this spring for studies for a statistics/mathematics double. Which probably means I'll go back to etching and oil-paints after that debt is paid :p
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