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Is a Computer Science Degree Worth Getting Anymore?

Axalon Mutually exclusive? (630 comments)

There are self-taught geniuses, and there are incompetent people with CS degrees. There are also "self-taught" people who think they're badass because they've taught themselves PHP and Javascript and lurk on IRC channels but can't do crap outside their comfort zone and there are people with degrees that used every resource available to them to become experts in their field. In other words, where they learned their stuff doesn't matter, but rather, what they've learned and how passionate they are about knowing their field. A self-taught person will almost surely benefit from learning in an academic setting, provided you're not going to some joke school. Universities help you learn by guiding your learning and giving you access to resources and experts in the field, but they don't instantly make you a master of the material. That's on the student. Yes, being self taught implies that the person has the drive to learn, but it's also limited by how well they can steer their learning. And that's what schools and professors are for.

more than 2 years ago
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Voyager 1 Exits Our Solar System

Axalon Moving goalposts (341 comments)

Wasn't the Oort cloud supposed to be the edge of the Solar System, and that's still a few trillion miles off.

more than 2 years ago

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