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  1. Subscriberlemondrop
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    considered the most difficult course in mathematics
    involving real and complex analysis and abstract algebra
    taught at Harvard
    drop out rate around 50%
    it is said that taking the course is like a full time job with 40-60 hours of homework per week
    no double majors if you take math 55
    I read, don't know if it's true, that if you pass the course and graduate, you must work for the government because you would be considered to dangerous to work in the private sector
    Bill Gates took and passed the course but dropped out of Harvard
    when I read this, my admiration for Gates went sky high
    any thought?
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    @lemondrop said
    considered the most difficult course in mathematics
    involving real and complex analysis and abstract algebra
    taught at Harvard
    drop out rate around 50%
    I read, don't know if it's true, that if you pass the course and graduate, you must work for the government because you would be considered to dangerous to work in the private sector
    Bill Gates took and passed the course but dropped out of Harvard
    when I read this, my admiration for Gates wet sky high
    any thought?
    i get wet thinking about him too
  3. Subscriberlemondrop
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    @rookie54 said
    i get wet thinking about him too
    you should have waited for my edit
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    @lemondrop said
    considered the most difficult course in mathematics
    involving real and complex analysis and abstract algebra
    taught at Harvard
    drop out rate around 50%
    it is said that taking the course is like a full time job with 40-60 hours of homework per week
    no double majors if you take math 55
    I read, don't know if it's true, that if you pass the course and graduate, you must w ...[text shortened]... se but dropped out of Harvard
    when I read this, my admiration for Gates went sky high
    any thought?
    Always respected him anyway and that he dropped out to persue his goal. Of the two PC pioneers think Jobs’ record indicates a more visionary and innovative business mind, but Gates has the bigger intellect I would think. Not sure I like or respect Zuc the other supper rich Harvard drop out, very much.
  5. Subscriberlemondrop
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    quite a contrast between a real stable genius and the proclaimed one in the white house
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    @lemondrop said
    considered the most difficult course in mathematics
    Bill Gates took and passed the course but dropped out of Harvard
    If you believe that, you'll believe Windows 10 doesn't steal your private data.
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    I've taken real analysis and abstract algebra. When you are used to applied math like differential equations, these courses can bend your mind, at first. And I can only imagine what 55 is like.

    The three tech innovators that changed the world forever, Gates, Jobs, and Zuckerberg, all dropped out of university, two from Harvard.
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    @shallow-blue said
    If you believe that, you'll believe Windows 10 doesn't steal your private data.
    What do you mean by that?
  9. Subscriberlemondrop
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    @shallow-blue said
    If you believe that, you'll believe Windows 10 doesn't steal your private data.
    what is it that you don't believe?
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    @lemondrop said
    what is it that you don't believe?
    I would believe anything, that's the problem. What is so specific about Windows 10?
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    organic chemistry is considered the hardest college course and the hardest degree is architecture

    this is google talking
    good enough for me
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    @lemondrop said
    organic chemistry is considered the hardest college course and the hardest degree is architecture

    this is google talking
    good enough for me
    In fact that is a Question of personal interest and Talent.

    Organic chemistry is not really hard in terms of intellectual height (I do have a degree in chemistry) but hard in Terms of amount of facts...

    Without objectivable criteria there is no "hardest" course.
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    @divegeester said
    Always respected him anyway and that he dropped out to persue his goal.
    Maybe to "pursue his goal"?

    Not a typo, and you're not that dumb.

    Too much juice?
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    @ponderable said
    In fact that is a Question of personal interest and Talent.

    Organic chemistry is not really hard in terms of intellectual height (I do have a degree in chemistry) but hard in Terms of amount of facts...

    Without objectivable criteria there is no "hardest" course.
    Nurses hate "Anatomy and Physiology". It's all fact cramming. LOTS of facts.
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    @ponderable said
    In fact that is a Question of personal interest and Talent.

    Organic chemistry is not really hard in terms of intellectual height (I do have a degree in chemistry) but hard in Terms of amount of facts...

    Without objectivable criteria there is no "hardest" course.
    fair enough
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