I was very mean to someone 40 years ago. I still regret that. I have to think escaping the bad fallout of your having with having been nice to this person does not last too long (g-d help you, did you let this person move in with you???! You will not suffer 40 years but man... that would be difficult. I have something like that trying to happen in my life).Baffle2 said:I was nice to a person. Regretting it.
There's something nice about learning full time though, especially if it's a subject you get epiphanies from. After 10 years or so of working full time you know how to do your job and even the most fulfilling jobs lose their shine, especially if you are working 8 hours or more a day like most people. Or alternatively, other people keep getting promoted and their job gets more stressful as they have more responsibility put on their shoulders.EvilRoy said:Every now and then I miss school and grad research. Then I look at all the money I have from working in the private sector and I'm pretty okay with my lot in life.dscross said:Takes longer than that. 2 years is a drop in the ocean. Give it a few more years.aegix drakan said:Going on 2 years out of that life and I don't miss it one freakin' bit.dscross said:You'll miss academia after a few years of not doing it.
I don't miss the insane stress of exams, I don't miss having assignments up the wazoo, I don't miss having to sit in a lecture hall and try not to daydream while the teacher either drones on and on in a boring or worse just churns out content so fast that I don't have time to properly absorb the information before writing it down.
And ever since landing my dream job, I have probably never been more content. Aside from maaaaybe CEGEP, when my friends and I still hung out VERY often for overnight gaming parties.
So...No. I don't miss school. Especially not University. 7 years of stress will kind of turn you off of something.
In my experience, school yes, uni, no. In uni, I knew some people, but we were all doing different units so didn't interact as reguarly as in school or at work.dscross said:School and University are also better for meeting long term friends, in my experience. Even though you spend nearly every day with your colleagues, I never got the same sense of comradery from work.
Many of my uni friends were the people I lived with in student accommodation or in my building rather than on my course, though I did have a few on my course as well. I've kept a lot of those friends to this day, for around 15 years.Hawki said:In my experience, school yes, uni, no. In uni, I knew some people, but we were all doing different units so didn't interact as regularly as in school or at work.dscross said:School and University are also better for meeting long term friends, in my experience. Even though you spend nearly every day with your colleagues, I never got the same sense of comradery from work.
You are only in semi lockdown at the moment though. No doubt there will be stricter enforcement to come as the cases rise. It'll be alright. The government will need to borrow very large amounts to give citizens funding and then go into recession like the rest of us. At the end of the day, money is a made-up human thing. When everyone on the planet is in desperate need they'll magically find the money.Kaleion said:I live in M?xico, I get jack shit as far as government aid goes, so for me there'll be no lockdown, I'll just continue to work and only stop if I happen to get sick, in which case I do have medical insurance and I'm in fairly good health so I can only hope I'll be fine if that is the case, but other than that life just goes on as normal, which is to say work, go home play video-games & watch movies, play tabletop RPGs on weekends (Through Fantasy Grounds since it's not recommended to play in person), and that's it, sure it's inconvenient that we can't play CoC or D&D in person for the moment but so far it's not affecting me yet, I have a feeling that's not going to last long though, mainly because the company that I work for is in panic.
And well if all goes wrong, suicide is always an option I guess.
Ehh..no. Governments borrowing huge amounts of money and drowning in debt has real risk. Sure it's 'made up' but print too much of it and people's money becomes worthless creating conditions like those of the Weimar or any contemporary banana republic. Food riots due to supply scarcity ie currency not being worth shit, debilitating poverty, collapse of the law state, violence and a potential Hitler isn't exactly a precedent one wants to follow.dscross said:At the end of the day, money is a made-up human thing. When everyone on the planet is in desperate need they'll magically find the money.
Yeah no, that's a problem with the way your environment is configured. I've worked in IT for well over a decade and never once has a corporate device I've been in contact with been able to download and run updates from anything other than the organization's SCCM server, pre-packaged and approved by like half a dozen different software developers and security teams. If only because bog standard user accounts don't have the privileges to run software executables.Agema said:Well, I'm still working. I teach at a university and my job is in full flow as education hasn't stopped. Even worse seeing as I am now relatively senior and have a metric fuckton of administrative duties on top of teaching, I've got lots of additional work sorting out changes required to cope with Coronavirus. Oh man, assessment has become a massive, massive headache.
Also, I'm really annoyed because my laptop just installed a Windows update that crippled the touchpad gesture functions so all it will do is move the cursor, and I cannot for the life of me get them back despite several hours of reinstalling drivers and rebooting, reverting, and ever more arcane tricks.
Fucking updates. I start to wonder whether we actually own our computers any more, considering virtually every **** piece of software spends it's time with its fingers in your memory kicking off your information to corporate HQ and deciding it's going to re-install itself at its own pleasure rather than yours. Want to quickly check something? No, you'll have to wait 15 minutes because the CPU and hard disk is busy processing whatever last meaningless piece of wank some software company felt like sticking on your computer without your say-so and which you never use.