Recent content by nameless_centurian

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    Job Market

    I don't even know where to begin with this, you're so confused.
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    Job Market

    It's a different type of stress. I work fairly well under stress. I drink coffee and work through the night(s) to meet a deadline. I often feel most accomplished when I meet a deadline that seemed impossible at first. I even seemt o manage the stress of my wife asking me when I'll be home and I...
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    Job Market

    I'm inclined to agree with you that if your goal is to see if they are able to manipulate pointers and correctly implement (within a certain tolerance) a simple algorithm, then I think you're being fair. I did not realize when I initially posted that you were giving such a generous portion of...
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    Job Market

    It's situational and cumulative. Did they have their coffee that morning? Did they sleep the night before after their travel? Were they concerned that the interviewer was watching everything they wrote on the paper? Were they giving more attention to their outward appearance to an interviewer...
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    Job Market

    I'm writing with the specific discipline of software engineering in mind: The blame is threefold: students, schools/programs, companies who hire engineers. Students are narcissistic. When they get a bad grade on an exam, most of them do not look to themselves as the source of the problem. In...
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    c++ template issues

    I agree that human parsing of the template errors is difficult, but it's telling you exactly what the problems are. What do you mean that it "freaks out and doesn't know what to tell you?" It's telling you the exact errors it is encountering.
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    CS Degree - In over my head?

    It all boils down to your work ethic. You've said it's improved since then. It's part of maturity and accepting life for what it is: against you from the beginning. Some have it easier than others, but we all have stuggles at some point with something. The placement exam is an outstanding...
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    CS Degree - In over my head?

    You cannot blame your lack of success in achieving your degree on your professors. Everybody has had poor professors. When I took Calculus I, the professor I had was horrible for me. I'm not naturally inclined to math to begin with, and her method of instruction was to give each student a...
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    single-borad Linux

    Mikeblas, I was looking through your posts for one you made a while back and I saw this. Hope I can help. I have used ARM single-board computers from EMAC, Inc (emacinc.com). and embeddedarm.com. Both companies have models with both ethernet and RS-232 support. embeddedarm usually puts Debian...
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    NFA and DFA's

    I suggest you learn the meaning of those symbols and 'variables' as without them, you'll never be able to study any of the more interesting aspects of computer science. I too dislike the amount of effort it takes me to learn something when all of those symbols are embedded in the process...
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    First Programming Language

    Python has very little in common with C++ beyond basic control syntax. In fact, their commonality ends pretty much after establishing the fact that they are both programming languages that support the same primitive types. I'm also unsure what a "hardware language" is, unless you're...
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    Best way to compare arrays?

    Ok. You are correct; you just confused me by abandoning convention. I gave you the example of strings. You said that "in the average case" that hash tables provided constant-time lookup. I explained to you that there is no such guarantee. Additionally, if the objects are already hashed on...
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    First Programming Language

    It does, through system memory-mapping instructions. But to manipulate internal registers you'll have to use a different language unless said registers are mapped into memory on your system. If you want to touch the hardware, this is far from the simplest language to do it in.
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