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1. In Topic: Visual Basic Torrent Client?

Posted 20 Sep 2014

Based on the majority of your topics, I'm not inclined to leave this one open, as I feel it falls into a gray area.
2. In Topic: Indiscrete Logic

Posted 20 Sep 2014

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This logic allows for an infinite amount of states of memory, so this system could be unbounded - that is, with no sense of measure. I do not know how to harness infinity, in the sense of using it as a value.

The natural numbers (denoted N) are infinite. However, the reals (denoted R) are much larger, even though both are infinite. The naturals can be enumerated, and are referred to as countably infinite. The reals are uncountable. You linked to a research paper in your own paper. I only glossed through it and will read more as I have time. I saw the term "Hilbert space" in there, which is a topic covered in Functional Analysis (an advanced graduate course). You also use the word "measure." In probability theory, measure has a very specific meaning. I would encourage you to at least look up the basic definition of a Measure Space as it pertains to measure theory. I would also encourage you to pick up an introductory text on real analysis if you want to start talking about the real numbers.

I'm highly skeptical of a quantum computer being able to calculate \sqrt{2} to an exact value. Turing Machines calculate such values to an \epsilon-close approximation.

I'm also going to put this out there. Consider the Model of Computation from circuitry. This model is equivalent to the Turing Machine model. Is there something quantum computers do without some form of circuitry? If so, you will have disproved the Church-Turing thesis, and you deserve a Fields medal.
3. In Topic: Newbie On The Verge Of Calling It Quits 3 Semesters In :/

Posted 20 Sep 2014

You have a few options.

Option 1- Stick it out on the programming track and see if you get better. Maybe you will, and maybe you won't. You also may or may not enjoy it.

Option 2- Switch to the networking track, which seems to be more up your alley, and suck it up with a bad professor.

Option 3- Change to a different major outside of CS/IT.

Option 4- Drop out of school.

You don't seem to like Option 1 all that much, nor does Option 2 seem palatable to you. So go option 3 or 4 then. I'm about your age in a college environment myself. There are plenty of shitty intro teachers. There are also many poor students. However, for each student who whines and complains, there is another student that works his or her ass off, learns the material, and grows from the class. It really takes a solid 2 years to learn programming from the ground up, involving a significant amount of time programming each day. Kudos to you for putting in the time and getting a B. If you want to keep on getting better, keep doing it. If it's not for you, then go a different route. I'd also like to point out that dealing with difficult folks is part of life.

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I've been thinking about a career with computers or network systems since I was 16. So put two and two together.

Bottom lining it- are you the guy who whines and complains, or mans up and figures out how to get it done? Welcome to college, where things are challenging and you have to spend time teaching yourself quite a bit of material.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this is called cherry picking; taking things out of context and making them sound much worse than they really are.

I tend to agree with Modi's and No2pencil's sentiments myself.
4. In Topic: Help with making a book class

Posted 20 Sep 2014

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The constructor Trilogy() is undefined

No Trilogy constructor accepting no parameters is defined.

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Furtermore, I didn't understand your statement of do not use Strings and use Books and I was hoping to get some more clarification on that.

I explained this on the last page. A String is text. A Book is an object with a title, author, and publisher. Which makes more sense to use in your Trilogy class? Does a Trilogy have three pieces of text or three Books?

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but it seems whenever I ask for help everyone is suddenly against me and to be quite honest, it discourages me a bit.

Nobody is against you here. I've spent the past two pages helping you.

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I know I don't understand every concept, but I am putting in the effort.

I would strongly encourage you to spend some additional time with your course notes. I feel like a lot of the questions you are asking have been covered in course notes or your textbook somewhere. At the very least, I do strongly advocate again going to see your professor in office hours.
5. In Topic: Help with making a book class

Posted 20 Sep 2014

Again, STOP quoting large posts, please.

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Or more along those lines, but am I using Trilogy or "Book" in the Method, because everytime I use Trilogy it says I can't use that as a name since that is a constructor.

A constructor is a method. You need to look up the syntax for a constructor.

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1. macosxnerd101

09 Jul 2014 - 14:54
The next time I'm in New York, I'm totally going!
2. modi123_1

09 Jul 2014 - 11:58
Make sure to plan a weekend trip: http://momath.org/
3. da1

17 Jun 2014 - 12:11
Thanks for the help last night.
4. macosxnerd101

02 Jun 2014 - 23:27
That's a neat find! Definitely worth knowing about. Thanks for sharing!
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02 Jun 2014 - 23:24
came across this title, thought you might find it worth knowing about: http://www.librarything.com/work/360374
6. pbl

22 May 2014 - 13:26
Ya really busy making the books in www.pblinc.ca/majestic
7. macosxnerd101

14 May 2014 - 10:31
We looked at polyhedra and vertex configurations in graph theory towards the end. Neat stuff! Thanks for sharing!
8. modi123_1

14 May 2014 - 09:35
Fun visualizations of hyperbolic shapes.
"Hexagonal Hyperbolic Honeycombs"
https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/hexagonal-hyperbolic-honeycombs/
9. modi123_1

24 Mar 2014 - 13:20
NP hard problem? Graph theory? Colored balls?! what's not to love?
http://jacquerie.github.io/hh/
10. macosxnerd101

12 Feb 2014 - 12:21
Thanks, everyone!
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