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If you are working in a Microsoft environment, Excel or Word and on a laptop, you may have been frustrated having to select the Fn key together with the primary F1-F12 keys to run the desired command. While the fix is easy on a Mac, it is not so on a PC. Here are the instructions on how to do this on your PC (Windows 10) 1) In your Search Windows Box, type “UEFI”; this will... read more

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A recent article has been circulating, courtesy TheVerge.com : http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/13/12890050/adblock-plus-now-sells-ads ;   Adblock-Plus is a paid program that claims to remove all online ads from your computer browsing experience.   Now, they are shifting to selling ads through their program to Advertisers.   If this seems backwards,... read more

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Did you Know: We can use generators/coroutines in place of multi-threading? Most of us don't think twice about the simple for loop or how it works. Why should we? Is there anything behind it? How does it work? Let's take a look behind the scenes. Python's for loop is really a for each loop (for each element in collection). msg = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy... read more

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Well done folks! We have finally arrived. This the third part of the three-part computer programming post. We will learn how to write a program that will accept data by user input through the keyboard and also print out a result to the computer monitor after performing a simple task of checking if the number is positive of negative. For simplicity, I have chosen the object-oriented, higher... read more

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This is the second part of the Computer Programming three part blog post. Here is a synopsis of the background knowledge and the necessary terminology needed before writing a computer program. Those students who are curious about writing computer programs, those who are being home-schooled, or those who are in special education programs will find this post especially useful. I intend to prepare... read more

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Some of us come with a knack to program computers and with little effort we can get the computer to work for us. On the other hand, some of us don't have a clue how to even get started. We may dread the errors that computer programs give such as "Compile error", or "undefined variable" or we may just be indifferent to anything computer programming related.   I... read more

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When designing your manufactured product, you never forget to work on the process selection. The same applies when designing your app or your computer programming project. The designers of applications such as Twitter, Angry birds, Uber or the Wyzant application you are currently accessing engaged in their process selection work in order to give us these fine products.   As a major... read more

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Hello  All Programming Fanatics and Math Fanatics,   My name is Gustavo, I have been a math tutor for two years and have decided to start teaching Java Programming. In case you did not already know, Java is an object oriented computer language that is perfect for beginners who seek some knowledge in programming, it is also a great way to express your creativity with the use of... read more

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It’s 5pm on Sunday evening and you decide it’s time to break out your 1st Java assignment, which is due later that evening at 12am. No big deal, you have plenty of time! What can’t you do in seven hours? I mean that’s like at least 40 games of Halo. You stall another hour (playing Halo) until six 0clock at which point you decide you better get started just in case. You glanced at the problem earlier... read more

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Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer...   ...because it teaches you how to think.   -Steve Jobs     Knowing how to program is an incredibly important skill that is becoming more and more valuable as technology is becoming extremely important in our everyday lives.   And even if you don't plan to be a tech-savvy... read more

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My philosophy on teaching computer programming stems from my first college computer science course, "The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs". It was taught in Scheme, a language that is mainly for learning programming and generally not for software development. It wasn't the language that mattered, but rather the concepts of programming that were taught through the language... read more

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