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Old 08-31-2012, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Helloo, I'm Danny, I'm 16, and well, I'm British. So all computer knowledge is self taught, until i do a degree in Computer Science. Yeah, our IT GCSE (What you take at 13 onwards) is shocking. Learn absolutely nothing.

I am building a decent-ish computer, which would be better if i could afford it. But its okay, i will blame the recession instead of the fact i cannot be bothered to get a job, and its all good

Since i am wanting to do Computer Science at University, it would be great if i could have any tips thrown at me. For example, what i should be expecting - as i don't have a clue. I love software and hardware, so no problem there really.


Pretty much sums up the longest 'Hello' thread ever. So, hello!
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums Danny. If you are planning to do a CS degree then you really ought to do a related A level e.g. computing.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Dam, i didn't get an email about this thread.

I'm doing Maths and ICT at a level, which are the most computer related options i have. ICT for the obvious reasons, and maths because i was under the impression it would look good for me when applying to Uni.

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Old 09-15-2012, 09:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I recommend that you get around to doing a lot of programming in your spare time.
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My current computer can't run eclipse with a blank screen, but when the rest of my new computer arrives, i will take up learning java again
Or is there another language you recommend? I played around with Visual Basic, but that was too easy...
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A language can never be too easy.

I like java, but then I'm quite biased.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The fact that half of it was drag and drop just screamed out to having limited potential. Besides, who has ever made anything of impact with VB?
I like Java, especially since it seems good to use for making apps
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