What are the top 10 websites computer science students must visit?

Answer by Muhamed Halilovic:

1. GitHub
2. Stack Overflow
3. Khan Academy
4. tutorialspoint.com
5. topcoder
6. Hacker News
7. No Excuse List
8. http://www.businessballs.com/
9. Memory Improvement Tips – How to Improve Your Memory
10. http://www.quora.com/

ps. I added explanations as per request in the comments.

1. GitHub – thousands of projects with their code, examples, etc. – invaluable for your projects, school, work or life as a software/CS engineer.

2. Stack Overflow - answers to thousands of questions on all kinds of topics related to programming, work, math, software, etc. (You can also answer, and it has Careers 2.0 (invitation only after you answer and gain points) similar to LinkedIn which you can leverage to find software/cs jobs).

3. Khan Academy – math, statistics, economics – everything you missed out on in college and high-school and wanted to re-learn, re-visit, etc.

4. tutorialspoint.com – has easy-to-follow tutorials on major topics in programming and cs concepts, which you can cover in hours and literally be an expert in amongst your peers.

5. TopCoder – MONEY, recommendations, algorithms, experience (I wish I knew about TopCoder while in College). There is rarely a website that can do so much for you as TopCoder can.

6. Hacker News – The only place you need to follow when it comes to latest news on technology, whats hot, whats cooking, etc. Thats the place where all other hackers come to get and post the news.

7. No Excuse List – This lists out all the major places on the web for courses, materials, and other stuff CS people need and basically empowers you to learn anything and everything you ever needed/wanted. You simply have no excuse anymore as to why you didn't know or learn something.

8. http://www.businessballs.com/ – Place to learn economics/buisness/job/work terminology and about starting your business, organizing your time, people skills, people management and utilizing your knowledge to finally start making money out of it. All sorts of tools and general knowledge which you will need at some point in your life. Everything you should know about business, management and stuff that no one teaches you at college, but you find out you really need to know later on in life when you want to create your own startup/business or as such.

9. Memory Improvement Tips – How to Improve Your Memory – website you need to learn about your brain and how to improve your focus, memory, etc – website I would use in combination with this book: Your Memory : How It Works and How to Improve It: Kenneth L. Higbee Ph.D.: 9781569246290: Amazon.com: Books – it teaches you how to memorize, what affects your memory, focus, etc. I wish I knew about these things in college. If you follow what is taught in this – you could probably become sort of an "Einstein" in your college/school as well later on when you start working.

10. http://www.quora.com/ – The place where you find out about answers like this one :).

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Pictures of some IT Godfathers


I think “Pictures of some IT Godfathers” covers it. I’m reblogging it because they are and people should get acquainted.

Originally posted on Gitolekha's Fun Weblog:

1) Tim Berners Lee — Founder of the World Wide Web

 2) Bjarne Stroustrup – founder of C++, Stroustrup called his new language ‘C with Classes’ and then ‘new C’.Because of which the original C began to be called ‘old C’ which was

considered insulting to the C community. At this time Rick Mascitti suggested the name C++ as a successor to C.

3) Michael Dell of Dell Computers

4) James Gosling of Sun Microsystems – Father of Java. Java was originally called Oak by creator James Gosling, from the tree that stood outside his window, the programming team had to look for a substitute as there was no other language with the same name. Java was selected from a list of suggestions. It came from the name of the coffee that the programmers drank.

7) Steve Woznaik(sitting) and Steve Jobs of APPLE Computers Favorite fruit of founder Steve Jobs…

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Is Facebook Down? Yes!

I see where this happens a lot, but I guess it’s good that I’ve been busy because I haven’t noticed.

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Hiring for Potential, Rather than Credentials « Careers 2.0 Blog

Hiring for Potential, Rather than Credentials « Careers 2.0 Blog.

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R.I.P. Bobby Womack, legendary soul singer dead at 70


We’ve lost a legend whose work I had not completely learned to appreciate because I did not know all his connexions to my culture.

Originally posted on Consequence of Sound:

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack has died, according to his label, XL Recordings. He was 70 years old.

A cause of death is currently unknown. However, in recent years, Womack had been diagnosed with colon cancer and may have suffering the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

Born March 4th, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio, Womack grew up in an devoutly religious family: his father was a Baptist minster and his mother was the church’s resident organ player. After buying his first guitar in 1954, a 10-year-old Womack joined forces with his brother Curtis to form the Womack Brothers, and the siblings toured the gospel circuit throughout much of the 1950s.

In 1956, singing legend Sam Cooke discovered the brothers, urging them to change their name to The Valentinos and to move toward a more soul-influenced. Over the next decade, The Valentinos scored a handful of hits, including “Lookin’ for a Love” and the Bobby…

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Are You Mentally Divergent?


Do I roam between, among, apart or away? Does it make a difference, so long as I roam?

Originally posted on Nerd Republic:

So I guess this is fan fiction, but a more obscure version of it. This was done originally as a short story for a project in an English class a few months ago. The story revolves around a bit character from the movie ” 12 Monkeys, “named L.J. Washington… and he came from Ogo. 

8:06 p.m. at Rainy Day Sanctuary. Monday. The residents shuffle across the tile floors in their socks before bed. Inside the conference room, on the second floor, waits Bob. Calm and tranquil in a metal chair behind a desk, his thoughts drift to a faraway place.

The room’s heavy door opens and shuts with a sigh. In walks a face Bob has never seen.

“Mr. Dwayne?”

“Yes, that’s me,” says Bob.

“Hi, my name is Doctor Obrien. You can call me John if you like. From now on, I will be treating you.”

“Great, John. You…

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L’été invincible d’Albert Camus


This cites the source of a frequently repeated quote to which I believe has been added excess baggage. I hope we can get rid of some of these false attributions because they essentially contribute to making the World-Wide Web a cesspool.

Originally posted on Si omnes ego non, réserve naturelle:

Pour ma mère.

J’ai toujours eu l’impression de vivre en haute mer, menacé, au cœur d’un bonheur royal.

Albert Camus, La mer au plus près.

« À midi sur les pentes à demi sableuses et couvertes d’héliotropes comme d’une écume qu’auraient laissée en se retirant les vagues furieuses des derniers jours, je regardais la mer qui, à cette heure, se soulevait à peine d’un mouvement épuisé et je rassasiais les deux soifs qu’on ne peut tromper longtemps sans que l’être se dessèche, je veux dire aimer et admirer. Car il y a seulement de la malchance à n’être aimé : il y a du malheur à ne point aimer. Nous tous, aujourd’hui, mourrons de ce malheur. C’est que le sang, les haines décharnent le cœur lui-même ; la longue revendication de la justice épuise l’amour qui pourtant lui a donné naissance. Dans la clameur où nous vivons, l’amour est impossible et la…

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