The First-Timer's Guide to Building a Computer from Scratch Teach yourself to program We are entering the summer, the perfect time to improve yourself, you could go running or swimming, you could learn a new foreign language or perhaps you could learn to program. Self-learning is not as hard as it sounds, and it’s much easier than self-learning Spanish or French. There are really wonderful sources to start learning these new languages, understanding the concept behind programming and giving it a try with some interesting problems. Basic Programming Via XKCD To learn a new programming language, it’s much easier if you already know the concepts because you can start learning the new structures in no time. Programming Concepts : This is a brief tutorial for new programmers from the City University of New York. Learning a Language Whether you already know some programming languages or you are moving forward, you should choose a language to work with. Learning HTML Via Cyanide and Happiness HTML is quite a simple language that doesn't use variables or operations. Learning Python
Free Text-to-Speech / Learningline Click the Play button, below, to see a demonstration of how to download and install the LearningLine applications. Click here to download the LearningLine software Instructions for first time use of the LearningLine software Using the Browser Toolbar The LearningLine Browser Toolbar installs along with the Word Processor. To turn the Browser Toolbar off, or to turn it back on after turning it off: Click View - Toolbars - LLine Toolbar If you have trouble seeing the toolbar then make sure your toolbars are not locked under View, Toolbars, Lock Toolbars. Using the Dictionary: To display the definition for a word on screen, highlight the word for which you want to see and hear a definition, then click the dictionary icon in the toolbar. Using the text-to-speech feature: There are three buttons for controlling how text is read back to the user: the speak button, the stop button and the pause/play button. LearningLine Button: Using the Word Processor Saving and opening files: Using the dictionary:
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Mental Math Tricks to Impress Your Friends One thing that fascinates me is performing mental math. Being able to quickly perform additions, subtraction, multiplications etc is a good way to impress your friends. The problem is, I’m not a math genius, and I don’t know much behind simple arithmetic. If you’re anything like me, but you’d still like to learn some basic math tricks, I hope you’ll find this list useful. Simple tricks How to multiply any two digits number by 11 Let’s say that you want to find the product of 36 and 11. Example: What happens if the sum of the two numbers is bigger than 9? Square any two digits number that ends with 5 Calculating the square of a number below 100 is extremely simple. Multiply any two digits numbers with the same first digit and the second digit that sums up to 10 Let’s say that you want to multiply 42 and 48 together. Note that if the product of the second digits is below ten, you have to add a 0 in front of it. Multiply by 9 Quickly find percentages Addition Left to right approach Subtraction ie.
5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You Got in School 5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You Got in School One of the biggest reasons that people are denied the privilege of education is because they can’t afford it. However, today we live in a world where knowledge and information are at our finger tips like never before. Technology has leveled the playing field so that anybody with an interest and an internet connection can receive a world class education. Bloggers, podcasters, search engines and digital content creators of all types of have made it possible for us to learn virtually anything we want to even if we don’t have the money. Self Motivation is Not Optional Taking this kind of approach to educating yourself requires an extremely high degree of self motivation. 1. There are a handful of traditional education institutions that have started to embrace this trend. 2. In a recent feature, the CBS Sunday morning show said that there were approximately 50 million active blogs online. 3. 4. 5.
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25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites Just because you’re online doesn’t mean that you can’t experience the world first-hand — or as close to first-hand as possible. Here are websites that feature virtual learning experiences, exposing online visitors to everything from history to geography, astronomy to anatomy, literature to government. 7 Wonders Panoramas – 360-degree views of the Seven Wonders of the World. Arounder Virtual Tour of the Moon – 360-degree panoramic views of the moon, courtesy of the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions. (Many other Earth locations also available on arounder.com.) Frissiras Museum – A virtual art gallery from Athens, Greece that allows you to explore paintings by clicking through their entire collection. Google Earth – Explore the geography of both land and sea (free download). Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Vital Signs: Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases – A virtual gallery teaching about heart disease. Louvre Virtual Tour – Virtual tour of the world-famous Louvre museum in Paris. Mount St.
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How To Stress Test Your Hardware and Keep Your PC Stable We've shown you how to build many a PC, and chances are, you might have even attempted to build your own. Or perhaps you're looking to give your old machine a bit of an upgrade, and swap out a couple of parts. Either way, your job isn't done when you close up the case; just because a piece of hardware appears to work at first glance, doesn't mean deeper problems can't be lurking underneath. When things go wrong with your PC, it's often hard to pinpoint where the problem lies. HWMonitor, which allows you to accurately measure the core and external temperature sensors for all of your PC components. Number Crunching And You: Stressing Your CPU Unlike other components within your PC, CPU problems aren't always so easy to identify. The standard for this sort of thing is a torture test called Prime95. Prime95 offers three primary testing options, placing varying levels of stress on different components of your machine. Round off checking" from the Advanced menu.