(16/11/2011 12:10 AM)Tetris999 Wrote: Definitely the logic side of computer science, y'know with all the building circuits and proofs.
Actually, most computer programming stuff will be with higher level languages than assembly, so you won't actually need to think that far most of the time.
(16/11/2011 12:10 AM)Tetris999 Wrote: Also I get what you mean by introductory courses not being that much engaging, I'm taking another introductory course which could also be called a joke (it's easy as hell and wee don't really do much but just talk about coding theory).
Introductory courses usually give a broad overview. I personally quite like them.
(16/11/2011 12:10 AM)Tetris999 Wrote: Yeah, I'm doing a lab for it right now, it's really interesting. I'm just so glad that I'm ACTUALLY getting to the meat of systems after all this logical proofs and proofs by inductions, blah blah, etc.
Not that I'm saying it's useless of the sort, but working with paper really isn't all that fun nor interesting after the 100+ hours you've been doing it.
I'd imagine computer science will involve a fair amount of abstraction like this.
A straight IT course is perhaps more hands-on, which is what I did. Although I wish I did more of a computer science course. IT focuses on stuff like good coding design, elements of IT projects, and a relatively broad range of related topics, but IMO, a lot of the tools they teach you probably will be outdated in a few years.
Computer science principles are likely to last quite a fair while into the future.
(also, I prefer more algorithmic thinking)
(16/11/2011 12:14 AM)Assassinator Wrote: Especially economics, it's like drawing supply/demand curves and is like fuck yeah. And then later year economics gets really complicated, and is like fuck no.
Intro Microeconomics = very easy.
Intro Macroeconomics = not as easy, but lets you understand a lot of finance stuff in the media.
(16/11/2011 05:09 AM)SchmilK Wrote: When he did show up I asked him about making a dial up networking connection on the schools email only dialup network using winsocks to pass internet traffic *keep in mind this was 1996*
He wasn't sure what I was talking about when I said winsocks, he replied 'Do you mean Windows?'
After that, I was not interested. :(
When did Winsocks come out? From memory, Win95 was the first Windows to bundle Winsock, though you could probably install it on Win3.11.