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going from elec engr undergrad to sofware engr masters [closed]

I just graduated with a BS in EE. I took quite a few classes that were centered around programming or had software applications in lab. I've gotten my feet wet with C, Objective C, Java, Assembly, ...
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How to operate a computer without an operating system?

How a computer can be used when there is no operating system? What tools or knowledge do I need to do it? Do I have to give all the commands in binary to use computer hardware resources like a ...
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Is a degree in CS and a degree in SE the same thing? [closed]

I asked a question here, trying to understand the fundamental differences between Computer Science and Software Engineering. However, so far I'm having no luck getting an answer (Feel free to help ...
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Bits manipulation in C [duplicate]

I am now studying computer system in my college, and now we are learning about bits manipulation in C. And I am just curios, how can by learning bits manipulation can help us to make a reliable code ? ...
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What Specifications should a Programmer Seek in a Computer Purchase ? Or, What Computer should I buy? [closed]

I wish to acquire a new computer that is specially designed for programming. I would like to build it myself for the learning experience, but am willing to purchase it made as well. Basically I ...
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Computer organization and software engineering [closed]

We have a course called Computer Organization. I am wondering if it is useful in terms of software engineering. These are some topics from the course: Instruction set architecture (ISA), ISA design ...
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Does any know of a Algorithm that allows for a figure like this image?

Does anyone know how to create an algorithm capable of making the figure just like in the picture, when given a set of specific points (3D array)
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Instruction vs data cache usage

Say I've got a cache memory where instruction and data have different cache memories ("Harvard architecture"). Which cache, instruction or data, is used most often? I mean "most often" as in time, not ...
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I don't understand why algorithms are so special

I'm a student of computer science trying to soak up as much information on the topic as I can during my free time. I keep returning to algorithms time and again in various formats (online course, ...
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What was the first consumer-oriented hardware/software solution? [closed]

We all know the story of the personal computer as a consumer-oriented product. But I just thought that real end user solution should have appeared before that time. So a product that was probably ...
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Do programmers need computer eyewear [closed]

I am an programmer with great eyesight who stares at multiple computer screens 8-10 hours a day, usually in deep concentration. A day would not go by that I my eyes did not burn and have redness in ...
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InterviewStreet (Vertical Sticks) just a tip where to get started

Having a lot of trouble with this question in interviewstreet.com: Given array of integers Y=y1,...,yn, we have n line segments such that endpoints of segment i are (i, 0) and (i, yi). Imagine that ...
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booth multiplication algorithm

Is booth algorithm for multiplication only for multiplying 2 negative numbers (-3 * -4) or one positive and one negative number (-3 * 4) ? Whenever i multiply 2 positive numbers using booth algorithm ...
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How can a self-taught programmer learn more about Computer Science? [closed]

I'm a self taught iOS (iPhone/iPad) programmer but didn't study CS in school. Are there any books or site I can study that will teach more about CS, in general. For example some common practices and ...
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What should I be focusing on when building a development PC? [closed]

I've beeen given a budget for building a desktop PC for app and game development. What components should I consider to be a priority when selecting parts for the computer, and which should I ignore ...
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Making a basic computer that adds number passed by the user [closed]

What are the things that I should be familiar with to make my own computer that can add two numbers, in the same way that happens in a calculator? Can anyone please give me links that teach these ...
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How much math do you learn in computer science?

How much do you need to know for computer science? When you get out of a PhD program in computer science at most schools how much math do you come out knowing? I'm guessing beyong the high school ...
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Recommendations for books for learning computer science on your own? [closed]

Can you guys recommends which books are best, to learn what's taught at most undergraduate and graduate computer science programs. Specially by the specific areas (like AI, Software Engineering, etc). ...
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Are computers just means to an end, or can they contribute to the productivity and creativity of programmers? [closed]

This is not a question with a single answer, but I am fascinated by the diversity of computer set-ups in the office. Some people work on ancient machines that are absolute donkeys with CRT monitor, ...
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Would it be realistic for an amateur programmer to obtain a CS degree in 2~2.5 years at a state university?

Would it be realistic for an amature programmer to obtain a CS degree in 2~2.5 years at a state university assuming time and money is available?
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What's the best setup for a development machine (when you have multiple clients)? [closed]

I have my development machine (a laptop, since I do often go onsite to a client) setup like this: Windows 7 x64 - it's a great OS, and the 64 bit version let's me put in a lot of RAM 8 GB RAM VMWare ...
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confusion between these two networking terms: transmission rate vs. propagation speed

I read this in TCP/IP PROTOCOL SUITE second edition, written by Behrouz A. Forouzan and Sophia Chung Fegan. In traditional Ethernet, the minimum frame length is 520 bits, the transmission rate is ...
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How to teach a class in management information systems without access to computers?

I teach evenings in a prison. The students need a computer course in management information systems to fulfill a degree requirement. There are no computers or calculators available and I am not ...
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Is it worth becoming a programmer? [closed]

I'm a first year student in CS and I absolutely love programming. Many people have told me it isn't so good once you start working due to bringing your work home (thinking about how to solve problems ...
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How to implement software for my vehicle

I'm developing a Driver Safety Monitoring System which is kind of small software which would be implemented inside a car with connections to few cameras. What I want to know is to implement this ...
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What parts of my computer should I upgrade first to speed up development?

I use Eclipse, and the two most noticeable slowdowns caused by my computer are waiting for compiling and waiting for intellisense. I already have a fast SSD drive and 3GB of ram. I'm guessing that ...
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How to convince your boss to give you a better developer machine?

I’m working on a project and my computer is quite slow. I would work more efficient and get less irritated if I get a better developer machine. How can I convince my boss to give me a better ...
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How to slow down your computer (for testing purposes)?

As most people agree, encouraging developers to make fast code by giving them slow machines is not a good idea. But there's a point in that question. My dev machine is fast, and so I occasionally ...
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Where has Cloud Computing gone?

I have been hearing about this term for close to 5 years now. I have read about services from Microsoft (Azure), but I have never saw it adopted in the mainstream usage. The thing I am trying to ...