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    UCF vs. FAU

    Just wondering if anyone else has any more input...
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    UCF vs. FAU

    Exactly. Unfortunatly I haven't been able to find very much information the relative quality of the math programs at UCF and FAU, which is why I'm asking here. Though, relavance to my interests is my main reason for considering the transfer, since there's a lot of crypto-related activity...
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    UCF vs. FAU

    Are you speaking generally, or specifically with regard to their math programs? You sound a lot like my coworker. She lives and breaths everything UF, despite the fact that she never went there. I don't really understand it, but then, I've never really cared about football or partying...
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    UCF vs. FAU

    Earlier this year, I finished my AA degree from a community college and transferred to the University of Central Florida to major in mathematics. My plan is to finish my BS in math and attend grad school for math with a focus on cryptography. Admittedly, I haven't been at UCF for very long...
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    Is it worth it to be in debt?

    To build on Cristo's comment - When I turned 18, I promptly moved 100 miles away from my parents. I got a job, rented an apartment, and found a roommate to offset rent and utility costs. I was still close enough to visit my parents when I wanted to, but far enough away that I could live my...
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    PHP PHP Issue with my CMS

    Yes, the cart software is definitely what I linked earlier. The code is almost identical (some stuff was added to your version). checkNumber and isEmpty are both defined in library/common.js which should be included. For example, if I "view source" from the product add page, I see...
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    PHP PHP Issue with my CMS

    I dropped your files into my test installation, went to the page, filled out the form, and was able to submit it (my db schema doesn't match yours, so I got DB errors, but that was expected). So as far as I can tell, the code you posted should work well enough to submit the form. This makes me...
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    PHP PHP Issue with my CMS

    If there's no refresh (or page change) at all, then I'd focus on the javascript, since without a successful form POST, the PHP isn't getting executed. Out of curiosity, what browser are you using, and have you tried a different one? (in case of a browser-specific javascript bug) I've...
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    PHP PHP Issue with my CMS

    @Borek - It looks like dbQuery (and the rest of the code, for that matter) is part of http://www.phpwebcommerce.com/shopping-cart-source-code.php" @bigdawg723 - I don't see anything offhand that would cause it not to work (at least nothing jumps out at me). More information about what you're...
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    PHP PHP Issue with my CMS

    Two places to start. First, clicking the addProduct button invokes the javascript function checkAddProductForm() to validate the form before submitting. You'll want to make sure that's complete and working correctly (i.e., it submits the form after a successful validation). If this...
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    Computer Science books for self-study

    Both books are used as textbooks by a number of universities. So, they're not what I would call "light" reading. If you're looking for an easy introduction, then they may not be a good fit. But in the event you want to dive in hard... they may fit the bill. I would suggest trying to find...
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    Computer Science books for self-study

    I own both of these, and recommend them - https://www.amazon.com/dp/0201558025/?tag=pfamazon01-20 https://www.amazon.com/dp/0262033844/?tag=pfamazon01-20
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    How valid is this?

    They may be logically consistent, but in my opinion, a number of his premises are flawed. A logically sound argument from a false premise is still a bad argument.
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    How valid is this?

    I'm in a soulless, deadly position in industry, and am seriously contemplating trying to jump the fence to academia. Would you mind elaborating on this?
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    Differential Equation Uses

    I'm currently taking ODE in college, so let's see if my education is doing me any good :biggrin: Let's say you have a derivative - f'(x)=3x^{2} That's easy enough to solve by integration -- \int f'(x) dx = \int 3x^2 dx f(x) = x^3 + C Notice in the original equation that f'(x) is ONLY...
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    Mathematical proof of Magic

    If you declare a premise, then build a logical argument from that premise, then declare the premise invalid, it doesn't prove anything. It just invalidates your argument. If you're trying for a proof by contradiction, you would have to either 1. assume magic exists, then logically show that...
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    Engineering How important that a software engineer should type his programme without looking ?

    For what it's worth, I work in the industry (programming, as well as some system admin), and while I don't touch-type per se, I do have enough muscle memory to get me about 50 words (error corrected) per minute. So, I'm not a touch typist by the strict definition (I do look at the keyboard...
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    Books for learning how to write proofs

    I found Solow's https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0471680583/?tag=pfamazon01-20 to be decent.
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    Funny photos

    Looks like a type of lemur called an aye-aye. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aye-aye" [Broken] and http://curiousanimals.net/animals/aye-aye-lemur-born-in-bristol-zoo/"
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    Search and Replace Unix Shell Script

    You're missing a quote on one of your strings. A piece of advice - use an editor with syntax highlighting. Doing so can help you avoid errors like that.
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    MinGW/MSYS problem with search path

    Actually, there may be. The page linked says and links to http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/cpp/Environment-Variables.html" [Broken] which says So setting CPATH (or maybe C_INCLUDE_PATH or CPLUS_INCLUDE_PATH) *should* do it. Alternately, you could try setting CFLAGS and LDFLAGS with the...
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    Teaching myself physics from Halliday/Resnick

    I know I struggle with the load sometimes, but then again, I have a full-time job and other classes. I usually have to play catch-up with the homework on the weekends. As for the rest of the class, I don't really know. But considering that the test averages are usually on the low-side, my...
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    Teaching myself physics from Halliday/Resnick

    We're using Halliday/Resnick in my current 2-semester physics sequence. For the second semester, we're covering 18 chapters in about 13 weeks, with 5 hours of class time per week. I don't recall the exact details about the first semester, but I believe it was about the same. As for the...
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    What is the name of this principle?

    According to PlanetMath, the rank-nullity theorem says that "the number of variables minus the number of independent linear constraints equals the number of linearly independent solutions." I don't think this is exactly what you're asking for, but it's as close as I could get.
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    Criticising the scientific method

    I don't think that's what I said, but I wish it was :biggrin: since I think you hit the nail on the head
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    Criticising the scientific method

    I agree that it doesn't qualify as the whole of science, but I think it is very much a part of the scientific method. You have to be able to analyze the data and draw conclusions, as a basis for your next hypothesis. If your hypothesis is disproved, you drew an incorrect (or an incomplete)...
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    Criticising the scientific method

    I think we disagree on what the argument is about. I don't believe Shermer is trying to argue against the scientific method (or any strawman facsimile thereof) at all. The way I read it, he is talking about why scientists don't automatically believe any willy-nilly idea offered to them, but...
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    Criticising the scientific method

    It might be an oversimplification, but I think it's generally accurate. Of course it sounds silly to believe that there are no sea-creatures smaller than 2 inches long. But from the perspective of the analogy, it's a reasonable conclusion to draw. The key is this statement - By definition...
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    C/++/# C (Not C++) Homework Help

    Since you're using a while loop, option 2 is probably a better bet. Plus, that seems to be what you're doing anyway. If you were using a for loop, then option 1 might be a more natural fit. You CAN use option1 with a while loop (by using a counter variable inside the loop) but IMO it's...
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    C/++/# C (Not C++) Homework Help

    This can be done in a number of ways. Here's two - 1. Ask the user how many resistors they have, then use that input to set up the loop. 2. Choose a value to terminate the loop (q for quit, or 0, or another similar invalid input) and then just keep looping until the user enters the...
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