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SuperJail Warden
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uziq wrote:

korea has about 50 million people and their universities were mostly all started by christian missionaries about 100 years ago.

they have 3–5 'colonial'-style western research universities that clean up domestically and do decently internationally.

they have a few cutting-edge research institutions, like KAIST, which is top-tier for science.

but (a) you can't just 'invent' a top-tier elite university out of thin air; that shit takes decades, if not centuries, and (b) building tonnes of universities will just dilute the exclusive appeal of 'elite' education. same as it ever was.
As an American, I don't think our higher education system is something anyone would want to replicate but...we have 4,000 universities. Everyone doesn't need an elite education.

I just looked it up and it seems South Korea is already far beyond the U.S. in terms of educational attainment. You could even argue too educated if you see schools as professional development centers instead of higher learning.

Do the South Koreans commit a lot of violent crime?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of … attainment
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
uziq
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koreans are ridiculously over-educated. most young people have degrees. and yet most of them end up running instagram fashion brands or chicken shop franchises. the 'prestigious' corporate chaebol jobs are gold dust, especially considering they're some of the only jobs left in the world that promise long-term prospects, an established career ladder, generous pension, etc, etc. you don't need me to rehearse the long list of millennial woes on this front.

korea has very low crime. probably as much to do with culture as any education stats. group/community come before the individual in east asian cultures. crime has a huge stigma and social burden, not just for the offender but also their entire family and associates.

at the same time, the police and justice system are basically de facto corrupt and as leaky as a kitchen sieve. it's the same in japan. they have a 99.9% conviction rate in their court system there. that doesn't scream to me 'healthy, balanced and working system'. most east asian countries still operate on a feudal, pre-modern family/kinship system here. if you get in trouble and you're the 'right' sort of person, you can easily extricate yourself. the only people who ever end up in court are foredoomed already. they're rubes and bums. it's not exactly perfect.

but i digress.
Larssen
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So u fucjb umwbuvkeotean yet
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+767|5802|United States of America
I'm not sure what a listening test is. Is my takeaway supposed to be that they've grounded a bunch of planes so there's no noise while these kids are doing that part?
uziq
Member
+426|2570
they literally grounded 99% of planes in the entire country so that 18 year olds could hear a tape being played in an examination hall, yes.
uziq
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Larssen wrote:

So u fucjb umwbuvkeotean yet
erm about three fiddy
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
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IRT Larssen's deleted post, lockdown does indeed suck.
uziq
Member
+426|2570
cry more baby. live in a real country.
pirana6
Go Cougs!
+647|5408|Washington St.
I found some old Pokemon cards in the back of my closet when cleaning. Bunch of holographic ones. Not sure what to do now. I looked up the process of getting the professionally graded so I can throw them on ebay - yeah what the fuck.
uziq
Member
+426|2570
i have a whole ring-binder of first-generation pokémon cards. i was right there on the very first wave when it came over from japan. must have been 11 or 12. i remember buying the nintendo gameboy industry magazines ahead of time which were hyping the cartridges before the EU/UK versions were even available. i was all in, baby! i definitely rinsed my parents (and grandparents) for pokémon cards once or twice a week too.

i can't bring myself to sell them, even though i read some stories at the start of the pandemic, like of first-gen holographic charizards selling for $13,000 or something. ah, whatever. that's my childhood, man!
pirana6
Go Cougs!
+647|5408|Washington St.
From my brief research it all comes down to condition, no surprise. Shitty 1st gen rare cards can be $20, or $20,000. Getting them professionally rated is the first place to start but it can evidently take a year?! Fucking hell.

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