Right on. In University and in life no one is going to hold your hand. Do you want that CS degree? Then you better be ready to put in the time you require learn what you need to learn. If it takes you 168 hours a week, so be it.
Good for you, they probably didn't really want to work there anyway. Educated people do not want to work for a prejudiced good ol' boy club of uneducated know-nothings. You actually did them a favor.
These are your opinions and assumptions, not reality.
Getting a CS degree does in no way imply "a lack of self confidence in the first place, which is an indicator (though not a perfect indicator) that you were substandard in the first place."
Any respected university is going to have liberal arts/humanities requirements for CS undergrads.
Truthfully software engineering is much more than just programming. Software Engineering deals with the whole software life cycle from pre-development activities (requirements gathering, prototyping, architecture, planning, estimation, budgeting, choosing appropriate methodologies) through development, testing, QA, and post-implementation of software systems.
To be an engineer one must posses a solid fundamental understanding of science (physics, chemistry and most importantly mathematics). These are not subjects that are mastered through attending a vocational school. Why would these subjects be needed by a software engineer? Because they're required to understand the systems that form the natural world, and this knowledge is priceless when designing new systems. Going through the rigor of studying engineering teaches one how to analyze and learn, it formalizes one's intuition, and fosters an appreciation for pragmatic yet elegant design.
When I hire engineerings I expect no less than a degree from an Engineering College at an accredited University. When I hire developers, vocational school is fine, given they can demonstrate they're proficiency in the required technology.
Nice try, thanks for playing.
It's easier to get a car and a laptop and then proceed to drive around Pakistan looking for open wireless networks than to walk into an internet cafe in disguise, pay in cash and plug in a thumb drive???
I agree. Why is it such a bad thing to enjoy a bit of peace and solitude during the day? Excuse me for not giving a shit about your weekend plans, office gossip, or who sounded the best on American Idol last night.
Aw sounds like someone needs their binky or were you trying to be funny with your anti-social comments?
I was about to post the same thing. Why no love for OS/2? I impress all the ladies with my eComStation installation.
I hardly ever used my "cheat sheets". By the time I was done studying and had created my sheet I knew the material well.
It's always been open.
Let them check for testicular cancer while they're at it. Kill two birds with one stone.
Sure, this is just fine until frequent fliers start encountering higher incidences of cancer caused by the radiation of full body scanners. Don't tell me the radiation levels are minimal unless there is an inspected third party monitor installed with the results in full view. Operator error and software defects have been known to cause CAT scanners to emit unnecessarily high levels of radiation.
IBM pc is an open architecture.
And then he was just referred to as "That guy from reading rainbow".
Dude, you need to get a grip.