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Old April 21st, 2012, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool im taking a computer science class online

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http://www.udacity.com/

this is one of the best applications of this wretched web of worthlessness i've seen yet

essentially you can take college-level courses for free on the interweb with professors talking on video cameras and whatnot. i'm takin CS212 like a boss

in the future maybe we will make time and money constraints to higher education essentially obsolete and i think this is a cool thing

unfortunately at this moment you are shit outta luck unless you want to become a computer nerd, but i hope in time this concept will expand to include basically everything
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Old April 21st, 2012, 11:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This may actually prove useful to me, I'll have to check it out when I have some time.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 02:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old April 21st, 2012, 03:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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http://allastudier.se/utbildningar/p...FedZmAod4DG6ag
9,425 distansutbildningar inom "Distans"

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Old April 21st, 2012, 03:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old April 21st, 2012, 04:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah but thats different because you still have a schedule to adhere to

this is more or less "do it at your own pace i dont care"

also, more hi-tech
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 11:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Shit this is awesome. I need to get better at my coding.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 11:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah i feel like a right idiot here

i guess i don't know many of python's language constructs well enough, and my math and logic thinking must have declined a lot since i was in school, because many of the assignments stump me pretty well
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 11:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Once I learned the basics of python, I never want to go back. C just frustrates me now.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 02:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ya, python is just really beautiful and fun

c is frankly pretty much dead (or should be) for everything except systems/embedded programming

it had a good run of 40 years or so but it's p. much time to bury it
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 03:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Right now, the only reason why I use C is because it's so much faster than python in N-body simulations.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 02:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Fawk yea, gonna do this as a test run in Iraq before committing to a credit-earning course. (To test the internet etc. etc. see if it's possible). I know lots of dudes do it, but I still wanna give it a test run first. I'm afraid the internet will 'esplode randomly (as it does) right when I need to turn in an assignment/take a test or something.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 02:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i've done almost everything in week 1 so far, i JUST finished the first homework assignment and i feel really smart
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 03:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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