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Learning and Education Friend 06/12/2021 (Sat) 08:56:19 No.236
I like to learn about things in my free time and thought it would be nice to have a thread where we can talk about what we are learning, share resources and ask questions!
>>749 Sysadmin and a Cisco cert. Or some other IT or tech job. Not many discriminate in the tech field for a lack of a degree. "halfway decent job" implies you aren't content just being a freeter and want some level of career progression too, which tech definitely has. But otherwise just look at what's in your area specifically as the other anon mentioned. Note my advice is worth nothing as I am a NEET.
>>751 I don't have the slightest idea about how I can scout for demand at all. I haven't bothered with social media in years, where do I begin? >>777 I have near zero knowledge in tech outside what comes easily through osmosis, but I always wanted to learn. It's a shame my first computer broke down due to what seems to be poor wiring in my house, and a botched automatic update that occured due to it.
>>781 Why not try a trade? I know in the US they pay you to be an apprentice. Bookkeeping is another good one.
>>781 You can try checking local job listings or Facebook/Instagram pages for local businesses. The demand for tech is rising, so if you're willing to go down that route there's many options available to you all over the world. >>238 shared a good book on programming if you wanna test the waters.
>>237 >>243 thanks but I think insects and arachnids are underrated and more interesting then mammals or birds in the animal kingdom at least to me. Unfortunately don't have any online sources. I remember those days when I caught spiders, beetles and caterpillars as a child
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>>834 The fact that butterflies exist makes me happy. They're the closest living being to something that you'd have in a fairytale.
>>857 You have a flower garden? they are picky but they love my daisy's
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>>790 the sicp teaches a rather niche programming language. i feel that >>781 would be better off reading a book that teaches a more in demand language, such as c/++, python, or javascript.
>>834 Bugs are cool but I have only a limited amount of free time and there's so much I would like to learn about...
im learning how internet gets away from chipping frames of animation from anime. maybe i should learn the other way on how anime gets away from being chipped from.
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>>1494 What do you mean by chipping?
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I never really understood trigonometry so I thought I would read this free book: http://www.mecmath.net/trig/index.html What do you think, does it look okay? It looks good to me because it was made with GNU Emacs but I can't tell if the contents are OK or not.
Anybody know how I can get my shoes to stop reeking? I wore them outside one very rainy night at a party probably 2 years ago, and they've smelled horrible ever since.
>>2976 Have you tried actually just washing them? I have a pair of shoes that I've washed at least 5 times in a washing machine after getting them all muddy.
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>>2978 I don't remember, but I want to say yes.
>>2983 lol. Lust wash them and make sure to air them after use
Does anyone have advice on learning basic video editing? Even something as simple as removing the sound in part of a video and replacing it with another song for instance.
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>>3020 For specifically that task there's guaranteed to be a ton of short tutorials on youtube or on the web in general. It's a simple task that would just require trimming and replacing an audio track in the timeline. Honestly youtube in general is a pretty good site for learning video editing, I personally don't think you *need* anything more. If you want to make it a bit sleeker you could however learn a bit about audio mixing, however you could do that in the video editor itself or in a seperate audio editing program. Sorry if this answer doesn't seem very helpful but I really do believe that youtube (and general online searching) is really all you need to get a good grasp of video editing. Good luck anon, I believe in you.
>>3020 I always wondered how much work goes into making a YouTube Poop. Some of them like they must be really time intensive.
>>2954 I studied my way through this book, it was nice.
I've been currently learning about vector functions for some astrophysics applications, as well as further studying American geopolitics, more specifically how their military has acted in contrast to Chinese actions. Very interesting stuff, but I always am scared that I never get in-depth information, rather very surface level stuff
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I've been going trough Elements of Computing lately. It's a book where you build a computer (emulate the hardware on PC using HDL) from complete scratch and then develop every software abstraction layer from assembler to OS. The complete understanding you get of how computers work really does satisfy my autism.
>>3399 Try improving on the designs next. Computing has such a huge amount of legacy cruft in it, and if you're going to simulate the whole thing why not honestly try to do the best job you can?
>>3020 Use the first version the Olive(the second one is horrible) also start small edits, move images around , play with music settings,etc. But yeah Olive version 1 is good to start
>>2983 dumping them in the freezer overnight might help, i only know the trick for sweaty shoes but it might work in this scenario as well, good luck ^-^
>>3399 Thanks for this post Anon, I'll be looking it over soon. BTW, there's a new 2ed, (2021) edition out.
>>3434 You can't be serious. Are you going to tell him to build a Lisp machine next?
>>2976 >>2983 > I can get my shoes to stop reeking? Cat litter is a life saver, let it sit overnight after washing. It deodorizers the shoes and absorbs all the sweat and water trapped inside the shoe
>>781 What're you doing for work atm? What'd you study fore dropping? Try the opposite. From one dropout to another, working rando entry level gigs was a good way to get your foot in the door for more interesting positions. >majored in IT, but the uni's program was rubbish >did physical security for a few >fell into facilities at a biomed company Now I'm taking HVAC courses, cause it seems neat and pays well. Bounce around enough venues, and you might find something you wanna pursue. Community colleges have plenty of quick cert programs. Figure your finances and ask alotta questions~
When I was like 6 years old I wanted to be a whitehat, and now I'm actually learning computer science!
>>4133 >and now I'm actually learning computer science! IMHO you'll find very few instructors in modern unis that aren't far, far more concerned with pronouns as that have been strongly """advised""" to be than they are with say, the science or engineering aspects of computer 'science'. Mind sharing how you're learning it Anon?
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>>4136 oh, well I'm watching a bunch of videos off of freecodecamp and trying out some of the modules on their website, I'm also trying out alot of the suggestions of this thread: https://boards.420chan.org/prog/thread/39493/advice-on-learning-programming I'll be real, I'm mostly exploring right now, stumbling around in the dark and picking up vaguely connected pieces of information and experience on the way (I'm figuring it might be best to fuck around and find out). I think I need as much help (if not more) figuring out how to learn comsci as you do. I also took an introduction to computer science course from harvard on edX a few months ago, not sure if I'd entirely recommend it. >concerned with pronouns we would be too if we were them. In my personal experience, computer science people tend to either be progressive normies or queer. and the latter is far more prevalent in my area. goodluck with your own journey Anon, if you find a clear path of learning do tell me. I'm honestly shooting in the dark here.
>>4137 >goodluck with your own journey Anon, if you find a clear path of learning do tell me. I'm honestly shooting in the dark here. Thanks! I'm working on creating robowaifus, not necessarily specializing in being a White Hat as you desire. I'd say for your needs, learning C and then understanding the machine code that gets generated by the compiler will be pretty important to success for you. Certainly a big challenge to do well IMO. My stuff is more about doing big, complex systems that are both efficient and easy to maintain. While those are often goals at odds with one another, I find that well-written C++ provides both. It's certainly my own language of choice, and literally the only one I care to work in these days. I know this sounds trite, but tbh the only real way to learn to program is by, well, programming. In that way it's a lot like learning to ride a bike. You can't really master it by just reading. If you really care to learn about what I'm doing I'll share more with you about it. But since your goals are different, I don't want to just bore you outright heh. :^)
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>>4145 >being a White Hat as you desire ah! should've made some more clarifications. I only really wanted to be a White Hat when I was 6, it just feels like it's come full circle recently since I started learning computer science, and more specifically networks and security. Really what I want to do with computers are create programs that do fun computer things, I heard about this program called Ukagaka (the picture attached), and it looks right up my alley in terms of stupid shit to do with computer skills. Although, I'm not completely disinterested in hacking and a career as a White Hat (in fact the opposite, learning how firewalls work in particular has been a lot of fun),, so thanks for the advice for that as well! >the only real way to learn to program is by, well, programming. exactly! I'm trying to put everything I read into practice. >creating robowaifus >bore you outright do you have any idea how much these two contradict each other? feel free to tell me everything.
>>4147 >Ukagaka Neat! Good luck with it Anon. I'm planning something vaguely similar this year, but for entirely different reasons, and using a far more complex system to do so. >learning how firewalls work in particular has been a lot of fun) Sounds like you're enjoying it. >exactly! I'm trying to put everything I read into practice. That's the spirit Anon. I can't really explain well, but combining actual textbook work with my own project work has helped put me over the top where I actually understand something about what I'm doing now well, at least a little bit about it haha >do you have any idea how much these two contradict each other? feel free to tell me everything. Haha, OK fine Anon. Please join us in the thread? There's a lot to share indirectly, and much as already been shared there. https://alogs.theguntretort.com/robowaifu/res/14409.html#14409
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Here are some things I've found some time ago while I've been scouring the net for mindless entertainment. Open-Source Computer Science Program: https://github.com/ossu/computer-science Open-Source Computer Science Program focused on theory more: https://functionalcs.github.io/curriculum/ Which books to read https://teachyourselfcs.com/ The idea of Animelon is to provide interactive tools that assist users in learning Japanese as they watch anime. If you love watching anime, why not make more out of the time spent?: https://animelon.com/about
>>4158 >If you love watching anime, why not make more out of the time spent?: Good idea! Thanks for all the links Friend.
>>4158 thanks Anon! you have no idea how much this'll help put some direction in my learning.
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>>4164 >>4160 No problem. I have more things, just a bit too lazy to post them. I'll post them eventually, though
>>4165 Please be mindful of the global rule 5 when posting images: https://kind.moe/.static/pages/globalRules.html
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>>4166 >someone did it for me
>>4165 waiting eagerly!
>>4166 I can understand that avatar friendging is not wanted, still it makes me feel a bit bad that it is directed at somebody who posts Rin though. Perhaps I am a little bit biased because I was an avatar friend too when I started to use imageboards. >>4167 That picture does deserve to me named holy shit, has been a long time that I wanted to poke my eyes out because of an image. Even though I can imagine Kyouko doing that just to annoy Yui.
i want to know more about history, specifically roman empire (but anything is fine really) any recs?
>>4175 Historia Civilis on yt, Invicta too.
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>>4167 Pupupu! I didn't avatarfriend that much, though. I'm sorry, I'll try not to do it. A place to learn 13 subjects from 4 categories; math, natural sciences, social science and humanities. Also allows you to make your own library of links and videos if you register: https://www.hippocampus.org/ How to Become a Pure Mathematician (or Statistician) http://hbpms.blogspot.com/ For anyone who likes history I'd reccomend The Story of Civilization - Will Durant - Amy Durant, Will and his wife Amy also write about the daily lives of women and other areas of how life was. orthern Kentucky University Drawing Database - Marc Leone "the Basics" Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtd6uwNFl9k&list=PLMXbAPr21di-Ox-dmDwL2riWedei1dn9S Ctrl+Paint.net Free Video Library https://www.ctrlpaint.com/library/
Can I use Anki for maths? I know memorizing mathematics is usually frowned upon but can't I use it to remember things like the trigonometric identities and rules of derivation and stuff like that?
>>4214 Whoever told you that memorizing is frowned upon has no experience of mathematics. It is utterly impossible to derive everything from first principles every time. Imagine trying to get things done without Pythagoras, elementary circle theorems and prime number concepts in your memory! Trig identities are famously a case in point. They are mostly not immediately obvious. They crop up over and over. And if you don't have them at your fingertips you will spend hours on something that could have been sorted out in minutes. The same goes for standard integrals and derivatives. As for Anki; I can't comment because I've never tried using it for maths. The process of making an Anki card might impress the material on your memory, but not as much as the process of devising a mnemonic, and nowhere near as much as drilling your technique on textbook problems. I'm guessing you are thinking about passing exams. In the real world nobody gives a damn whether the useful result came from your memory or whether you looked it up. Best advice is do loads of drill problems. Past exam papers when you're ready for them.
>>4229 No, that's not the case. Back in university I did tons of drill problems and they were good enough for passing exams but by now I have forgotten most of it and I am trying to relearn it. I don't want this to happen again, that's why I was thinking of a long term solution.
>>4235 Sorry I didn't realize your precise requirements. If you have already experienced mathematics at university level you must be already aware that there is far too much material to keep in your head. If you don't use the mathematics in you day-to-day it will fade from memory. The brain doesn't like to waste energy on something rarely used. Anki only works so long as you keep doing it. However many times you re-memorize e.g. half-angle formulae you will keep forgetting them unless you actually use them IRL. It's more important to know which theorems exist and how to look them up when needed. Do engineers memorize breaking strains of every nut and bolt they might put in their bridges? No. There are things your brain is good at, and there are thing that a book of standard formulea is much better at. Our human forte is not memorization. Our forebears gave us writing and other storage media because of that. Rather than stuffing things into memory, try writing a textbook. Teaching is the best way of learning.

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