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Hey,

Since this is qutie a popular and sexy degree lately, I was wondering whether you had good chances of becoming upper class member of society by being a good computer scientist?

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It depends on how good you are I should imagine.
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upper class member of society by being a good computer scientist?
"Upper Class"?!? :confused:
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sexy degree
Why was I not informed?!? :mad:
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Hey,

Since this is qutie a popular and sexy degree lately, I was wondering whether you had good chances of becoming upper class member of society by being a good computer scientist?

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youve "sexed up" computer science a bit there. its a good degree but it carries a bad reputation of geekiness. it depends on what instituation you study at and the quality of work you have to demostrate your ability to employers.
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youve "sexed up" computer science a bit there. its a good degree but it carries a bad reputation of geekiness. it depends on what instituation you study at and the quality of work you have to demostrate your ability to employers.
Basically what were saying here is that.....you can go to Oxford, be the most well connected person in the world, marry the vice chancellor BUT....if you aren't any good at programming / computing / <<insert specialist area here>> then you arent going to get very far!!!


PS - Lets not tell anyone else that CS is not "sexy", maybe people will start to believe it!!! :rolleyes:
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Why was I not informed?!? :mad:
Because it's not. To the majority of my species anyway.
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Because it's not. To the majority of my species anyway.
Guessing that not many 6ft blones are fans of the whole proggy geek thing!!!
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LoL! well, i wasn't really referring to CS, rather than AI. But leekey, I'd think that no blonde would be into any science, other than the hair-colouring one

and as upper class i meant havin a well paid job, allowing you to be able to send ur kids to a private school (no fllaming, i am just giving examples), being able to be financially independent, having a good house, better than the average 2 bedroom **** in a *****y neighbourhood.........
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Its possible to earn very decent money in the various avenues that a comp sci degree affords if that's what you mean, but that's about the only thing its got going for it.
Can we please stop reminding me how uncool a comp sci degree is please!!! :rolleyes:
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LoL! well, i wasn't really referring to CS, rather than AI. But leekey, I'd think that no blonde would be into any science, other than the hair-colouring one

and as upper class i meant havin a well paid job, allowing you to be able to send ur kids to a private school (no fllaming, i am just giving examples), being able to be financially independent, having a good house, better than the average 2 bedroom **** in a *****y neighbourhood.........
Well were both of to Edinburgh which (I'm told) is a step in the right direction therefore we just need to both get 1st class degrees and then were set for life in a none *****y neighbourhood!!! Shame about the blonde thing though... :rolleyes:
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Actually I meant in terms of job security and competitiveness of the job market. No way is comp sci uncool, I'm a comp sci grad, and I'm cool...
Yeah but I like me better than I do anyone else so why would anyone not want to give me a guaranteed job for life?!? :confused: Yeah I get happy days flashbacks when I settle down to a bit of C++ too....I'm sure were both VERY cool!!! :cool:
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Guessing that not many 6ft blones are fans of the whole proggy geek thing!!!
Not unless the geek carried around yellow pages with him, seeing as he'd be most likely to be under 6ft after sitting at a computer all day
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he'd be most likely to be under 6ft after sitting at a computer all day
YAY, 6ft and I still growing (hopefully), not much I can do about the computer thing though (kinda part of the degree), unless I take ALL the maths modules available to me...maths isnt sexy either is it?!?
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6 2/3 ft myself . i also agree about the part with the sittin on the computer. unless of course we come up with an idea to implant a chip in our brains. but i don't thik that'd work before gettin our PhD
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Guessing that not many 6ft blones are fans of the whole proggy geek thing!!!
Well as a six foot blonde, I am, but then I'm also male so I guess that wasn't exactly what you were meaning.

Seriously now, there was a six foot blonde female on my course. But she left. :rolleyes:

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Seriously now, there was a six foot blonde female on my course. But she left. :rolleyes:
I'd would have locked her in a store room or something, anything to keep a female in a comp sci class!!!
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I'd would have locked her in a store room or something, anything to keep a female in a comp sci class!!!
Well out of seven females in my year, this year they got 2 2.1s, 3 2.2s and 2 3rds between them. (There's about 90-100 in the year.)

I hope they all come back and keep going next year, it isn't really a good sign that we can shed them quite so well.

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Well out of seven females in my year, this year they got 2 2.1s, 3 2.2s and 2 3rds between them. (There's about 90-100 in the year.)

I hope they all come back and keep going next year, it isn't really a good sign that we can shed them quite so well.

Alaric.
I'm perfectly willing to help the pretty ones if they need it but I will be working on avoiding a 3rd so I should probably try and focus on that first. Actually I should focus on getting the grades to actually get in to uni first but S2 is DULL!!!
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