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« Reply #2475 on: September 25, 2020, 10:57:04 AM »
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« Reply #2476 on: September 25, 2020, 11:13:20 AM »
Not if they really suck at math. I don't completely suck at math, but my problem is that I screwed up early enough in high school that I didn't graduate being on-par with everyone else in mathematics. I think I lacked the calculus and trig courses that you normally take your junior and senior years. So when I got to college, the remedial math course was still beyond anything I took finishing high school. My final two years of high school in private school, I finally got my shit together and started DOING the work, and I made mostly A's. In college I made A's... except in the fucking remedial math course that I took and failed twice, which put me on academic probation. So majors like computer science, while I'm fairly confident I could handle it, I'll never get a shot at it until I'm able to spend probably a year with a private tutor going through a high school level Calculus and Trig course.
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« Reply #2477 on: September 25, 2020, 11:40:31 AM »
So majors like computer science, while I'm fairly confident I could handle it, I'll never get a shot at it until I'm able to spend probably a year with a private tutor going through a high school level Calculus and Trig course.

You're right that a CS course will involve plenty of math.

But in practical terms, math ends up hardly having any relation to the actual practice of "coding".

Whether math is used depends on what kinds of problems are being solved. In 3D video game programming, one will apply trig and linear algebra, for example. But in other domains, e.g. developing a desktop app like Word Processor or such, one can code for years without employing more than basic arithmetic and logic operations.

HOWEVER, one does need to be very comfortable grappling with layers of abstraction.

I recall a study some years back that identified 2 or 3 conceptual barriers that prevented prospective students from even grasping the fundamentals of programming.

One was that a surprising number of folks couldn't grasp the concept of a 'variable'.

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« Reply #2478 on: September 25, 2020, 11:47:04 AM »
Yay! Now that everybody's used to virus lockdowns, we can start doing climate lockdowns.


https://twitter.com/MarketWatch/status/1308959892292726784

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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #2479 on: September 25, 2020, 12:41:30 PM »
Ah, Yes. They can't force people to want collectivism enough to voluntarily join them in prohibiting freedom and possessions... but they can always manipulate them into virtue signaling about the environment and animal rights in order to achieve that end.

Coming up next on the Violence Channel...

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« Reply #2480 on: September 25, 2020, 01:36:17 PM »
Fucking CLIMATE LOCKDOWNS?? What in the absolute FUCK.

Focalor said it quite well. This movement runs deep. The useful idiots truly have no idea what they are pushing this nation towards. They THINK they do though.
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« Reply #2481 on: September 25, 2020, 01:51:38 PM »
https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/63943132/breonna-taylor-summary-redacted1

Figured I'd post this here. Lots of stuff on the Breonna Taylor case.


https://youtu.be/f1n7LGl-TRE

Also, check this out. ANTIFA, straight out of the Leninist handbook.
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« Reply #2482 on: September 25, 2020, 03:12:24 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/25/politics/house-democrats-bill-supreme-court-term-limits/index.html

Wow.... ANYTHING that they feel will give them more power. They cannot STAND the thought of the off chance that the constitution might be followed. They know they have the youth brainwashed and old Republicans are dying off. They feel it's just a matter of time and this will help them achieve ultimate power sooner. But let me guess, no term limits for congress?
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« Reply #2483 on: September 25, 2020, 06:43:18 PM »
I know this person. He has worked for them for 5 years.
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« Reply #2484 on: September 26, 2020, 08:12:02 AM »

https://youtu.be/in8woyDA0UU

Matt Christianssen with a logical analysis yet again.
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« Reply #2485 on: September 26, 2020, 08:50:17 AM »
If Biden wins it'll be historic. The party that supports the violence, rioting, and racial division in America winning. It'll really be something.

Did y'all catch Kamala Harris saying "The rioting won't stop unless Biden is elected". ?

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« Reply #2486 on: September 26, 2020, 09:41:40 AM »
This is what she said:

"They won't stop, and they shouldn't"

What a joke. I wish all of these America haters would ACTUALLY leave:

https://ijr.org/john-legend-weighs-leaving-us-if-trump-is-reelected-americans-may-want-to-go/
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« Reply #2489 on: September 27, 2020, 02:22:07 PM »
Lol?

Exactly.

Whooooooo are you trying to convince? Democrats? They already know. Is this a pep talk? :D What does this change? If everyone is already against him, then what new information is this distributing? Is the goal here to make Republicans go... "oh man, this is so hopeless... I'll be so unpopular if I vote for Trump... guess I'll vote Biden."

Money well spent, people. Great job. Really. Doin' a fantastic job. Keep it up.

Maybe they're competing for most nonsensical political ad of 2020. They've got a ways to go to beat Kelly Loefler.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pfvEFPvVGA

Just how high do I have to be to "Get" this commercial?
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