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File: 59196b79525243e⋯.gif (1.08 MB, 964x912, 241:228, sweatingpepe.gif)

 No.978634

>technical writing class

>30 page COC due on monday

 No.978635

File: 274a08980321847⋯.jpg (42.38 KB, 737x480, 737:480, charlie frown.jpg)

>almost everyone is on win10 (except that lecturer using slackware)


 No.978657

File: 5ccc3e98b61111a⋯.jpg (30.19 KB, 481x502, 481:502, 1417258933146.jpg)

>okay students, you already learned everything about OS design on your own time anyway, so just bring in a simple 2-page report by the end of semester and I'll give you an A.


 No.978666

File: 3a5487490e403c7⋯.png (385 KB, 702x540, 13:10, inquisitive grunt.png)

>Alright I can't get threads to work on windows so that part doesn't need to be done

>unless you run Linux, don't think I'll explain it to you though


 No.978670

>>978657

2 pages? What's wrong with that?


 No.978673

File: e2522b141cf27ab⋯.gif (189.89 KB, 500x280, 25:14, anime.gif)

>programming class

>doubly-linked list program from scratch due next week


 No.978676

File: 48edcecb25955a0⋯.jpg (62.64 KB, 720x404, 180:101, ''customized her myself''.jpg)

>working in lecture

>get complimented on my rice


 No.978678

>>978673

GOOD.

It's just a struct with some pointers, you can do it. I can't believe people doing compsci who 100% failed singly linked list operations (read, write, delete) in the first year course and get passed.


 No.978685

File: 096bb806839abe6⋯.jpg (117.3 KB, 664x701, 664:701, 096bb806839abe634c4d679d45….jpg)

>sign up for compsci

>first semester is middle school level Math and English

>and how to use Microsoft Office


 No.978686

>uni

I hope you're joking.


 No.978687

>>978673

That's... actually pretty fucking easy. I did harder things the first day of my second year, like implementing a stack using only closures because the teacher didn't let us use arrays for that exercise. Got it in a few minutes and it wasn't even hard despite not having ever worked with closures before. Then again it wasn't what the teacher was asking for, but I was really looking to flap my e-dick around. And I studied a fucking webdev trade


 No.978694

>>978687

>That's... actually pretty fucking easy. I did harder things the first day of my second year

This. End of first year we had to do basic stack creation and cleanup in MIPS asm. I picked the right uni, the others did Java prac exams on paper, or linked lists in 3rd year


 No.978699

>>978694

*stack frame


 No.978720

>>978687

>>978678

Christ you fags are new.


 No.978748

>class

need to make prog for final test

>oh shit!


 No.978752

so this is the kind of cuckchan shit we've stooped to, huh


 No.978758

>>978673

Bro, I flunked out of college and even I can do that.


 No.978763

>plug my laptop into the projector

<Hey, it's i3

>n-no i-it's bspwm

>Okay students you have 3 weeks to do this assignment

>finish it in one day

>Github is used by many open source projects like Linux

>When you switch branches with git IntelliJ will look in your .git to see HEAD pointing to something different and then IntelliJ will extract the proper version to the file system

>lol who even is Alonzo Church

One of the worst parts of uni is when you know that the teacher is spewing lies.


 No.979099

>>978763

>substitute kike teacher telling the students that free software is about price and not freedom

>raise hand and BTFO him like an autist

>a couple of other stealth /tech/fags join in on bullying him until he changes the subject

Sometimes it turns out better than expected.


 No.979107

>>979099

Reminds me of another friendly story.

>teacher says that we can get extra credit on the midterm if we put the root password of the dev box we use

>me being 1337 I of course have been concealing the fact I knew that the server hadn't been patched to dirty cow meaning that there was a privileged escalation exploit, giving me the ability to change the root password

>Unfortunately on the midterm instead of writing the password I just wrote the CVE number and the fact that it was vulnerable

If I would have used Dirty Cow there is a good chance I would have crashed the dev server. On the same topic, the teacher made his own system for doing daily assignments (a small challenge that was run against unit tests for a grade) and he uploaded the code to the internet. Upon cloning it to my computer, I noticed that logs for people's grades were still in the repository, they were just deleted. I did figure out the right command to actually delete the previously committed grades, but I was too lazy to tell him. Additionally posting students grades is breaking some law I'm pretty sure.


 No.979775

>>978694

>End of first year we had to do basic stack creation and cleanup in MIPS asm.

Christ, what kind of nigger unis did you faggots attend? We had to write an Algol compiler from scratch in Haskell as an end-year project in mine.


 No.979999

>>978685

You're clearly not at Caltech or MIT. Perhaps you're at Harvard?


 No.980011

This is why I didn't go to uni

that and I didn't want debt for the rest of my life


 No.980023

File: 83e238dc8247c3f⋯.webm (2.72 MB, 640x360, 16:9, memelies.webm)

>>979775

I had to finish a Turing-complete AI using water and cardboard in my first year


 No.980038

>tfw finished studies and got my diploma a week ago

Just going to Paris in the nigger wagons everyday consumed me with rageand left me burnt out; I'm now looking at a nice job in an actually french part of France to recover slowly.


 No.980054

>aerospace engineering

>"Programming and computer tools" class

>it's actually about programming in C and using MatLab


 No.980092

File: a351b0b9c429d83⋯.jpg (2.35 MB, 3820x2964, 955:741, "The_School_of_Athens"_by_….jpg)

>>979999

based quads best quads


 No.980146

>>980054

Those are pretty useful skills for a beginning engineer. What were you hoping for?


 No.980174

>>980054

>not using C

ok, nigger. What do you prefer?


 No.980263

>>980023

doubt.jpg


 No.980330

>do group project

>Suggest we do C++

<THAT'S THE BROTHER OF C IF YOU SUGGEST THAT THEN I'LL SUGGEST VISUAL BASIC


 No.980331

>>978720

Been in /tech/ since first week of the board. If you are importing shitty 4/g/ memes you can take them back when you leave.


 No.980919

>>980331

we need tariffs on memes


 No.981167

>no uni, bad grades in school

>did programming at home since I was 13 but felt too lame to apply for a real job

>worked 2 years in warehouses and factories

>got sick of it, sent one CV for junior c/c++ dev on linux

>got the job

>excited but horrified that I'd be surrounded by professionals who'll eat me alive

>in reality it's mostly working students who wish they would write java

>hear their horror stories about what they do in uni and how useless it is

>I've got a normal contract with full pay and benefits but they are "working students" without benefit and half of my pay


 No.981264

>>980023

>equating normal school assignment with unsolved research problems

the absolute state of /tech/


 No.981280

>>980174

>>980146

I wasn't complaining. Not all feels have to be bad, you know?


 No.981298

>>980054

Matlab and C combo is the bomb

stop complaining puss puss


 No.981306

>>981298

Matlab is pretty gay. Their programming language is complete trash.


 No.981310

File: cd00e1ccf4e7072⋯.jpg (61.67 KB, 658x960, 329:480, the fuck you on about nigg….jpg)

>chapter 6 in textbook is all about "apps"

>literally just showing you how to use Office, something I learned in first grade, probably earlier

>"piracy iz bad pay 4 producks like good goy :)"

>watched clickbait video in class explaining other operating systems besides wangblows

>literally knew every single thing that was explained in it

if these things have to be explained to you, you should not be in a computer class


 No.981375

How do you deal with student fees? I want to get into a trades college to get a network security diploma but the cost of ONE course costs 0.5* what my entire family gets in a year.

>inb4 just don't be poor

I'll try

I feel like it would be a good idea to get a shit job once I'm out of highschool. then save up money for the tuition over a couple years, as I don't like the concept of taking out a student loan, being in debt, etc.


 No.981392

File: c9178b5ab61bbc9⋯.jpg (50.45 KB, 621x699, 207:233, The Phone Call that saved ….jpg)

>>981375

>I don't like the concept of taking out a student loan, being in debt, etc.

Assuming you're a fellow burger, this is just the way it is. Everyone goes into debt at some point, and yes, it sucks, but the best thing you can do is find a payment plan that works for you and stick to it. Missing payments is the worst thing that can happen to you, so make sure you can pay everything off as quickly as possible.

Get a job, no matter how shit it is. If it pays, take it. Spend your money wisely, apply for neetbux if you have to (just fake hardcore assburgers, you'll get it), and you'll be good.


 No.981395

File: c948a2e05647b21⋯.png (141.41 KB, 512x512, 1:1, chen.png)

>>981310

>teacher, this stuuuf is tooooooooo hard..

>I don't even know what a loonix is

>Caaan you maake this eaasier, pleeeeeeeeeeeeease :)


 No.981396

>>981375

My community college is $100 a credit and there's financial aid stuff and loans.

If you family makes under x amount there's programs to help.


 No.981399

File: 91f2d641df12ca5⋯.jpg (136.38 KB, 1400x1195, 280:239, Miku Request.jpg)

>>981395

your post reminds me of pic related


 No.981400

>>981392

This is terrible advice.


 No.981416

>>981399

Please tell me this is real.


 No.981417

>>981400

you have anything better?


 No.981422

>>978673

That's retardedly easy.


 No.981430

>>979999

sick burn, sick quads


 No.981447

>>981417

Have you read the thread? Modern college is a scam. Going into debt is usury which is a sin which is objectively bad.


 No.981540

>>980330

>THEN I'LL SUGGEST VISUAL BASIC

Shoulda said yes just to piss them off regardless


 No.982714

>>981392

>just fake hardcore assburgers

>fake

you don't belong here

>>>/g/


 No.983859

>>978635

every screen I've seen in my classes (laptops, at least) were botnet 10, except for one autistic dude on stock windows 7. for class I use 7 but I'm autistic so I riced it with classic shell and changing overall icons so it looks more like win2k.

<TA in programming class goes WHOOOOOAAAA when he passes behind me HOW IS YOUR COMPUTER EVEN RUNNING THAT MAN

I swear everyone here is retarded as shit.


 No.983876

>>983859

Luckily I chose some classes with less retards in them (/sec/ master race, hardware would also count). I would dubiously say its about 1/3 botnet 10, 1/3 apple, 1/4 ubuntu in those classes.

There's a chill archfag I found he's jewish and someone else who recognised qubes and got excited.

I'm tempted to run a Windows 95 rice for kicks (Chicago95 looks god tier).


 No.983880

>>983876

I've seen one (1) person running debian. Well I didn't even see it, I just saw the sticker on his laptop so I assumed.

>There's a chill archfag I found

sounds pretty cool.

>I'm tempted to run a Windows 95 rice

do it, when I was messing around on Mint with XFCE I tried chicago95 and I thought it looked pretty great.


 No.983993

>Those guys don't even know the basics

>These girls can't sit down and do something without asking a stupid question for longer than 30secs

>Why can't I do this shit alone instead?


 No.984037

>>978673

I can do that in C++ blindfolded.


 No.984142

<getting a compsci degree at clown college


 No.984220

>>981264

>equating the majority of development jobs with research positions that are rare and require lots of experience

You're a double nigger through and through


 No.984238

>Programming with a partner

>Me: "Line A should be before line B"

>Him: "No, that will cause problems later on."

>Me, someone who has been programming for a decade, to a second year computer science student: "OK yeah, you probably know better than me"

>Line B goes before line A

>Later on

>Compiler is telling us there are problems

>Me: "Try setting Line A before line B"

>He does that

>Errors go away

I can fix the errors in my code but alas I cannot fix the errors in my soul.


 No.984240

>>984238

>"Line A should be before line B"

>"No, that will cause problems later on."

>"OK yeah, you probably know better than me"

yeah nah get fucked cunt

if you say something should be changed and don't justify why, you're as bad as him (and he isn't going to get better next time you program with him)


 No.984360

>>978634

1.) scan benis

2.) put balls on page 1

3.) put head on page 29

4.) put shaft on pages 2-28

5.) page 30: SUCK IT FAGS, THIS IS A MERITOCRACY


 No.984363

>exam in C

>instead of testing if you could use what you were supposed to learn they demand that you write down the programs the prof showed during lectures line by line

This is a joke.


 No.984488

>>978673

We had a lecture over making a linked list class in my advanced C++ programming class in school and I had the same feeling at the time, but now something like that is retardedly easy, I could probably write it in 1-2 hours depending on how clean and commented I wanted to make the code and if I wanted to add any extra functionality to the public area.


 No.984513

File: 37fd3cf38654ffe⋯.gif (419.21 KB, 500x281, 500:281, 37fd3cf38654ffeaeb92b68633….gif)

>walk into c & unix

>take a test that I didn't even know was going to happen

>get an 80%

>class average is fucking 30%

>tfw


 No.984542

File: 4fc08bd442669f3⋯.jpg (20.89 KB, 320x320, 1:1, grizzly bear.jpg)

>>981392

>filename

Grizzly is Greek


 No.984725

File: 4b1e67999a7976c⋯.jpg (272.58 KB, 1600x961, 1600:961, joseph_goebbels_depression.jpg)

File: 954d95b4f548bb6⋯.png (89.44 KB, 372x388, 93:97, W 2875.png)

No matter how many classes I attend at Uni, I just can't find anyone who actually cares about the subject we are learning (except the few autists in the class) No one has any sort of passion or interest in tech, they all are just niggercattle who memorize bunch of stuff to pass the tests (instead of actually learning the subject and learning how to apply their knowledge) Everyone just keeps talking about their normalnigger parties. Out of 90% of students studying CS or CE, only like 10% or 5% actually even try to understand the subject, others just copypaste from Stack Overflow. Don't tell me I am just autistic; There must be something wrong in today's Universities and students. I can't seem to find anyone with whom I could talk about /tech/ or animu or anything else. The normies are just asking for "Help" with their homework (They want to copy from me, when they can't copypaste from the interwebs) BUT once they found out that I don't know the answers either, they just stopped talking to me altogether. I am so tired of this crap. I realize I sounded pretty /r9k/ tier, perhaps even bitter, but in reality I am pretty chill and easygoing dude.

So, /tech/, how did you find friends in uni?

>>981306

this tbh


 No.984727

>>984725

Go to parties with them? What's wrong with that?


 No.984728

File: b75f4a8225f1098⋯.png (296.78 KB, 616x799, 616:799, W 2336.png)

>>984727

But nobody asks me (in fact, no one has ever asked me to hang out with them) I don't think I would be able to get any friends if I just showed up at some party. I am not trying to avoid them during classes or breaks, I usually try to tag along and perhaps try to join the discussion (but no one pays attention, usually)


 No.984738

>>984727

You don't belong in here.


 No.984739

>>984725

If you're not social you have to be smart. If you're not smart you have to be social. If you're not smart or social there's no point because nobody will want to deal with you.


 No.984746

File: 8da1420c7c799c8⋯.jpg (124.6 KB, 807x1013, 807:1013, feelpuddle.jpg)

>>984725

Make friends with professors and other staff. They might seem bored with the subject but that is only because they are tired of teaching the same shit to another interchangable group of retards every semester. Most of them have some kind of project they are working on or area of study they are still passionate about, and it doesn't usually take much conversation unrelated to course work before they start to sperg about it.

Alternativly, start talking to yourself, try develop a chat bot until it's able to fill the other side of the coversation, fall in love with your computer, burn your dick on the heat sync or get cut by sharp edges, cry, consider suicide, and develop a drinking (or other substance abuse) problem.


 No.984747

>>983859

This was how it was in my cs classes, Winfags and Macs everywhere. I was always nervous to be seen using windows it public, I just assumed I would look retarted


 No.984781

File: 004d2d49c0aed36⋯.png (302.11 KB, 634x698, 317:349, kenji_roof.png)

>>984727

>>984728

>Go to parties with them? What's wrong with that?

I forgot to mention that I am not very good with people who I don't know at all or with large groups of people.

>>984739

I am not social. And, while I am pretty good at programming when compared to the others, I am not very good at math. In fact, I flunked calculus 1 last spring, so I should probably start recapping high school/precalculus math. Several months ago, someone shilled a book called "Mathematics: Its contents methods and meaning" perhaps I should start with it?

>>984746

I am starting to run out of options, so I think I will try talking with my profs. Perhaps I should go talk to a Mister Frasier...


 No.984789

>>984725

I'm 3rd year EE and it's exactly the same. There is pretty much nothing you can do, just substitute social interactions with anime and projects.

>>984727

>Go to parties with them? What's wrong with that?

What are you even supposed to do at those parties? I wouldn't mind LAN party where I could own some fags in Quake III, but party without computers? You just drink and talk?

>inb4 muh girls, just go flirt with them m8

My power level grants me +20 immunity to sluts and my active skill: greater botnet awareness together with blessing of St. IGNUcious protects me from any form of social media.Jokes aside, I actually rejected a girl, partially because she was a heavy social media user. Even if I took time and feed her redpills I probably couldn't change her. I don't want to waste time with someone who can't even focus for one hour on the lecture and has to check personal tracking device every 5 minutes.


 No.984792

> Most of them have some kind of project they are working on or area of study they are still passionate about, and it doesn't usually take much conversation unrelated to course work before they start to sperg about it.

Yes please. Usually we have a lot of projects that are (in my opinion) relatively easy to solve given some time, and can have a significant impact that is publication worthy. I only wish my master students would do that.

> doesn't usually take much conversation unrelated to course work before they start to sperg about it.

So much truth.


 No.984847

>>984725

>I just can't find anyone who actually cares about the subject we are learning (except the few autists in the class)

You literally just answered yourself. Go talk with them.


 No.984852

>>984789

>You just drink and talk?

Basically, yeah. It's gets pretty fun and interesting after you drink, though, especially when you already know like one or two people at the party. It's easy game for non-/r9k/-tier incels here.


 No.984853

>>984847

Unfortunately they were just retaking the class and I don't share any classes with them anymore. And I haven't been able to spot anyone with high enough powerlevel.


 No.984856

>>984781

>I flunked calculus 1 last spring

Calc 1 is simple though. What textbook did you use?


 No.984862

>>984856

Schaum's Outline of Calculus. But the book wasn't even used during the course at all (it was more like supplementary material) and class handouts basically contained all the material that was used during the course. The pace of the course was a bit too quick for me.


 No.984863

File: 015b198a5ccabfd⋯.png (72.73 KB, 570x550, 57:55, frame1.png)

I know this is obvious for the /tech/ students, but please, please, don't waste your time playing vidya and doing fuck-all during the 4~6 years of college/university.

It's only partially about what you're taught, even specially when you consider that sometimes, besides fundamentals, what you're being taught is just wrong/obsolete (e.g. read the thread).

It's also about meeting other [competent] people, studying about things that interest you, and applying that into interesting projects.

If you see the process as some kind of conveyor belt in which you're passively moved from beginning to end without any of your input, then you're doing things wrong! And you'll regret it later, specially if you're getting into debt for it.

>>984725

>>984781

>Out of 90% of students studying CS or CE, only like 10% or 5% actually even try to understand the subject

It's becoming more common as CS becomes a literal meme. As time passes though, most of the 95% either become serious or end dropping out.

If you're an introvert, or just socially inept, then don't bother trying to make friends of everyone. Focus on that 5~10% that actually give a shit instead.

I would still argue that learning to deal with people different than you is a valuable skill, and that it can be learnt. Carnegie is often a good starter.

>I can't seem to find anyone with whom I could talk about /tech/ or animu or anything else.

I met a guy who could only talk about anime. His powerlevel was much higher than mine (pleb taste, though) and he was also stunted when making new friends. But he lacked self-awareness and wore anime related stuff publicly (many pins, some naruto gear, a fuckload of anime keychains in his backpack... "programming" gloves, etc) so I started talking to him when I recognized one of those anime and asked about it. Then we became good friends as we started working in group projects together.

What I get from that, is that you either approach other people or make yourself approachable. I guess that if you care about programming, then maybe become good at it? If there's any programming contest or tech club or whatever... join it? I really don't know, I'm not the one who waits.

>So, /tech/, how did you [did] find friends in uni?

I talk to people who I find interesting; if there's a group project coming I suggest we work together, that's the easiest way. You get to know if they're flakes, which is a nice bonus. You don't want to associate with flakes too much, maybe it's fun, but often it's a waste of time.

When talking to someone, often you're able to glance some of their interests: ask about them. Pretty much anyone likes talking about the things they like, as long as they feel they won't get judged harshly for it. If you're generally cultured, then you'll find some points in the conversation where you can relate in some or other way. Just don't make it a one-upping contest, it serves to prevent the conversation from becoming an interrogation.

Also, most people are grateful that someone is trying to talk with them, and they'll cut you some slack when you do so. Specially in a place where they don't know other people (or only know a few), e.g. during semester starts.

Finally, if you're really desperate, then playing team based videogames is often an easy way of making ""friends"". As I implied earlier though, the people who waste too much time in videogames often aren't worth it. And it's very easy to get addicted to it. And botnet.

>I am not very good with people who I don't know at all

That means that you already know some people; how did you met them?


 No.984871

>>984725

You summed up my experiences in socializing with CS people (who you'd think would be relatable /tech/ autists). Maybe hit up your local CCC (or similar)? I checked out mine in my area and from the website alone they seem like autists (in a good way). I myself am not extroverted enough to do that though.


 No.984886

File: ed6be6bb7324c8c⋯.jpg (52.67 KB, 600x800, 3:4, juufuku_miho_to_aru_kagaku….jpg)

>>984863

>I talk to people who I find interesting

I think, I come across as one of the super intelligent autists. But when people start to realize that I don't have any real skills or any knowledge what they couldn't find easily somewhere else, they just lose interest. I have been trying to be more interesting but, so far, it hasn't worked. I feel that people see me as their last resort. Ugh, I am starting to sound more and more like a soon-to-be Supreme Gentleman but I want to improve myself and my situation so there is still some hope for me, right?

>That means that you already know some people; how did you met them?

We were doing some group work and we ended up in the same group (mainly because we didn't fit into other groups. One of them dropped out and the other guy was just retaking that class (I think? We haven't shared any classes since then) I haven't had any real friends outside of school since the first year of the junior high (I lost all my friends after I moved to the other side of the country)

>>984863

>>984871

Thanks for the tips. I try to figure out something.


 No.984922

>>981392

>be a cuck wageslave. This is just the way it is bro. Jews deserve all of your money. Enjoy the assfucking, everyone does it bro.


 No.984924

>>984922

Yeah anon you should just be a degenerate with no wife, no kids, no money, no job. Shitposting on cuckchan all day.


 No.984933

>>984924

Or you can just live in a cheap rural area that isn't going to rape you with living expenses. Citycucks are on an endless treadmill.


 No.984936

>>984924

False Dilemma logical fallacy. Try again once you've learned the basics of debate, child.


 No.985026

When semester starts just take my advice and make a move within 4 weeks. Identify who the 5-10% are and drop into a conversation while they are working and go from there. I nearly left it too late. Leave it too long and you will be alone for the rest of collage


 No.985028

>>984936

Sorry anon, I didn't know you won a debate on chicken tendies at debate club in middle school. I'll be more considerate next time.


 No.985151

File: 5cc862b261d3992⋯.jpg (61.68 KB, 505x521, 505:521, thisIsHell.jpg)

>CS 102

>Prof is new, no one has had him before

>Unpronounceable name

>Spends a whole semester talking about how important the stack is going to be by the end of the year

>Never has us make a stack

>Autistic (bad autsitic) class is totally lost anyway

>Gives everyone an A

>Never heard from again

What are some projects every CS student should have done in college? My school was catering to literal retards and I was too lazy to get out at the time.


 No.985156

>>984746

>Alternativly, start talking to yourself, try develop a chat bot until it's able to fill the other side of the coversation, fall in love with your computer, burn your dick on the heat sync or get cut by sharp edges, cry, consider suicide, and develop a drinking (or other substance abuse) problem.

If you only knew how well this actually works in reality


 No.985160

>>984781

>I forgot to mention that I am not very good with people who I don't know at all or with large groups of people.

I was like this too once. Then I wanted to be popular and took steps towards it. It worked and I hated it. All the people who began to like me, I wished they wouldn't. Time to lonely walk the yard and listen to music ony headphones? No. Someone would disturb me. Just going he, getting drunk and watch porn? No! Someone wants to go out today. And if you tell people you'll pass this time, you bet they'll be pissed. In the endit's a waste of time and I'm glad my skills in being antisocial are slowly recovering


 No.985171

>>984725

I dropped out because of this. The industry is full of retarded niggers and I can't even make any friends let alone any who give a damn about tech or anything else I give a mild crap avout. Its all so pointless, there are too many oxygen wasting retards in the way of actual academics. I hope they are all shot.


 No.985212

File: 2308ae6aaed14ec⋯.jpg (33 KB, 500x544, 125:136, pigeonman.jpg)

>>985156

Trust me, anon. I know.


 No.985327

File: e2357a2ac6b4ab1⋯.webm (2.31 MB, 640x360, 16:9, Bodybuilder.webm)

>>984542

So he is.


 No.985456

File: 34fcc530807aa6c⋯.jpg (1.53 MB, 2427x1810, 2427:1810, 2018-10-08--fig.2--00.jpg)

File: 1fa13c719c8d284⋯.jpg (2.39 MB, 2390x2276, 1195:1138, 2018-10-08--fig.1--00.jpg)

can anyone brainlet-frendly explain of how reading and writing in 1Kbit RAM werks?


 No.985525

File: b3df00cfe92f4ab⋯.jpg (10.72 KB, 232x293, 232:293, SUPREME.jpg)

>>984886

>I have been trying to be more interesting but, so far, it hasn't worked.

I didn't mean to suggest that you (or anyone) should aim "to be more interesting", not at all.

What does that even mean anyways? Different people look for different things in other people and in their relationships with them.

What's "interesting" to some turbonormie may seem unbelievably vapid to you, and viceversa. Likewise, some people just expect to get some laughs out of friendship, while others also expect emotional support, and some others also expect to grow together with their friends (aka "flying with the eagles").

I'll also state the obvious here: nobody gives a fuck whether you get good grades beyond to know if they can ask you for help or not (this doesn't mean that you should just give yourself to academic mediocrity though).

>I want to improve myself and my situation so there is still some hope for me

Then you'll follow the advice that's already given to you. I believe the most important one is to take initiative more often. As said, group projects are often a good excuse if you're too self-conscious. And nobody is saying that you have to limit yourself to interacting with your classmates, or even only with people with the same major.

I do have an issue with "caring too much" though: it's probably pointless.

That's because your real focus should be placed in yourself, working in your projects, and eventually in accomplishing your goals. Not in getting some dumb niggers to like you. You may call it the Law of Attraction, The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon, or whatever. But one thing is true: when you really apply yourself to some goal, people and opportunities come to you. Or were they always there and just now you notice them?

>I feel that people see me as their last resort. Ugh, I am starting to sound more and more like a soon-to-be Supreme Gentleman

I'm sure you're a good person, anon. Just stop wearing that stupid fedora.

>>985171

Anything popular with a low barrier of entry is always full of retards. That's nothing new. Seriously, what were you expecting?


 No.985745

>>985151

>What are some projects every CS student should have done in college?

CS is a broad field. What do you like? Hardware? OS? AI? Security? Graphics? Web?


 No.987061

>>984725

I made a large group of friends in the first year with some luck and putting effort into meeting as many people as possible (its well known that groups are hard to penetrate the longer you leave it). Now that I'm into the second year I've started refusing their invitations, and only meet them about once a week to stay sane.

Honestly, virtually CS undergraduates I know are as thick as pig shit, drug users, sex addicts and alcoholics. None of them are goal-oriented. Some of them are loving and nice to unwind with for a few hours but I get far more enjoyment going to the gym and reading books.

If you get twinges of loneliness, get into the habit of praying to God every day, reflecting on your destructive desires and weaknesses. Remember that in all likelihood this is the most free time you'll have in your life before your mind shows signs of age, so just try to learn as much as possible and ignore the transient people around you.


 No.987190

File: 3766dbdd1efa482⋯.jpg (9.6 KB, 235x195, 47:39, supreme victory.jpg)


 No.987207

>>985456

I was under the impression RAM is just a bunch of muxs that reads out a cache line worth of memory and sends it to the cpu's cache, and the cpu figures out what's needed and can read/write the bytes.

I've never heard of specifically 1Kbit RAM, is it special in some way?


 No.987421

File: e686bf67bc23c78⋯.gif (3.69 MB, 800x533, 800:533, 679.gif)

Reading this thread, people here are surprisingly normal. Most of my issues in college were because of the teachers, and because of my own inability to survive in that kind of environment. Other students for the most part at least weren't as intolerable as they could have been, but they made a lot of noise so it was difficult to concentrate, and I never talked to them at all. I also always sit right in front of the teacher, so I didn't have to see them, and didn't have a bunch of people around me (that causes deadly levels of anxiety, so I always make sure that everyone is behind me, because then the noise comes all from one direction, I don't have to see people, and it's easier to enter and leave the classroom). I just tried to be invisible, that's what I always wanted, and I was pretty good at it. Also, communist indoctrination and propaganda were an issue, but the most major problem is that I am incapable of doing things that make no sense, and that the teachers were intolerable and incompetent. If you tell me to write about programming instead of actually programming, or to learn shit that I know for a fact is useless, I just can't do it. If I can tell that a teacher has no idea what they are talking about, I have a hard time taking their retarded orders seriously. They are so useless that they even make students do their fucking job. Dumbest people that I have ever had to deal with. Something that the Americans here may find amusing is that a teacher of mine, that was in her 60s, thought and probably still thinks to this day that Alaska is actually a country. That was a fun one to remember, at least.

Anyway, they teach so much that you have no use for and make you do so much dumb shit that it's even detrimental to the subjects that actually matter, since you have to spend so much energy essentially juggling turds for their amusement. Also, I refused to do anything that involved any social interaction. I tried, but it's impossible. Also, the lack of focus doesn't help either. Education is all over the place, there is no actual structure, and that destroys people that go there with actual interests and goals in mind, and people that need a solid, consistent routine to function. Overall, the way that the entire system works is completely incompatible with how my mind works. Being there caused me so much stress that I would frequently freeze and become unable to do anything for months. I have never been as depressed as I was back then. I couldn't stand being there, it was killing me.

I dropped out of college in 2011, tried a few other things, and after years of complete failure I gave up on life so I don't have those problems anymore. Basically, if you want to be like me, just be born cripplingly autistic, get a shitload of emotional abuse from your family without even properly understanding what is going on until much later, be rejected by everyone around you for most of your life, fail to achieve all of your goals, fail to adapt to human life and society, and then give up and never leave your room again. It's pretty nice, actually, except when I start feeling alone, but I avoid that as much as possible, and this drinking tends to solve this problem. I learn a lot more just for fun than I ever did in school, though I was always a pretty decent student overall anyway unless the teacher was so bad that I couldn't even show up. I was even the best, when I was interested enough to actually study.


 No.987479

>autism stories

there's one in my class who is openly autistic, but he spends his time playing mobage and I don't know if he actually cares or if he's just doing it because he has no direction in his life

he's a better programmer than i am, but i don't wanna get involved in his fucked up life, yknow?

>>984863

>programming gloves

programming gloves aren't so weird, some people are born with tiny gay hands that can't handle the outside world without being coddled constantly


 No.987487

>>987061

>I made a large group of friends in the first year with some luck

That sounds terrible.

>I've started refusing their invitations

Good.

>[people] I know are as thick as pig shit, drug users, sex addicts and alcoholics.

Checks out, sounds like college.

>I get far more enjoyment going to the gym and reading books.

Healthy. Enjoy.

>If you get twinges of loneliness, get into the habit of praying to God every day

If resorting to delusion works for you that is great, but some of us like to embrace solitude and find tranquility in meditation on the pointlessness of existence.

>reflecting on your destructive desires and weaknesses.

It is mentally health to let go of most desires. Good for you.

>Remember that in all likelihood this is the most free time you'll have in your life before your mind shows signs of age

If you don't live beyond your means and give your time or money to others you will have the money saved to take extended cheap vacations from work.

>>987421

>give up and never leave your room again. It's pretty nice, actually, except when I start feeling alone, but I avoid that as much as possible, and this drinking tends to solve this problem. I learn a lot more just for fun than I ever did in school, though I was always a pretty decent student overall anyway unless the teacher was so bad that I couldn't even show up. I was even the best, when I was interested enough to actually study.

If you could go back in time, is there any advice you would give to your family/friends to help you growing up (assuming they wanted you to have a better life)?


 No.987497

File: ff15a0d312c19eb⋯.png (405.49 KB, 750x702, 125:117, ff15a0d312c19eb430c46ea0a8….png)

>want to do Computer Engineering, Programming, or IT

>Don't know what to choose.

FUCK I LIKE THEM ALL


 No.987501

>>987497

IT: learn how to deal with stupid people who forget their password, learn about Active Directory, and shit like that, all your peers in your IT classes with be either neckbeards who like computers too much, or middle-aged people doing career changes from manual labor or some shit

CS: learn advanced programming stuff in school only to become a shitty web developer for a living

CE: learn how to make motherboards and CPUs or some shit, I don't know, I only took a single computer architecture class and it was not for me


 No.987505

>>987487

>If you could go back in time, is there any advice you would give to your family/friends to help you growing up (assuming they wanted you to have a better life)?

Maybe getting diagnosed early on. Still, the problem is that even that could make things worse because they are stupid (actual low intelligence) and crazy (actual insanity). Because of that, I would never have been professionally diagnosed if I didn't take the initiative, as an adult, after finally figuring out what was going on. Basically, nothing that I said had any effect, it's like talking to a bunch of brick walls, so I had to go to a therapist, and then the therapist explained everything. They still don't get it, of course, but now they kinda accept it so I just stay away from them. Talking to them is pointless, about anything. It feels like talking to inanimate objects, like they lack the capacity to really understand anything, and they don't remember anything either. I get this impression from dumb people in general that have no knowledge of anything and no curiosity at all, and eventually lose the ability to learn. If there is a reaction, then it will inevitably be a negative one. Other than that and "don't have children, ever", there's nothing I could really say.

I would definitely not tell my dad to not kick my mom while she was pregnant (I could tell him to kick harder, though) because then I could have been more likely to end up like her or the rest of her side of the family, and she deserved it anyway. She jumped from relationship from relationship and was always the supposed victim of violence when clearly she's the one that starts it every time (the fact that she got a broken finger once is an example of that, you only break your finger in a fight is you are on the offensive and the other person is on the defense, otherwise it's not all that believable). I don't really have any complaints about him. She divorced him, but he always treated me pretty well. We were definitely incompatible, though, and never really connected. It took me two decades to really understand what this family thing is and why people care about it when there's no particular reason to care about people just because they are related to you. By that point he had already been completely paralyzed and crippled by a traffic accident for a long time, pretty damn incoherent as well, and I hadn't seen him in quite a few years because I had no idea how to deal with that and interact with someone in that situation. He was already dead when I talked to the therapist, so he will never know. Still, that was a good kick as far as I'm concerned. It's not like I hate myself. Maybe there was some brain damage there that made me less stupid, or maybe it didn't do anything. Their insane relationship overall may have been the cause of the autism and of some weird things about my body. Still, if anything, being normal is the real problem. I don't mind being weird as long as I can get away with it. It doesn't seem to hinder my actual ability to communicate too much, though, fortunately. Probably because I was obsessed with language for a while, and I am a compulsive writer. Ended up accidentally learning English by myself as well, but my actual communication skills were horrendous until I was almost 17.

>>987497

Keep in mind that college can definitely make you hate anything no matter how much you like it now. I chose Computer Engineering, even though my interest at the time was programming (an interest that I lost for a long time because I ended up associating it with college and with complete and utter depression). It was the wrong choice, the correct would for me would have been to avoid college like the plague, but do what you want to. Anyway, start learning now and it should be easier to choose. And you should get used to that because teachers are creatures made of pure shit that wear meat suits and merely convince you that they are human when they are actually not. They can just decide not to teach anything and it's perfectly fine. They can even force their students to do all the teaching. Or just do a really bad job, because those that can't do teach. Education naturally attracts incompetence.


 No.987508

>>987505

>no knowledge of anything and no curiosity at all, and eventually lose the ability to learn

sounds more like a lack of empathy on your part than everyone else being dumb


 No.987512

>>987505

>>987501

Friend of mine is tech support and tells me stories all the time, people call him for the most dumbest shit.

But wew, thanks. I've wanted for the longest to work with computers, despite not being as /tech/literate as most here. Not sure what else I would wanna do besides a mechanic or something with law enforcement.


 No.987514

File: b8d7dbec9dc56ec⋯.jpg (34.02 KB, 750x602, 375:301, jlbstrbzpzp11.jpg)

>sign up for comp sci

>first day is literally nothing but getting explained what a desktop is and how the Windows Explorer works

>continue to only show up for tests


 No.987534

>>987508

Well, I never said anything about everyone else, though I do have the lowest possible opinion of humanity. I was talking about dumb people. When you talk to a legitimately stupid person, it feels like you're talking to a wall, like they are barely hearing what you say. People that you can talk to about almost anything and they will never know what you're talking about. Basically talking about the stupidest people I have ever seen in my life. People in my family, and a couple of teachers (not even most teachers are on that level), most of them women. My grandmother asked before about what the hell the sky is, and what is behind it, why it's blue and what is up with that black thing when it's night time, in her fucking 60s, and she's not uneducated. I had a massive amount of issues with her because she always believed in insane superstitious bullshit (she even called everything that I drew demonic when I was a kid and made me destroy a few things) that I didn't understand at all as a kid, and would attack me for it, and everything was an excuse to say that I was a piece of shit like my dad and threaten to kick me out. Her sister, until her 20s, thought that we live on the inside of a hollow planet (I would like to hear her younger self explain how exactly the sun works, that would be fun). My grandfather used computers since the mid 90s and to this day he doesn't know how to minimize, maximize and resize windows, and other basic window manager shit. My mother has used computers since before she was 20 and only learned how to use a search engine when I explained to her, when she was already in her 40s, and her browser was always 50% toolbars. She also basically believes she's a witch (I don't know much about that, and don't want to know), is a compulsive liar, and everything bad that happens is a curse. She lost her keys once and ended up screaming that the keys disappeared because her ex cursed her. All of these people are emotionally out of control as well. Because of this shit, I became incredibly paranoid and didn't let them see anything that I did. When I was watching TV and showed up, I would change channels. When I was using the computer and they showed up, I would close everything no matter what it was. I still have issues with this sort of thing to this day. My door has to always be locked. When I wasn't allowed to lock it, I would look behind me so much that I hurt my neck and it become a recurring issue for many years. I feel very uncomfortable doing anything around anyone else to this day. And these are educated people that went to college and made and shitload of money (and wasted all of it, naturally), but their brains are rotten from lack of use, and they have no real curiosity about anything. Still, they think they know about everything and will argue with people that have dedicated their entire lives to learn about what they are talking about while they haven't even read about the subject once. Maybe they have heard some dumb shit on TV or "seen X in a movie once", but that's the extent of their knowledge if you can call it that. Also, all of them use cellphones now, and it's absolutely intolerable. And they think it's too hard as well. Struggle a lot to use technology specifically made for retards. Do you need more examples? Should I mention their morality as well? Or maybe this is all defensible? It's certainly off-topic, and I should definitely sleep because I have been an insomniac mess lately. Regardless, if I'm the monster here, I can only assume that being one can't be too bad considering that I have never done anything even remotely as bad as what people do on a daily basis without even thinking about it.


 No.987547

>>987534

You are really oversharing here, and I think people would be more willing to read your posts if they were concise and also used paragraphs instead of a long, unstructured wall of rambling text.


 No.987671

File: 2ef9af3e488abd2⋯.jpg (8.03 KB, 113x151, 113:151, mistakes were made.jpg)

>>987534

I hope things are getting better for you, Anon.


 No.987715

>>987547

Sorry about that. I knew it was bad but didn't care, and the last one in particular is bad enough that I would have a hard time reading it. It's better if people don't read it, since I shouldn't have posted it in the first place. Things quickly get out of control when I start writing about that. I only did it in the first place because it was related to college, since I gave up on that for the same reasons I gave up on everything else.

>>987671

It already got better. Things might get bad in the future, but I accepted that when I dropped out of college and later on completely gave up on ever making money since I doubt it's possible for me to ever have a job. I don't want to worry about that until it happens, but I'm at least trying to avoid becoming homeless.


 No.987900

>>987487

>If resorting to delusion works for you that is great, but some of us like to embrace solitude and find tranquility in meditation on the pointlessness of existence.

Wubba lubba dub dub.


 No.987903

File: f5895aab5fefb5a⋯.png (195.21 KB, 680x532, 170:133, 18F530F1-AFB2-4B15-AAD1-B1….png)

>been interested in computers since a kid

>parents were hippy liberals who never taught me math

>do great on programming assignments in CS classes

>flunk discrete and calc classes


 No.987908

>>987421

Stfu edgelord faggot


 No.987961

File: 23d2fecdc278006⋯.png (103.82 KB, 320x287, 320:287, upooh.png)

>doing EE

>automation class has us using a bunch of proprietary PLC/HMI software (no hacky shitcode allowed in process control)

>everything is pretty goddamn basic

>finish putting program together and go to network PLC, HMI and a PC for testing

>shit doesn't work, can't ping the PLC, or the HMI which is connected to the PLC (daisy chain connection

>spend 4 hours reading manual and searching online for the problem

>give up and decide to try again later

>plug it in the next day

>the DTM (device type manager) now has 192.168... prefixes assignable, when it didn't yesterday

>no explanation for why this is, same computer and everything

>assign 192.168 prefixes to PLC and HMI

>shit works

I hate proprietary software.


 No.987969

>>987497

CE: Only do this if you're either already extremely good with math/physics(specifically the electrical side) or willing to go through a lot of pain to become so.

CS: It's basically The Art of Computer Programming in the form of a degree. Might as well, though you'll have some math classes too that'll likely be painful, but definitely achievable without much prior knowledge.

IT: If it's your life's aspiration to tell boomers to restart their computers and stop visiting porn sites at work until you finally snap and shoot up your company, this is the degree for you.


 No.987985

>>987903

>tfw when in discrete and calc 2 and struggling with discrete

the way math is taught and tested makes me depressed tbh


 No.987999

>>987903

Discrete Math and Linear Algebra are very important topics. Probably should approach the classes from a 'programmer' perspective. Math and programming really are the same things just dressed up differently. Programming is wordy with heavy emphasis on procedural expression, while math is very terse with heavy emphasis on structures, properties, and effects. Do realize it builds up on earlier ideas much like one's code builds up on dependency APIs you import.

Math can be thought of as a fun game of creating a base rules-set (axioms) and discovering all the cool things you can do with the rules (theorems, lemmas). In this sense it's not too different than a game like AD&D or MTG, just much much more open-ended.

Study your prereqs again, but from an 'overview' standpoint. Mainly Algebra and "pre-Calculus" material. Most times math classes in public schools are taught in such a way that the forest is missed for a particular small subset of trees. IMO, a math class should be taught like a sandwich in three sections:

-Top-down concepts without rigor, start highest level and work down to the base parts, so as to lay out an initial fuzzy roadmap into which students will insert later details (first quarter of semester).

-Detailed and rigorous tour of the base components the high levels ultimately depend on, exploring the levels of abstraction in ascending order (middle two quarters of semester).

-Bottom-up concepts with rigor, but less emphasis on the minute details already covered in middle section and more emphasis on tying them together into a much sharper roadmap for which the seed was planted in the first section.

School tends to mostly be middle section, sometimes with a last section, and almost never the first section. My reason for the first section is to lay out the structure of the subject *before* just learning what seems like random pedantic shit which will later be tied together. This is why I speed-watched lectures on YouTube of a math class I was about to take in the coming weeks. I did not bother to understand everything, just get a layout.

For your Calculus speed-runs, I strongly recommend Herbert Gross' Calculus Revisited series:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3B08AE665AB9002A - Single Variable

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1C22D4DED943EF7B - Multiple Variable

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD971E94905A70448 - Complex Variable

If you can stand it, playback at 1.25x-1.5x speed. He can be a slow talker. Remember, the goal isn't to fully and rigorously understand it, it's to get some fucking idea what's even going on in the first place. THEN when you've sped through it and have some idea you'll want to go through it (or another source) again more rigorously, and finally wrap it up with a third run at speed, only confirming your knowledge and finding holes (this is where you'll want to use homework as tests).

For Linear Algebra speed-runs, I recommend channel MathTheBeautiful. He presents the material with all three views (arrow, matrix, function/functor) simultaneously. Go through the same way as stated above.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlXfTHzgMRUKXD88IdzS14F4NxAZudSmv - Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlXfTHzgMRULWJYthculb2QWEiZOkwTSU - Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlXfTHzgMRUIqYrutsFXCOmiqKUgOgGJ5 - Part 3

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlXfTHzgMRULZfrNCrrJ7xDcTjGr633mm - Part 4

For Discrete Mathematics, I don't have a recommendation at this time. I am formulating a plan as to how I will mentally consume the subject and will present a recommendation in the future for such threads as this one.


 No.988063

>be me

>mathlet

inb4 "just b urself teehee"

>its genetic

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2855870/


 No.988573

>>987961

Oh god this. Being a freetard in EE is suffering. Labview, MplabX/XC8 and Xilinx ISE are the worst to work with. Thankfully SDCC exists as a viable alternative to XC8, but it isn't much better and convincing my classmates that it's worth using is hard.


 No.988587

>>988063

>muh genetics

Improve yourself faggot. You think self-development comes from doing shit that's easy?


 No.988595

>>987501

>CE: learn how to make motherboards and CPUs or some shit

Ackchyually that would be more like EE (this varies between schools though. CE is an engineering degree nevertheless, so you will have physics and calculus)

>>987505

>Keep in mind that college can definitely make you hate anything no matter how much you like it now

This is very real threat. Don't let yourself to become burnout because you underestimated the amount of work (don't choose too many courses at once).

Also, avoid people who are leeches. There are swindlers who just try to make you do their homework or who want to use you further their social status at your expense (they can steal your friends and then isolate you, bully you or simply use you as a temporary friend until they befriend the "cool" kids) Remember that these bloodsuckers see you just as a means to an end. You can only trust your fellow shut-ins.

>>987999

Checked! Also, thanks for effort posting, anon!


 No.988890

File: ab209a507b7dac1⋯.png (218.05 KB, 512x494, 256:247, 1539256863322.png)

>>987207

While that's true, 1Kb SRAM and DRAM are one of the simplest memory circuit examples. Larger amount of RAM means larger amount of data lines, entrances and exits and memory cells, and these circuits then are being combined in certain ways for larger amount of memory per chip. Previously we looked how generally memory and other devices communicate with CPU using data bus, address bus and control bus, now we on basic level studying of how the memory itself works, but tutor explained things with this example so quickly I had no idea what questions to even ask.


 No.988915

>>987999

Fuck sake, guess I'm doing some maths.

I passed all the relevant subjects and still have another 1.5 years of Uni left. Legit, I'm studying Computer Science at one of Australia's best Uni's and have learned fuck-all programming outside of self-study. It's sad.

I guess doing some serious studying over the Christmas break between practical programming and some math is for the best.Although I've got to prioritise between my current project, learning more maths, doing an advanced game project and doing some basic robotics.

Hopefully by the end of the break I'll be competent enough to get a job.


 No.988936

>>987999

>Herbert Gross

Good recommendation, one of the best lecturers I've seen.


 No.988937

>>988915

Any nigger off the street can take a three week python course and bang out something vaguely resembling a program. The reason someone will want to hire you instead, is that you're provably competent if you can get through more advanced studies. Also if you're interested in graphics and robotics, that math is going to become quite practical. Our negro friend will be stuck calling robot.moveForward() and you'll be doing the real work.


 No.988958

>>988915

>I'm studying Computer Science at one of Australia's best Uni's and have learned fuck-all programming outside of self-study.

that doesnt sound like UNSW

it may be good to see if you can find good teachers or knowledgeable older students. if you aren't learning or making valuable connections, you're wasting LOTS of time and money.

also while the technical stuff you learn is paramount, do not neglect learning social skills as well. uni almost forced me to do that, and its nice to reap the benefits.


 No.994284

>>983859

update: the other day I was in class and I mentioned how I got notepad++ set up to run python programs, and this autist next to me asks why I don't just use the IDE we have. I told him because it lags just entering text, isn't as versatile or as configurable, and is super bloated. Running python and notepad++ uses maybe 200M memory on my laptop, while the IDE we use for class, at idle with nothing open, uses 400M. Not to mention when you use it it literally copies a shit ton of files all over the place which is unnecessary.

So he kind of snorts and says "dude the IDE is better that's the whole point of and IDE" and "I don't care how much RAM it uses I have enough". I mean sure, we both have enough RAM to run bloated shit if we want to, but people just default to "muh shiny new is gud". why not use something that gets the job done using less resources?

It's pretty sad because these are literally the people who will be going to work in the industry. It makes it pretty clear why software just gets more bloated and botnetted each year, just thinking about that exchange is making me angry. holy fuck. Same guy had some program freeze and he sperged out, I mentioned using the command line and he just gave me a blank stare. dude didn't know what a command line is, he doesn't know that the command prompt exists in windows, and he wants to do CS. I mean jesus fucking christ, there's no helping these people. And this is even before introducing the concept that there is such thing as a non-windows operating system or something. I don't even want to do CS, I want to go into engineering and these fucks want to write software. the ABSOLUTE state of computer """"science""" these days.

At least my professor is alright. I talked to him about some electronics projects I'm planning to so in the school's machine shop and stuff. but really why are so many people retarded. it blows my mind.


 No.994415

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>>987534

A little gift beside positive Intentions to stop your tiredness and let you have true rest: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.restwell.chiayaojun.restwell

Use button 3, may your incarnative experience be plentiful and rich in everything Positive


 No.994451

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>>994284

Don't care about those who're content with mediocrity, but care about how it may warp the expectations you have of yourself.

It's easy to excel in an environment where little is demanded from its members, and where the members themselves have little desire to become better. Yes, you may try a little harder and use Notepad++ instead of Eclipse with the Python plugin, and maybe yes, you can actually finish the trivial ""projects"" with excellent scores and all; you may even believe that you're hot shit for doing so. But those are toy projects, and if that's your goal, you may even waste valuable time and opportunities in college by just being content with that. "Why do anything else? I'm doing GREAT already, let's spend yet another evening playing ${GAME} instead!".

>I talked to him about some electronics projects I'm planning to so in the school's machine shop and stuff

This is good. Just don't let yourself be bound by self-imposed low expectations, as said before.


 No.994815

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> Doing B.S. in ECE at mid-tier burger uni

> Literally all the data analysis we do is in fucking MS Excel because the TAs are literal pajeets that dont speak english

This fucking school man.

At least the chicks arent screeching feminist harpies


 No.994862

>>994815

>because the TAs are literal pajeets that dont speak english

I think you mean

>because most of the industry at my level will use Excel


 No.994887

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>>984863

That pic isn't right anon.


 No.994924

>>983859

>I swear everyone here is retarded as shit.

He was trying to start a friendly conversation, you colossal autistic sperg


 No.995010

>>994924

sorry man but he wasn't, I was there dude. I think he thought I was poor because I have a t430 and everyone else has something paper thin from this year. He kind of smirked, made his loud observation, and walked away. Unless conversations are normally started by walking away from someone, then he was not trying to start a friendly conversation, he was just saying some meaningless NPC shit.

and on top of this what kind of person would start a friendly conversation like that? I told him no, it's windows 7, and he left.

>>994451

well, here's the thing: I'm here to go into aerospace or mechanical engineering. This might change, I may end up doing EE or chemical engineering, but I'm not here for CS. I'm not a great student either; I don't put in as much effort as I should. Still, it irks me that people are content with being so unaware of basic things, and more so that they smirk at me like I'm the retard for knowing how to do things and not using the latest phone, laptop, and bloated DE.

Basically what I'm saying is I don't even think I'm good, I'm a pretty shitty student and programmer, and the fact that the people who actually want to go into the field are worse than me is a bit frightening.

>This is good. Just don't let yourself be bound by self-imposed low expectations, as said before.

yeah you're right, it's easy to get cocky when nobody challenges you. Sometimes I wish I'd gotten into somewhere like MIT or Stanford where I know people would make me feel like a moron every day. It seems to me that that's the best way to grow and improve.


 No.995016

>>995010

>NPCs himself into the college meme

>calls others NPCs

NpcDetected = True;


 No.995028

>>987999

good post and checkd!

however, I need some additional help. My skills in mathematics are nigger-tier, allow me to explain

>be me in elementary school

>do relatively well

>somewhere I end up with A.D.D

>math is boring for me so of course I didn't pay attention to the math bits

>get to middle/high school

>A.D.D stunted me, parents and teachers trying to reboot my brain

>tell me that I am really smart and just need to apply myself

>this leads to trying even less because "lel im smart teehee"

>FF to now

>be math-let

>can add and subtract with some difficulty at speed, easier if I go slow

>anything up to and above multiplication and division is next to impossible

I blame common core for this shit, but either way I need to fix it, would you be so kind as to recommend me a method / resources so that I may begin this journey to un-fucking my brain?


 No.995030

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>>995028

This is a book that should work well for you. I'm sure you can download it from libgen. It should repair your poor HS math and prepare you for a university education.


 No.995034

>>995030

thank you anon, you are a real hero, and a real human bean . :^) .

but really thank you


 No.995040

>>995034

No problem, that book is an absolute classic and most modern education is a minefield.

It's not necessarily "easy" in a dumbed-down sense, but it is very clearly written and will ease you into more advanced topics. Don't get discouraged if you struggle with some parts at first, that's the only way you learn. Also don't skip the exercises, working through those is the only way to make the material stick.


 No.995073

A good series if you need to brush up on Physics is the Mechanical Universe series put out by Caltech in the '80s. Quite comfy to watch.

Mechanical Universe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtMmeAjQTXc&list=PL8_xPU5epJddRABXqJ5h5G0dk-XGtA5cZ

They also put out a math primer aimed at high school students, for anyone that struggled with the equations in the above.

Project Mathematics!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpxWyJg4_1A&list=PL8_xPU5epJdchhIkbjCPJM7m2anGUq9JT

Sticking with the Caltech theme, and for when you've got a decent grip of the basics, you can read the complete three volume set of the Feynman Lectures online:

http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu


 No.995074

File: a5b2b78b4b3d32b⋯.mp4 (9.76 MB, 640x480, 4:3, Feynman - How the train st….mp4)

More comfy listening, Feynman's Fun to Imagine series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3pYRn5j7oI&list=PL2D30B1DEFFDA0310

WebM attached is video 7.


 No.995082

>>995074

I like this guy, reminds me of the train videos I used to watch as a small child on various VHS tapes from the type of enthusiastic railroad enthusiasts and engineers from a time when America was a lot more humble and when men knew how to get a job done. A dying breed honestly


 No.995083

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>>995082

The accent makes him sound like a train mechanic, but Richard Feynman won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1965. Very interesting character, the sort of guy you could listen to for hours just talking about random ways the world works.


 No.995085

I don't like Richard Feynman's videos because he doesn't say a damn thing I don't alway know. If I had chosen to be a physicist I would be more famous than him.


 No.995135

>>995085

I don't like Issac Newton's theories because he doesn't say a damn thing I don't alway know. If I had chosen to be a physicist I would be more famous than him.


 No.995170

>>995135

Newton was a fucking retard. I bet he didn't even know who Albert Einstein was.


 No.995271

>>995085

I don't like Leonard Euler because he doesn't say a damn thing that isn't in my textbook. If I had chosen to be a mathematician I would be more famous than him.


 No.995550

>>995085

I don't like Christopher Columbus because he doesn't say a damn thing that isn't in my textbook. If I had chosen to be a geographer I would be more famous than him.


 No.995642

My team mates first contribution to our team webshit project was literally deleting the whole entire project and used a different framework than we had previously agreed upon because "it's much easier and looks better."

Thank fully I protected the master branch and made it so you can only change it by PRs I personally accept as team leader.

>inb4 we have to constantly battle between frameworks


 No.995754

>>995642

>webshit

Thank god, I never had to touch any of this shit.


 No.995972

>>995016

I'm not the kind of person who would do well trying to make it totally on my own, I'm mostly quiet and not very charismatic. I'm planning to just work for a company for the first few years out of college.

In high school I was a poor student. If I had done better maybe I'd have gotten into a decent college, or gotten scholarships, but I didn't, and I was and am an idiot, so I just went where my parents were fine with paying. Now that I'm in college I fucking hate it, so goddamn much. It's a scam and a shitshow, and everything I'm learning here I could have done on my own.

That being said the only reason to go to college is to get a shitty meaningless degree so shitty companies can hire you to wagecuck for them, and I'm fine with wagecucking for a while as long as it's something I'm fine with. I worked in fast food in high school, and my managers put me up front at the register despite me telling them I did not want to work that position. Still the pay was fine so I did it, but I hated my job, I hated staring at a screen all day, and I hated all the retards who came in. But on days where I had a different position, even like dishwasher I enjoyed it. So this experience leads me to believe that I'd be fine working in another job as long as I don't hate what I'm doing, and to do that I pretty much need a degree.

Right now I'm considering my options. I'm thinking of telling my parents to fuck off, and just going on my own to a community college and maybe work on the side. I don't know what the fuck I'm gonna do though.

fuck college man.


 No.995982

>>995972

Know that feel. First used a computer when I was 2; started programming when I was 11/12. I let family talk me into the college meme. A close family member is an aeronautical engineer and said none of my skill would matter unless I had that degree to back me up. One parent told me often, while I was growing up, if I didn't go to school I would work at a gas station for the rest of my life(trying to scare me straight into believing in higher education or some gay shit). I wasted a bunch a time and have been incredibly depressed at how much youth and energy I wasted in trying to obtain a useless piece of paper. Pretty much all I think about is exacting revenge. I could have taken a year after high school to build up my portfolio(applied and participated in an independent study senior year; have at least one big project to show for it that's attractive to employers) and then been on my merry way but no; fucking retarded boomers and millenial siblings convinced me I was negligent for trying to do that.

So many people better hope I don't gain an ounce of power because if I do, I'm going to have so much fun.

Polite sage or whatever the fuck.


 No.995988

>>995982

>A close family member is an aeronautical engineer and said none of my skill would matter unless I had that degree to back me up

This is generally true advice, especially in his career. Can you imagine applying to an aeronautics firm and telling them you're "self trained". They'd laugh pretty hard. Of course you could be, but they usually take a safety-first mindset and it's easier to let the college verify your readiness rather than take a risk with real lives. They also don't want to risk the very real chance of being sued for hiring a guy who "learned engineering in his basement." In engineering disciplines, even normal grads get screwed over in some positions unless they take additional courses to get a "professional" designation.


 No.995992

>>995988

>They'd laugh pretty hard

Of course they would and I wouldn't blame them! You're right on the money with that one; however, this situation is not analogous to software development/engineering and I'm getting tired of people assuming it's the same(others, not you specifically).

The problem I have with this, with respect to software development/engineering, is that it's just the "appeal to authority" fallacy tenfold. The idea that these degree programs make you an expert in this field, let alone competent in it, is just absurd.


 No.995993

>>995992

A simple degree doesn't mean someone is an expert, it means they're not completely brain dead. Unless they're a nigger, then it may still be retarded despite the degree thanks to quotas.


 No.995994

>>995993

>A simple degree doesn't mean someone is an expert

Perhaps I articulated myself incorrectly. I was trying to convey that a degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering has no correlation with a person's competence in software development/engineering, and that because of this, I wish I would have pursued a different path.


 No.995995

>>978673

Doubly linked lists are easier than singly linked lists.


 No.996015

>>978635

Well at least that lectureer is doing it right.


 No.996035

>>995082

>>995074

You should definitely listen to the following lecture, where he talks about his experiences at Los Alamos. It isn't really a scientific lecture, but I think it gives you some nice insights about the people working there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY-u1qyRM5w




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