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Member Since 04 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 09 2011 12:06 AM

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In Topic: CS/Applied Math major, Physics minor for Game Deve Career

07 April 2011 - 05:56 PM

I'm appalling at maths - wish I new it better - I was on a physics forum the other day - the stuff they were lobbing around in their sleep was way over my head.
If your good at it though - you can do a lot more than physics engines for video games - crypto is where the money is imo - tomorows games will need more and more security as impersenation is on the rise.

Your choice of studies is good - I'm envious - I had to scratch my education out of forums and personal research projects - your one lucky person to have such a promising education - good luck with your studies...

I just finished doing a 2 1/2 hour Calculus tutorial and now I'm spending another 1 1/2 hours studying. :)

Thanks for the replies guys!

In Topic: New to C++

06 April 2011 - 06:55 AM

Just a side note, I do have an e-book copy of Bjarne Stroustrup's The C++ Programming Language and I would be willing to send you a copy.

In Topic: New to C++

05 April 2011 - 08:47 PM

I'm just getting into C++ as well, but I hear that C++ Primer Plus (5th Edition) is a great book for beginners. Just my two cents.

In Topic: What To Clone First

05 April 2011 - 06:15 PM

What did you feel?

In Topic: GPA or Knowledge?

05 April 2011 - 03:18 PM

I imagine that an employer would view someone with a good portfolio and a bad GPA as the type of person who only does what they want to. Of course this is not someone that I would want working for me. Also, I find it highly unlikely that someone with a high GPA (say 3.7+) would not know a thing about programming. To get the grade, in most cases, you have to be able to do the work. To be able to do the work you must understand the material.

My opinion: Get a good GPA and put together an amazing portfolio. Then it doesn't really matter which the employer looks at.

I do have a guy in my programming class who is majoring in CS, has a GPA(according to him) 3.86 and know almost NOTHING about programming. In fact, all his programming assignments were made by me and im a 3.5 GPA...

Well then you're enabling him and it's entirely your thought. Personally I think that those who enable cheaters should be subject to the same disciplinary actions as the cheater themselves.