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by Zuwow
Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:30 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: I want to be in Game Design
Replies: 18
Views: 3637

Re: I want to be in Game Design

You listed off 3 things you 'would like' to do. Coding, Design, Art. Those are all 3 majorly different fields in game development, and the odds of you being good enough in all 3 are rare. Coding : Get a 4 year degree in Computer Science Make games from scratch, don't use middleware Learn C/C++, and...
by Zuwow
Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Impact of Eagle Scout. (should i continue or not?)
Replies: 27
Views: 4588

Re: Impact of Eagle Scout. (should i continue or not?)

I can't tell you whether or not you should go for it but I can tell you that Eagle Scout is an award that will follow you for the rest of your life, not just college. It is a very good thing to have when finding a job. How do I know? I too, was is in Scouts. Never got my Eagle though for reasons unr...
by Zuwow
Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:51 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: I want to be in Game Design
Replies: 18
Views: 3637

Re: I want to be in Game Design

Design, draw and program your own games (in your free time) as soon as possible. To show what you can do, but mainly to gain experience and develop your own skills. If that seems a bit much for you, you might consider joining on to a mod for a game engine (Source, Unreal, etc.), I'm sure you could ...
by Zuwow
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Computer Science Colleges
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: Computer Science Colleges

If you're applying to MIT (though this may apply to other top tiers as well) you'll need to take 2 SAT 2's so I'd get on that. I was applying for Computer Science too and I specifically didn't apply to the most prestigious colleges and so on because I "knew" I wouldn't get in to them (look...
by Zuwow
Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japanese firm proposes ring of solar panels around the moon
Replies: 37
Views: 4422

Re: Japanese firm proposes ring of solar panels around the m

Our problems are with consumption not generation. Eventually the power and other resources we get from the moon will not be enough and then what? Maybe there will be something new to use up, maybe not. At some point we are going to run out of new resources to use (up). So we shouldn't try to find a...
by Zuwow
Sun May 23, 2010 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Computer Science Colleges
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: Computer Science Colleges

I'm going to RIT which has a very good Computer Science program (I'm doing Computer Engineering and will, hopefully, be doing Air Force ROTC). Their NROTC program is run through University of Rochester and I'm not sure exactly what that means for daily basis transportation if you need to travel ther...
by Zuwow
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why does Java do this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1956

Re: Why does Java do this?

Hm

Well thanks for the responses, it cleared up a lot. Though what uses this has is still a bit unclear but I guess I'll be learning them this fall (going to RIT and majoring in Computer Engineering :D)
by Zuwow
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Why does Java do this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1956

Why does Java do this?

So the other day in my AP Comp Sci class we took an AP practice test. On it was this fun problem: public class SomeClass { private int num; public SomeClass(int n) { num = n; } public void increment (int more){ num = num + more; } public int getNum(){ return num; } public static void main (String []...
by Zuwow
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teabonics
Replies: 46
Views: 6232

Re: Teabonics

Stupid elitists always telling us REAL amurikans how to spell! On an off-topic tangent: Well sure, but it would probably be printed out at the local copy shop in Comic Sans MS. Is the benefit of correct spelling worth that eyesore of a font? My school sends home notices about various things, I don't...
by Zuwow
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: School Surreptitiously Spies on Students
Replies: 148
Views: 17656

Re: School Surreptitiously Spies on Students

Although if the 42 activations and their rationale were accurate, then why did multiple students report seeing the webcamera light turn on at random intervals (One can only assume that they didn't all report their laptops missing if it was where they could see the webcamera), and why would the tech...
by Zuwow
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shun God We Must
Replies: 112
Views: 13466

Re: Shun God We Must

Britain, so far as I know, does not claim to be secular.

And yes, I will concede that trying to get God off the money will be much more trouble than it's worth.
by Zuwow
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shun God We Must
Replies: 112
Views: 13466

Re: Shun God We Must

Which religion? It would have to be multiple religions, at the least. And I wouldn't call that a violation of any right. I'm not saying it needs to be there, but there isn't a Right to Have Only Stuff You Agree With on Your Money to violate there... Except that we are a secular nation, Separation o...
by Zuwow
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: what am I in USA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Re: what am I in USA?

In the US our system goes like this: high school: 4 years bachelor's/undergraduate: 4 years master's/graduate: 2 years and I don't know beyond that. The bottom line is: you are correct, you would be a graduate student here. Disclaimer: I'm still in high school, if someone who has more experience tha...
by Zuwow
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Climate Change Fail
Replies: 124
Views: 10799

Re: Climate Change Fail

It says the total area of Himalyan glaciers “will likely shrink from the present 500,000 to 100,000 square kilometers by the year 2035”. There are only 33,000 square kilometers of glaciers in the Himalayas. Well shit, that means they're shrinking faster than we thought. They'll be gone by 2015 at t...
by Zuwow
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: RIT
Replies: 2
Views: 811

RIT

I'll soon be sending in all my applications for colleges, RIT being my top choice currently. I'm wondering what the fora thinks of it. I'm planning on majoring in, at least initially, Computer Science, I will be studying abroad at some point, I will likely be in ROTC while there, and I would like to...
by Zuwow
Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Extended Essay for Computer Science - Please Help Me..
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Extended Essay for Computer Science - Please Help Me..

It might be helpful to describe the assignment a bit more because I (and I'm willing to bet most other non-IB students) don't know what you mean by extended essay or what the purpose of the assignment is.
by Zuwow
Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Broadband - It's a right!
Replies: 41
Views: 5013

Re: Broadband - It's a right!

I worry about the long-term implications of making things like medical care and internet access a human right... [they don't] arise from the integral dignity of human beings. How could you not believe in a fundamental right to information? The internet isn't just for playing Counter-Strike. Informa...
by Zuwow
Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Been in military service? Why?
Replies: 14
Views: 2447

Re: Been in military service? Why?

It's odd that this topic should come up now as I've recently considered trying to get into ROTC since I'm basically screwed on all other avenues of financial aid (at least the aid that doesn't leave me in crippling debt). Assuming you'll take my opinion as a 17 year old that isn't even in the milita...
by Zuwow
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Online GLBTQ High School in Minnesota Could Launch
Replies: 159
Views: 10579

Re: Online GLBTQ High School in Minnesota Could Launch

Could someone who has been through the U.S high-school system recently explain how bad any discrimination and harassment is? Is it pervasive or relatively rare? and what kind of help is available? In my high-school experience (at a low decile, NZ public school) I don't think I ever saw any real hom...
by Zuwow
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Physical reality of string theory demonstrated
Replies: 14
Views: 2071

Re: Physical reality of string theory demonstrated

Rysto wrote:I thought that one of the objections to string theory is that you can tune it to explain basically any phenomenon?

Correct me if I'm wrong but scientists object to string theory because there's no way to prove its claims that everything is made of strings, even though the math works.
by Zuwow
Wed May 13, 2009 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Time left after AP exams
Replies: 31
Views: 3108

Re: Time left after AP exams

In Calculus, we have to do a project that somehow involves calculus. Anything is free game. It doesn't have to be very long. Me and a friend of mine wrote a short story about an epic quest to save the AP test from our physics teacher. In US History, we are just watching movies. In physics, we are c...
by Zuwow
Wed May 13, 2009 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science Colleges - A Mega-Merg'd Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 5984

Re: How to tell a good Computer Science Department

On the other hand, if you're actually interested in CS for, you know, your interest, and not just to become a code monkey, you do want to be majoring in it. One thing you could look at, if you have a lot of time, is the number of publications (and where they're published, if you know the journals) ...
by Zuwow
Wed May 13, 2009 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science Colleges - A Mega-Merg'd Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 5984

Re: How to tell a good Computer Science Department

how I might determine the quality of a department from the website You don't. I figured it would be something like that :? Unfortunately, the websites are the only information I'd really have, the college rankings rarely describe why a school got such and such a score for any given category. And th...
by Zuwow
Tue May 12, 2009 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science Colleges - A Mega-Merg'd Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 5984

How to tell a good Computer Science Department

I'm a junior and it's getting to the end of the school year so naturally, I'm beginning to look at colleges. I'm fairly sure I'm going to go into Computer Science as a major, though I wouldn't be against Engineering. I continually find new colleges that seem interesting and I'll go to the site to ch...
by Zuwow
Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Local news, and I am ashamed of my country/county
Replies: 72
Views: 7886

Re: Local news, and I am ashamed of my country/county

Quite frankly, if it's consented polygamy or polyandry or even gay polygamy I say it should be allowed. Who the hell does it really affect? Not you. The tax payer. to take this hypothetical harem of 1 husband with 4 wives (ignoring the extreme unlikelihood of all five of them qualifying for Income ...
by Zuwow
Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The least racist country?
Replies: 107
Views: 16711

Re: The least racist country?

The United States-- name any other non-African country where somebody of African descent has been elected president. Hell, name any other large or significant country with a head of state who's a member of a racial minority. Just because Obama got elected doesn't mean the US isn't racist anymore. I...
by Zuwow
Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.
Replies: 37
Views: 3951

Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Soundwave Guy wrote:So does this mean we'll soon have machines spitting fines out at us like in Demolition Man?


I won't need to buy toilet paper anymore. :D

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