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Is anyone doing Computer Science at college/university?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by sfidirectory, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. sfidirectory

    sfidirectory Senior Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Just would like to see if anyone else in here is majoring in Computer Science at university/college? Have approached my 2nd year at University, with also another year completed at technical college and it would be good to network over programming problems etc while at uni. Sice I will be on a computer 90% of the time while at uni we can talk about programming etc (depending on time zones). This year I'm going to try and not depend so much on demonstrators for help with problems, as in the real world you would need to be adept at working through problems unsupervised. But in saying that, networking with other Comp Sci majors from around the world will do wonders for learning. Am really looking forward to learning c and c++, as well as delving deeper into php, java, ajax, jquery and sql.
     
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    I was but I dropped out. I taught myself all the stuff in the field when I was very young anyway, but liked the non programming stuff. Discrete math, data structures, all that stuff is pretty interesting. Definitely became a better database designer and found out I really loved databases through taking a class too.
     
  3. imperial109

    imperial109 Regular Member

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    What time zone are you in?
     
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    beazt Power Member

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    I too dropped out midway through the course duration. It was fun doing C, C++, Java but most of these technologies are outdated anyway so I don't really mind not completing my computer science education.

    But IM is waaaaay better IMO, make enough money and you can hire any compute science graduate lol.
     
  5. sfidirectory

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    Am in GMT+13 at the moment but that will be GMT+12 after 1st week of April once DST finishes. Am taking papers in advanced web development, databases and algorithms and I.T and am very exited :). At the end of the year or maybe next year I will probably have an idea of how Google's algorithm works, that probably will be a pet project of mine :).
     
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    Computer Science and I.T is constantly evolving so even studying at Uni won't teach you everything, you've got to be really interested in both as learning them both will become a lifetime occupation.

    As for IM, I have tried and have moderate success, but the old saying "you have to spend money to make money is true", so at the moment I am very happy at becoming a qualified web designer/developer etc, and once I graduate and start making decent $$$$ some of that can go into IM. I have thought of website flipping as a good moneymaker since it is right up my alley, and the papers I am doing now are going to really help towards it. Once I get enough $$$ then I will buy a website that has potential, develop a plan and work from there, and hopefully tart a snowbal effect where I make plenty of $$$$, invest it in IM or more websites for flipping, then make more $$$ and profit.
     
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    d4l1t0s Power Member

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    I m in Software Engineering :)
    I switched from Aerospace Engineering to Software just because I couldn't find any good coder . So soon I amma gonna code my own shit. talk about a crazy person lol .
     
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    "you have to spend money to make money" is not true. May be specifically talking.
     
  9. Monrox

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    It works by counting links. That's it. There can't be any secrets because the method is patented and the patent only applies if everything is disclosed beforehand. If it is not, the patent is revoked. It was granted to a university which granted exclusive usage rights to you know who. Also it expires ~2020 so the competition needs to survive for just another couple of years (unless they come up with something more efficient to make computers judge relevancy, while waiting).

    So be careful with pet projects based on patented stuff. At the very least your professor may simply say you copied what is already disclosed :D

    But I like your enthusiasm. Who knows, maybe you will be the next to notice something obvious and implement it to make you billions. Just don't tell your school, if students' work is considered their property :cool:
     
  10. PremWebNet

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    I am planning one either studying Computer Science or Computer Engineering next year.