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Comfortable with math, uncomfortable with computers, really want to learn to program well.

Learn Programming - 4 hours 28 min ago

Hello, I've been a long time lurker on this sub. I started asking questions a few years ago when I built a small java game, an asteroid mining simulator, and I've never really built anything more complicated than that. Now I find myself wanting to build way more complex stuff like a distributed ledger and feeling way more stressed and intimidated than I was with the java game. I have a couple friends who want to learn all this stuff with me and I think javascript is a good place to start but also some of my friends are even more terrified of programming than me. So is there a learning guide for getting good at network programming? I'm happy to take a year or two to get to a point where we can build anything but I don't want to start buying online courses without any wisdom about what I'm doing. So...where do we start?

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Facebook adds its first African American board member

Engadget - 4 hours 30 min ago
Today, Facebook announced that the Chairman and CEO of American Express, Kenneth I. Chenault, has joined the company's Board of Directors. It will be effective starting February 5th. It's notable because Chenault will be the board's first African Ame...

DigitalOcean cuts cloud server pricing to stop rivals eating its lunch

The Register - 4 hours 31 min ago
Faces up to AWS, Google with future per-second billing plan

Faced with a customer base being lured away by cheaper cloud compute services at its competitors, DigitalOcean has cut prices and increased RAM and SSD storage for its users.…

Which language is the most equivalent to a skilled factory line worker (opposite of creativity)?

Learn Programming - 4 hours 37 min ago

Some people say some languages like Python requires a lot of creativity to be put to use and to be able learn further. People can feel like they don't have a clear path to a career or what to do next, especially if you're trying to learn on your own.

So what languages are the most straight forward in that there is always work to be done, some structured learning is available, but still require a lot of skill/talent/learning.

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Laptop for gaming and GIS, max $1500

  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1500 max, Czechia (Czech Republic), but you can list all the laptops, I will then google them if we have them here for good price.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Don't need 2 in 1, battery life is a plus but not essential. Looking for a good value + reliability, so probably best for the money.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not very important.

  • Which OS do you require? Doesn't matter, I will probably just reinstall it immediately.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? 15,6"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Most resource-heavy program I'll be using is ArcGIS I think.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? From top of my head; Witcher 3, Fallout 4, but I don't need highest settings.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Numerical keyboard with some light, good cooling system, preferably IPS panel and aluminium body. No optical drive.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. 8 GB RAM and 4 GB GPU are needed, also HDD+SSD combo. HDD preferably with 7200 speed.

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I need a start

Learn Programming - 4 hours 44 min ago

I want to make apps for phones. As simple as that, I used to program as beginner awhile back but I kinda lost motivation and sometimes I didn't have enough time to program, because of school and work. I just don't know how and where to start, what programs do I use, tutorials to learn the language dedicated for making mobile apps.. I just need a start, and I can't seem to find it on my own so I would much appreciate some help.

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Facebook Messenger bug caused the app to freeze on some iPhones (updated)

Engadget - 4 hours 44 min ago
Just a few days after Facebook announced that its 2018 goal was to make Messenger less clunky, now there's an iPhone bug that makes the app almost unusable for some people. The app apparently freezes up after typing a few words. TechCrunch reports th...

Laptop for gaming and general use

Looking for a laptop capable of running games such as GTA V, Fallout 4, Battlefield 1 you know that kinda stuff and also just general uses like Microsoft word and YouTube under 1500$

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Learn Programming - 4 hours 48 min ago

Hello all, next week a new semester starts and I have a Cobol class, are there any good resources out there that I can use to help learn the language?

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Home Office admits it sent asylum seeker’s personal info to the state he was fleeing

The Register - 4 hours 57 min ago pays £15,500 in damages after failed fact-check

An asylum seeker has won £15,500 from the UK’s Home Office after it blabbed confidential information about his persecution in his home country - to authorities in the state.…

Planet finally stops setting warmest year records, 2017 merely finishes Top 3

Ars Technica - 4 hours 57 min ago

Enlarge / The results from NASA's dataset (showing temperature above the 1951-1980 average), which ranks 2017 as the 2nd warmest year on record. (credit: NASA)

Last year had its fair share of attention-grabbing natural disasters, so you can be forgiven for not keeping an eye on the global average temperature as the months rolled by. But NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced their final tally today: 2017 ranks as the second or third warmest year on record, depending on which dataset you ask.

In the NASA dataset, 2017 comes in a few hundredths of a degree C above third-place 2015, while NOAA puts 2015 a touch above 2017. The two datasets use slightly different methods, including different approaches to handling the polar regions, where weather stations are sparse.

It turns out that the cold weather in the eastern United States around the holiday season was not indicative of what was happening on the rest of the planet, much less for the rest of the year. President Donald Trump may have been tweeting that "we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming," but he was doing so during an exceedingly warm year.

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I got a new, white + blue payment screen when using Android Pay for contactless today. Possibly part of the new Google Pay rebrand?

Android - 4 hours 57 min ago

See this screenshot.

Looks different to the old one, which had a dark grey background with the Nexus greeny-blue accent on the tick circle. This one is a white background with the Pixel blue colour as the accent on the tick (plus black status bar icons).

There's also a really slick animation on the tick when it appears. Overall I think it looks really nice!

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Senior project

Guys in your senior project, what did you put in the presentation?

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Safe + 7.3.8 - Encrypt and organize your sensitive data, photos, and contacts.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 4 hours 59 min ago

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Twitch challenges YouTube with new video producer tools, Disney partnership

Ars Technica - 5 hours 12 sec ago

Enlarge (credit: Twitch)

The Amazon-owned video site Twitch announced it's introducing new tools for its creators, essentially, to build hype around their upcoming videos. Twitch, which is best known for live-streamed gaming content, will debut "video producer" tools today that let creators make landing pages, countdown timers, and reruns for their content.

As explained in Twitch's blog, a new part of the upload workflow will be "Premieres," which is a different category of video than "Live" or "Rerun." Creators must make landing pages for all Premiere videos, which seems to mean that any premade, uploaded video will need a landing page. Viewers can set reminders from a video's landing page for an alert before the video is available. Creators can also use a countdown timer to build anticipation for the release of their newest video. Reruns, which are separate from Premiers, are exactly what they sound like: videos that already aired that creators have scheduled to play again.

Twitch's new system contrasts with YouTube's in that, when an uploaded YouTube video goes live, it simply appears on the site. Unless you've subscribed to the creator's channel or opted to receive alerts when that creator uploads, you won't always know when that creator posts a new video. While Twitch's video producer tools don't necessarily make it easier for new viewers to find a creator's content, they make it easier for loyal fans to never miss a new video. For creators, Twitch claims the tools provide "more control over their path to success" by giving them new ways to ensure their audience keeps coming back.

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Twitch's new tools help streamers hype pre-recorded videos

Engadget - 5 hours 33 sec ago
Twitch has introduced a set of tools called Video Producer to help streamers "maximize excitement and engagement" around their pre-recorded uploads. Sometime today, broadcasters will be able to use those tools to create shareable landing pages and co...

Just BASIC v1.01 program

Learn Programming - 5 hours 2 min ago

Hey, I need help writing a program that will allow the user read in decimals into a data file and it will line them up by the decimal point allowing the user to enter how ever many data they need. Please help :(

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1Password Teams 6.8.6 - Secure management of sensitive data for teams.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 7 min ago

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