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    One of the best things you can do starting now is follow this site religiously. There is no limit to what you can learn here. Ask any question you want and someone or several someone's will have the right answer.
    No man can be both ignorant and free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adlerberts-Protege View Post
    Absolutely not. People make their own path. You think Bill Gates cares that he is a high school dropout? The public school system is a joke and kids are pushed through whether they learn anything or not.
    Bill Gates was a Harvard math major. He and his partner were working round-the-clock to perfect their software in a race with other people who were doing the same and his professors urged him to quit Harvard and pursue the business. I think he has a an honorary degree now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Here is something hands on that you can do as soon as shipping reaches you.

    I would also buy your first meter now, such as a Fluke 116 or similar HVACR meter.

    Go online and search for "200 electronics projects," or "200 electronics experiments."

    You can change the number in the search to, "100," "150," etc.

    What comnes up is a box with a prewired board that runs on common batteries, and a buch of components, and a book that tells you how to use it.

    You learn how electricity is applied to make a circuit work.

    How to identify and connect components.

    How to use a meter to measure values.

    How to read a diagram.

    How to follow instructions.

    Basically, you become more familiar with the landscape of the trade, and you will find that about 80% of our service calls require the use of a meter.

    If you talk to your science teacher and get them involved, you may even cop a little extra credit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim1959 View Post
    Bill Gates was a Harvard math major. He and his partner were working round-the-clock to perfect their software in a race with other people who were doing the same and his professors urged him to quit Harvard and pursue the business. I think he has a an honorary degree now.
    Right. He didnt need our public school system. Neither does the OP.

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    Remember though Bill Gates bought Quick Dos for $50,000. That's what got him up and running.
    No man can be both ignorant and free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAYNE3298 View Post
    Remember though Bill Gates bought Quick Dos for $50,000. That's what got him up and running.
    I remember the old DOS prompt. Still a good troubleshooting tool. Im no computer nerd but a lot gets fixed from there. Even today.

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    I'm not much on computers either but liked Quick dos because it was easy to use.
    No man can be both ignorant and free.
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    Last I checked, Harvard was far from a public school.......
    Quote Originally Posted by Adlerberts-Protege View Post
    Right. He didnt need our public school system. Neither does the OP.
    Sent from my SM-G965W using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by BALloyd View Post
    Last I checked, Harvard was far from a public school.......

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    Sure it is. But he graduated from a private high school and after 2 years at Harvard he realized he didnt need it. Bottom line is he was going to be successful with or without it. The OP can do the same thing as can anyone else if they choose to do so.

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    Well, adlerbert you said Bill Gates was a high school dropout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim1959 View Post
    Well, adlerbert you said Bill Gates was a high school dropout.
    I stand corrected. I bet you he would have had he dealt with a "public" high school.

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    Good point, buddy!

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