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Old 11-24-12, 10:23 PM
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how far did you go in school

I was never good at school some reason i never understood what the teachers was talking about and id get distracted very easy i tried very hard but always got bad grades so i quit in 7th grade i regret it everyday.
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Old 11-24-12, 10:58 PM
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got burned out in college.
was in a dual degree program, that would have taken 6 years to complete, and i was taking the max amount of class per semester I could take, and I had a full time 40 hour job with the network engineering program, and I was on the karate team,

family problems came up right after the y2k disaster went down. so I said screw it and skipped town for a few years. left my cell phone on the front step.
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Old 11-24-12, 11:04 PM
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About 8 miles to my HS. and MBA.
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I left school after High School. Been learning ever since.
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Old 11-24-12, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
I was never good at school some reason i never understood what the teachers was talking about and id get distracted very easy i tried very hard but always got bad grades so i quit in 7th grade i regret it everyday.
The fellow I work for is worth about 700 million. He went all the way to eigth grade though. You can be uneducated yet very smart.
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Old 11-24-12, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
I was never good at school some reason i never understood what the teachers was talking about and id get distracted very easy i tried very hard but always got bad grades so i quit in 7th grade i regret it everyday.
Where are you from?
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Old 11-24-12, 11:16 PM
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Where are you from?
Earth!!! sorry i dont give that info im afraid of id theifs. but i am from ohio and raised in south fla
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Old 11-24-12, 11:17 PM
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Is it even legal to stop going to school in 7th grade?

I started college right out of high school, went for a couple of years but couldn't figure out what I wanted to do, so I quit. I wish I hadn't. A few years later I took a drafting course at the local trade school but once I actually got on the job I hated it. So that was a waste of money. Now I'd like to go back to school but I don't really want a bunch of student loans.
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Old 11-24-12, 11:19 PM
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Old 11-24-12, 11:34 PM
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Earth!!! sorry i dont give that info im afraid of id theifs. but i am from ohio and raised in south fla
How did you stop going to school after 7th grade?
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Old 11-24-12, 11:35 PM
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got burned out in college.
was in a dual degree program, that would have taken 6 years to complete, and i was taking the max amount of class per semester I could take, and I had a full time 40 hour job with the network engineering program, and I was on the karate team,

family problems came up right after the y2k disaster went down. so I said screw it and skipped town for a few years. left my cell phone on the front step.
What y2k disaster?
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Old 11-24-12, 11:40 PM
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Bachelor of the Arts. Took 8 years to do it, too. I kinda had too good of a time in college. Two years of study, four years of being totally wasted, two more years of study and out with just about the lowest passable GPA you can have.

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Old 11-24-12, 11:52 PM
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Bachelor of the Arts. Took 8 years to do it to. I kinda had too good of a time in college. Two years of study, four years of being totally wasted, two more years of study and out with just about the lowest passable GPA you can have.
Yep. I was on the 5-year plan for my BA. Too much drinking and goofing off. Did just well enough to graduate. Joined the military, grew up and did very well in my Masters program. I can't imagine trying to find work in this economy without a degree.
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I can't imagine trying to find work in this economy without a degree.
It's not so bad. I mean, the job will absolutely suck, but it's an income. (barely)
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What y2k disaster?
how long have you been using a computer?
not being rude. just asking.
short version.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem

old network was co-axial in some places and cat 3 in some places and cat 5 in some places, we tried to changed the entire school to cat 5 in two months

Our university had recently acquired 22,000 some odd new computers. We wanted them to boot from the network, and they were running win2k. being brand new computers, we had to re-install windows from a disc with the proper upgrades and to take care of the Y2k issues. once we booted up about 3/4 of them fried the power supply. We had the month of December while school was out to swap them all and beat the date change. I still have scars on my knuckles from being in a rush swapping all of those power supplies.
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I dropped out after my freshman year of high school. Best thing I ever did.
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