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Old 07-13-2010, 08:43 AM   #60
Jamie J. Skibicki
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Re: Glen Becks $9 online university 9 classes

" CS = internet security, computer speed/algorithms, computation. Mathematics = discovering terrorist/criminal money transfers, improving any sort of quantitative system (weather predictions?), biology/chemistry = too many to list. "

My point is that faster computer algorithms don't affect my life, application which take advantage of them do. The process of detecting money transfers don't affect my life, arrests do. All of the things you mentioned are at least one layer (I mis typed last time) away from the general populace.

You rarely car whats under the hood, you care that your life is some how improved.

So if you read "researchers discover multi combination for solar luminensce collector" you don't really care. But, when Home Depot starts carring really cheap, efficient solar collectors that you can throw up on the roof, then you will.