Information Technology

For uni work and new introduction to games

Total budget and country of purchase:

$800 - $900 (60k-70k, might squeeze out extra 10k) ; INDIA

Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.

Best specs for price. Decent battery life <4 hours preferable. 2-in-1 or touchscreens not necessary.

How important is weight and thinness to you?

Don't want anything too chunky or too flashy. If the bezels are thin that'd be nice.

Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.

Windows.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.

< 15"

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.

Games like DotA (enough if decently playable) and light video editing.

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

I'd like to run current and older titles at medium settings.

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

Reliable built quality and a really good display please. If keyboard is backlit that'd be a bonus.

I want to get into gaming on a laptop cause my current circumstance don't allow for a PC set up. I don't mind playing in med settings as long as I don't see lag or too much heating up. The display needs to be good because I spend a lot of time working on picture editing and light video editing + media consumption.

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Is Epicodus worth more than Bloc.io?

Learn Programming - 8 hours 21 min ago

My wife and I are thinking of changing careers to be developers. We're currently doing freeCodeCamp and we are looking into more intensive bootcamps. We're currently considering Epicodus and Bloc.io. There are pros and cons to each:

Epicodus:

Pros

  • They are in-person and have trainers.
  • They offer internships.
  • They have a local presence in Seattle and Portland which I imagine would help with networking, job placement, and name recognition.
  • Tons of glowing reviews.

Cons

  • Total costs for the two of us for tuition and living expenses will probably be around $25,000.
  • Only half of their graduates get full-time tech jobs within 6 months.

Bloc.io:

Pros

  • Total costs are only around $15,000. We'd crash with my parents so we'd live rent free.
  • They have more relevant diversity scholarships for my wife than Epicodus.
  • I can still work part-time during the course.
  • There are a lot of very positive reviews.

Cons

  • 58% of their students withdraw.
  • Only 15% of people in their program qualified for career services help.
  • There seem to be some redditors who were dissatisfied with Bloc.io (though there are lots of positive reviews, too).
  • They are totally online which makes me wonder how good their career services really are.

What do you all think is a better choice? Is Epicodus worth the extra $10,000?

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SQL practice

Learn Programming - 8 hours 27 min ago

Hello everyone,

I’ve been learning SQL lately for a certain work opportunity. While there are tons of helpful resources out there, I struggle with finding a place to practice SQL before the interview/test. I’ve recently finished the Codeacademy course which was super helpful with tons of practice, where to go next?

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Saturday APPreciation (Sep 22 2018) - Your weekly app recommendation/request thread!

Android - 8 hours 31 min ago

Note 1. Check out our apps wiki for previous threads and apps curated by the reddit Android community!

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This weekly Saturday thread is for:
* App promotion,
* App praise/sharing

Rules:

1) If you are a developer, you may promote your own app ONLY under the bolded, distinguished moderator comment. Users: if you think someone is trying to bypass this rule by promoting their app in the general thread, click the report button so we can take a look!

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Laptop for under 300$ with numeric keyboard

Hello everyone

I'm looking for a laptop which can handle office only, if possible with a SSD (size doesn't matter much) but not required for the low asking price of 300$ (preferably lower around 200-250$). The catch is the numeric keyboard. I can't seem to find good suggestions based on this premise, can't even really search for it either on wuggee.

I was looking at the LENOVO V110-15IAP 15.6", Celeron N3350, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD which doesn't seem to bad for around 300 dollar.

Thanks for any advice

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Laptop for heavy gaming and a bit of work

Total budget and country of purchase: $1200, South Africa

Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Best specs for the money, battery life isn’t that important.

How important is weight and thinness to you? Neither is important.

Which OS do you require? Windows

Do you have a preferred screen size? Minimum 15 inches.

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? Gaming and light work (excel, word, etc.). I would like to be able to play all of the latest and greatest games.

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? All the latest AAA games at the highest frame rate but at highest possible settings.

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good build quality and good keyboard would be nice. SSD is important.

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I’m using this laptop for heavy gaming and light work. Thanks in advance

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How to make a full stack SQL database project?

Learn Programming - 8 hours 36 min ago

So I put a SQL project on my resume to automate the lost and found system for organisations. But I have only build the SQL tables on MySQL workbench on my local machine and nothing else, no front end, no PHP, nothing. That is enough for most of the companies as they usually want to check the DBMS concepts from this project. But recently I was rejected from an interview for a company as they were more focused on web technologies and asked me if I have deployed this project anywhere.
Now I want to make a full stack project out of this and deploy it online on any suitable servers. I don't know anything about PHP, cloud, front end etc. but I am willing to learn.
Therefore I am asking which direction should I move forward to/ any info about relevant tutorials etc.

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Image recognition and databse, where do I start ?

Learn Programming - 8 hours 38 min ago

Hello !

I was thinking to do a phone app for a card game (MtG). It would allow the user to use the phone camera as a scanner, and once the card is within sight, it detects it, seeks the corresponding card info in a database, and adds it to the user collection.

I know it is an ambitious project, maybe too much, and don't know exactly where to start. I have been coding for two years in C and C++ in my CS courses, but I never had any phone app programming experience. It would be designed for Android as a priority, as from what I understood, programming for iOs seems to be rather troublesome, and I already had some experience with Java. But of course, if there is way to make it run on both Os, it would be ideal.

I think I have identified the three main parts of my project: having an algorythm that can recognize when there is a card in front of him, analyze the data on the card ( Name, cost, edition ect. thanks to the serial number?), and try to find it in a database, which leads me to the second part, having a database that can be edited. The thirdpart is to have this user database saved on a server, just not localy. However, I don't think this last one is the most important one.

I was wondering if you share any advice,past experience, useful software, githubs, similiar projects or recommended lectures or videos.

Sorry for the messy English, it's not my first language, and thank you for your help!

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Best IDE for C-Programming?

Learn Programming - 8 hours 38 min ago

Which IDE is the best for C? I downloaded CBlocks only because this tutorial works on it, but I dont like it. So I downloaded Eclipse but apparently I dont have a Java SDK on my Notebook. Now I'm thinking about Visual Studio. Please help :D

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Tasker Turns Off "OK Google"

Another noobie question. Tasker seems to disable Voice match on my Android -- it turns off "OK Google" detection.

Any way to turn this off? I can't seem to find it in the settings.

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Briding gaps in programming resources

I'm about to start a PhD in computer science and hopefully I'll be developing a framework to help students through GCSE and A level (so 14 to 18/19ish) programming.

When I taught students that age I found resource gaps - everything is either too simple or students would be so advanced that they'd be looking at undergrad lectures or, even worse, start fighting a losing a battle with stackoverflow. Confidence knocked, they'd stop programming for funsies until they'd retreat back into their little shells.

So. What makes a good resource to you? Do you think resources are a bit hit and miss? Are tutorials or skill based methods the way to go? Is there a lack of resources around high school/college level?

Students are learning functional programming at 17 when they also learn object orientation for the first time and their brains explode. I desperately need to turn the issue around before the schools I'm linked with are forced to cut their computer science provision.

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Fetching the readable text from a document

I am trying to extract the news article from given URL. I am basically creating DOM tree and then fetching <p> tags from it and collect all paragraphs. It works for some sites but for some sites I am getting garbage text. For example :

Share on Facebook Twitter In the recent years, we have seen rise in the global temprature. Subscribe to newsletter

So basically I want to extract only readable text from this document which will be -

In the recent years, we have seen rise in the global temprature.

Is there any way to achieve that?

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Wonderful iPad Mini 2 Home Made Spiral Notebook Case

Hack a Day - 8 hours 43 min ago

Part of the joy of hacking is the joy of discovery, of seeing how things go right as well as wrong. That’s one cool thing about this iPad Mini 2 case build by [Eric Strebel]: in the video, he details the things that went wrong as well as those that went right. For instance, he used glue on one version that melted the foam core he built the iPad holder from. The end product is wonderful, though. It combines an iPad Mini 2 case and a spiral-bound notebook so you can use both digital and paper mediums, with the iPad cleverly hidden behind a panel that both protects it and turns the screen off when not in use.

The case is made from a Pentalic 7 x 10 wire-bound sketchbook, with some of the pages removed. These are replaced by an iPad holder made from foam core and matte board, which should protect the iPad from drops and knocks. A notch at the bottom allows for a charging cable, and an additional notch at the top lets you lift out the iPad if needed.

It’s a great, clean build that looks as good as a commercial case, and is more practical. I love the idea of combining an iPad with a sketchbook with removable paper pages: sometimes, you just need that feel of pen or pencil on paper to work. My only suggestion for improvement might be a couple more indentations at the bottom of the iPad holder to allow the sound to escape from the speakers a little better.

We’ve seen lots of cool projects from [Eric Strebel] before, including his molded Atari 800XL case restoration and his home-made wireless charger, so his YouTube channel is well worth subscribing to.

Hiding in plain sight: Apple’s iPhone strategy

MacCentral - 8 hours 44 min ago

The Macalope brings you this breaking news about Apple: Apple products cost too much. More updates on this late-breaking news as they come in.

Writing for the very nice people and editors and middle managers and a surprising number of luchadores over at Business Insider, Troy Wolverton says “Apple's $1,000 iPhones are turning it into a luxury brand — and it could lose a whole generation of customers.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nick, Alex and Mickey.)

To read this article in full, please click here

DRM Converter 6.1.2 - DRM removal and conversion for music and audiobooks.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 8 hours 51 min ago

DRM Converter for Mac is a professional DRM removal app that easily converts iTunes M4P, DRM-protected audio and Apple Music to MP3 or AAC. Batch-convert iTunes DRM-protected or unprotected music to MP3, AAC, AC3, M4A, MKA, AIFF, or AU files, ready for use on any computer or mobile music devices such as iPad, iPhone, PSP, Surface, MP3 player, car player, Android Phone, HTC phone - without any restriction or DRM protection. In addition to converting DRM-protected audio, it also can convert any DRM protected audibooks (M4B, AAX, AA) to MP3 which can be played in iTunes. Furthermore, you can also extract audio from iTunes videos, TV shows, and Podcasts with no quality loss. Its ability to convert DRM protected music and audiobooks files into regular MP3 files makes it a perfect solution for people who purchase their music online but have compatibility issues with their music player. In addition, you are allowed to customize the output quality by adjusting audio codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate to make the converted music more personalized. DRM Converter for Mac are available now in 7 languages - English, French, Deutsch, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Japanese.



Version 6.1.2:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • iTunes 10 or later


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DRM Converter 6.2.0 - DRM removal and conversion for music and audiobooks.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 8 hours 51 min ago

DRM Converter for Mac is a professional DRM removal app that easily converts iTunes M4P, DRM-protected audio and Apple Music to MP3 or AAC. Batch-convert iTunes DRM-protected or unprotected music to MP3, AAC, AC3, M4A, MKA, AIFF, or AU files, ready for use on any computer or mobile music devices such as iPad, iPhone, PSP, Surface, MP3 player, car player, Android Phone, HTC phone - without any restriction or DRM protection. In addition to converting DRM-protected audio, it also can convert any DRM protected audibooks (M4B, AAX, AA) to MP3 which can be played in iTunes. Furthermore, you can also extract audio from iTunes videos, TV shows, and Podcasts with no quality loss. Its ability to convert DRM protected music and audiobooks files into regular MP3 files makes it a perfect solution for people who purchase their music online but have compatibility issues with their music player. In addition, you are allowed to customize the output quality by adjusting audio codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate to make the converted music more personalized. DRM Converter for Mac are available now in 7 languages - English, French, Deutsch, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Japanese.



Version 6.2.0:
  • Fully support macOS 10.14 Mojave.
  • Perfectly support iTunes 12.9.0.167.
  • Fixed the failure to convert Apple Music to MP3 with iTunes 12.9.0.167.
  • Optimized Apple Music to M4A conversion.
  • Lots of stability improvements and small bugs fixed.


  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • iTunes 10 or later


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Where to start

Learn Programming - 8 hours 52 min ago

Hi guys I’m 28 years old CNC programmer but I would like to change career to software developer. My problem is that I can’t afford to go to university full time. Can you guys give me advice on how to start learning or could you recommend me any books or courses? I’m located near Birmingham uk

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Memory Pictures 1.4.2 - Embed location and text in a photo's header (was Memory Pics).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 8 hours 54 min ago


Memory Pictures (was Memory Pics) helps you keep your memories alive by assisting you in embedding the location and journal entries within the photo header. We all take photos with our digital cameras and smartphones and it certainly is a great way to look back at where we came from and where we have been to. However, a picture alone may not paint the whole story.

A photo may paint a thousand words but a few words added to the photo would certainly bring back memories of the special occasion. Memory Pictures was developed to let you do just that.



Version 1.4.2:
  • Fixed Bug which causes JPEG files with file extension .JPE not to be loaded to the list during a drag and drop operation
  • Now Memory Pictures remembers the last used folder within the session
  • Updated supporting scripts


  • OS X 10.10 or later


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