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Apr 26, 2014, 06:21 PM
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Another rejection

News flash, the 2nd application to UC Irvine was blown away in a flaming rejection. It was a free application, so I figured what the hell. It's definitely a referendum on how dumb you are & how your career was a coincidence of very good economic times & very few applicants, but getting the government to pay for a second swing at a home run is never going to be easy.

For all the praising of paying taxes to equalize the wealth, all the money eventually goes to the top 1%, in government as everything else. Everything that went from a free market to a government program eventually became just as scarce as it was in the free market & is now a mandatory contribution to the top 1% instead of a voluntary contribution.

With that, there was 1 more public school in Calif* with an unknown but unlikely success. The formal rejection just made that one more likely to be rejected too & made it easier to pay for the return to Fl*rida. Returning to Fl*rida is the academically easiest option, but emotionally hardest.

Living in Calif* is hard, make no mistake. You've either got long commutes or have to be the best of the best in your career. If you invested in rental properties in your 20's & are now pulling out massive amounts of rental income, you're the best of the best in that. If you inherited a business from the capitalist era , you're the best of the best in that. Downloading whatever the latest compiler is & writing an open source program doesn't cut it anymore, against getting into a competitive engineering college.

Things have changed dramatically, since 2007. Back then, anyone with a passive hobby making UAVs could get a job designing UAVs. Nowadays, it's Master's degree territory.

There is a great need for robotic exercise coaches & exercise tracking software. It still remanes too theoretical & algorithmic for any job prospects, but it's a lot cheaper than flying. It's an area where a change in software can cause a change in your body.

The problem is people who get paid to determine if an oral que every .1 miles stimulates more muscle growth than an oral que every .25 miles or who determine how the robot navigates have graduate degrees. The rest of us implement the user interface, & test it. The money has been divided that way from the largest corporations to the kickstarter projects. Even when given a blank page in the open source movement, the crowd funding movement, & the maker movement, we still divided roles based on traditional, formal education boundaries.
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