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    I learned a lot about US History. Next year I want to learn more about Political Philosophy, started reading the Republic as a warm up. Can't be doing with learning more and more techie stuff utterly boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Churchill View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Churchill View Post
    Just shag sasguru up the arse, you know it's what you both want.
    Looking at his avatar he is waiting for a mouthful

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    I learned that Vodaphone was a good investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Churchill View Post
    Just shag sasguru up the arse, you know it's what you both want.
    I caknow what's bothering you. People are moving on, learning, educating themselves, while you stand still. Do something about it instead of whinging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacecadet View Post
    Did some as part of my MSc... In the new year I will be looking out for a MOOC course on stats and trying put what I've learnt to more practice
    I need a decent project in it to get myself motivated!
    You need to get some datasets and play round.

    Get "data Mining with R" by Luis Torgo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    You need to get some datasets and play round.

    Get "data Mining with R" by Luis Torgo.
    You should take on SpaceCadet as your apprentice, he seem eager and willing to bend over backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russell View Post
    You should take on SpaceCadet as your apprentice, he seem eager and willing to bend over backwards.
    Whereas you just get shafted by the mods occasionally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    With so many moaney whingers around, I wanted to ask, so what did you learn this year? What skills did you acquire? What qualifications to put you ahead of the globalised competition?

    For me it was bidding and proposal skills, technically I learnt to use R as the enabling technology for my hard-won stats skills. Next year I will look at the data science capabilities in Python and look at technologies for large datasets.

    It's been a bumper year.

    HTH
    sasguru, I respect your opinions but I think you place too much importance on knowledge & intelligence.

    I know that in software development it is necessary to have quantifiable experience in a particular technology (e.g. "Must have 2 years C# & .Net dev experience").

    However, in my experience of life generally, the most successful people are those who have strong social skills and high self-esteem. The problem is, these are things that I doubt can be learned in adult life. I think they come down to genetics and upbringing (ie a mixture of nature and nurture), and if a person hasn't acquired them by their 18th birthday, then it's probably too late.

    I speak as someone who has spent years of leisure time studying this kind of thing and taking massive action to try to improve in the areas I mention. I stepped way outside of my comfort zone many times and faced my fears on numerous occasions, but the rewards I got (in terms of self development, the way I feel, the way people respond to me, etc) fell a long way short of what I'd hoped for or even expected. Compared to that, learning a new programming language or development tool is a trivial task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Maginty View Post
    sasguru, I respect your opinions but I think you place too much importance on knowledge & intelligence.

    I know that in software development it is necessary to have quantifiable experience in a particular technology (e.g. "Must have 2 years C# & .Net dev experience").

    However, in my experience of life generally, the most successful people are those who have strong social skills and high self-esteem. The problem is, these are things that I doubt can be learned in adult life. I think they come down to genetics and upbringing (ie a mixture of nature and nurture), and if a person hasn't acquired them by their 18th birthday, then it's probably too late.

    I speak as someone who has spent years of leisure time studying this kind of thing and taking massive action to try to improve in the areas I mention. I stepped way outside of my comfort zone many times and faced my fears on numerous occasions, but the rewards I got (in terms of self development, the way I feel, the way people respond to me, etc) fell a long way short of what I'd hoped for or even expected. Compared to that, learning a new programming language or development tool is a trivial task.

    Cheers,
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