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  •  He didn't "drop out" of high school he has a GED (0+ / 0-)

    plenty of smart people can't take high school bullshit and just leave. I doubt someone who has the type of abilities he probably has found four years of language arts, three years of foreign language and a brain-numbing computers course that teaches keyboarding and EXcel basics really challenging.

    I think the guy that sold Tumblr was also a high school drop out. He never even got his GED and found home-schooling too time-consuming.

    "Pulling together is the aim of despotism and tyranny. Free men pull in all kinds of directions.” --Lord Vetinari

    by voracious on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 07:20:29 PM PDT

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    •  Tumblr Guy Was Doing College Engineering At 14 nt (1+ / 0-)
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      There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

      by bernardpliers on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 07:33:20 PM PDT

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      •  Maybe this guy was too. (0+ / 0-)

        He had to have some smarts to be doing IT without a college degree.

        I mean, defense contractors and the CIA wouldn't hire just any high school drop out...right?

        LOL

        "Pulling together is the aim of despotism and tyranny. Free men pull in all kinds of directions.” --Lord Vetinari

        by voracious on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 07:38:01 PM PDT

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        •  My Roommate For Example (1+ / 0-)
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          He had to have some smarts to be doing IT without a college degree.
          My roommate was one of those people who got 130 college credits but no degree. He worked at the Pentagon until he fell out of his office chair drunk.  He drank himself to death at about the age of 38.

          There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

          by bernardpliers on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 07:54:35 PM PDT

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        •  some smarts, yes. (0+ / 0-)

          I have a college degree, but not a technical one (it's in music), and I work in "IT", I suppose, for a defense contractor. I'm no super-genius, for sure, but I do well enough at my job that I still have it.

          Gondwana has always been at war with Laurasia.

          by AaronInSanDiego on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 08:39:43 PM PDT

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