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Dalek Dave holds the entire contents of Wikipedia in his head. Dalek Dave is from Skaro. Dalek Dave is actually a stunt pilot. He just says he's an accountant for the groupies. Dalek Dave is a dangling modifier. Dalek Dave once printed out a Lotus 123 spreadsheet to colour in the cells. Dalek Dave has never lunched with Ian Botham.
One thing I do know is that my hard drive now has several dozen gigabytes of video files which will easily keep me occupied for weeks, months, and quite possibly for another year.
With such good luck on finding a course that I've been wanting for years (for free, by a learned lecturer, from a well known university) I set out to find other MOOCs that would transform me into a genius (and, of course, the hottest commodity in the job market) for free.
I turned to the wisdom of the internet; specifically the search engines; and hit the SEO wall.
(SEO is an acronym for "Super-Egregious Obfuscation", a process by which the internet becomes useless)
So, now I know...
-- Good stuff is out there -- It is being given away for free -- SEO totally hides it from me
So once again we see economics and various business models which ruin the beneficial economics of a highly beneficial business model.
Question 1: How do I really go about searching for other meaningful courses while they are still out there and still free ?
Question 2: Where do I find a psychotherapist who is experienced with cases of Nerds Gone Wild !!! if I am successful at finding my cornucopia of endlessly flowing knowledge which is clearly explained ?
I spent nine minutes with their MIT OpenCourseWare 1800 Event[^] video which they placed on that page; the one that contains the interview with Dick K.P. Yue.
I really tune in with his ideas about what this OpenCourseWare biz means to somebody like him; i.e., a kid who was truly "on the outs".
The M.I.T. courses are fantastic, but I really flipped my wig when I came across a course from Cornell.
My searches for other material from Cornell produced zero and a little bit less.
The thought hit me: I should first be looking in my own back yard, i.e., my own school, my alma mater from the Pleistocene days.
The results from that were not exactly zero, but close enough for me. It reminded me of the Calculus definition of the word "limit". There were four links to the concept of MOOCs. I found no real material.
Huh ??? Shouldn't every single college in the USA be doing this ???
For that matter, shouldn't high schools be doing this ? Elementary Schools ?
I've used Coursera [^] for a few courses as well as edX [^] which both have an amazing number of free courses. They also have an ID verification system for some courses so you get a certificate at the end. (Though I think they charge a small fee for those.)
I just received notification that my recurring tickets picked up a win on the 13th and has been paid to my bank account.
Logged into my account to see the prize of £65. Woo I thought, must have been a 4 ball match.
Oh, How wrong was I.
1 x 4 Ball Match @ £15 2 x 3 Ball Match @ £25 each.
WTF? You get less money for matching 4 balls than you do for matching 3.....Also the prize fund available is rubbish, think Camelot have broken the whole system, last last change of doubling the ticket price was a screw up as far as I can work out.