EFF Students Command demands fee-free registration at universities… or else

3WA

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You can read and write on a smartphone. If you aren't being a snob you can buy one pretty cheaply these days. As for the books, that's exactly the sort of obsolete infrastructure I was talking about.
Can you create a spreadsheet with 15 rows of data and 7 tabs on a smartphone and then export the data into a specialist statistical package?

If you can't do your job on a smartphone, you can't train people to do your job on a smartphone.

You may be thinking of course like humanities, law, commerce that involve lots of reading. You can't train a geneticist or a doctor or a mechanical engineer without running up some expenses.
 

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Seemingly they have this delusion that a job will fall into your lap as soon as you have some type of degree. Also funny how this delusional everything-for-free thinking is supported by "intelligent" youths that supposedly the future leaders, thinkers, researchers and workers of SA. Only free thing in life is oxygen!
 

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Many courses have specialist software needs not available on Android or iOS.
The solution to that is VM's as most mobile platforms can utilise remote desktop in some form. Or simple stick pc's, all are low cost.

But lets be honest, they'd rather spend the money on drinking etc than take out a cheap data contract with a laptop which is probably half the price of their smartphones or monthly calls. Priorities.
 

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Seemingly they have this delusion that a job will fall into your lap as soon as you have some type of degree. Also funny how this delusional everything-for-free thinking is supported by "intelligent" youths that supposedly the future leaders, thinkers, researchers and workers of SA. Only free thing in life is oxygen!
Gone to hospital lately?

On average, canned oxygen costs just under $50 a unit – a cost that would exceed $1,160 per day if you relied on it for constant use, and more than $426,000 a year.
 

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The solution to that is VM's as most mobile platforms can utilise remote desktop in some form. Or simple stick pc's, all are low cost.

But lets be honest, they'd rather spend the money on drinking etc than take out a cheap data contract with a laptop which is probably half the price of their smartphones or monthly calls. Priorities.
Still expenses that didn't exist 25 years ago. Hence the increasing cost of education.
 

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Marxism / Socialism is on the rise globally, and will be more so here due to the high numbers of uneducated and poor.
I'd expect more educated people to increase the support for socialism.

Frankly, people bitching and moaning about the cost of education have a point. None of our educational systems have managed to keep up with the times. Since the digital revolution, education should cost a fraction of what it does today, and the only reason it doesn't is because the people who should be developing these systems are also the institutions with the most to lose from such a system being put in place.
Digital is not a substitute or panacea.

Communism -> everything for the state and must be provided by the state.
That would be state capitalism. Communism requires that things are owned directly by the people.
 

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I'd expect more educated people to increase the support for socialism.
The educated elite do perpetuate a lot of the issues (look at postmodernism). You really should however go read the EFF Manifesto. You don't need to be educated to stand for their beliefs. They paint a utopia with very bad reasoning.
 

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My bet is University of Cape Town will be the first to cave into these demands.
 

TysonRoux

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or else ...... they'll fling their own faeces like some primates are known to do, burn down a library, disrupt classes, .....

Gearing up for another display of barbaric savage behavior.
 

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Seemingly they have this delusion that a job will fall into your lap as soon as you have some piece of land. Also funny how this delusional everything-for-free thinking is supported by "intelligent" youths that supposedly the future leaders, thinkers, researchers and workers of SA. Only free thing in life is oxygen!
Ftfy
 

Lucas Buck

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F*cktards have now delayed my registration for Hons at UNISA while they run amock as usual...

No end to these savages. Screw 'em all I say until they learn the meaning of decency and respect for others.
How are they delaying it when the whole registration process, I've been told can be done online.
 
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