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If you weren't a developer, what would you be doing instead?

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    Minh

    W3bbo said:
    Minh said:
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    If I remember correctly, all you did before you got hired was lounge around your apartment all day Tongue Out How come you're hardly ever online Messenger?

     

     

    How come you're hardly ever online Messenger?

     

    I didn't re-install MSNM when I tried out the Windows 7 evaluation.. hehe... I am on Facebook!

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    Spectate​Swamp

    Minh said:

    A rugged, but handsome loner paleontologist with a heart of gold. Always looking for that big discovery, traveling from town to town in the American West. Leaving each town a little better than when I found it.

    MinhSwamp said:

    "A rugged, but handsome loner paleontologist with a heart of gold. Always looking for that big discovery, traveling from town to town in the American West. Leaving each town a little better than when I found it."

     

    Great because I am booking a Renegade Dinosaur skin hunt this spring. Need another 9 or 10 brave people who aren't afraid to get arrested pilfering my Dino Skin site. I won't be doing any digging just videoing the crime. We'll sell the video and all get shares. How's that for a fun offer.

     

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    P.S. I'd be here pretending to be a developer just like the rest of you.   

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    Minh

    SpectateSwamp said:
    Minh said:
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    MinhSwamp said:

    "A rugged, but handsome loner paleontologist with a heart of gold. Always looking for that big discovery, traveling from town to town in the American West. Leaving each town a little better than when I found it."

     

    Great because I am booking a Renegade Dinosaur skin hunt this spring. Need another 9 or 10 brave people who aren't afraid to get arrested pilfering my Dino Skin site. I won't be doing any digging just videoing the crime. We'll sell the video and all get shares. How's that for a fun offer.

     

    Edited just now:

    P.S. I'd be here pretending to be a developer just like the rest of you.   

    Dino Skin? Is this some sort of fetish site?

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    Spectate​Swamp

    Minh said:
    SpectateSwamp said:
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    Dino Skin? Is this some sort of fetish site?

    just google "dinosaur skin spectateswamp"

     

    You'll see the video evidence. Want to go. Or is it all talk.

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    Minh

    SpectateSwamp said:
    Minh said:
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    just google "dinosaur skin spectateswamp"

     

    You'll see the video evidence. Want to go. Or is it all talk.

    The StupidestManOnEarth.com if the first google result. Is that you?

     

    The corporate firewall prevents me from doing anything on YouTube... so what's the Dino Skin about?

     

    They did find dino protein in some fossils not too long ago... Is that your theory?

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    PerfectPhase

    Minh said:
    SpectateSwamp said:
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    The StupidestManOnEarth.com if the first google result. Is that you?

     

    The corporate firewall prevents me from doing anything on YouTube... so what's the Dino Skin about?

     

    They did find dino protein in some fossils not too long ago... Is that your theory?

     

    http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:6Smf-JbZgTQJ:encyclopediadramatica.com/SpectateSwamp

     

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    spivonious

    When I was younger I wanted to be a veterinarian, so probably that.

     

    I also like traveling, so maybe a cross-country big-rig (18-wheeler) driver.

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    Maddus Mattus

    I have two degrees in Electrical Engineering.

     

    So, I would have become an,..... ehhh,..... what do you call it?

     

    Oh yeah, stay at home dad!

     

    Because nothing new get's invented here in Holland in that field.  No, a LED light is not new technology. It's been around for ages. It's just an old technology with a new implementation.

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    W3bbo

    Maddus Mattus said:

    I have two degrees in Electrical Engineering.

     

    So, I would have become an,..... ehhh,..... what do you call it?

     

    Oh yeah, stay at home dad!

     

    Because nothing new get's invented here in Holland in that field.  No, a LED light is not new technology. It's been around for ages. It's just an old technology with a new implementation.

    Two degrees in Electrical Engineering... so get a job as an Electrical Engineer, then when you tell people what you do they ask back "so you're an electrician?"

     

    I've been at the receiving end of job-title inflation before when I told people in school my dad's an engineer for our region's water/utility company, they assumed he was the sort of guy who actually fixes leaky pipes as opposed to designing water treatment plants (his speciality).

     

    Has anyone else experienced job-title inflation?

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    Maddus Mattus

    W3bbo said:
    Maddus Mattus said:
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    Two degrees in Electrical Engineering... so get a job as an Electrical Engineer, then when you tell people what you do they ask back "so you're an electrician?"

     

    I've been at the receiving end of job-title inflation before when I told people in school my dad's an engineer for our region's water/utility company, they assumed he was the sort of guy who actually fixes leaky pipes as opposed to designing water treatment plants (his speciality).

     

    Has anyone else experienced job-title inflation?

    My idea of an electrician is the guy who fixes your toaster and the education I got is more in the line of Telecomunications. So if you would call me a electrician, that would be  a serious example of job-title inflation.

     

    But you can also do this the ofther way around. Our cleaners are called Facility Managers. hehehe

     

    So, I am a .Net manager!

     

    Dont way to heavy on the degrees, only one is a bachelors degree Smiley

    I dont know what you call an MTS degree in English. And btw, my lower degree was harder to get then the higher one.

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    Dr Herbie

    Maddus Mattus said:
    W3bbo said:
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    My idea of an electrician is the guy who fixes your toaster and the education I got is more in the line of Telecomunications. So if you would call me a electrician, that would be  a serious example of job-title inflation.

     

    But you can also do this the ofther way around. Our cleaners are called Facility Managers. hehehe

     

    So, I am a .Net manager!

     

    Dont way to heavy on the degrees, only one is a bachelors degree Smiley

    I dont know what you call an MTS degree in English. And btw, my lower degree was harder to get then the higher one.

    Is an MTS like a 'Masters Degree' in the UK : a masters is a one year course to follow on from a bachelor's degree, usually specialised, sometimes a crossover with another discipline.

     

    Herbie

     

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    spivonious

    Dr Herbie said:
    Maddus Mattus said:
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    Is an MTS like a 'Masters Degree' in the UK : a masters is a one year course to follow on from a bachelor's degree, usually specialised, sometimes a crossover with another discipline.

     

    Herbie

     

    In the US a master's degree typically takes 2 years/4 semesters.

     

    college bachelor's degree (4 years) -> university master's degree (2 years) -> university doctorate (2 years)

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    Dr Herbie

    spivonious said:
    Dr Herbie said:
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    In the US a master's degree typically takes 2 years/4 semesters.

     

    college bachelor's degree (4 years) -> university master's degree (2 years) -> university doctorate (2 years)

    OK, here's the UK durations:

     

    Bachelor's degree :

    England 3 years

    Scotland 4 years

     

    Masters:  1 year

     

    PhD: 3 years

     

     

    You don't have to have a Masters to do a PhD; in the UK Masters are often regarded as aimed at gaining practical skills, while PhDs are often regarded as 'research apprenticeships'. 

     

    Herbie

     

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    Sven Groot

    Dr Herbie said:
    Maddus Mattus said:
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    Is an MTS like a 'Masters Degree' in the UK : a masters is a one year course to follow on from a bachelor's degree, usually specialised, sometimes a crossover with another discipline.

     

    Herbie

     

    Is an MTS like a 'Masters Degree' in the UK

    If he means what I think he means, no. It's an old style of professional school that doesn't exist anymore. It's lower level than a Bachelor's degree.

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    Maddus Mattus

    Sven Groot said:
    Dr Herbie said:
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    If he means what I think he means, no. It's an old style of professional school that doesn't exist anymore. It's lower level than a Bachelor's degree.

    Yeah sorry I got the MTS and HTS mixed up.

     

    I meant that HTS is a bachelors degree, not MTS.

     

    MTS was a four year study after my highschool.

    Then I could do HTS in three years and get my bachelors degree.

    Afther those seven years, I was eager to get working. But I still want to get a Masters someday Wink

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    spivonious

    Maddus Mattus said:
    Sven Groot said:
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    Yeah sorry I got the MTS and HTS mixed up.

     

    I meant that HTS is a bachelors degree, not MTS.

     

    MTS was a four year study after my highschool.

    Then I could do HTS in three years and get my bachelors degree.

    Afther those seven years, I was eager to get working. But I still want to get a Masters someday Wink

    MTS sounds like an associate's degree in the US. Although they are typically 2 years, not 4. You can use credits earned towards an associate's degree towards a bachelor's degree.

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