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2014-05-06 08:22:20 PM  
She wakes up at 5:30am and gets home at 11pm, studies for 3 hours and then falls asleep sometime in the middle of the night? That seems...unhealthy at best. Also, unlikely.

However, kudos to her for her achievement.
 
2014-05-06 08:39:08 PM  
Good for you, kid.  Just don't grow up too fast, the roses smell good sometimes.
 
2014-05-06 08:46:27 PM  
This only matters if she makes it pay off. It would be a shame if she worked that hard and missed essentially her entire childhood to end up mediocre. Anybody can do that.
 
2014-05-06 08:49:09 PM  
3 hours? I don't think I studied for 3 hours my whole college career.
 
2014-05-06 09:44:50 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: It would be a shame if she worked that hard and missed essentially her entire childhood


I don't think you and I remember high school or college in quite the same way.

You can always go to college. It's always there. Any age can be college age. High school is like kid jail. You don't miss your childhood by not going, you miss out on years of sadness and ignorance. Teachers have to hold back in grade school. They can't teach to the best students. And nothing you do in school is worth a good god damn if you're not learning. All that socialization can and will happen elsewhere.

Anyway, if she was willing to do that for education, imagine what she'll be able to do in the job she chooses. Half that effort would make her very successful indeed.
 
2014-05-06 10:11:36 PM  
She will be legen....
 
2014-05-06 11:06:50 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: She will be legen....


wait for it
 
2014-05-06 11:08:19 PM  

Twist2005: OtherLittleGuy: She will be legen....

wait for it


.....pation!!!!
 
2014-05-06 11:09:36 PM  

doglover: Adolf Oliver Nipples: It would be a shame if she worked that hard and missed essentially her entire childhood

I don't think you and I remember high school or college in quite the same way.

You can always go to college. It's always there. Any age can be college age. High school is like kid jail. You don't miss your childhood by not going, you miss out on years of sadness and ignorance. Teachers have to hold back in grade school. They can't teach to the best students. And nothing you do in school is worth a good god damn if you're not learning. All that socialization can and will happen elsewhere.

Anyway, if she was willing to do that for education, imagine what she'll be able to do in the job she chooses. Half that effort would make her very successful indeed.


I agree completely.
 
2014-05-06 11:11:48 PM  

doglover: Adolf Oliver Nipples: It would be a shame if she worked that hard and missed essentially her entire childhood

I don't think you and I remember high school or college in quite the same way.

You can always go to college. It's always there. Any age can be college age. High school is like kid jail. You don't miss your childhood by not going, you miss out on years of sadness and ignorance. Teachers have to hold back in grade school. They can't teach to the best students. And nothing you do in school is worth a good god damn if you're not learning. All that socialization can and will happen elsewhere.

Anyway, if she was willing to do that for education, imagine what she'll be able to do in the job she chooses. Half that effort would make her very successful indeed.


Provided that anyone wants to hire a 16 year old for whatever job she technically qualifies for. I imagine that a lot of employers would be leary of her emotional immaturity. Plus, it's not like she can travel by herself for business. Most hotels require you to be 21 to get a room.
 
2014-05-06 11:14:39 PM  

cgraves67: doglover: Adolf Oliver Nipples: It would be a shame if she worked that hard and missed essentially her entire childhood

I don't think you and I remember high school or college in quite the same way.

You can always go to college. It's always there. Any age can be college age. High school is like kid jail. You don't miss your childhood by not going, you miss out on years of sadness and ignorance. Teachers have to hold back in grade school. They can't teach to the best students. And nothing you do in school is worth a good god damn if you're not learning. All that socialization can and will happen elsewhere.

Anyway, if she was willing to do that for education, imagine what she'll be able to do in the job she chooses. Half that effort would make her very successful indeed.

Provided that anyone wants to hire a 16 year old for whatever job she technically qualifies for. I imagine that a lot of employers would be leary of her emotional immaturity. Plus, it's not like she can travel by herself for business. Most hotels require you to be 21 to get a room.


I've been in business for a long time but I was 26 before I had to get a room want reason despite making quite a lot.

Graduating young kicks ass.
 
2014-05-06 11:15:06 PM  
CSB:

I knew a guy who skipped two grades, went to an advanced high school, graduated business college, then sat on his ass for the next 4 years.

He's living with his parents now, unemployed last I heard.  It worked out REAL well for him.

/end CSB
 
2014-05-06 11:15:20 PM  
Florida Atlantic University. ..a step up from community college, I guess. I mean if you're a child prodigy, why not go somewhere challenging? Seriously. FAU for a student like that would be busy work.

/CSB, unvarnished bragging time: I graduated from high school at 15.
 
2014-05-06 11:16:41 PM  

cgraves67: doglover: Adolf Oliver Nipples: It would be a shame if she worked that hard and missed essentially her entire childhood

I don't think you and I remember high school or college in quite the same way.

You can always go to college. It's always there. Any age can be college age. High school is like kid jail. You don't miss your childhood by not going, you miss out on years of sadness and ignorance. Teachers have to hold back in grade school. They can't teach to the best students. And nothing you do in school is worth a good god damn if you're not learning. All that socialization can and will happen elsewhere.

Anyway, if she was willing to do that for education, imagine what she'll be able to do in the job she chooses. Half that effort would make her very successful indeed.

Provided that anyone wants to hire a 16 year old for whatever job she technically qualifies for. I imagine that a lot of employers would be leary of her emotional immaturity. Plus, it's not like she can travel by herself for business. Most hotels require you to be 21 to get a room.


Thus her plans to next earn a masters and go to law school.
 
2014-05-06 11:19:32 PM  
Poor girl - this is a curse. not a gift.
 
2014-05-06 11:22:25 PM  
In her rush to get a minimum wage job....
 
2014-05-06 11:25:04 PM  

Harry_Seldon: In her rush to get a minimum wage job....


Where she solves 3 complicated differential equations in her head while working the espresso machine...
 
2014-05-06 11:25:50 PM  
We're talking Florida schools so that's what... 3rd grade in human years?
 
2014-05-06 11:26:12 PM  

vicioushobbit: CSB:

I knew a guy who skipped two grades, went to an advanced high school, graduated business college, then sat on his ass for the next 4 years.

He's living with his parents now, unemployed last I heard.  It worked out REAL well for him.

/end CSB


That happened to my older brother. We graduated on the same day. He can't hold a job (authority issues--molested as a child by a neighbor) and I'm incorporating this week. Everyone is different.
 
2014-05-06 11:26:37 PM  

cgraves67: doglover: Adolf Oliver Nipples: It would be a shame if she worked that hard and missed essentially her entire childhood

I don't think you and I remember high school or college in quite the same way.

You can always go to college. It's always there. Any age can be college age. High school is like kid jail. You don't miss your childhood by not going, you miss out on years of sadness and ignorance. Teachers have to hold back in grade school. They can't teach to the best students. And nothing you do in school is worth a good god damn if you're not learning. All that socialization can and will happen elsewhere.

Anyway, if she was willing to do that for education, imagine what she'll be able to do in the job she chooses. Half that effort would make her very successful indeed.

Provided that anyone wants to hire a 16 year old for whatever job she technically qualifies for. I imagine that a lot of employers would be leary of her emotional immaturity. Plus, it's not like she can travel by herself for business. Most hotels require you to be 21 to get a room.


And until she turns 18, child labor laws are still in play.  No overtime for her.
 
2014-05-06 11:28:26 PM  
I really despise websites that start blaring audio.

Having said that, congrats to the young lady, quite the accomplishment.
 
2014-05-06 11:30:29 PM  

Wangiss: vicioushobbit: CSB:

I knew a guy who skipped two grades, went to an advanced high school, graduated business college, then sat on his ass for the next 4 years.

He's living with his parents now, unemployed last I heard.  It worked out REAL well for him.

/end CSB

That happened to my older brother. We graduated on the same day. He can't hold a job (authority issues--molested as a child by a neighbor) and I'm incorporating this week. Everyone is different.


Wait, your older brother skipped a few grades and graduated on the same day as you?

How many grades did YOU skip?
 
2014-05-06 11:30:56 PM  

Wangiss: I'm incorporating this week


What does that mean? Just unfamiliar with the terminology.
 
2014-05-06 11:31:55 PM  

vicioushobbit: Wangiss: vicioushobbit: CSB:

I knew a guy who skipped two grades, went to an advanced high school, graduated business college, then sat on his ass for the next 4 years.

He's living with his parents now, unemployed last I heard.  It worked out REAL well for him.

/end CSB

That happened to my older brother. We graduated on the same day. He can't hold a job (authority issues--molested as a child by a neighbor) and I'm incorporating this week. Everyone is different.

Wait, your older brother skipped a few grades and graduated on the same day as you?

How many grades did YOU skip?


I graduated high school at age twelve, but it barely counts.

/California
 
2014-05-06 11:32:30 PM  

The Third Man: Florida Atlantic University. ..a step up from community college, I guess. I mean if you're a child prodigy, why not go somewhere challenging? Seriously. FAU for a student like that would be busy work.

/CSB, unvarnished bragging time: I graduated from high school at 15.


Hey at least they are in the news for something good this time.

/also if you are so smart tell me where she should have went...she was close to home and her friends and was homeschooled
//it does not take a prodigy to graduate with honors in criminal justice..just think of most cops out there
 
2014-05-06 11:35:39 PM  
Bachelor's in Floridian criminal justice? That's like a 2 hour seminar right?
 
2014-05-06 11:36:12 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: Wangiss: I'm incorporating this week

What does that mean? Just unfamiliar with the terminology.


I'm a business owner. I'm going to change the class of my business from a sole proprietorship (where I own the assets and liabilities) to a corporation so I can have employees and be one of those evil job creators you hear about.
 
2014-05-06 11:38:08 PM  

Wangiss: vicioushobbit: Wangiss: vicioushobbit: CSB:

I knew a guy who skipped two grades, went to an advanced high school, graduated business college, then sat on his ass for the next 4 years.

He's living with his parents now, unemployed last I heard.  It worked out REAL well for him.

/end CSB

That happened to my older brother. We graduated on the same day. He can't hold a job (authority issues--molested as a child by a neighbor) and I'm incorporating this week. Everyone is different.

Wait, your older brother skipped a few grades and graduated on the same day as you?

How many grades did YOU skip?

I graduated high school at age twelve, but it barely counts.

/California


Oh my.

Grats on the incorporation.
 
2014-05-06 11:39:18 PM  
Nothing trumps the Florida tag, subby.
 
2014-05-06 11:39:56 PM  
Unless a BS in criminal justice is a stepping stone to law, she wasted her time.

Now, bring back a compsci degree, then we're talking serious business.
 
2014-05-06 11:44:26 PM  

Wangiss: I'm a business owner. I'm going to change the class of my business from a sole proprietorship (where I own the assets and liabilities) to a corporation so I can have employees and be one of those evil job creators you hear about.


Ok, I guess I totally missed the context on this post.

On another point, I am also a small business owner who was a DBA/sole proprietorship. A corporation (Subchapter-S?) is usually less-advantageous than a LLC depending on your state (LLCs are based on state law.)

I would strongly recommend you consult - not an attorney - but a CPA. A lawyer is an expense - a CPA will save you money, and can give you the brain-dump on LLCs for your state.
 
2014-05-06 11:50:12 PM  
I was expecting an Asian
 
2014-05-06 11:54:23 PM  

The Third Man: Florida Atlantic University. ..a step up from community college, I guess. I mean if you're a child prodigy, why not go somewhere challenging? Seriously. FAU for a student like that would be busy work.

/CSB, unvarnished bragging time: I graduated from high school at 15.


maybe because for dual enrollment students in palm beach county it is the only option?

my son actually goes to FAU High. He is just finishing up his freshman year. His goal is not to graduate from FAU but to get transferrable credits (if he goes to a state school) or have a leg up on getting in to a college or have a better understanding of what college is about.

he was offered a spot in the IB program and could have done AP at our home High School. He decided on FAU. He liked the idea of being associated and working with students that were like minded. Our home school has some issues (Olympic Heights) and the IB program (Atlantic) ..does too (plus he didn't mesh with the teachers he met, and none of his friends who are in it are very happy).

He is interested in Biomedical Engineering and already has been in touch with Rice, RPI, GT, and UF.

If my son had gone to a regular HS, he would have to go to a dual enrollment program for Math next year anyways. He took two semesters of College Spanish for HS and college credit and two semesters of an Into to Engineering Class. Twelve Credit Hours.

He has been the decision maker in this. Though if I didn't think it was a great fit for him, I would have been against it.

His friends at Atlantic have the same hours and the same amount of homework and have the same lack of sleep that others he does.

To each their own.
 
2014-05-06 11:54:37 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: Wangiss: I'm a business owner. I'm going to change the class of my business from a sole proprietorship (where I own the assets and liabilities) to a corporation so I can have employees and be one of those evil job creators you hear about.

Ok, I guess I totally missed the context on this post.

On another point, I am also a small business owner who was a DBA/sole proprietorship. A corporation (Subchapter-S?) is usually less-advantageous than a LLC depending on your state (LLCs are based on state law.)

I would strongly recommend you consult - not an attorney - but a CPA. A lawyer is an expense - a CPA will save you money, and can give you the brain-dump on LLCs for your state.


I have spoken with two and they agreed, without consulting each other, that in my specific situation an S Corp is the way to go. I get to write off half of my self-employment tax; I get to take about half of my income as low-tax capital gains; plus it will be easier to do business overseas. I'm getting everything lined up for a Nevada incorporation and it looks like a good year for revenue. I appreciate your advice, by the way! Financial literacy among the hoi polloi has been deliberately thwarted by the upper class for centuries. The whole "don't talk about money" element of culture needs to go, and fast, if we're going to keep our country from sliding further (and we're already pretty bad, but not from a global perspective) into plutocracy.

vicioushobbit: Grats on the incorporation.


Thanks!
 
2014-05-06 11:55:36 PM  

wildcardjack: Unless a BS in criminal justice is a stepping stone to law, she wasted her time.

Now, bring back a compsci degree, then we're talking serious business.


You know how I know you didn't RTFA?
 
2014-05-07 12:11:35 AM  

ornithopter: wildcardjack: Unless a BS in criminal justice is a stepping stone to law, she wasted her time.

Now, bring back a compsci degree, then we're talking serious business.

You know how I know you didn't RTFA?


Read but tldr'ed.

I've come to think HS was a waste of time for the college track. I was a horrible HS student with a 1450 SAT and aced the challenges of college. I'm self employed now and if my next project goes well I'm enrolling in the community college for a TV production cert, because I'm bored.

/bsmech eng
//FAA Certified Tower Operator
///book dealing bum
 
2014-05-07 12:31:09 AM  
I don't understand. Why doesn't she want six years of guilt-free financial dependence on her parents?
 
2014-05-07 12:31:25 AM  
Employers are really impressed to know you graduated from the University of Phoenix.
 
2014-05-07 12:32:52 AM  

wildcardjack: ornithopter: wildcardjack: Unless a BS in criminal justice is a stepping stone to law, she wasted her time.

Now, bring back a compsci degree, then we're talking serious business.

You know how I know you didn't RTFA?

Read but tldr'ed.

I've come to think HS was a waste of time for the college track. I was a horrible HS student with a 1450 SAT and aced the challenges of college. I'm self employed now and if my next project goes well I'm enrolling in the community college for a TV production cert, because I'm bored.

/bsmech eng
//FAA Certified Tower Operator
///book dealing bum


I am pretty much the same. Went back to college for EE and ended up with that and CS with no real problems with both, ending up with a perfect GPA.

I still occasionally do a community college course for fun if it is a subject I am interested in. Recently did astronomy for instance and another time welding. Next time I am thinking maybe some music.
 
2014-05-07 12:49:15 AM  

zarker: Bachelor's in Floridian criminal justice? That's like a 2 hour seminar right?


Special studies on stand your playground.
 
2014-05-07 12:58:17 AM  

limeyfellow: wildcardjack: ornithopter: wildcardjack: Unless a BS in criminal justice is a stepping stone to law, she wasted her time.

Now, bring back a compsci degree, then we're talking serious business.

You know how I know you didn't RTFA?

Read but tldr'ed.

I've come to think HS was a waste of time for the college track. I was a horrible HS student with a 1450 SAT and aced the challenges of college. I'm self employed now and if my next project goes well I'm enrolling in the community college for a TV production cert, because I'm bored.

/bsmech eng
//FAA Certified Tower Operator
///book dealing bum

I am pretty much the same. Went back to college for EE and ended up with that and CS with no real problems with both, ending up with a perfect GPA.

I still occasionally do a community college course for fun if it is a subject I am interested in. Recently did astronomy for instance and another time welding. Next time I am thinking maybe some music.


I've been tempted to do a welding course, but my hands have always been shakey. I'm more in the position to hire that talent.

/a slight palsy mistaken for ADHD
 
2014-05-07 01:14:03 AM  
I hope she gets on the SCOTUS while Clarence Thomas is still there, so she can kick him in the balls every day.
 
2014-05-07 01:28:00 AM  

Wangiss: WhoopAssWayne: Wangiss: I'm incorporating this week

What does that mean? Just unfamiliar with the terminology.

I'm a business owner. I'm going to change the class of my business from a sole proprietorship (where I own the assets and liabilities) to a corporation so I can have employees and be one of those evil job creators you hear about.


Congrats, may you and your employees retire wealthy.
 
2014-05-07 01:34:02 AM  

EricTheHalfABee: She wakes up at 5:30am and gets home at 11pm, studies for 3 hours and then falls asleep sometime in the middle of the night? That seems...unhealthy at best. Also, unlikely.

However, kudos to her for her achievement.


I see nothing about that in the article.  Is it perhaps in the now-unavailable video?

If so I think this is very unhealthy.

cgraves67: Provided that anyone wants to hire a 16 year old for whatever job she technically qualifies for. I imagine that a lot of employers would be leary of her emotional immaturity. Plus, it's not like she can travel by herself for business. Most hotels require you to be 21 to get a room.


Although the rules aren't always as strict when it's employer-booked rooms.

Wangiss: I've been in business for a long time but I was 26 before I had to get a room want reason despite making quite a lot.


My first time was at IIRC 21 although it could have been 22.

lack of warmth: And until she turns 18, child labor laws are still in play. No overtime for her.


Sure of that?  Doesn't graduating from high school end that?
 
2014-05-07 01:38:39 AM  

Moonfisher: cgraves67: doglover: Adolf Oliver Nipples: It would be a shame if she worked that hard and missed essentially her entire childhood

I don't think you and I remember high school or college in quite the same way.

You can always go to college. It's always there. Any age can be college age. High school is like kid jail. You don't miss your childhood by not going, you miss out on years of sadness and ignorance. Teachers have to hold back in grade school. They can't teach to the best students. And nothing you do in school is worth a good god damn if you're not learning. All that socialization can and will happen elsewhere.

Anyway, if she was willing to do that for education, imagine what she'll be able to do in the job she chooses. Half that effort would make her very successful indeed.

Provided that anyone wants to hire a 16 year old for whatever job she technically qualifies for. I imagine that a lot of employers would be leary of her emotional immaturity. Plus, it's not like she can travel by herself for business. Most hotels require you to be 21 to get a room.

Thus her plans to next earn a masters and go to law school.


So she basically did all of this for nothing. We don't need anymore lawyers. She also might turn into RipVan Winkle and sleep forever after not sleeping much at all for a few years.
 
2014-05-07 02:12:38 AM  
Not HERO. Floriduh.
 
2014-05-07 02:20:09 AM  

cgraves67: doglover: Adolf Oliver Nipples: It would be a shame if she worked that hard and missed essentially her entire childhood

I don't think you and I remember high school or college in quite the same way.

You can always go to college. It's always there. Any age can be college age. High school is like kid jail. You don't miss your childhood by not going, you miss out on years of sadness and ignorance. Teachers have to hold back in grade school. They can't teach to the best students. And nothing you do in school is worth a good god damn if you're not learning. All that socialization can and will happen elsewhere.

Anyway, if she was willing to do that for education, imagine what she'll be able to do in the job she chooses. Half that effort would make her very successful indeed.

Provided that anyone wants to hire a 16 year old for whatever job she technically qualifies for. I imagine that a lot of employers would be leary of her emotional immaturity. Plus, it's not like she can travel by herself for business. Most hotels require you to be 21 to get a room.


Technically qualifies for?

She's a hard worker. Give her qualifications. They will be met.

But no, she's gonna go back to school for degree two on a scholarship. They always do...
 
2014-05-07 06:49:57 AM  
Congrats on growing into an adult and making lifelong friendships and potential business contacts at a prestigious university while at the same time acquiring a rewarding STEM degree. Oh, wait..:
 
2014-05-07 08:01:40 AM  
Flute player?
Did she go to baaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnd caaaaaaammmmmmmmmp?
 
2014-05-07 10:40:18 AM  

wildcardjack: ornithopter: wildcardjack: Unless a BS in criminal justice is a stepping stone to law, she wasted her time.

Now, bring back a compsci degree, then we're talking serious business.

You know how I know you didn't RTFA?

Read but tldr'ed.

I've come to think HS was a waste of time for the college track. I was a horrible HS student with a 1450 SAT and aced the challenges of college. I'm self employed now and if my next project goes well I'm enrolling in the community college for a TV production cert, because I'm bored.

/bsmech eng
//FAA Certified Tower Operator
///book dealing bum


Way to go. Live life deliberately. Rock on, Jack.
 
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