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DIRTY-MAC
04-27-2006, 07:11 PM

danjama
04-27-2006, 07:24 PM
Why not read the Education thread from a couple weeks back, nearly eevrybody posted and alot of interestin **** came up.

Enjoy it, its " educational (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1601079524/r/1601079524#1601079524)"

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Feathered_IV
04-27-2006, 07:46 PM
I do http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

University of South Australia.
Excellent bar facilities http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Xiolablu3
04-27-2006, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by DIRTY-MAC:
How man has univursity degree jere?


Now now, Pam, I didnt quite get the line there.

The Girl walks in to the shop and says 'Excuse me! Has anyone got a University Degree here!'

And thats it....

Try it again, in your own time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

marc_hawkins
04-27-2006, 08:11 PM
I got one! university of wales, lampeter. Whatta i win? huh? huh? Pubs a plenty up there i can recommend....

VW-IceFire
04-27-2006, 08:12 PM
I do...in Communications.

VV_Holdenb
04-28-2006, 01:26 AM
Got two http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif and still can't fly very well.

Esel1964
04-28-2006, 02:01 AM
Marine biology-not worth **** in the "real world"(don't let Cousteau fool you),the only jobs to speak of-are counting microbes living in H20 and mud samples taken around oil rigs.In other words looking through a microscope ALL DAY-not a pleasurable experience;esp. for mediocre pay.

dadada1
04-28-2006, 03:19 AM
Television Production was how wasted three years of my life. When I think about the lost earnings and that fact that I'm now paying off a big student loan, it make me weep. I did'nt even do the typical student stuff like getting wasted/laid, I just studied. Then when I graduated and actually worked in TV, I found I hated it. I should have done Eygptology or similar, rats.

BGs_Ricky
04-28-2006, 03:28 AM
I have a diploma and a D.E.A (french kind of Master) in Geology, and trying to complete my Ph.D. All of this to be unemployed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

FPSOLKOR
04-28-2006, 04:31 AM
I do. I'm a doctor and specialize in surgical oncology. Finished it in St-Petersburg Russia. If i'd only knew what mess i'm gonna get into, id go for pilots school.

Capt.LoneRanger
04-28-2006, 04:40 AM
Diploma in Engineering - Urban Developement and Architecture

... and no job in sight - poor Germany ...

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major_setback
04-28-2006, 04:54 AM
Social Anthropology....finished about 4 weeks ago.

I am studying YOU! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

foxyboy1964
04-28-2006, 04:59 AM
B.Sc. Civil Engineering....

"MORE CONCRETE IGOR!"
"Yeth mathter"

capt_frank
04-28-2006, 05:03 AM
b.a in history

made great toilet paper

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Monson74
04-28-2006, 05:22 AM
Soon BA in theology & then going for a Masters Degree if my eyes don't pop out before http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

WWSensei
04-28-2006, 05:30 AM
BS in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Masters in Software Engineering. Did the fighter pilot thing awhile and then got back into computers and work for a major software security company today. Love my job...

BaylorMax
04-28-2006, 05:48 AM
B.A. (Honors) and M.A. in economics.

J.D *** laude

Many years ago, now practicing law in Texas

TgD Thunderbolt56
04-28-2006, 05:52 AM
Waaay too much education for the job I do. I love my job mind you, but a major in physics, minor in chemistry and a graduate degree in business (U.T Austin "HOOKEM!" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif )certainly wasn't necessary...and like others here, doesn't help me move my joystick around any better.


TB

Megile_
04-28-2006, 06:38 AM
currently working on getting mine

2nd year of e-business course http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

EyeoftheChicken
04-28-2006, 06:47 AM
I passed the third grade and I can string a trout line. WTF else do I need?

F6_Ace
04-28-2006, 07:15 AM
BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering

BSS_Goat
04-28-2006, 07:37 AM
Originally posted by EyeoftheChicken:
I passed the third grade and I can string a trout line. WTF else do I need?

and a country boy can survive.....

panzerd18
04-28-2006, 07:39 AM
im doing a double, in 4th year and 21 years old.

I have to write a assignment now but this bloody Pe-2 download has got me too excited

Feathered_IV
04-28-2006, 07:42 AM
Originally posted by Esel1964:
Marine biology-not worth **** in the "real world"(don't let Cousteau fool you),the only jobs to speak of-are counting microbes living in H20 and mud samples taken around oil rigs.In other words looking through a microscope ALL DAY-not a pleasurable experience;esp. for mediocre pay.

Could be worse. You could be studying marines shagging instead http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

russ.nl
04-28-2006, 07:55 AM
Most of you are Alpha people, I'm a Beta and I like it that way http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Xiolablu3
04-28-2006, 09:34 AM
I was sure your question in the thread was in the style of 'The League of Gentlemen. Pam Doove', ' How man haaas oooniveersity deeegree haaaar'

Guess I was wrong lol


I got an HND in Computer studies, not quite a degree.

I have nothing in the subject of 'Recognising post styles' as you can see

Airmail109
04-28-2006, 09:40 AM
This makes me wonder....is university just going to be a very expensive waste of time for me....I mean the only reason I want to go is to have fun...thats it.....hmmmmm.....and on top of that if I do history ill probably end up being unemployed....

wayno7777
04-28-2006, 10:02 AM
I don't unless you count basic training, Huey school, school of hard knocks...

LEBillfish
04-28-2006, 10:17 AM
4th grade (9 years old) education that was equivalent to no education.......Would have loved the opportunity to attend Grammer/Middle/High school/University......Was just not in the cards for me.

However, that was me and my breaks of life.......Anyone here under 30 should make a solid effort to do so. Besides the fact it really is almost mandatory nowadays, the experience I understand you'll treasure your entire life.

SeaFireLIV
04-28-2006, 10:21 AM
Intelligence is measured in far more than a certificate.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
04-28-2006, 10:30 AM
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ploughman
04-28-2006, 11:32 AM
I've got a degree. It's very nice and I keep it in a little tube in a box in the attic.

SATAN_23rd
04-28-2006, 11:34 AM
I have 3.

huggy87
04-28-2006, 11:35 AM
I definitely agree with seafire on that one. I've known some real idiots with degrees and some real bright folks without one. If nothing else though, a degree proves to employers that you have the fortitude and stick-to-it-iveness to finish a self motivated program. Many smart people don't have the discipline.

BA from UC Berkeley myself. I wore a uniform one day a week on campus there for four years. Despite the reputation of the school, I didn't have any problems with folks there. At least from my generation- there were some old hippy throw backs who would heckle.

Rattler68
04-28-2006, 11:46 AM
Originally posted by DIRTY-MAC:
How man has univursity degree jere?
I have two as well. BA History, BA Education. Use them, too! (HS teacher)

MadBadVlad
04-28-2006, 11:56 AM
I have a BA Archaeology & Ancient History and an MA in Industrial Archaeology and despite what people have said on here about degrees being useless I have to say mine were both absolutely essential to my specialised career path (Archaeological Development Control Officer).

JG5_UnKle
04-28-2006, 11:58 AM
BSc (Hons) Medical Microbiology

jurinko
04-28-2006, 12:23 PM
chemist

Xiolablu3
04-28-2006, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by Aimail101:
This makes me wonder....is university just going to be a very expensive waste of time for me....I mean the only reason I want to go is to have fun...thats it.....hmmmmm.....and on top of that if I do history ill probably end up being unemployed....

I can honestly say that mnost of the languages and things I learned at Universtiy in 1993-95 are pretty useless now.

I have never used COBOL again or many of the other stuff.

PAscal is still quite useful as the structure is the same as C++ and so on, so thats not a complete waste.

Hopefully they have changed the coursees a bit to more relevant languages and actually use Windows now (none of the computers we used had a GUI style interface.

Slickun
04-28-2006, 12:46 PM
3.

All completely necessary to my line of work.

ploughman
04-28-2006, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by MadBadVlad:
I have a BA Archaeology & Ancient History and an MA in Industrial Archaeology and despite what people have said on here about degrees being useless I have to say mine were both absolutely essential to my specialised career path (Archaeological Development Control Officer).

You should have been in the pub with me today. My other half's got a pair of mates over, both work in planning control (Ryedale and Westminster), both archeology graduates. My OH is into World Heritage, also an archeology graduate. Needless to say, my job was to drink beer and say nothing.

Architrave anyone?

telsono
04-28-2006, 01:05 PM
Two degrees, BS (Conservation) and MS (Plant Pathology) and I do use them with my work in Agricultural Quarantine.

NonWonderDog
04-28-2006, 01:09 PM
I'm halfway to a BSE in aerospace, thinking about a sequential masters in some aerodynamic field or another.

MadBadVlad
04-28-2006, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
You should have been in the pub with me today. My other half's got a pair of mates over, both work in planning control (Ryedale and Westminster), both archeology graduates. My OH is into World Heritage, also an archeology graduate. Needless to say, my job was to drink beer and say nothing.

Architrave anyone?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I feel for you there Ploughman, nothing worse than three archaeologists getting together! I should have been there so that we could talk flight sims/IL2/Aircraft instead. Hope the beer was good ?

major_setback
04-28-2006, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
Intelligence is measured in far more than a certificate.

You're right, but there's nothing wrong with a bit of knowledge either....and of course it really helps if you do have a little intelligence so that you can apply that knowledge.
It took me years before I eventually got back to studying, (left school at 18 and stayed away for years and years) I'm really glad I went back though. Teaching at that higher level is so different from school; you learn to question everything . There are no truths; any theory in any discipline is constantly revised. We know nothing - that's what I learnt anyway! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

slipBall
04-28-2006, 06:49 PM
Degree in lesson's learned, University Of Hard Knocks, U.S.A.

Esel1964
04-28-2006, 06:49 PM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Esel1964:
Marine biology-not worth **** in the "real world"(don't let Cousteau fool you),the only jobs to speak of-are counting microbes living in H20 and mud samples taken around oil rigs.In other words looking through a microscope ALL DAY-not a pleasurable experience;esp. for mediocre pay.

Could be worse. You could be studying marines shagging instead http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifYeah,for sure! Although if I might say,now that we have female Marines,I've seen some I wouldn't mind studying the shag habits of.

leitmotiv
04-28-2006, 06:57 PM
BA in English Lit and massive consumption of beer, completed all but thesis for MA in English Lit and all but exam for MA in English History. All contributed to making me a mildly successful stock trader, better book editor, and general, well-rounded swine.

danjama
04-29-2006, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by major_setback:
Social Anthropology....finished about 4 weeks ago.

I am studying YOU! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Whats that like Major?

Just yesterday i was lookin at a leaflet on Anthropology, and despite half my colleges faculty hammering away at me saying that its complete bull, i thought it looked pretty damn interesting!!

Whats the 411?

ucanfly
04-29-2006, 03:34 PM
BS in Aerospace Engineering.

Taylortony
04-29-2006, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by ucanfly:
BS in Aerospace Engineering.


Ahhh Bull Sh*t in Aerospace Engineering.Have come up against a lot of the holders in my position......... Germany for one requires the holders of my job to have one as well as many more countries, but my experience and courses taken actually exceed the degree course.......

Sorry to deride your degree, not you personally, but as an active Engineer for the last 25 years in both a management and practical position holder I have found the certificate held by 99% of the holders to be simply toilet paper....

Clueless is a word that actually promotes their IQ,

The best several of the ones I have worked with could be best promoted as qualified and fluent in verbiage

Agamemnon22
04-29-2006, 04:53 PM
B.Sc. in Computer Science from McGill... practically useless, if at times cool (the AI courses were awesome)

Worked for a year and some as a freelance game artist, now back to school.
Just finished the first year of my MBA. Catching up on sleep http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

major_setback
04-29-2006, 04:54 PM
Originally posted by danjama:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by major_setback:
Social Anthropology....finished about 4 weeks ago.

I am studying YOU! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Whats that like Major?

Just yesterday i was lookin at a leaflet on Anthropology, and despite half my colleges faculty hammering away at me saying that its complete bull, i thought it looked pretty damn interesting!!

Whats the 411? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Check your PMs. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

bazzaah2
04-29-2006, 04:59 PM
I have a BA(Hons) Russian and an MSc in Developmental Economics. The Russian opened up a good few years in commodity finance (go figure, just because I was at the same university as my interviewer) and the MSc has been largely useless, though it was really stimulating.

MB_Avro_UK
04-29-2006, 05:14 PM
Hi all,

B.Sc(hons)...but I struggled to install the Pe_2 thingy...

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

ploughman
04-29-2006, 05:32 PM
Hi, major setback. I did two years of Social Anthro at uni before I specialised. To be honest I think it was more interesting than the two years I spent doing what I got my degree in. Funny how everyone in Anthropology's named after jeans manufacturers eh?

WarWolfe_1
04-29-2006, 05:52 PM
My degree is in history.....For all the good its done me, I end up in retail managment http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

This next year, funds premiting, I plan on starting work my masters in Economics.

Taylortony
04-29-2006, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
Hi, major setback. I did two years of Social Anthro at uni before I specialised. To be honest I think it was more interesting than the two years I spent doing what I got my degree in. Funny how everyone in Anthropology's named after jeans manufacturers eh?


Wait while I slid into a pair of Ploughmen...... sounds obscene to me and not at all jean like ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

DARRIGO47
04-29-2006, 06:22 PM
Earned a BA twenty-five years ago, double major in Anthropology and History...Never have found a use for either one without having to return to school for certificates or credentials...
Spent my entire life working with my back, but now its disabled...
Thinking about Anthropology again, but what's the use...as I can't do much digging anymore, archaeology is out...beyond that, I haven't a clue... Sometimes you have to just do whatever is necessary to raise a family...so I have been everything from an aircraft mechanic to a janitor, warehouseman, forklift driver, etc...

It's been fun so far...

Suprised to see so many other Anthro Degrees here on a flight sim forum, almost feels like I finally made it "home"...

major_setback
04-29-2006, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
Hi, major setback. I did two years of Social Anthro at uni before I specialised. To be honest I think it was more interesting than the two years I spent doing what I got my degree in. Funny how everyone in Anthropology's named after jeans manufacturers eh?

I realy enjoyed it. I liked Sociology (1 year) a lot too...any subject with lots of discussion suits me.

It crossed my mind several times to write about the forums. This is a little culture of its own...with unwritten rules of conduct/norms...perfect for a field study.
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diomedes33
04-29-2006, 07:54 PM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
Ahhh Bull Sh*t in Aerospace Engineering.Have come up against a lot of the holders in my position......... Germany for one requires the holders of my job to have one as well as many more countries, but my experience and courses taken actually exceed the degree course.......

Sorry to deride your degree, not you personally, but as an active Engineer for the last 25 years in both a management and practical position holder I have found the certificate held by 99% of the holders to be simply toilet paper....

Clueless is a word that actually promotes their IQ,

The best several of the ones I have worked with could be best promoted as qualified and fluent in verbiage

Well I got a BSE in Aerospace Engineering, so I guess that makes me a Bull Sh*t Extraordinaire. Taylortony, you reminded me of something one of my professors told me right before I graduated (dec '05).

"A piece of paper [diploma] proves nothing, the people that know, know you don't know anything. So why fight it and make yourself a bigger *ss"

WB_Outlaw
04-29-2006, 07:55 PM
BS in Mechanical Engineering. Used it for the first 8 years of my career while realizing that the really cool jobs don't pay much and the really boring ones are just too damn boring. Now I do IT consulting for my living and my engineering for fun.

--Outlaw.

Taylortony
04-29-2006, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by diomedes33:
Taylortony, you reminded me of something one of my professors told me right before I graduated (dec '05).

"A piece of paper [diploma] proves nothing, the people that know, know you don't know anything. So why fight it and make yourself a bigger *ss"

We were setting up an gun pit and Observation Post on Salisbury plain once to guard our Helicopter, we had a senior member of the RAF regiment their to guide us as to its location and he was telling us we needed to put it out in the field away from the treeline where we could get the best view, we all agreed approvingly except for one of our pilots who disagreed verminantly, when asked by the illustrious member of the RAF Regiment on what basis does he base this reasoning he replied " I have a degree in Geography" needless to say we all fell about laughing....

During Exercise Lionheart in Germany the commander in control of a group of tanks told his junior officers he wanted the tanks dug into a defensive position around a farm yard, he told them where to put them and lay out the defence according to his plan then dissapeared off to command to be briefed.

As they were setting up the defence the old farmer came out, told them you don't want to put them their, you are exposing you flank and leaving yourselves open to attack..... the Junior officers seeing the flaws agreed and changed the plan according to the farmers ideas....

When their senior officer arrived back he challenged his Junior officers and asked why they had not done what he said, they told him the farmer had a better plan and they went by that.... upon questioning the farmer it turned out he was a retired Major General in the Wermacht and had fought throughout the war in a German tank division from the early days to the final hours rising through the ranks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

fabianfred
04-29-2006, 09:09 PM
I don't ... do I need one to install PE-2 addon http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hawgdog
04-30-2006, 05:33 AM
Some of the posters should ask for their money back...