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john9001 wrote: »
Bill Gates is a college dropout.
JerryBobCo wrote: »
I have to take some exception to that.
Just my 2 cents, but based on 40 years of experience.
Varmintmist wrote: »
No one ever said a 4y degree is a bad thing. However a 4 year degree is not the ONLY thing. You took Comp Sci, do you have any idea of how many kids are taking Psychology as a major? They will be in debt up the wazoo and unemployed. They are taking it because it is easy and they were told that a 4Y or better deg is the ONLY way to make it.
I wont make as much as my sister has, no way, no how. She has a masters in mech eng from MIT. But with my piddly 2y asso. that has the word TECH in it has stood me alright.
JerryBobCo wrote: »
Go read my last response to CPJ, please.
These poor kids go through school thinking that you have to go to college and get a degree in order to be successful in life. So what we got is a bunch of kids with huge student loan debts working as well educated baristas. I tried and tried to tell my step-daughters, but they wasted their time and money screwing around-- thinking they had to get bachelor degrees. So there they sat-- not enough college to make them employable beyond entry level jobs, and no skills making their time more valuable.
Farm Boy Deuce wrote: »
These two paragraphs pretty well sum up my education to date. In HS everything was geared towards getting us into college (turns out the schools are graded on that). I knew college was not for me, nothing about college interested me, I could not see anything but riding a desk coming from graduating college. I wasn't motivated enough to graduate college.
Really I knew the chances were I would drop out after a semester or two and end up working in the same factory everyone works in. Nothing wrong with the place, but Dad would have strangled me. He works there too.
So I joined the Navy. The Navy taught me Industrial Electric Maintenance and I love it. When I got out and moved back to OK I got a job in a grain elevator as an Electrian. I get to enough of the troubleshooting and building simple systems that I enjoy to keep it interesting and I get to do some Millwright work as well.
I make a good living, probably won't get rich but my family has a roof, beds, and three hots a day. College is not for everyone.
Teach wrote: »
Put that robot on a muddy 10% grade in about two directions and watch the fun!
RugerFan wrote: »
I started to make this a new thread. But, I thought I would at least start in this one since it is about college vs no college, trades, etc. I'll start a new thread if I find more videos.
As I was talking to my school district's superintendent the subject somehow turned to robotics. He told me about a furniture factory in NYC he toured a couple of years ago that is assembling furniture using robots. He went on to tell me about how robotics was beginning to enter the home construction industry.
Here is a video of a robotic brick laying machine. In a few years I can can see robots loading the bricks, mixing the mortar and cleaning/pointing the bricks.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDRCWnsFnC4
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