Hello beings, I've been considering enrolling in Lane community college and have some questions for those who have went/go there. There are two aspects I'm curious about, first being specific to the programming degree, and then the college itself.
If anyone has participated in the computer programming AAS degree could you give your opinion about the quality of the coursework in relation to employment preparedness? On top of that, was your experience with the relative faculty positive, and how so? Were there internship prospects?
In a broader sense (and I invite any who have attended Lane, programming or not), what are some pros and cons about the college? i.e. quality of education, advisors, tutoring support, clubs, transportation to/from, etc.
Thank you in advance :)
A couple years back, probably around 2013, I found this website where people had created basically a "fictional" game system and you were able to make little games for it and save them as encoded PNG files that anyone else could play. I can't remember the name of it, and I was kind of curious what happened to the project since then. There was some component of it that you could purchase, but I don't remember what it was.
Thomas Nagel asked the most troubling question in his article What is it like to be a bat?, i.e. what is it like to be a bat? In itself, the question may appear out of the ordinary, but when compared to a different example, the fundamental question and problem will be clearer in a way (the problem of color inversion): > you and me both see green and red, my green is your red, your red is my green, but in our language, we compensate for this problem and our colors are the same, i.e. we both stop at the red light at a traffic light because we know "red" independently if you see green and I see red (or yellow for argument sake).
The question related to a bat: we may from our own experience think we know how it is to be a bat, better stated by Nagel: > “In so far as I can imagine this (which is not very far), it tells me only what it would be like for me to behave as a bat behaves (439).”
This is not conclusive data that bats (or other organisms) don’t have experiences such as we do, again Nagel: > “It would be fine if someone were to develop concepts and a theory that enabled us to think about those things; but such an understanding may be permanently denied to us by the limits of our nature (440).”
Thus we can state it clearly, through the reasoning of Nagel, that we may not know what it is like being a bat, we may never know it, because our language and cognitive ability doesn’t allow it. This is not saying that it is not there, it is just that we don’t know (maybe a “known unknown”). > "Reflection on what it is like to be a bat seems to lead us, therefore, to the conclusion that there are facts that do not consist in the truth of propositions expressible in a human language. We can be compelled to recognize the existence of such facts without being able to state or comprehend them (441)."
The argument then is the following: > 1. We don’t know what it is to be like x (bat, other humans, aliens etc.) 2. We won’t ever know because our language/cognitive ability doesn’t allow it (i.e. the above quote by Nagel) 3. If we create a computer for the sole purpose of being a brain and experiencing the world, it will most likely experience the world (like a bat, alien etc. may experience it) 4. We will not know what it is like to experience the world like a computer does 5. Therefore we cannot claim that a computer has or doesn’t have conscious experience.
(*Edit: Extra quote added)
I'm curious if news anchors have a harder time making eye contact when they disagree with what they're reading off the teleprompter, when they feel nervous about the material, etc. I also wonder if party or personal affiliation would be a factor. Is there some kind of program, or maybe a programming language that I could use to automate a scanning process of a person's eyes in videos and store the data? (Hope that makes sense!)
Total budget and country of purchase: <$2000, Canada
Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specifications for money
How important is weight and thinness to you? Used for school, so lighter weight is preferred
Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Must be compatible with Microsoft Windows 7/8.x but must be "Professional" and common Linux distributions.
Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14" XGA (1024x768), DirectX12 and OpenGL 4.5 (or higher) compatible or better
Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Used for a computer programming analyst program, VMs, and gaming (Skyrim, Fallout 4)
If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Skyrim, Fallout 4, but not mandatory. Primarily a computer for computer programming analyst program.
Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? DVD Multi Dual Layer or external USB Optical Drive (Optional)
Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Additional specifications for the course: Processor (CPU): 64 bit Multicore Intel® w/ Intel-VT or 64 bit Multicore AMD with AMD-V support; USB Ports: 2 x USB 3.0 ports (additional USB 2.0 ports optional); Memory (RAM): 16GB Minimum; Internal/External Storage: 750GB or greater HDD with external USB Storage Drive; Network Interface: Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps with standard RJ45 jack (Mandatory); Wireless Interface: 802.11b/g/n or better
I'm trying to find this one computer program that I used in 4th and 5th grade (2004-5).
From what I remember there was an alien (?) thing that crashed/landed and you had to play typing games at locations all around the city to help the guy. The only part I remember really well is at the park where you have to type your way across one of the monkeybars. I think there was also a game at the city council building/observatory (it had a dome roof) and then a store (?).
The computers at my school were Windows, in case that helps. Thanks!
typing program for kids
alien thing that needed help
city included park, store, and a building with a dome
played on Windows computer
ANSWER was Typing Fingers! Thanks!
has anybody enrolled in a 3-year diploma program for computer programming like the one above?
How did it go after? Was it easy to land a relevant job?
Would you hire someone with a 3-year diploma?
Right, so it was made at least before 2005, it had a wide variety of noises from guitars and piano to typewriter dings and incoherent yelling.
We used it to make songs for class and really just to mess around on but the program could have had better uses than that.
I remember it being reasonably easy to use, and I'm not 100% sure whether it was PC or Mac because back then I wouldn't have known what either was and I can't remember what the computer actually looked like. I remember CD's being involved, that we'd always have to put CD's into the machine to use the program.
I've tried typing in some keywords into Google but have had no luck that way, so if you can think of anything, any help would be appreciated!
I used this program around 2004 or so to download episodes of Degrassi way before their air date. I found the program and downloaded it from (I believe) the forums on Yahoo! The symbol was some sort of white bird, though I'm completely unsure of the title.
So Im an international student who just joined the Computer Programmer program in Algonquin College in January.
I wanted to know if we get a summer break, and if we do, other than visiting my home country what else can I do here in Ottawa? Unless the govt. passes the law which says I can start working part time BEFORE the previously required 6 Months of continuous studies in Canada I dont think I can work either.
This subreddit isn't super active but I thought it'd be worth a try, what's the computer programmer program at Sheridan like as opposed to other colleges and maybe someone in it can tell me a little bit about it.
As the title states, I am currently debating between taking the Computer Programming program at Algonquin or Cyber Security Analyst program at Willis. I’ve seen the other post on here saying that Willis isn’t accredited in Ontario, which I get. That is something concerns me, since I don’t want to do a course that means nothing. However, after doing research, I noticed that the Cyber Security program at Willis is recognized by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security - https://cyber.gc.ca/en/guidance/where-go-school
That still doesn’t just mean that it’s the perfect program. But nothing is perfect, and I will have to put the work in no matter what. But that leaves me looking for suggestions on what I should do.
I can either, do the Algonquin Programming program, get a Diploma from an accredited college and learn the cyber security skills after. Or go to Willis and take the Cyber Security program, and continue to grow the programming knowledge I have on my own.
Thank you for taking the time.
I recently switched from the on-campus version to the online version of the Computer Programming program and I have been trying to get more specific information regarding how the course material is delivered and tested. Are lecture slides/readings released weekly with assignments or is there simply a total volume of work that is available from the beginning that must be completed before the end of the semester?
Is anyone currently in the 2 year computer programming program and completing it fully online? What are your thoughts? Thanks!
So I have been reading about the euler's identity a bit lately at it seems like I could be able to use it to draw a circle in a computer program.
Programming or drawing themselves are not the problem - that I can do. I have drawn a billion circles by using the usual parametric equation for of a circle (r * cos(t), r * sin(t)).
But this time I would like to draw one by using the euler's identity. It seems simple enough I think... I have figured out this so far:
So could anyone help me out here? How do I work with imaginary numbers and is my idea of drawing a circle by using euler's identity even possible?
Based on what I know about imaginary numbers, it seems like there is some obscure relationship going on. Like I cannot just switch Y-axis to I-axis, but instead I think I need like a separate RI-plane and XY-plane and then maybe figure out some kind of RI_point->XY_point relationship between those two planes? I could be very wrong though.
Also the i^2 = -1 or i = sqrt(-1) seems... unuseful? At least on the first sight, I don't understand what does that help, well, unless I have to take a square root of some negative number, but how would that work with code any way...
I really tried to google this, but I didn't see clear explanations on the difference. If I google RBG then I find posts which call these the primary additive colors, with green and red making yellow. I thought maybe my primary schooling was just old and color theory had changed a bit, but if I google primary colors for art purposes like painting, then it seems that blue, red and yellow are still the primaries for, say, mixing paints.
Last year, US News released its first-ever ranking of the Best Undergraduate Computer Science Programs: https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/computer-science-overall
Since much of the ranking is behind a paywall, here are the Top 170 entries (there are a lot of ties throughout):
Asking this assuming that COVID will be somewhat under control by July and that more people will get the vaccine.....
My nephew is 8 years old and is interested in computers/coding/video games/streaming and I’m looking for ways to help grow this into a passion and hopefully introduce him to other kids with similar interests.
As of right now I booked him for a code ninja course but it’s not till the beginning of September and there are so many options when it comes to coding camps.
Just wondering if there are any other programs/classes people would recommend. He would be a complete beginner.
Edit: I’m open to online self learn options but would prefer something in person or at least “live” where he would have to interact with a teacher. I don’t know that he would be motivated to enough to teach himself right now and he tends to listen to “teachers” more than his silly aunt lol
Hey all my mate sent me this link for a free blue light filter program for your computer.
It minimises the output of blue light so you can use your computer whenever you want and not risk exposing yourself to the effects of blue light.
I just turn it all the to the orange and I am able to still browse the web and get to sleep at my preferred time of 2am.
I found this helped rather than eliminating computers all together.
Hopefully this can work for you.
EDIT: /u/Jahonay also suggested using Pango Media Brightness too. I just downloaded it and use both and its very easy on the eyes.
I got banned a few days ago, out of nowhere and with no information whatsoever.
I had sent a ticket detailing all the things I could have possibly done that day that may have triggered a ban, but in the end, it was a "third party program".
The thing is- to my knowledge, I had nothing different that day. I played the game for half a year or so, and suddely I am banned.
My appeal was refuted... I know posting here won't really do anything, but... how?
On the very day before it, I spent 6 hours building an hospital and a new build, suddenly I am banned.
I have no idea whatsoever of what was different in my computer that day, other than that I played borderless and streamed the game on discord. THAT is the only different thing I can think, and I even reported that!
Am I just supposed to forget it all? Move on?
I am sorry to bother you all with this, I am just at a loss and quite upset. I invested a lot of time and I have no idea why I was even banned!!
I'm making a chatting using websocket. I can only test it with echo server now. I want to test it like there are two users.
How can do it?
Howdy isn’t working...gee, I haven’t heard that one before.
I’m not a morning person, in case you couldn’t tell.
Edit: it’s working
I recently got a job working at a big company in a technology development program. It’s basically my dream job after graduating with my masters. However, there’s about 75 of us in this program, and there’s only 7 women. I already feel insecure about my coding abilities as I went to a small public school for my degrees and the rest of the cohort came from really big name colleges. Now that there’s so many males in our program, I feel even more isolated and concerned about my future at the company. I have a great work ethic and I give everything my all, but I’m concerned that I won’t succeed potentially because of sexism at this job. Does anyone have any advice on how to work in a predominantly male environment and how to succeed?
I have recently decided in a career change, and am trying to decide between a bachelors in either computer science or cyber security, with the issue being I have 0 experience in IT.
I feel like long term cybersecurity may be a good investment, but with my lack of IT experience in concerned about job prospects starting out in cybersecurity, as it seems to be more of a specialty. Am I off base on this, or would I be better off studying computer science to build a more broad foundation and then from there eventually move into cybersecurity?
Any help is appreciated
I am looking to pursue an MS degree in Computer Science while working full time. I was accepted into John Hopkin's online Masters in Computer Science, but I am also very interested in CVN. Does anyone have experience with the Computer Science CVN? What is the typical acceptance rate? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Edit: Thanks for all of the responses!
It’s a 4 year bachelors program through a local community college actually. About $25k with an internship. What say you?