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1. ## Book Recommendations for Computers and Math

Thank you Kaktusas that site is really helpful, I was wondering if anyone has checked out concrete mathematics a foundation for computer science?
2. ## Book Recommendations for Computers and Math

I have been out of the math scene for a bit and i am looking for something that can brush my skills back up. Looking for something that will help me with mathematics and physics for computers. Thank you.
3. ## Output Question

so am doing this exercise from my text book. and my code is as followed  public class Census{ public static void main(String[] args){ double population; double birth = 86400/7; double death = 86400/13; double immigrant = 86400/45; double total; total = birth + immigrant - death; total = total * 365; population = total + 312032486; System.out.println(population); } }   My output to the console is 3.14812326E8    When i do this problem step by step on my calculation i get the following output 312040102.7.   Why are the numbers so different?
4. ## What is the Best Book For a Beginner to Start JavaScript With?

Hey guys thank you for all of the suggestion. By the way do any of these books have any exercises that the end of the chapter. Would like to pick up a book that does.
5. ## What is the Best Book For a Beginner to Start JavaScript With?

What is the best book for starters in JavaScript? when i look on amazon it says some good ones where: -JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual -Modern JavaScript: Develop and Design -Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML. CSS. JavaScript, and Web Graphics -Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja What are some recommendation from your hands on experience? something with exercises i can do at the end of the chapter that can tune my skills.
6. ## best youtubers to subscribe to

[quote name='MrJoshL' timestamp='1354678716' post='5007295'] Its called reading books and scavenging documentation. Youtube (or Vimeo, or 10,000 other sites) is completely free, and what money is possibly earned from it is very little. If someone made a video tutorial about how to make a game, baby-stepping you all along through programming and content (which I haven't heard of, as it would take VERY long to create such a thing, time is expensive for a skilled programmer), why would they offer it up for free on the internet, thus wasting time worth $2400 (programmer earns 60k a year,$30 per hour, takes 2 weeks to make a pong or tic-tac-toe tutorial series, probably), and not earning anything off of it. Yes, there are great videos on varied subjects, but they are usually contributed freely by experienced (and unexperienced) people with no intent on giving you a Grade A curriculum on Youtube for free, but rather enjoy teaching sometimes on certain subjects. For example, I am sure if Dennis Ritchie and Brian Khernigan were creating C in this era, they would not make a Youtube channel off of it, but write a book, as they did. The book probably made more money than their Bell Laboratory salaries (I would assume, I have no facts to back that up, but it is almost obvious). That book is called The [u]C Programming Language[/u], and I would very much recommend it to you. EDIT: I am sure you will run into programming tutorial series (*cough* The New Boston *cough*), however these are usually not of good quality (*cough* The New Boston *cough*). Books are edited to the teeth by an arsenal of competent and experienced professionals, videos are made in a garage by a hobbyist. EDIT#2: I am not trying to criticize or chastise you, your questions are in a league with Einstein's compared to mine back on the old mailing lists and such. [/quote] am not just looking for tutorials. also looking for stuff like plain out game development and programming talks and opinions. you know like podcast stuff.
7. ## Would You Live on Mars?

Not if i could never come back. I live in Toronto and i have no problem moving some where else on the planet. Living in space if it was Suppose to happen God would of put man on other planets too.
8. ## best youtubers to subscribe to

[quote name='vladmihail' timestamp='1354648952' post='5007167'] -What language do you use? -Do you want to make 2D games or 3D? [/quote] no one in particular just looking for anyone on youtube who is talking about game development and programming.

10. ## How should I tackle programming

I have no plans on giving up. Making games is what i want to do and making games is what i will do. I am just getting frustrated at school seeing other people understanding programming better then me feels disheartening. I guess it just a part of life and how my brain is wired. Going to have to put in a lot more work then the average person.I didn't do to well on my mid-term but thanks for the confidence boost guys. I know i wont be happy doing anything else in life then making games.
11. ## Help me pick an engine.

Use Unity3d it the engine that I am currently learning to use its really great for noobs and there are a ton of free learning material out there for anyone. Good luck.
12. ## How should I tackle programming

Hey everyone I've been studying programming for about 3-4months now and I am not finding myself having a hard time learning this. I really want to learn how to make video games I don't see myself being happy doing anything other than that. Art is out of the question my art skills suck. Anyone got any tips that can really help me out videos or books that can help me look at programming in another way to really understand. I understand the concepts of programming. Loops statements, classes, fields, methods, arrays, if-statements. Logical operators. I have a hard time putting everything together to make a functional program.
13. ## Programming Exercises

Does anybody have any recommendations for any website with java programming exercises that can help me better understand how to program. I hear a lot of people say the best way to program is by doing. would be preferred if they had the solution but it is not a must. Also any books that have good exercises too. C# is also welcomed too. Thanks [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png[/img]
14. ## Virtual Coin Flip

i've seem to of got it working thank a lot for all the help everyone. Hopefully someday i will be just like you guys in the For Beginners section helping out a fellow noob.