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Discussion in 'General Nonsense' started by Ben Clarke, May 17, 2008.

  1. Ben Clarke

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    What's the reward? I might have a go if it's a good reward.
     
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    There's nothing on now, but various companies conduct competitions for "Best CUDA apps" and the likes, now and then. You can take the opportunity and make a start with CUDA, practice it. There's abundant documentation on NV's website. Contests usually bring with them, rewards such as cash, certifications, etc.
     
  3. Ben Clarke

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    Guess I'll need to learn C then... maybe tomorrow.
     
  4. Ben Clarke

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    I suppose I could always try to master this voice recognition instead. It's hard to do it in Windows Vista... I said this using it.
     
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    so you're not even typing anymore?

    i think you need to do like W1zz always suggests "go out get drunk and laid" :D
     
  6. Ben Clarke

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    Too young... and still bored.
     
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    Now you're just whining and being lazy. :nutkick:

    No one is going to cater to your sorry self, just because you're bored.

    You get out of life what you put into it.
    Put nothing in, get nothing out.
    It's as simple as that.

    Your call.
     
  8. Ben Clarke

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    Ben Clarke:

    Whining Champion

    2005, 2007, 2008
     
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    What happened in 2006 ? :D
     
  10. Ben Clarke

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    Sister beat me :shadedshu
     
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    ROFL ... Good one, I didn't expect that. Thanks for the laugh.
     
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    I thought you had been doing some coding, Ben. What languages do you know ?
     
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    I'm not sure about what they have in England (with it being an island and all :p) but maybe try backpacking. Hike a trail and set up camp at places along the way overnight. It's a great change of pace and a good way to relieve stress.
     
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    English, French, German, and a little Japanese.



    HTML is pretty much it for computer languages.
     
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    Depression maybe. I'm not so sure, but that seems like some symptoms.
     
  17. Kreij

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    I don't think Ben is in depression, I think he is just in a funk.
    On occasion all of us get that lack of motivation to really do anything, and just sit around not really wanting to do anything in particular.

    As for learning computer programming.

    Writing HTML is boring. (sorry to perpetuate the feeling, but it's true).

    Download .NET Framework 3.5 (Free)
    Download C# Express 2008 (Free)
    Download XNA Studio 3.0 Beta (Free)

    You will be amazed at how quickly you can learn to program gaming stuff.

    If you get the motivation to try it, come to the programming forum with questions.
     
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    Ben, if you're finding everything boring, chances are you're depressed. Merely entertaining yourself won't help. Talk to your parents, talk random stuff, talk to them about your slump. Sometimes talking to people who have authority over you helps in a slump situation.
     
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    I'm going to back btarunr up on this one. Finding everything in the world boring is a symptom of depression.

    You can always read a book. There are thousands of good ones out there.
     
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    Guess I'll give it a try. Two questions though:

    Do I Need to already know C#?
    WTF is a "funk"?

    @bta and Polaris: Maybe I am depressed. I have no idea.
     
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    In the US, there's something called Youth America Hotline where teens/youngsters in a slump call up and seek free help. It goes on to show that when you're depressed, the easiest cure is that you talk your way out of it, talk to people around you. Talk real random stuff, add sufficient humour, make your conversations interesting, discover new things. For a while, you have to lie to yourself that you're not in a slump. You'll get out of it real fast.
     
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    No, you can learn it. It's really pretty easy and if you are familiar with basic programming stuff you will learn it quickly.

    Just another word for being in a slump or a rut.

    I agree that you may be in a state of depression. This happens to everyone on occasion.
    This does NOT mean, however, that you need to be medicated for it.

    Sometimes talking with people helps, sometimes not. It depends on who you talk to and their response. Talking with someone else who agrees with your depressed assessment of life at the moment is not going to help at all.

    Find someone who has a very positive outlook on life at the moment and talk with them. Their outlook will many times be contageous, and bring you out of your slump.

    There is no right answer as it depends on you.
     
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    sittin on the fence......
     

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    :toast::roll:, not that hard just say but or mush after everything u say and isnstead of OK just say AYE, but as others have suggested u sound a little depressed its normal ( in due moderation )at 14/15 i know i was and i live in the middle of nowhere so me and friends jus made use of the acres of forestry for camping, shooting ( air guns ) its passed the time give it a go what u got to loose.

    Gam
     
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    Ben,

    If you want me to post a quick start tutorial on C# in the programming section I will be happy to do so. I can include XNA if you want to jump right into that.
     

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