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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:27 pm 
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Well now im in grade 10 and for the first time my school has decided to teach computer engineering. We just started to learn about binary code and all and soon will learn hexidecimal etc..... Anywayse I would like to know anything, I MEAN ANYTHING at all just to be smarter than everyone else (not that im not) but I still seem a bit.... dumb in terms of knwledge of computer engineering. Dose anywone have any info?


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http://www.learnbinary.com/


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You need to be sportin' this shirt around school now...

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 Post subject: What specifically do you want to know?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:02 pm 
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I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, so I should be able to help you out with what you'd like to know.

If you're just asking about binary and hexidecimal numbers, they're not too difficult to grasp.

For example, take the number 256. What that means is that we have 6 * 10^0 (=6) + 5 * 10^1 (=50) + 2 * 10^2 (=200) for a total of 6 + 50 + 200 = 256.

Now, take the binary number 1101. We have 1 * 2^0 (=1) + 0 * 2^1 (=0) + 1 * 2^2 (=4) + 1 * 2^3 (=8) for a total of 1 + 0 + 4 + 8 = 13.

Once you have a grip on binary numbers, we can move on to hexidecimal (base 16) numbers.

I hope that helps you with binary numbers.


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Just please don't ever use LEET (733t) speak or someone will have to come spank you with a fast moving object, I personally like using cars ;)


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k thanks lots people !!!!!


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HoOdY wrote:
You need to be sportin' this shirt around school now...

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what im thinkin is, is if i wear that shirt i wouldnt understand binary right? lol


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What I'm thinking is if you wear that shrit you may not get the chicks ;)


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pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is computer engineering? our school has computer science, and EE. can someone give me a definition? thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:12 am 
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Here is what my school's definition of Computer Engineering is.

I think it is a bastard love-child of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. :lol: It is does not teach all of the theory that CS does, and it does not teach all of the electrical theory that EE does.

Among the courses I took were programming (obviously), VLSI design (chip fabrication & transistor design), a lot of math & physics, computer architecture (designing microprocessors), operating system design, software engineering (structured code creation and maintenance), and a lot of embedded systems programming.

That's it in a nutshell.


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