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Char(66) Char(66) Char(81) ... lawn game?

"WORLD'S NERDIEST LAWN GAMES" ...channel your CS literacy and supreme creativity (coupled with love of croquet) and help me create a relatively simple lawn game with a computer programming theme! [more inside]
posted by keasby on May 5, 2014 - 5 answers

CS academia vs. industry, with snowflakes

I'm graduating this spring with an undergrad degree in computer science, and I'm lucky enough to have two great postgrad opportunities on the table. But how to choose between a safe and enjoyable industry job vs. attempting the grad school grind to (maybe hopefully) do what I love? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Feb 15, 2014 - 10 answers

u_u

Probably too late to major in Computer Science. Plan B? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Aug 1, 2013 - 26 answers

tech recruiter for a phd?

I'm lacking direction in my job hunt. Can you recommend a specific tech recruiter? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on May 28, 2013 - 5 answers

Automata simulators?

What are the best automata (formal language theory) simulators? This is mainly for teaching purposes. I have used JFLAP in past iterations of the class in question, and my google searches suggest this is still the best option, but I was wondering if there is anything newer and better that I'm not finding. Details below. [more inside]
posted by advil on Jan 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Finding a Disability-Friendly Technical Job

I can't keep living on disability. I can't go back to school. I'm not good with people. How do I find a part-time job that I can do? Are there no very-part-time CS jobs aside from freelancing? [more inside]
posted by mock muppet on Aug 8, 2012 - 5 answers

open source project newb seeks advice

Programming-improvement filter: So how EXACTLY do I get involved in open source projects? [more inside]
posted by dragonfruit on Jul 2, 2012 - 10 answers

Back to school? What else?

My situation: I think I want to return to school. Due to health problems, I left a previous education in rather poor standing - and after several years I'm considering an entirely different line of work. How do I pick up the pieces and start something new? [more inside]
posted by roygbv on Jul 1, 2012 - 5 answers

They made me learn Lisp

What are the big stories in Artificial Intelligence research these days? [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Apr 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Software job: good, bad, mediocre?

First job in the software industry. Is it good, awful, or just mediocre? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 - 27 answers

Should I stay or should I go now? (school)

Graduate with BS in biology or stay longer for CS (at state school)? [more inside]
posted by EsotericAlgorithm on Jan 17, 2012 - 8 answers

I want a summer internship where I can code.

Can you give me advice on finding summer internships for a sophomore CS major? [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Jan 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Should I get my MBA after I get my Bachelors of Science in Computer Science?

Should I get my MBA after I get my Bachelors of Science in Computer Science? [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Dec 29, 2011 - 10 answers

What will happen after PhD programs (hopefully) accept me?

I am (very nearly) finished with my applications to computer science PhDs, and I realized I don't really know what will happen next. Assuming I get in anywhere, what sorts of contacts with programs are in store between their decision and mine? [more inside]
posted by silby on Dec 15, 2011 - 8 answers

CSfilter: One-question test to predict if you can learn programming.

A while back, there as a controversial (flamebait) blog post by a CS professor about what predicts success in programming. He had a "one-question" test that he claimed was strongly predictive. 1) The actual question was a "whats the value of variable x" after a few steps of manipulation sort of thing. 2) He interpreted it as meaning "people who get this right actually accept that the computer does exactly what you tell it to, not what you wish it to do" Help me find this post.
posted by gregglind on Dec 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Easy image decompositing with Adobe CS

What is the best way to use Adobe CS to chop an illustration into multiple graphic files that can later be recombined by software to recreate the original illustration? [more inside]
posted by alms on Oct 12, 2011 - 12 answers

How much do admissions committees for cs grad programs care about GRE analytical writing scores?

How much do admissions committees for cs grad programs care about GRE analytical writing scores? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 - 5 answers

What forthcoming theory of computation textbook did I see?

Help me figure out what computer science book I heard about on the web a while ago. [more inside]
posted by silby on May 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Can I go back to school yet?

Given my level of preparation, how reasonable is it for me to hope to get into a funded master's program in computer science? And can you suggest some schools that fund non-PhD students? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Help Us Design a CS + English Puzzle

My friends, a software engineer and a novelist, are getting married. I want to give them a puzzle to solve as a wedding gift that requires the use of both their skills. [more inside]
posted by jewzilla on Apr 17, 2011 - 10 answers

after grad school

I'm curious what unconventional things people here have done after getting a computer science PhD, and what it took to get there. [more inside]
posted by miyabo on Apr 3, 2011 - 2 answers

Help a completely inexperienced CS grad find his first job!

I'm a fairly recent and very inexperienced computer science graduate from a great public university, and I need some job advice. At the moment, I'd like to get into game development (specifically on the iPhone side of things), but I'm also interested in music and composition, mathematical art, animation, photography, and cinema, as well as archiving to some extent. What's a good job for me, and how do I get it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2011 - 15 answers

I think I went to the wrong college. Am I stuck?

College filter: I think I went to the wrong college. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by mister-m on Jan 14, 2011 - 21 answers

Computer Science students need a project- ideas, please?

Got any ideas for a senior design project for Computer Science students? [more inside]
posted by Apocryphon on Jan 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Recommend me a book on Cryptography/Cryptanalysis!

I get to teach myself Cryptography for a class, please help me pick my book! [more inside]
posted by zidane on Nov 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Is it worth it to get a M.S. or a Ph.D in Computer Science?

Is it worth it to get a M.S. or a Ph.D in Computer Science? What kinds of doors would they open? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Jul 23, 2010 - 23 answers

Masters or not?

I'm a philosophy major in my junior year. Should I spend my fourth year of school enjoying myself or working on a masters degree in a more practical field? Life advice desperately needed! (long, but tl;dr can be found at the bottom.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2010 - 10 answers

Best route to a nicer future

I'm about to finish second year of Software Engineering at my mid-tier Canadian university and have no intention of continuing any further. I'd like to transfer into one of the more prestigious colleges in the US, although getting in seems like a complete crapshoot given my current circumstances. What course of action can I take in the coming months that would greatly increase my chances of being accepted? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Looking for a challenge, somethign easier than P ?= NP

I'd like to find a good online resource that poses interesting computer science problems. [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Apr 19, 2009 - 12 answers

Adobe CS compatibility question

Adobe CS vs. CS2 vs. CS 4 compatibility...what are my options? [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Apr 1, 2009 - 20 answers

How to study/prep for Algorithms/Google Interviews?

Best ways to prep/study for CS Algorithm/Google style job interviews? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2009 - 19 answers

How can I get a programming job abroad?

Help a computer scientist find an interesting job abroad, preferably in Japan [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Sep 30, 2008 - 2 answers

0xUNDERSTAND

Are there any scripting / cli-compatible languages which decently provide or at least pretend to provide bit-math? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Sep 27, 2008 - 7 answers

"Embrace your code with the elegant grip of Python...-" Wait, what?

An overly romantic person in a non-romantic world... help! [more inside]
posted by curagea on Aug 24, 2008 - 28 answers

If it looks and quacks like a CS Degree, then is it a genuine enough CS Degree???

Does it really matter where you get the Computer Science degree from? [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 on Jul 23, 2008 - 32 answers

Games Programming vs Software Engineering

Help me pick a second major for my computer science degree. [more inside]
posted by hgws on Jul 5, 2008 - 22 answers

Can you explain “this?”

How do you explain the this object? [more inside]
posted by ijoshua on Feb 12, 2008 - 30 answers

Photoshop is suicidal when I try and save. Errrr....

Photoshop CS keeps crashing when I try and save a file. WHY? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Jan 29, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me better my chances of getting into grad school.

I'm hoping to get into a Computer Science Masters program somewhere next fall, and am looking for some advice on bettering my chances. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Neuroscience + Computer Science = ????

What are my options for combining neuroscience and computer science in a graduate school setting? [more inside]
posted by mayfly wake on Nov 4, 2007 - 15 answers

Trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life in the next ten minutes... and go

I graduated last may with a degree in Politics from a small liberal arts school. As one might expect I have found my job prospects since then less than thrilling. I now have the opportunity to re-enroll in school for a masters program in cs. [more inside]
posted by bernsno on Sep 7, 2007 - 8 answers

Books to learn computer networking.

Please recommend some canonical books (or even e-books) to learn networking in general (on par with a CS major), up to an 'intermediate' level. Including stuff on wireless networking and security concerns. [more inside]
posted by philomathoholic on Aug 31, 2007 - 9 answers

Oh the places I might go

Looking for serious, modern, and fun art schools in Europe, or possibly the US. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Aug 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Don't point that gun at him, he's an unpaid intern.

Looking for kick-ass internships in the NJ/NYC area. Background is CS, design, and a little bit of everything. The tougher the better. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 13, 2007 - 11 answers

CS Royalty?

CS-Royalty? So I was eating lunch in Williamsburg and struck up a conversation with a guy who was about 65 or so, and he claimed the following. - He was one of 7 developers to port DARPAnet to commercial architectures - He had worked with almost every president since starting up work - He has been in a Fortune 500 company as an IT higher-up and had met with Bill Gates (and told him "his product sucked") - He went to University of Colorado and taught at MIT His name came out something like Larry Sand-berg, but very uncertain about the last name. I'm interested in seeing if this is complete BS, or some element of truth.
posted by tmcw on May 4, 2007 - 23 answers

Help me find an entry-level Math/CS job.

I will be graduating with a B.A. in Math/C.S. in two years. What sort of job should I be looking for now? [more inside]
posted by philomathoholic on Jan 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Needed, Masters in CS

I will begin an academic program for an MS in Computer Science starting Fall, 2007. The upside is that I have a year to prepare, while the downside is that I clearly have some obstacles to overcome, which are that [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2006 - 15 answers

Help me locate a proof about distributed transactions

A while back I was implementing a distributed transaction coordinator, and in the process also learned some of the pertaining theory. The only thing I can remember semi-vividly was a proof showing that you can't synchronize an action between two parties over an unreliable link, but I can't seem to find it any longer. The final step of the proof was something like "thus, if this was possible, you could shorten every conceivable protocol by one step, which reduces all protocols to the zero-step protocol, which is impossible". I'm pretty sure that it's a standard result of computer science, but I'm unable to find the right keywords to locate it. Help?
posted by themel on Aug 18, 2006 - 5 answers

Worried about my authorship in PhD publications

Computer Sc. PhD student: Should I be worried that I am the second author in most of my publications ? [more inside]
posted by raheel on Jul 16, 2006 - 23 answers

I've Lost (my) fonts - please help !!!

My computer crashed, the HD was reformatted and now when I try to use the following fonts, there gone. I use windows EX, MS office and want to use the following fonts in Photoshop CS. I would like to reinstall the following fonts; Amaze, Bangle, Bickley, Broadway, Stencil, Stop, Surfer, Wide latin, MS gothic. I don't want to pay too much, if possible -- I had the above fonts before the crash. Thanks in advance for any advice...
posted by orlin on Mar 29, 2006 - 11 answers

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