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Old man on campus

By red1776
May 18, 2010
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  1. At the decrepit old age of 44 I have just started my college career in electrical engineering. ultimately getting into CPU/GPU/chipset engineering. I am just wondering who here currently is in, or has competed this. I would like to here from you and any advice you might have. I am going to attempt to condense the four years into 2-1/2......i figure that way I may be able to help AMD get 'Bulldozer' worked out:rolleyes:
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    I have nothing to contribute, I just wanted to say good for you and best of luck. :grinthumb
     
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    I'm the same as Matthew regarding this, but just wanted to wish you the very best of luck! :D
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,167   +37

    Hey red, got my second Masters in Clinical Counseling in my mid-40s. You'll find that you are actually going to be a better student now than you have ever been even with having more responsibility in your life than years ago. It worked for me and it is the best academic work I have ever done.

    Good luck and if you can get AMD's Bulldozer "moving" by all means do so.:grinthumb
     
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    I'm going to sound silly now and ask what is "AMD Bulldozer" ? :D
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,906   +90

    thanks guys for the good thoughts :)

    @ Route, I believe you are entirely correct in that assessment ....and with three kids and work.... i may need your services soon :D:wave:

    @ Leeky, 'Bulldozer' is/was the new AMD CPU architecture that was supposed to be out last year. They have gone silent about it,delayed it, so it seems that there is a problem with it.... but they are not offering any information about the process.
     
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Thanks for that, and sorry to hijack your thread. :D
     
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,906   +90

    No problem Leeky...the more the merrier :wave:
     
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,904   +715

    I am going to attempt to condense the four years into 2-1/2......i figure that way I may be able to help AMD get 'Bulldozer's specification worked out
    /Fixed

    Good luck with the "mature student" sojourn. I went through the same phase six years ago. Back to school to get my teaching diploma, so I could teach Culinary Arts in the classroom enviroment-as opposed to alternately dispensing pearls of wisdom with hurling hot pans at the Impressionable Young Thingsā„¢ in the hot kitchen. So long as the young uns don't constantly try to drag you into their childhood bonding exercises you should be good to go.
    Good luck.
     
  10. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,906   +90

    S
    well thank you DB, im not taking statistical probabilities as part of my studies, however I can say that the odds of that happening are slim to none...lets see, as an equation that would be GH < NH3.
     
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Don't forget techspot, its a huge time eater...or are you leaving D:?
    Good luck either way, I think.
     
     
  12. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,906   +90

    No,no ..I will still be here to harass you HK :p:D:wave:
     
  13. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Hey red, that's awesome!!! :D

    The only time I studied Electrical / Electronics Engineering was in my first two semesters at college. Loved the subjects but sadly could not pursue them as I was majoring in Biotechnology (a subject, which incidentally, I've grown to dislike!). Maybe someday I'll do the same as so many of you guys seem to have done. :)
     
  14. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,906   +90

    Thanks Rit,

    Just don't wait till your 44 :D
     
  15. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    I'm in grade school, and i'm scared of the eventualities :(.
     
  16. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,906   +90

    of going to college HK?
     
  17. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Haha not for a few years lucky.
     
  18. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,906   +90

    well thanks for all the good wishes folks, nice to hear from some of you that started or completed a degree later in life...maybe there will be a few old dudes besides myself there that I will be able to understand when they speak haha!
     
  19. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TS Maniac Posts: 698

    So you will thread jack me more often then?

    Since you shall claim to be wiser :p
     
  20. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,906   +90


    Oh hell yeah! I was smarter before...now im gonna be extry smarterer! :p:wave:
     
  21. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TS Maniac Posts: 698

    Haha

    I'll hold you to that aha.

    Now we expect your expert posts per day to rise.

    I'll watch out for this
     
  22. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,373   +167

    @red1776

    Good for you and you definitely deserve a pat on the back!!

    But i can't be there to do it in person so I attached the schematic :D . Gee, it can be your first homework assignment!

    [​IMG]
     
  23. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,906   +90

    Thanks Lookin :wave:

    okay lets see....Pi squared x r is > Pat....right?.....im in trouble!
     
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,815   +922

    I have an AAS in photography from Charmin University. You can't pat yourself on the back with it, but you're good to go for wiping your a** with it in a pinch

    If I can find some "art" photography dealing with school uniforms and glasses, I'll be sure to send you the links... :rolleyes:
     
  25. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,906   +90

    Higher education ......


    OH Boy! I love photography! I bet they will make me want to matriculate!
     


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