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MatthewB comments on Max Tegmark on our place in history: "We're Not Insignificant After All" - Less Wrong

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Comment author: byrnema 05 January 2010 02:50:41AM *  -1 points [-]

Wow: MIT and Berkeley. You guys must have been the group that was right.

Comment author: MatthewB 05 January 2010 03:01:11AM 3 points [-]

I should point out that I am the stupid one among them, which is why I have to limit myself to UC (Berkeley or UCSD - as they have a HUGE Cog Sci and AI program at UCSD that rivals Berkeley's). If I was not disabled (and old enough to be most of the group's father) I would probably be heading to MIT or CMU as well... Although, Berkeley is not shabby. My GPA suffered horribly when I first went back to school due to not taking my disability fully into account and not knowing my rights as a disabled person yet. I have finally managed to have a couple of semesters at 3+ GPA, but my overall GPA is still slightly below 3. I've been told that I will stand a good chance to get into Berkeley if I maintain the 3.2 to 3.7 semesters I've been getting since the end of 2008 (I only do 3/4 time, as I discovered in that first semester that I can't manage full time very well).

Thank you for the compliment though. I hope that I continue to be worthy of it.