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Re: High School Student

Unread postby Chicken_Little » Thu 23 Jun 2005, 21:36:07

CarpeDiem wrote:Should I just follow the flow of my education? Or should I spend time pursuing more essential things. I sure can't rely on my parents when the Oil Crash comes. I await responses and I apologize if a topic like this has already been made.



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Unread postby CarpeDiem » Thu 23 Jun 2005, 21:36:14

A nerd like me is not going to let some woodshop elective class be a part of my cirriculum. Oh, my ego again...

Anyhow cool. There's a professor in CalStateLa that works with superconductors and that interested me like heck, but I'm in another lab associated with electromagnetism. I'm only in the beginning stages, but I'd feel guilty if I ditch that dude and move to the superconducting lab.

Liquid helium is damn cool though. Thanks for all the feedback (I can never stop thanking people). Gardening, debris shelter, etc: all nice stuff. The AK47 seems especially nice. What a great goal.

Keep my head up and be strong and lalala all that effusive mumbo jumbo and yup yup. Okey, I think I'm happy now. Further replies are unneeded but doesn't hurt.

As for now, carpe diem. Mucho gratitude.
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Unread postby TheSupplyGuy » Thu 23 Jun 2005, 21:55:01

Mucho gracias tu quieres decir?

Anyway, I just graduated from high school(at the age of 17), so I kinda know how you feel. My family thinks I'm off as well, but when anything oil-related happens, they come to me :). I don't know how it works at your school, but for some reason at mine, taking electives such as woodworking would drop your GPA(because AP and honors would make it so high that reg. classes would drop it).

The two biggest things I can suggest(which I do), is to get used to using less electricity(which is kinda hard for me to do right now, since it's summer, blazin hot, and nothing to do inside except read books I've already read twice) and either get in shape or stay in shape. Personally, I recommend soccer as a sport, but I'm biased.
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Unread postby oiless » Sun 26 Jun 2005, 11:03:29

Carry on with what you're doing. If physics interests you, study physics.

However, I would also work to acquire other skills. I would get books on all aspects of low technology living if I could. There may be people in your area that have small, personal use gardens; try to gain knowledge from them, talk to them, ask questions, see if they will let you get some hands on experience. (That's the best kind, all the talking, thinking, and reading one can do does not replace getting your hands dirty.)
Chances are you live in a city, so this won't apply, but in some smaller communities there are old folks who are trying to keep the trades/arts they learned when young alive. Black smithing, etc.. Old people are eager, they have a compulsion almost, to pass what they know down to younger people. Approached with interest they will teach.
Unfortuneatly many in society regard elders as no-nothing has-beens who have little to contribute, people whose time has passed. It appears to me that their time may be coming again.
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Unread postby cammo2004 » Mon 27 Jun 2005, 11:06:26

CarpeDiem wrote:A nerd like me is not going to let some woodshop elective class be a part of my cirriculum. Oh, my ego again...

Anyhow cool. There's a professor in CalStateLa that works with superconductors and that interested me like heck, but I'm in another lab associated with electromagnetism. I'm only in the beginning stages, but I'd feel guilty if I ditch that dude and move to the superconducting lab.

Liquid helium is damn cool though. Thanks for all the feedback (I can never stop thanking people). Gardening, debris shelter, etc: all nice stuff. The AK47 seems especially nice. What a great goal.

Keep my head up and be strong and lalala all that effusive mumbo jumbo and yup yup. Okey, I think I'm happy now. Further replies are unneeded but doesn't hurt.

As for now, carpe diem. Mucho gratitude.


Science is a good area to look at - it existed before oil, so it'll likely exist after oil.

When considering what will likely remain, it's a good idea to look at the time just before the advent of motor vehicles.

Depending on how far back we'll be booted, look at that time period - because even if you go for an 'advent of rail' prediction and we end up being effectively kicked back to significantly before that, you've still got a better chance of getting through than somebody still trying to get by on today's lifestyle - you'll have more time to adjust your plans.
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Re: High School Student

Unread postby Tanada » Tue 07 Jul 2020, 10:13:08

fertooos wrote:unningOnEmpty2 yahoo newsgroup is a great place to start.


What is it that makes an ancient Yahoo group worth the effort of looking it up?
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Re: High School Student

Unread postby jedrider » Tue 07 Jul 2020, 12:07:04

What you pursue usually depends upon your inclinations and aptitudes. This may not be the time to try to fit into existing squares in society unless that is the best you think you can do. I don't think peak oil will change this unless you goal is to be an automobile designer of ICE engines.

Education is about learning and discovery. Usually, you follow your main track in college but are allowed electives. Use your electives to explore what you are interested in.
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Re: High School Student

Unread postby Subjectivist » Fri 10 Jul 2020, 16:00:20

I looked up the Yahoo Group the IP mentioned, no new posts since 2004! I think a bot just grabbed a related group name, no real person would be that incompetent in disguising their spam attempt.
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Re: High School Student

Unread postby ROCKMAN » Sat 11 Jul 2020, 19:14:29

Jed - My first thought seeing this thread was all the news stories about graduating seniors "suffering" over missing normal graduation ceremonies. All I could understand how their lack of experiencing life made it seems like the worse life has to offer. But then I thought: wait another 30 or 40 years. More then a few of my fellow grads in 1969 didn't live past 20 years old to experience a lot of the crap the rest of us were lucky enough to experience.

But that's how the human mind tends to work: nothing is worse the crap we're going thru at the moment.
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Re: High School Student

Unread postby dolanbaker » Sun 12 Jul 2020, 15:23:25

Tanada wrote:
fertooos wrote:unningOnEmpty2 yahoo newsgroup is a great place to start.


What is it that makes an ancient Yahoo group worth the effort of looking it up?

You're replying to a 15 year old post??

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Re: High School Student

Unread postby Tanada » Sun 12 Jul 2020, 21:17:28

dolanbaker wrote:
Tanada wrote:
fertooos wrote:unningOnEmpty2 yahoo newsgroup is a great place to start.


What is it that makes an ancient Yahoo group worth the effort of looking it up?

You're replying to a 15 year old post??

:?


"fertooos" was a new, now banned and deleted, account posting on a 15 year old thread.
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Re: High School Student

Unread postby AdamB » Sun 12 Jul 2020, 21:41:17

Tanada wrote:
fertooos wrote:unningOnEmpty2 yahoo newsgroup is a great place to start.


What is it that makes an ancient Yahoo group worth the effort of looking it up?


I remember that one. And its predecessor. Boy....that is real old school stuff.
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