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    Quote Originally Posted by duffer View Post
    A bloke on the train last night had a runny nose but instead of wiping it with a ****ing tissue kept loudly inhaling it back into his nose for 20 minutes. Didn't know whether to laugh or jump out.
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    Had a girl in high heels at an exam (what the hell?!) walking over the wooden floor twice during the exam to go to the toilet. So loud and annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Had a girl in high heels at an exam (what the hell?!) walking over the wooden floor twice during the exam to go to the toilet. So loud and annoying.
    My Uni rolled out a massive blue carpet over the floorboards, helped keep the noise down, and saved embarrassment if one dropped a pen/calculator/cheat notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Sort of like saying why anything that doesn't directly pertain to your particular every day usage is worth doing or knowing....
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    Haha, not exactly, but I'm not going to spend time wracking my brain over something that will not benefit me one bit after being at work all day. If I enjoyed Maths then I would, but I don't, so it's not worth the effort, being able to do such sums will not enhance my life one bit. Have told you this before, that's the way I operate.

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    I would class it as important to know TBH. It's basic rational skill and universe is mathematical. Not saying you have to be able to understand quantum theory at a mathematical level, but I do thing some literacy is a good thing.
    I'm excellent at arithmetic, that's enough for me. I was good at most things Mathematical back in the day but have forgotten them nowadays
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    Indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Haha, not exactly, but I'm not going to spend time wracking my brain over something that will not benefit me one bit after being at work all day. If I enjoyed Maths then I would, but I don't, so it's not worth the effort, being able to do such sums will not enhance my life one bit. Have told you this before, that's the way I operate.
    I know and I can't understand it. Knowing about WWII will not increase your quality of life in most cases either, but I still think having complete ignorance of the topic is detrimental to you and society in general. It's really about having a certain expectation from your citizenry. I don't think society can work properly in this modern day and age without us at least having that expectation. If some people fall short, fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    I know and I can't understand it. Knowing about WWII will not increase your quality of life in most cases either, but I still think having complete ignorance of the topic is detrimental to you and society in general. It's really about having a certain expectation from your citizenry. I don't think society can work properly in this modern day and age without us at least having that expectation. If some people fall short, fine.
    Well in my case I find History interesting so knowing about WWII kind of does increase my quality of life, if I find something interesting I learn more about it. Plus knowing about significant historical events is different because understanding history contributes to understanding society in general, I would argue that knowing how to do quadratic equations (for example) doesn't achieve this. I am working a 50 hour week at the minute. Why the **** would i want to do sums that won't help me in any way whatsoever when I have time to myself?

    As for the expectation from my citizenry, quite bizarre statement, please explain

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Well in my case I find History interesting so knowing about WWII kind of does increase my quality of life, if I find something interesting I learn more about it. Plus knowing about significant historical events is different because understanding history contributes to understanding society in general, I would argue that knowing how to do quadratic equations (for example) doesn't achieve this. I am working a 50 hour week at the minute. Why the **** would i want to do sums that won't help me in any way whatsoever when I have time to myself?

    As for the expectation from my citizenry, quite bizarre statement, please explain
    WW2>Maths. Fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    WW2>Maths. Fact.
    Interesting take on millions of deaths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Well in my case I find History interesting so knowing about WWII kind of does increase my quality of life, if I find something interesting I learn more about it. Plus knowing about significant historical events is different because understanding history contributes to understanding society in general, I would argue that knowing how to do quadratic equations (for example) doesn't achieve this. I am working a 50 hour week at the minute. Why the **** would i want to do sums that won't help me in any way whatsoever when I have time to myself?

    As for the expectation from my citizenry, quite bizarre statement, please explain
    So how does knowing about WWII help you in your 50 hour week job? You live in a technologically and scientifically oriented society. A simple education in math, science, history and everything else is essential to be able to function in society. Read an article about something and make an informed decision. You are taking a specific thing, like quadratic equation, and that's like knowing the specific date of some battle in WWII. By itself, perhaps it adds nothing, but it all feeds into overall literacy in history, math or whatever subject. All of it is important. How can you make informed decisions on anything, or view events within their proper context?

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    To me, the importance of a field of study is directly linked to the number of questions about said field your likely to find in your average pub quiz
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