#1
So pit, I have a very difficult decision to make.

I've been offered a collaboration with a very distinguished professor in the southern states. He has published numerous textbooks and owns very well known online computational software. He wants me to help him with some programming.

I'm not a programmer - I've barely got a grasp of objects and interfaces.


If I accept this and do well, it will probably define my life - I could make a reasonable sum of money and have an extremely valuable reference for future jobs/research.

Or I could **** it up, waste months and never see a dime. Even though I never claimed to be qualified in any way I suppose he could take legal action of some sort.


I could also be honest with him, say I'm no programmer and see if he is still interested.


Generally when faced with "take a risk or don't" I will take the risk but, this could have a lot more gravity than asking out a pretty girl I met at the gym.
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#2
If you got any friends who know programming I'd say do it, split the money/fame/bitches with them.

How did you get that offer anyway?
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#3
Why did he come to you in the first place, if you are NOT a programmer?

If he came to you with the knowledge that you aren't, then I think you'd be okay with taking that risk.
#5
if you can see yourself doing this kind of stuff as a living, accept the offer and study up.
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#8
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He wants me to help him with some programming.

I'm not a programmer - I've barely got a grasp of objects and interfaces.


You might need to inform him of this before you accept anything.
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#9
Why the hell he even approached you if you're not a programmer? It''s the same as say I walk up to a random guy at school and say "Hey wanna play keyboards for my band"? You're not telling us something..
#10
well if he is anything like Doc Brown, you're in for one hell of a ride
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#11
You should do it man. What's the worst that could happen, you fail and life goes on as it would have? You've got nothing to lose, i say do it.
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#12
IF lots of information is missing from OP THEN useful replies cannot be made.

See I made a conditional statement out of your decisions and criticized you at the same time
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#13
That's the thing, I don't want to program for a living. I would however like to get into his faculty.

I know some people who program and they will help me if I do this (or else lol).

Its a long (and fairly dull) story as to how I met him. The important points are
-I've built programs somewhat similar to his in classes
-I noticed a glitch in his program that my prof had pointed out in said class
-I told him how to fix it
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#14
YOU CAN DO IT!!!.....but seriously, its worth the risk, he cant sue you unless if you forge any legal documents or sign an agreement you can't keep.
#16
you are making me use the only commercial slogan that I ever agreed with: JUST DO IT.

Freddie Mercury didn't get famous because he took the safe road, he took the risk and... hmm, maybe he isn't a very good example...

Jim Morrisson wouldn't have been....

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#17
Its not so much do it or not, should i tell the truth?
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Either way, I don't think bananas should be placed in such proximity to an ass

I disagree. Bananas and ass are like peaches and cream.
#18
TS, email the good prof telling him about your ineptitude, and that while you'd be delighted to be his sobordinate, you're clearly lacking in the skills required to become his prospective partner.

Simple.
#20
Yeah, that's what people keep telling me.

Thanks all.
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Either way, I don't think bananas should be placed in such proximity to an ass

I disagree. Bananas and ass are like peaches and cream.