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Comment: skaldicpoet9 (Score 1) 1251

by skaldicpoet9 (#28938541) Attached to: Student Sues University Because She's Unemployable
It is a sad, but true story folks.

Sure she is pompous and arrogant in her assumptions, however, the general American public is bombarded with the notion that going to college will somehow guarantee you success in the job marketplace. Reading a few of the comments here I see that not just this woman, or myself, have been the victim of the proliferation of this notion.

I think that our education system really needs to be reevaluated. It seems to me that High School has become increasingly marginalized in today's society and instead the focus is placed on, "what do you want to major in when you graduate?" This mentality is completely counter-productive when it comes to aspiring workers in a new market.

I was led to believe that without a degree, any skills I may have would be unnoticed or ignored due to a lack of a "proper education". With a little time in college under my belt, I see how erroneous that line of thinking is. After having gained a slight amount of experience in the matter I believe that proper skills in a particular field should be valued first and foremost, rather then aspiring to obtain some mystical certificate that will somehow enable you to have the skills necessary to succeed.

College should be supplementary, an institution to equip students with practical skills for potential employment in the future. Unfortunately, in my experience, college is nothing of the sort. I would say college is more of a place that is suited for learning the fundamentals of a particular area, rather then actually having practical, applicable skills that can be used in that given area.

Obviously college is only worth what you put into but I feel that if there were an actual system in place that actively trained students to deal with various workplace occurrences, potential employers would be more apt to hire someone straight out of college then they currently are. As it stands, the best course of action for any student is to study hard and to document your work for later inclusion in a portfolio, so as to illustrate a practical understanding and implementation of your knowledge.
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Sims 3 Expansion Announced 84

Posted by Soulskill
from the hundreds-of-new-ways-to-torture-your-sim dept.
EA has announced that The Sims 3 will be getting its first expansion pack on November 16th, titled World Adventures. It will be available at first for the PC and Mac clients, and later for mobile platforms. "Players can take their Sims on new journeys to famous real-world inspired destinations around the globe for the first time ever and seek out new adventures. ... From mastering martial arts in Shang Simla, China, discovering rich culture and famous landmarks on a romantic getaway to Champs Les Sims, France or exploring the depths of ancient tombs in Al Simhara, Egypt, players can take their Sims on a journey that will change their Sims' lives." EA's Lyndsay Pearson spoke further about the expansion in an interview with IGN.

Comment: skaldicpoet9 (Score 1) 95

by skaldicpoet9 (#28584651) Attached to: <em>ArenaLive</em>, an Open Source MMOFPS
I've been playing a lot of Quake Live lately and I have to say it is good fun. I can see an open source equivalent being better if the community is there for it to flourish. I would definitely play it. Otherwise, I don't see much of a reason for having an open source Quake Live clone especially when the service it seeks to clone is free as well.

I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.

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