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Old 06-12-2015, 04:32 AM   #161
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Sounds like what you're doing is more low-level than most of what I studied, but to be honest that kind of stuff close to the metal really isn't my speciality anyway, I did choose things that were more abstract on purpose

Well, this first year we've kinda done the whole range from high to low, from doing data visualisation with Processing to building simple transistor logic circuits and everything in between.

I like how broad it is and it's really interesting and occasionally useful to know the "under the hood" stuff, but I would like to spend more time coding in high level languages. I'm trying to keep sharp over the summer doing the project euler stuff, have you any recommendations for resources to use?

I am quite severely jealous of anyone who can actually play that game, I keep seeing lets plays on youtube and one of my housemates has it on PC but I don't have anything that is actually capable of running the damn thing!

I'm running it with everything set to lowest and it's still gorgeous! I wish I had a PC that could push it but I've very little money nowadays.
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Old 06-13-2015, 01:53 PM   #162
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Some of my friends at university love project Euler, bunch of nerds.

I can't remember how I learnt to program initially since I started trying to make poor quality video games at about 11 year old, but I can tell you once you get the basics down you want to try and code things you enjoy making for a while without following a tutorial to get you used to Googling all your problems and similar programmer techniques. At least that helped me a lot, haven't done so much programming since first year.

CS seems like a much more interesting course in every aspect than maths to be honest. Most of the stuff you learn in the 3rd/4th years of maths tends to be abstract bullshit with very little use anywhere in the real world.

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