>in upper level CS class
>Instructor types Google.com into Chrome's address bar
10+ years CS here, and I still do that. Habit. Back from a time where it wasn't around and I can usually pull it up with just "go" in the search bar.
Once you get into an automated trance of processes to help streamline your workflow, small stuff like that actually doesn't matter.
Oh, wait, you're a student. I see. You'll learn.
>upper level cs course
>professor isnt using ganoo + loonucs
>use a windows laptop with IE everytime for the classes to tease the undergrads
>mfw all the passive-aggressive weebs loose their shit when I open Word to write down notes
>High Level Networking class
>One of the required classes is some throwaway basic computing class
>First day of class: "If you hold the alt key and tab..."
>upper level CS class
>everything is basic shit that a complete retard could master
>realize my degree and uni is a meme and real knowledge comes from self study and personal projects
I do that, or click Google on the quick dial or new tab page.
Partly habit, mostly because I can't stand ancient search terms in my 'omni bar'.
I could clear cache and history every time, or just go incognito, but I like having stuff indexed that I visited in the past.
>>professor isnt using ganoo + loonucs
>"Hello class my name is Professor Faggot, here's the syllbus for this class. I look forward to teaching all of you and will be demonstrating a few example programs right now. Let me just boot up my laptop here and connect it to the projector..."
>"Oh my looks like I have to upgrade my system to the latest bleeding edge, let me just do this right quick this'll only take a moment..."
>Opens up terminal, enters "sudo pacman -Su"
>A bunch of packages break
>System is unresponsive, drivers fuck up
>Starts trying to figure out what's going
>Class is just patiently waiting, thinking this is part of the demonstration
>Autistic /g/ NEET professor is sweating bullets, going crazy trying to post on /g/ about how to fix this issue from his OnePlusOne(tm) Mobile Device
>"Demonstration" takes over 4 hours... just to get started
My professors are shit at computers because I'm and English major.
I actually want to be an English teacher. I'm getting my masters and have connections with a rich school (no niggers), so I'll be fine.
I'm a straight A student because it's easy as fuck.
also make sure to save the notes straight on the desktop which is already cover with tons of shareware installation files
oh and additionaly using Bing will make sure they will break their desks in rage
I'm 30, used every bowser since Netscape and IE4 and I moved on from that habit. It's retarded, there's no way to justify it in 2016. Stop pretending you're not an idiot for doing this.
Also, leave Chrome you capitalist pig
I've always liked talking and analyzing stories, and I fucking despised every English teacher I had in high-school (they were all men-haters), so that's why I chose it. Plus
>High expectations, have to justify your actions regularly
>Relatively low paying
>Very little career growth
>Dealing with fucking kids all day
Not really worth it. The benefits and pension plan is great but everything else is pretty bland and unambitious imo.
I find it hilarious when wannabe alpha geeks get all snotty about this sort of thing. There's absolutely no reason to change habits. What, am I held back by typing 'go' and hitting enter? I type 120 wpm, that's utterly negligible.
I'm shocked I even learned to use autocomplete. Back in the day, you'd type "google" and hit ctrl+enter.
>everything else is pretty bland and unambitious imo.
As compared to the life of the average software engineer or IT guy? Ha!
And you think teaching has relatively little career growth? Buddy, unless you get on at BigCo, you're not going to see career growth either. And even if you do, you're probably going to see that growth stop dead in 8 - 10 years unless you want to become a pointy-haired boss.
>As compared to the life of the average software engineer or IT guy? Ha!
Didn't say that.
Imo the only way to go is to make as much money as you can and then start a business and invest into it. Being a cuck who has to work for a living when 30+ is pretty pathetic desu.
>Imo the only way to go is to make as much money as you can and then start a business and invest into it.
You will almost certainly fail. That's simple probability.
> Being a cuck who has to work for a living when 30+ is pretty pathetic desu.
You are going to be wildly disappointed in your future.
Actually, scratch that, you'll have magically changed your mind when you're 35, single, but driving a decent car. "Well, this isn't so bad, at least I have healthcare..."
Public school in most places pays like shit, my mother's a teacher, about to retire, and she was talking about how they have barely any young teachers to compensate for retiring old teachers. Right now, the benefits are awful. In a few years when cities start realizing they need more teachers it'll be good again.
I've thought about being a teacher, but that turned me off.
ED IS THE TRUE PATH TO NIRVANA! ED HAS BEEN THE CHOICE OF EDUCATED AND IGNORANT ALIKE FOR CENTURIES! ED WILL NOT CORRUPT YOUR PRECIOUS BODILY FLUIDS!! ED IS THE STANDARD TEXT EDITOR! ED MAKES THE SUN SHINE AND THE BIRDS SING AND THE GRASS GREEN!! IF YOU USE ED, YOU ARE ON THE PATH TO REDEMPTION. THE SO-CALLED “VISUAL” EDITORS HAVE BEEN PLACED HERE BY ED TO TEMPT THE FAITHLESS. DO NOT GIVE IN!!! THE MIGHTY ED HAS SPOKEN!!!
THE CHROME URL BAR WILL OPERATE AS A GOOGLE SEARCH IF YOU DON'T ENTER A PROPER URL
IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AUTOCOMPLETING OR HOW YOU GET A SITE
YOU ARE FUCKING STUPID
A computer engineering major who doesn't even fucking like programming and shitty UI philosophy but apparently understands more than your dumb ass
>real knowledge comes from self study and personal projects
But you'll never get the discipline to self study and self learn, unless someone smacks your ass for not doing so, for 3-5 years.
That's the value of uni.
And also getting a job. Projects mean very little compared to recommendation letters. Employers hate risk, and a recommendation letter mitigates the risk. A project transfers the risk on the recruiter (he's supposed to make a judgement whether the project is indicative of your quality), and that's too much risk.
>tfw you realize that an undergraduate degree literally proves that you only have four years of experience studying a subject
>FOUR FUCKING YEARS
I could study nothing but different CS topics all day every day for a decade and still not contribute a single thing to the pool of knowledge. CS, essentially being an application of mathematics, has limitless possibilities. The only way you ever feel like you've mastered anything is if you pick one narrow area to dive deep into, and ideally never run into anyone better than you at it.
Man, I was a CS *GOD* when I was in high school in the pre-Internet days. Fucking crazy good at what I did. Then I got the Internet and found out how much was out there that I knew nothing about...