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What is an API ?

Times call for systems to interact. Today, in this era of technology, there is a heightened need for two systems, not necessarily in vicinity, to collaborate with each other and perform a function that is not possible with a single system. 34 more words

Your Teachers are Not the Best People to Give Advice  

In most cases, your teachers are NOT the best people to give you advice. This will most likely anger a lot of teachers (if they will ever read this blog). 1,085 more words

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Your Teachers are Not the Best People to Give Advice

In most cases, your teachers are NOT the best people to give you advice. This will most likely anger a lot of teachers (if they will ever read this blog). However, I don’t really care because I’m writing my honest opinion on this matter and it might help a lot of naive students out. Now, let me be clear, by “Advice”, I don’t mean when a teacher tells you that 2+2=4, he is wrong. Or when an English teacher teaches you grammar, you should ignore those lessons. To a certain extent, good teachers are mostly competent at what they are teaching you (there are always exceptions to the rule so if you feel like your teacher is teaching you things that don’t make sense, it’s always a good idea to double check with Google). What I do mean by “advice” is when your P.E. teacher tries to teach you how to trade stocks or when your English teacher starts giving you fashion advice. The first issue with teachers giving advice is that they often do so when students don’t want it or need it. In most cases, it is only important to seek advice only when it’s relevant to what you want to do with your life. For example, when an English teacher starts talking about how to write a novel, most students don’t want to write a novel and, therefore, should not listen to this advice. Regardless of wether or not this advice will actually help one write a novel, this advice is simply irrelevant unless the student actually asked the teacher for it. However, most teachers don’t wait to be asked and want to “share their wisdom with the next generation” instead. And than they feel offended when students (rightfully and understandably) ignore this type of unwanted “wisdom”. The second issue is that their advice is often too general and not applicable to your particular situation. For example, my High School counselor gave advice to go into “the cheapest University”. While this advice makes sense to students who want to become teachers or social workers (or other professions where brand names don’t matter as much), it makes absolutely no sense if you want to work for an elite law firm or do investment banking. Therefore, if you are searching for career related advice, a better option would be to ask and listen to people in your desired career rather than to listen to your High School counselor. They know better which degrees you need and, believe it or not, it’s not that hard to ask them for help. This brings me to my next point: if your teacher is not an expert in his field and he didn’t “walk the walk”, his advice is, by definition,  bad, because he doesn’t know what the hell he is talking about. For example, when your English teacher starts giving Financial advice, you should probably ignore it (especially if your English teacher doesn’t even know what a Hedge Fund is and thinks that it’s “something similar to a government bond that rich people trade”.) In order to be “qualified” to give financial advice, the person must be an expert in the field and/or at least be a self made millionaire him or herself. If not, this advice should be ignored. When it comes to fashion/beauty advice, you must want to look like that person. If not, than again, you should ignore it. If you are looking for studying advice, you should get it from honor roll students, not guys who are about to fail High School. If you want to get lifestyle advice, you should want to imitate the lifestyle of the person, from whom you are seeking such advice. Most teachers do not have more than $1 million net worth, do not look super attractive, and do not lead lives worth imitating. Therefore, they can’t possibly give you good advice in those areas. Now, what about teachers giving advice in the   subject that they teach? This advice may be valuable, in some cases. The teacher might have friends who actually do practical work in the field that relates to the subject and/or the teacher might have done some work in the industry him or herself before turning to academia. This does happen, although not often. Also, in some rare cases, the teacher might be an expert in the area that he or she doesn’t teach. For example, I met a consultant from McKinsey who was teaching PE at a school as a hobby. In those cases, before taking the advice of that person at face value, you should check the background of the teacher. Now days, it’s not that hard to do with Google. However, in most cases this is not the case and the teachers do not have the in depth understanding of their subjects or how things are done in the industry rather than in academia. If they did, they probably wouldn’t be teaching. To quote Jim Simons:
Why don’t we have enough teachers of math and science in the public schools? One answer is well, if they knew the subject well, they’d also know enough to work for Google or Goldman Sachs or God knows where.
Teachers do not get paid a lot. While we all go around pretending like money doesn’t matter, it does. So if the teacher was actually good enough at the subject that he/she teaches, he/she wouldn’t be a teacher in the first place (of course there are exceptions to the rule). This does not mean that you should ignore your teachers or that they can’t teach you anything useful. What this does mean, however, is that after you learn the basics, you will have to start learning on your own and experimenting with your desired subject on your own at some point, if you want to be truly great at it. Your teacher will not and can not give you enough knowledge on any  subject for you to go out and make a career out of it. Remember, in most cases, you are not learning from “the best” because “the best” are not interested in teaching you anything. They are too busy doing research, making money, and living their lives for themselves. So to conclude this very long rant about teachers and our current education system: have some common sense and don’t listen to everything that your teacher tells you. XOXO Katy Bronsk

Morning dawns
Light sliced into ribbons
Falls delicately upon rumpled sheets

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Son Salutation

Morning dawns Light sliced into ribbons Falls delicately upon rumpled sheets With a yawn she stretches and turns Toward a mother’s son The arching of her back Sends her bare breasts out to greet him His eyes open wide to behold the wonder of her He warms her with his smile And rewards her salutation With a total eclipse

Knuckling Down #MondayBlogs

It’s the first time in a long while, that I haven’t had something specific planned for a Monday morning post.

Today I woke, got myself settled, checked my reader, emails, notifications across Social Media, then realised the date. 191 more words

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Knuckling Down #MondayBlogs

  

It’s the first time in a long while, that I haven’t had something specific planned for a Monday morning post. Today I woke, got myself settled, checked my reader, emails, notifications across Social Media, then realised the date. 31st July. That means that tomorrow, the 1st August, is when I promised myself (rather publically) that I would concentrate on my writing. No pressure eh! Soooo… What to do? I can’t say goodbye to you all for a month, because that is just not the way I am! But I guess I shall have to cut down on my general posts for a while, unless something really inspires me to write (and it will… it always does!) I am going to keep up with all the weekly challenges that I participate in, and my Friday Healthy eating update and Spidey on a Sunday, but the rest, may just fall a little by the wayside. But that doesn’t mean I am not here, oh no! I’ll still be around, reading your wonderful posts, and interacting with you. I’ll just be a little stricter with myself, and limit it to certain times of the day (yeah right!) So I am off now to enjoy my last No Pressure day before something will miraculously start appearing on my screen, as August inspires me to write! Catch ya laters Peeps!

#BigData innovation through #CloudComputing:

Overview:

With the digitalization of almost everything in this world, the amount of data is increasing at an exponential rate. The IT experts soon realized that analysis of this data is not possible with the traditional data analysis tools. 1,065 more words

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Global Application Programming Interface (API) Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022

Report Hive Market Research Released a New Research Report of 108 pages on Title “Global Application Programming Interface (API) Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022… 520 more words

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