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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #80 on: April 02, 2007, 10:11:39 pm »

If you're taking the SATs now, the time to start moving on math was 2 years ago.  Now you're 2 years behind.

BTW, there is a lot of math classes in CMPSCI, but not a ton of math in the field, compared to the other majors mentioned.

WHAT!!!!  I do TONS of math every day.  It depends on what you go into.  If your doing java apps for a living, no not a lot of math.  I do 3D graphics device drivers.  Things like this and MPEG compression algorithms as well as almost anything dealing with hardware design is VERY math intensive. 

And yes, there is a ton of math in computer science.  Linear Matrix Algebra, Calc1, Calc2, Differential Equations.

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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #81 on: April 02, 2007, 10:13:20 pm »

all right in critical reading with a 68%


Sounds a bit high to me :P


However, according to collegeboard.com, only 80% of students return for a sophomore year, whereas all the other schools I looked at, that number was in the 90's.


When have you ever let the opinion of a larger amount of people rule your decision? :laugh2:

I swear, I'm KILLING myself here!  HAH!

Shut the hell up Boykster!
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All I did was state my GPA and my SAT score. Neither necessarily reflects my intelligence to its full extent.


They DO fill out the rest of the picture you've painted of yourself thus far though :dunno


You don't know anything else about my background, and therefore have no right to make idiotic judgments like that.


The path of decisions and judgements you've made in the past and then let us be privy to pretty much gives us the right to make such judgements on the soundness of your decision, idiotic or otherwise.  Don't wanna be judged?  Don't ask for things that will LEAD to you being judged.  Seems purdy simple for someone who did "all right in critical reading"

I'll be here all week folks, be sure to tip your waitress! ;D


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All I did was state my GPA and my SAT score. Neither necessarily reflects my intelligence to its full extent. You don't know anything else about my background, and therefore have no right to make idiotic judgments like that.

Once again, you throw this stuff out for discussion and advice and, when the advice doesn't suit you, you say STFU.

How's that working out for you so far ?


Cheffo, it's consistently producing comedy gold in forum thread format.  Mebbe he should print out some of these threads and send 'em in with his application, no? ;)

Once again, you throw this stuff out for discussion and advice and, when the advice doesn't suit you, you say STFU.
Because the advice is to give up on what I really want to do in life

.... or car you should buy, foolish purchases you shouldn't make, foolish requests that have been made....and so on, and so on, and so on, an.....

The funny thing is, you've demonstrated that the only advice you'll seriously consider (based on your past decisions) is advice that agrees with your pre-formed idea of what you want to do, so yet again, Cheffo's point still stands - you continue to request advice, dismiss it if it doesn't fit the parameters you expect it to be fed to you, and whine about it when it doesn't adhere to your preconceived notion of how you expect the advice to be given.

He never invited asshats to comment here.

If you aren't going to let that stop you, why would we? ;D


Just do what you feel is best for you in you're life, nevermind what anyone else says USS.


I think he's demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that this advice not only wasn't needed, but doubly-redundant times eleventy twelve brazillion. 

That's like telling the sun to be hot :laugh2:


I'm gonna throw some advice in here, USSE is gonna completely ignore it, and Tommy is gonna call me a big meany...


We're well on our way to forming a few stereotypes, no?  (Sorry Cheffo, it had to be said that way......no? ;D )



Man, I dunno about the rest of you guys, but this thread seems to have it all, info, fun, self-deprecation, doody-heads, and asshattery.  That's like....a trifecta or summink, no?  :woot
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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #82 on: April 03, 2007, 08:54:30 am »
WHAT!!!!  I do TONS of math every day.  It depends on what you go into.  If your doing java apps for a living, no not a lot of math.  I do 3D graphics device drivers.  Things like this and MPEG compression algorithms as well as almost anything dealing with hardware design is VERY math intensive. 

And yes, there is a ton of math in computer science.  Linear Matrix Algebra, Calc1, Calc2, Differential Equations.

Yep, that's math intensive.  I've been in this field for a long time now and have only worked on one or two apps that had any substantive sort of math.  Once I got through all of those classes listed above (plus a couple more), I have rarely if ever used what was specifically taught.  I think the most directly useful math class I took was Discrete Math (which may be the same as Matrix Algebra, not sure).

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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #83 on: April 03, 2007, 11:23:39 am »
WHAT!!!!  I do TONS of math every day.  It depends on what you go into.  If your doing java apps for a living, no not a lot of math.  I do 3D graphics device drivers.  Things like this and MPEG compression algorithms as well as almost anything dealing with hardware design is VERY math intensive. 

And yes, there is a ton of math in computer science.  Linear Matrix Algebra, Calc1, Calc2, Differential Equations.

Yep, that's math intensive.  I've been in this field for a long time now and have only worked on one or two apps that had any substantive sort of math.  Once I got through all of those classes listed above (plus a couple more), I have rarely if ever used what was specifically taught.  I think the most directly useful math class I took was Discrete Math (which may be the same as Matrix Algebra, not sure).
Then there was also the advanced statisitics (2 classes) and advanced physics (3 classes) both of which are basically math classes.  They also might be used in specific fields in comp sci, but in general they are not.  I remember all that was needed to get a minor in math was to take 2 more math classes.

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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #84 on: April 03, 2007, 11:27:37 am »

I remember having to take Physics 1 and 2 but nothing for statistics.  When I was at UMass they stopped allowing CMPSCI majors to declare a secondary Math major because so many guys were getting a double bachelor's with only like 5 additional classes.

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« Reply #85 on: April 03, 2007, 12:23:50 pm »

I remember having to take Physics 1 and 2 but nothing for statistics.  When I was at UMass they stopped allowing CMPSCI majors to declare a secondary Math major because so many guys were getting a double bachelor's with only like 5 additional classes.

that's how it was and university of washington with biochem majors getting double or even triple majors in biology and chemistry.  Biology was just 2 core courses away, and chem 5 or 6 depending on what major electives you took for biochem.  I was 2 classes from a chem degree and 2 diff from a bio degree.  And when I attended, they didn't have minors.  Now biochem majors just automatically choose either bio or chem as their minor.

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« Reply #86 on: April 03, 2007, 01:38:45 pm »
We're well on our way to forming a few stereotypes, no?  (Sorry Cheffo, it had to be said that way......no? ;D )

If you weren't 100% correct, I would tell you to go underline yourself !

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« Reply #87 on: April 03, 2007, 02:46:36 pm »
We're well on our way to forming a few stereotypes, no?  (Sorry Cheffo, it had to be said that way......no? ;D )

If you weren't 100% correct, I would tell you to go underline yourself !

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erm....isn't that supposed to be 110%? ;D
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« Reply #88 on: April 03, 2007, 02:55:02 pm »
We're well on our way to forming a few stereotypes, no?  (Sorry Cheffo, it had to be said that way......no? ;D )

If you weren't 100% correct, I would tell you to go underline yourself !

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erm....isn't that supposed to be 110%? ;D

Keeping on track with my penchant for quoting tommy out of context:

I think it is all in the persons head that just wants to believe something, almost anything can do the same thing for a person if they believe and want to change things for themself.

And there you have it.
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« Reply #89 on: April 03, 2007, 03:25:42 pm »
I think it is all in the persons head that just wants to believe something, almost anything can do the same thing for a person if they believe and want to change things for themself.
And there you have it.

I wonder if Zakk is worried about tommy stripping Tony Robbins' motivational expert crown? :laugh2:
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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #90 on: April 03, 2007, 03:27:55 pm »
That fools been taking my quotes from threads all over the board and putting them up his ass. Then placing them in spots. That was not even from this thread.  :dunno

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« Reply #91 on: April 03, 2007, 03:36:39 pm »
(or 10 years in pinballjim's case  ;) )

Hey now, I resemble that remark.  It'll be 6 years, actually.  My wife will be up to 12 when she's done with her PhD!   :dizzy:





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« Reply #92 on: April 03, 2007, 03:41:21 pm »
That fools been taking my quotes from threads all over the board and putting them up his ass. Then placing them in spots. That was not even from this thread.  :dunno

When did it matter if you said them in a specific thread?  Did you not say those things?  Does your logic or thought process not defeat itself when put to the test?  Do you not realize the positions that you state often break down when comparing them to something else you said not even 5 posts ago?

Do you not realize that you're now making Cheffo's point?  Do you not realize that EVEN YOU can see your logic doesn't make much sense when applied to other things you claim to believe?

How do you compartmentalize your life to that extent?  Sybil?  Is that you?
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« Reply #93 on: April 03, 2007, 03:44:26 pm »
Don't be stupid. How the hell can you possibly tell what context i put that in and what was said before and after it from here.. It matters.  :dizzy:

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« Reply #94 on: April 03, 2007, 03:51:01 pm »
Don't be stupid. How the hell can you possibly tell what context i put that in and what was said before and after it from here.. It matters.  :dizzy:

I've checked every possible place i could with no luck, maybe you guys know something i don't and can help.

Uh ... Click the link on the quote ... that'll tell you the exact context, just like misson told you the last time you asked that question and I told you a few minutes ago.

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« Reply #95 on: April 03, 2007, 03:52:36 pm »
Do you not realize that you're now making Cheffo's point?

I like that comment, very amusing in some parts.

Maybe i can see where you went wrong

Wait a minute ... I have a point ?

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« Reply #96 on: April 03, 2007, 04:05:52 pm »
Do you not realize that you're now making Cheffo's point?

I like that comment, very amusing in some parts.

Maybe i can see where you went wrong

Wait a minute ... I have a point ?

 ???

Way to hide it on top of tommy's head ;D
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« Reply #97 on: April 03, 2007, 04:08:08 pm »
Do you not realize that you're now making Cheffo's point?

I like that comment, very amusing in some parts.

Maybe i can see where you went wrong

Wait a minute ... I have a point ?

 ???

Way to hide it on top of tommy's head ;D

After thinking it over i do not think
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« Reply #98 on: April 03, 2007, 04:08:57 pm »
Don't be stupid. How the hell can you possibly tell what context i put that in and what was said before and after it from here.. It matters.  :dizzy:

The context is that what you've said in the past doesn't line up across the board.  A LOT.  You contradict your own reasoning numerous times.  THAT has nothing to do with context, and everything to do with you now being made to sound even more ridiculous than usual due to clever usage of quotation by Cheffo.

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« Reply #99 on: April 03, 2007, 04:14:05 pm »
Clever you say? You must be a bigger moron than i had originally thought.

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« Reply #100 on: April 03, 2007, 04:15:30 pm »
Clever you say? You must be a bigger moron than i had originally thought.


That's very shallow and naive.
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« Reply #101 on: April 03, 2007, 04:19:09 pm »
Clever you say? You must be a bigger moron than i had originally thought.


That's very shallow and naive.

Cheffo's gotta be posting downhill with the roll he's on
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« Reply #102 on: April 03, 2007, 04:20:30 pm »
I would never consider changing the things that i find to be funny, and i don't think i can even if i tried.
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« Reply #103 on: April 03, 2007, 08:20:49 pm »
Pure. Comedy. Gold.

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« Reply #104 on: April 03, 2007, 08:37:01 pm »
Pure. Comedy. Gold.

Cheffo has made an otherwise unremarkable Tuesday's forum trolling sheer delight.  :cheers:

Maybe some of you have some comments and can voice your opinion because i can't seem to understand this.

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« Reply #105 on: April 03, 2007, 09:32:05 pm »
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« Reply #106 on: April 03, 2007, 09:33:53 pm »
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« Reply #107 on: April 03, 2007, 09:34:11 pm »
I really don't think guys here want to talk about love and deep meaningfull feelings
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« Reply #108 on: April 04, 2007, 09:00:08 am »
WHAT!!!!  I do TONS of math every day.  It depends on what you go into.  If your doing java apps for a living, no not a lot of math.  I do 3D graphics device drivers.  Things like this and MPEG compression algorithms as well as almost anything dealing with hardware design is VERY math intensive. 

And yes, there is a ton of math in computer science.  Linear Matrix Algebra, Calc1, Calc2, Differential Equations.

Yep, that's math intensive.  I've been in this field for a long time now and have only worked on one or two apps that had any substantive sort of math.  Once I got through all of those classes listed above (plus a couple more), I have rarely if ever used what was specifically taught.  I think the most directly useful math class I took was Discrete Math (which may be the same as Matrix Algebra, not sure).

Discrete math is not the same as linear matrix algebra.  Linear math is a subset of discrete though.  I took discrete but then later took linear.  Discrete Math deals with set theory, combinitronics, graph theory and a couple of other finite math topic.  Linear matrix algebra is used in the study of linear spaces and is based on vectors, vector spaces and transformations of spaces. 

I did have to take a statistics class too.  Probably the least enjoyable class I ever took.  The Physics classes seem to me to just be a rehash of Calc1 and Calc2.  It is a rare occasion that I actually need to recall any of my calculus but there are many fields in CompSCI that do.

Bottom line, it all depends on what aspect of CompSCI you go into as to what level and type of math/science you'll need.

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« Reply #109 on: April 05, 2007, 01:29:50 am »
I only read the first few posts, cos I got no time, but thought I'd chime in about the tempted to switch majors thing - sorry if this has already been covered.  I agree that it's a stupid reason to avoid a good school, because there's no reason to assume that you will switch majors.

But, more importantly, being tempted to switch majors is a very good thing.  It's half the reason for general ed requirements.   I initially went to school with the intention of majoring in English, hoping for a career in creative writing.  I am graduating in one month with a double-major in French and political science and a minor in information systems, and I could not be happier about that choice.  You are just a kid (hell, at 28 I still feel largely the same about myself).  You probably don't really know what you want.  Seriously, that sounds stupid now, but wait a while.  Even looking back, the only thing I might change if I had to do it over again would be to major in psychology rather than poli sci.  An English degree isn't even on my radar for what I want.

You never know when you will be introduced to something that will entirely change your life.  To avoid the temptation of changing majors is to voluntarily deprive yourself of things that could potentially make you much happier than engineering ever can.  You have a long life ahead of you; save the pigeonholing for later.
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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #110 on: April 05, 2007, 10:01:46 am »
I just attended a college fair last night at my HS. Picked up info from a few liberal arts schools, NJIT, and from a school I haven't really considered seriously until recently: The Culinary Institute of America. That school has its pros and cons, though.

Only major choices are culinary chef training and pastry chef training, so no room to make any change, unless I want to completely quit said school. Its also a little farther than I wanted to travel: Hyde Park, NY. However, it is one of the best culinary institutes in the US, student body is small, its in a suburban location right on the edge of the Hudson River, and it has pinball machines in the game room They don't need SAT or ACT scores at all, and HS GPA can be as low as a 2.5 (if lower, acceptance is based on interview). If I were to go this path, I'd still probably get at least an associates degree in a regular community or liberal arts college, but afterwards, CIA.
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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #111 on: April 05, 2007, 10:11:44 am »

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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #112 on: April 05, 2007, 10:30:04 am »
okay...no
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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #113 on: April 05, 2007, 10:32:40 am »
okay...no

See?  You can't even make up your mind.  First it's okay, then it's no.  Be a man!

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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #114 on: April 05, 2007, 10:39:31 am »
The "okay" was meant to acknowledge your idiotic suggestion, not to indicate that it was a school I'd consider.
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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #115 on: April 05, 2007, 10:41:51 am »
Jeez, the EE section has turned into a complete nonsence section now it seems.

Notice i said complete as it was before it was only half.
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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #116 on: April 05, 2007, 10:43:07 am »
The "okay" was meant to acknowledge your idiotic suggestion, not to indicate that it was a school I'd consider.

No it wasn't.  You wanted it.  Then when you got close you said no, but you didn't really mean no.  You wanted it.

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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #117 on: April 05, 2007, 10:45:01 am »
Is this one of your helpfull comments i've been hearing you go on about on BYOAC?
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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #118 on: April 05, 2007, 10:46:44 am »
The "okay" was meant to acknowledge your idiotic suggestion, not to indicate that it was a school I'd consider.

No it wasn't.  You wanted it.  Then when you got close you said no, but you didn't really mean no.  You wanted it.
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Re: Grrr...SAT Scores...
« Reply #119 on: April 05, 2007, 10:56:37 am »

Good.  Now sign the paper.