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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

Hey Guys!!.. So what are some of your personal success stories?.. Mine personally is the realization of how community colleges suck.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

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huh?

I hope you don't put that on your resume as a success or accomplishment.

I mean really... you haven't done anything in your life better than that petty realization?
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

My biggest success so far? Making it through a crappy week of snow in NEPA only to have another one coming up!!!
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

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View Postmacosxnerd101, on 24 January 2013 - 07:28 PM, said:

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i can't believe the OP was the fastest one.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

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One time I made a thread that didn't suck.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

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Re: Success is my only option failure is not

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

View PostAhmerjavedC++, on 25 January 2013 - 07:52 AM, said:

Hey Guys!!.. So what are some of your personal success stories?.. Mine personally is the realization of how community colleges suck.


Well, I would say that the creation of your website on MathOps is your best success story...the realization about the community colleges cannot be called a success story.

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Raghav
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

Side note - Aleksey Vayner died..

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Aleksey Vayner, the Yale graduate who garnered the Internet's mistrust for a video résumé he made called “Impossible is Nothing,” has died at the age of 29.

According to IvyGate, the website that first reported on his fabrications in 2006, a spokesman for the New York Medical Examiner's office said the cause of death was pending investigation. A Facebook posting by a family member indicated that he passed away on January 17 at a hospital in New York.
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His fiasco began in 2006 with "Impossible is Nothing," a video he had made as a senior at Yale and then sent to investment banks as part of a job application. Peppered with inspirational quotes, the video may have been the "world's greatest" resume, quipped Ben McGrath, depicting him as a super-human Renaissance Man: he was a tennis and skiing star, an expert ballroom dancer, capable of bench-pressing nearly five hundred pounds and slicing bricks with his fist.

But someone at one of the banks leaked the video online. The Internet laughed hard, and harder. Once it went viral, Vayner became the target of endless barbs, parodies (including one by Michael Cera), and even death threats. When I met him a few years later, he said the backlash had been surprising, humbling, and deeply hurtful.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:24 AM

Mine are simple, I found something I'm good at and love doing (programming). Even better, I found an area which I am fascinated with (computer architecture). Secondly, even though this sounds a bit pompous, I think I have grown in to a confident, mature and good person, against the odds. My family have always been supportive, but as a kid I got involved with the wrong people. I overcame the peer pressure though, and I didn't let other people turn me in to an asshole.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

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View Postcreativecoding, on 24 January 2013 - 10:47 PM, said:

One time I made a thread that didn't suck.



Really? Which one was that?
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

I don't think its fair to say community colleges suck. Plenty of them are good, but some are pretty bad.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

you must have learned to take such a hard stance at community college.
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