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post #3646 of 9059
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Nah, highschool.

 

I actually just surprised myself, I was able to completely wipe Vista off my machine and install Windows 7 onto it. And get the basic stuff running in about 3 hours. Wow.

Ah, this explains a lot. Perhaps not all of them were especially interested in computers and stuff.

post #3647 of 9059
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Ah, this explains a lot. Perhaps not all of them were especially interested in computers and stuff.

True, I guess I grew up around PCs and computers in general. So that kind of thing was second nature to me.

 

Programming on the other hand... I pretty much suck at.

post #3648 of 9059
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True, I guess I grew up around PCs and computers in general. So that kind of thing was second nature to me.

 

Programming on the other hand... I pretty much suck at.

Yeah, that kind of background helps a lot.

 

As for Macs being user friendly, I suppose they are. I've always heard that Macs are great for beginners and advanced users who can take care of business through a terminal. I'm personally using Windows and Linux, but I'm thinking of letting my PC become a server instead and buy myself a Mac Mini. Upgrading my PC would cost about the same amount of money, but then I'd have the issue of not having a linux server available 24/7 while using Windows (I need iTunes for my portables, and I want a server). I could use Linux and have a windows/OSX in a virtual machine for that, but it starts feeling clumsy just thinking that way. Since it has about 6 TB of storage, it would be a fine server, and a Mac Mini would integrate nicely to my other devices.

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First week of a programming class I took was teaching people how to turn on and log into the the Macs we use in class. That was fun... and they say Macs are 100% user friendly.
Wow...
post #3650 of 9059
So I'm planning on learning very basic programming, but I'm not sure what language to use. So any advice?
post #3651 of 9059

Learn the principles, patterns and the theory of object oriented programming. Try finding a theoretic book about it, and just read it before jumping the gun on any language. Afterwards, you can start looking at languages, and try to decide where you want your application used: as a desktop program, web application, game, etc. If web, look at Javascript and asp.net/C#, if desktop, look at c# or Java, and so on. Don't let the language guide your steps, if a certain language isn't good for your goal, then move on and take another.

 

From experience, it's harder to learn the principles of OOP than the language, which is basically just a tool among many.

post #3652 of 9059

How much do you guys think a Asus HD 7950 DirectCU II is worth? Im thinking about trying something else but Im not sure how much I could get for this card.

post #3653 of 9059

TT-TT

 

Nidec and Scythe have ended their relations, so now it will be really, really difficult to get Gentle Typhoon fans now. TT-TT

post #3654 of 9059
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

Learn the principles, patterns and the theory of object oriented programming. Try finding a theoretic book about it, and just read it before jumping the gun on any language. Afterwards, you can start looking at languages, and try to decide where you want your application used: as a desktop program, web application, game, etc. If web, look at Javascript and asp.net/C#, if desktop, look at c# or Java, and so on. Don't let the language guide your steps, if a certain language isn't good for your goal, then move on and take another.

 

From experience, it's harder to learn the principles of OOP than the language, which is basically just a tool among many.

 

To add to this, I remember reading an article on what separated good programmers and great programmers a while back.

 

The basic difference: Great programmers are problem solvers.

 

They can think logically, structure a solution to the problem at hand, and then write code that solves the problem as efficiently as possible.

 

Of course, that's quite a bit easier said than done, but if you keep it in mind, it should help you grasp the concept of computer programming a bit more easily. Think less about the syntax of whatever language you're using, and think more about how you can solve the problem at hand with what amounts to a glorified calculator.

 

Also note that with object-oriented programming, you have the benefit of developing classes that you can re-use later for other projects. Don't re-invent the wheel if you don't have to, and remember that you can break down important functions of your program into separate classes! Most of your code should NOT be in the main program with object-oriented languages, but in separate classes that you call from the main program.

 

I should note, I'm just a beginning programmer myself, having just finished an intro course on C# programming and developing with the PSM SDK with a long way to go to develop anything substantial...but programming syntax no longer intimidates me, and I feel like I have the foundational knowledge to proceed on my own from here. In fact, now I find myself trying to picture how games might function behind the scenes, knowing they're still running on glorified calculators...

 

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Nidec and Scythe have ended their relations, so now it will be really, really difficult to get Gentle Typhoon fans now. TT-TT

 

Oh, damn it! Guess I better order a bunch of Gentle Typhoons soon.

 

But my HW Labs Black Ice GTX 360 wants LOTS of static pressure...three AP-29s, or six AP-15s in push-pull? Decisions, decisions...

 

(I'm currently using three Scythe S-Flex SFF21Fs, which do a decent job, but are discontinued and may not be perfectly ideal for a dense radiator like this. This is the sort of radiator that people get screaming loud, screaming fast Deltas for...but I wouldn't have much tolerance for the fan noise.)


Edited by NamelessPFG - 12/11/13 at 5:47pm
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Thread Starter 

Just got all my parts in...commencing full system build

post #3656 of 9059
Chances are that you;ll find the GT under the Nidec label instead. It's a popular fan.
post #3657 of 9059
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Just got all my parts in...commencing full system build
Lock CPUs in overclock position. Activate heatsink fans max level. Commence attack on motherboard.
post #3658 of 9059

RAM usage in Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista. *Mind blown*

 

Did I mention that boot time? *Mind Blown*


Edited by VXAce - 12/11/13 at 8:58pm
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RAM usage in Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista. *Mind blown*

 

Did I mention that boot time? *Mind Blown*

 

You think that was an improvement, try Windows 8..

post #3660 of 9059
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You think that was an improvement, try Windows 8..

Heh, I know how good Windows 8 is too. No Windows 8 on this rig for a while.

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