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+Matthew Greenbaum I forgot the name of the other guy we used to talk to all the time.

I'm back in college. This time, I'm doing an art major instead of history as pre-law...

And I'm really enjoying it, and doing well... but... it made me realize something...

I got into 3D rendering recently... which is why I took the art degree, actually. But... I taught myself this entire 3D rendering program online, using Youtube tutorials mostly... and I'm fucking good at it. I don't have a degree, I just watched the things I wanted to do... and in a lot of ways, I'm better than people who have been doing it for years. Eventually my plan is to be able to create 3D content. With AR and VR coming up... I think it is going to be a good gig.

But I took 3 basic classes, Art 101... a charcoal studies... basic still life stuff. 2D Art... basics of composition, design, multi media... acrylic, cutouts, line, value... a lot of crafting... and an intro to Photoshop and Illustrator...

It has been interesting... a regimented traditional curriculum and a self-paced/self study at the same time.

Online education CAN work... but I think it works BEST when you have an interest and desire and just pursue informal resources. For actually learning foundation skills that are basic prerequisites, a more formal and traditional education experience seems more effective. I feel like this is what is getting lost in the current "debate" over online education versus traditional education.

I don't think one will replace the other. I think they'll find an equilibrium.

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That is the end goal. I'm trying to get out ahead of it.
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Finished.
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You should have used the pic from the day after the election. The one where she looks like Palpatine without the hood.
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Acrylic diptych on watercolor paper, WIP.


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When it is done, I'll post again. ;)
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Here is an analogy...

We're in a car with 7 seats, headed down a highway, in the dark, with our lights out. The people in the back seat, all three are engineers, two are civil engineers, the other is an electrical engineer. They're screaming we MUST stop, the bridge is out, but only one of the civil engineers. It is the civil engineer and the electrical engineer that are screaming. The second civil engineer says, "I don't think the data is conclusive!" When the 4 of us in the front ask what evidence they have, they claim...

"2/3rds of the engineers in this car INSIST THE BRIDGE IS OUT! YOU MUST TRUST US BECAUSE WE ARE EXPERTS ON ENGINEERING."

Failing to mention that only 50% of the engineers claiming the bridge is out have any direct knowledge of BRIDGE engineering.

50% of the passengers in the car agree with them, and 50% of them disagree. The 50% of those who agree with the engineers say, "What do we have to lose if we pull over?"

But if we don't keep going ahead, we're going to miss whatever it is, that is critical, that we're driving towards. That is what we have to lose.

That is a LITTLE like this debate.

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Hence the reason that humans eventually left the cave:-)
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I like what he is saying - especially investigation into abuses of Work Visas. +Intel You just laid of 12,000 employees, a majority of them white males over 40 - at the same time, you are bragging about how you are a leader in hiring minorities and women in technology.

You see this video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STT3kJXzeEA

Can't wait until Trump does.
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Don't get me wrong, I don't blame the Visa applicants at all. I'd do the same thing if the situations were reversed.

But maybe if the argument is that we can't find enough skilled domestic workers in these fields, than there should be checks and balances in place to ensure that H1B Visa workers are compensated the same as domestic workers are. This is another of the great lies being perpetuated by the technology companies that are taking advantage of both domestic workers and foreign Visa workers - that they need these high limits because they can't find anyone skilled in the domestic market. If that was true, they would be paying those H1B Visa workers equivalent to what they pay domestic workers - and if we dig into the details, while they may pay them more than they do an offshore or outsourced resource, they do not pay them on scale with what a domestic worker would be compensated for the job.



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Watch this lady encapsulate why the Democrats lost, as she first insults Republicans and Trump supporters in the predictable way, then goes on to attack those who voted 3rd party, and those who suggest that if Bernie Sanders had gotten the nomination he would have won, with the SAME anger and venom. For 8:40 she goes on with bitter, venomous anger, telling people to rip apart their families and attacking everyone who didn't see it EXACTLY the way she does, including a SIGNIFICANT portion of her own party-line, people of her same gender... implicitly PEOPLE OF OTHER RACES... anyone who did not accept her perspective on Trump is a racist, xenophobic, misogynist, including the huge number of minorities and women that broke ranks with what she claims is "Their best interest," in order to vote AGAINST Hillary Clinton... regardless of who they DID vote for.

What kind of strategy is this?! I hope this reaches every minority and female who didn't vote Trump and they watch the whole thing and ask themselves, "Is this what Party-Line White Democrat Liberal Hollywood Elites REALLY think about us - that if we don't obediently listen to their advice in elections, we're idiots?"

Because that seems to be the message.

This is the petulant voice of the Hillary Establishment Left. 
Aftermath November 2016 from Steve Cohen on Vimeo. I happened to see this in my twitter feed this morning. Curious — while getting ready to go in to work — I played it. Had to sit down and play it a second time. Didn’t see it posted here. ...
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I don't know what to say about this. She needs therapy or something to get herself in a right state of mind.
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Everyone should read this - but especially +Keith Wilson
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+Donovan Colbert My wife is from Alabama. She's quite familiar with Jeff Sessions. When she says he's a racist, I'm inclined to believe her. 
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Gonna have to check the 7 stages of grief again...
shock or disbelief, denial, bargaining, guilt, anger, depression, and acceptance/hope.
So... that day, it was shock and disbelief... I guess bargaining was the day after when many of my liberal friends wanted to talk rationally about how we move forward, with concessions on both sides, understanding, and compassion.
Then... we saw guilt, as lots of liberals analyzed how it was their fault, what they did, how they didn't turn out - how the Bernie Sanders rigging cost them the election... OK... now this is making sense...
We're at ANGER now.

Like clockwork. I mean, we're seeing, in order, the TEXTBOOK version of the 7 stages of grief.

And next we can assume, comes depression. Be ready to offer comfort and compassion to your liberal friends in the coming days or weeks as they hit rock bottom, on their last step towards acceptance and hope. 
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Tom Freeman being, I think, unintentionally, unconsciously ironic. 
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Some serious thought in that one. ;)

I'm surprised nobody has yet suggested repealing all those laws that cede Congressional power to the Presidency: the War Powers Act, the AUMF, hell, the funding. That's really all it would take to curtail Presidential overreach and protect our form of government. Without those, the only authority the President has is executive orders and the bully pulpit.

(Yeah, I know. I was as hyperbolic as anybody.)
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