Programming for 14 year old (was Programming for 13 year old)
About a year ago I posted a question about how to go about teaching
programming to my 13 year old nephew. Well, we have been at it off
and on for about a year averaging sessions of maybe twice a month
and now he is 14 years old.
We started with HTML which worked out well in that it got him
creating code fast. We used the Werbach barebones guide to
HTML ( http://werbach.com/barebones/download.html ) as a reference.
an easy transition although its going a bit slowly. I found some
reference material on the net but ultimately go...Toshiba sattelite 2400 problem/question
Just wanted to find out if anybody is having a similar problem:
Basically when I turn off my computer and I try to turn it on again,
it will not turn on unless I unplug the power, remove the battery and
plug everything back in.
Thhis is happening quite often now and I am not really sure what it
is. I was hoping someone here can help me.
firstname.lastname@example.org (MIike) wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> Hi all,
> Just wanted to find out if anybody is having a similar problem:
> Basically when I turn off my computer ...playful coding problems for 10 year olds
My niece is interested in programming and python looks like a good
choice (she already wrote a couple of lines :)) She is 10 and I
thought it would be good to have a bunch of playful coding problems
for her, stuff that she could code herself maybe after some initial
Do you guys know problems like these? Or a good resource where to look them up?
Psss, psss, put it down! - http://www.cafepress.com/putitdown
This is in JS but have a look here http://github.com/ryanmcgrath/splash
On 1 Nov, 20:31, Daniel Fetchinson <fetchin...@googlemai...type of sdram for a 4 year old motherboard?
My Dad has a computer running a PIII 850 with 128 MB of sdram and
Windows XP. Suffice to say it needs more memory. (It's slow)
I bought him a used PIII 1000 so that will boost the system speed up
to 133 from 100 mhz.
SO, I want to buy a 256 mb PC133 sdram stick. I notice there's two
types of chip densities being sold. One is the "32M x 64 -Bit" and the
other is the " 32x8"
For example Kingston says:
Type: 168 Pin SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Cas Latency: 3
Support Voltage: 3...problems problems problems
(The short(?) summary)
I've got an Access MDB file and a DAO connect with it..
Problem 1 of 2
The below gives me a runtime error 91 Object variable or With block
variable not set.
I've got the db stuff after the form.show (to make sure all the
objects on the form are loaded before attempting to utilize/manipulate
But it doesn't like it when I use the data object in the form load
anyway for some reason.. pffft.
Private Sub Form_Load()
Call LockTextBoxes(frmTest...15 year old needs help with Visual Basic problem.
Could someone please help me with this Visual Basic problem.
I need to know whats the code for this:
If address 29292929(making it up)= 50 then
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
thanks in advance,
On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 00:35:31 +0000 (UTC), "Frank Wallace"
>Could someone please help me with this Visual Basic problem.
>I need to know whats the code for this:
>If address 29292929(making it up)= 50 then
What is that supposed to be ...Using Python to put a 27-year-old Macintosh on the web
On Mar 23, 2015, at 06:36, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
I saw it too, on Hacker News ;-) Awesome. I love(d) my Classic Mac but I =
couldn't stand the slow network connection, I think.
Also, creative use of Flask and BeautifulSoup.
> https://mail.python.org/...Creepy 27-year old employee at Google (a Linux company) breaks into children's accounts, harasses 15-year old
"Barksdale met the kids through a technology group in the Seattle area
while working as a Site Reliability Engineer at Google's Kirkland, Wash.
"...15-year old boy who he befriended..."
"...taunted the boy, threatened to call his girlfriend..."
"...inviting underage kids to attend movies with him..."
Bearded sexual deviant hacker?
100 to 1 he's a Linux advocate, and he met the kids at a LUG.
On Wed, 15 Sep 20...Four Year Old Powermacs selling for more than recent PC laptops on ebay
I recently won an auction for a 15" Powerbook in very good condition:
1.5Ghz, 1GB, 60GB, ComboDrive.
I paid $460 for the machine.
There were 18 bids.
Being the cheapskate that I am, I won the auction in the last 10
I've noticed a lot of bidding on other Powerbooks as well.
PC laptops - not so much.
On Nov 13, 7:09=A0am, "gimme_this_gimme_t...@yahoo.com"
> I recently won an auction for a 15" Powerbook in very good condition:
> 1.5Ghz, 1GB, 60GB, ComboDrive.
> I paid $460 for the machine.
>...Its a new year, yet same old, same old...
As we kick off yet another year of IBM's 'marketing' and empty
promises to the IIUG, lets take a look at how the world perceives
Here's an excerpt from El Reg:
Last week, IBM announced a marketing program aimed at helping its
business partners get their feet into more doors among midrange shops
to push the portfolio of IBM software. The Business Partner Software
Mid-Market Value Initiative Program is available to qualified partners
who peddle IBM's Lotus groupware, DB2 and related database management,
Tivoli systems management, Rational application ...NASA Mars Team Teaches Old Rovers New Tricks to Kick Off Year Four
NASA Mars Team Teaches Old Rovers New Tricks to Kick Off Year Four
December 28, 2006
NASA's twin Mars rovers, nearing the third anniversary of their
landings, are getting smarter as they get older.
The unexpected longevity of Spirit and Opportunity is giving the space
agency a chance to field-test on Mars some new capabilities useful both
to these missions and future rovers. Spirit will begin its fourth year
on Mars on Jan. 3 (PST); Opportunity on Jan. 24. In addition to their
continuing scientific observations, they are...Problem using an old laptop for old games
Greetings, hopefully someone can give me either a quick fix for this,
or at least something like, "Yeah, it's a known problem. No
I've got an old PII Micron laptop with a CD-ROM drive and Win95
installed. I got the machine so I can write in rooms other than my
basement/office, and to play my older video games that no longer work
in WinME on my current desktop.
I've successfully configured stuff like Leisure Suit Larry, Doom,
Secret of Monkey Island and Prince of Persia to work beautifully, but
there's a single category that just won't go...
It...does the toshiba M35-XS329 have any problem? What Toshiba do you recommend?
I just bought the toshiba M35-XS329. But I have not opened the box yet, as
of restocking fees if returned.
Does anyone have an opinion about M35-XS329 or a similar model?
I am especially concern about the display quality, mainly to read text,
I hate blurry text.
...Norton Speed Disk problems recently, after years of *no* problems
What in the holy heck gives with Symantec Corp lately, they could not
have done a better job of sabotoging the Mac platform if they tried!
Did Bill Gates buy them out?
Recently, trusting the latest incarnation of Norton's Speed Disk,
(big-mistake) - I set up a 4.00 GB partition for a stripped-down
Panther OS 10.3.2 install, about 1.6 GBs of files.
As usual with a fresh Panther install, the files were scattered all
over the relatively small 4.00 GB partition.
In the past, Norton Speed Disk had no problem whipping such a partition
In the past, Speed Disk has _never_ bit m...solving problem with four equations and four unknown variables
I have four unknowns tau1,tau2, p1 and p2, all of them are probabilities and are in the range of 0 to 1. The four equations are below:
tau1 = f(p1,p2)
tau2 = f(p1,p2)
p1 = f(tau1)
p2 = f(tau1,tau2).
These unknowns are coupled in each other and cannot be solved using fzero(). Can someone give me a hint to solveit, especially if someone let me know how to use fsolve() function in this situation.
Thanks in advance.
On 8 Okt., 10:59, Bilal <bilalci...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Dear Fellows,
> I have four unknowns tau1,tau2, p1 and p2, all o...Three Year Old Laptop
Here is yet another failure for Windows 7.
Here's the Readers' Digest version of whats going on. The Win7 drivers
aren't fully compatible with the Wireless 802.11. So it works fine
without any encryption but the instant I secure the network - "Windows 7
was unable to connect to the network."
I installed Ubuntu on the machine - worked like a champ - WPA2 personal
So, how about if one of you Microsoft trolls explain how this is
actually a design feature or is somehow my fault. Remember I have 10+
years of IT experience I know how to solve driver proble...Can an eight-year-old game be Wargame Of The Year?
I realize that I'm sitting on a virtual mother-lode of wargaming
goodness here, but as things settle out over the intervening weeks,
myself and my gaming buddies are finding that TOAW3 is getting the
lion's share of personal gameplay.
Human-to-human, the equation changes; there we're concentrating heavily
on COTA and migrating into the big, monstery scenarios. Overall, I'm
not sure COTA has any competition - except BOA - for Wargame Of The Year
2006 in the Giftzwerg household...
....but just the fact that I'm hearing so many people I know and respect
...old old old GCCs
Hey guys, look what I found:
gcc-1.21.tar.bz2 01-May-1988 01:00 852K
gcc-1.37.1.tar.bz2 21-Feb-1990 05:27 1.3M
gcc-1.42.tar.bz2 20-Sep-1992 07:03 1.3M
(etc. etc. etc.)
Hi I am using Kingston 512MB SDRAM for my XUP virtex 2 pro development
board. I am working on image filtering where I have to transfer the image
file to the SDRAM and then filter it by bring the data to the BRAM's. I am
struck off into following steps:
1. How can I send a whole image file to the SDRAM. I can put some data on
the SDRAM using the EDK C code which is as follows
#define XPS_MEM_RAM 0x60000000 // this was the starting address of the
//provided by the EDK when I added it to my
but h...More of the same old same old
Don't Windows users ever get tired of this?
"There are no significant bugs in our released software that any significant
number of users want fixed." Bill Gates
Source: Focus Magazine, nr.43, pages 206-212, (October 23, 1995)
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Elijah Baley <email@example.com> wrote:
> _RTRIDST_0_NEWS-MICROSOFT-WOR...Four more years
He has also been overseeing the development of the delayed iCloud project,
which will allow Apple users to store their music, photos and other
documents remotely and masterminding updated versions of the iPod, iPad,
iPhone and MacBooks, ensuring at least four years’ worth of products are in
the pipeline, according to Apple sources.
Tea Party Patriots is to Patriotism as
People's Democratic Republic is to Democracy.
On 10/07/2011 07:11 PM, Michelle Steiner wrot...Four More Years!
From Bush's hometown newspaper <http://tinyurl.com/4as3v> :
Few Americans would have voted for George W. Bush four years ago if he
had promised that, as President, he would:
Empty the Social Security trust fund by $507 billion to help offset
fiscal irresponsibility and at the same time slash Social Security
Cut Medicare by 17 percent and reduce veterans benefits and military
Eliminate overtime pay for millions of Americans and raise oil prices
by 50 percent.
Give tax cuts to businesses that sent American jobs overseas, and, in
fact, by policy encourage thei...an old problem
I have a expect script, like this:
But it does not work stablely.
sometime it works, sometimes it was stop at the Password accept step
and keep on waiting.
Can anyone rewrite this script and make it work all the time?
OS: Redhat 9
$ cat su.tcl
expect -re "Password: "
expect -re "#"
expect -re "#"
$ expect -f su.tcl
Now, I've found the problem.
It's redhat's fault.
Expect...rubygems install problems (the old ubygems (LoadError) problem. Sigh).
I just did a complete re-install of ruby 1.8.5-p12 and rubygems-0.9.0 and I'm getting the
old sawhorse error:
ruby: no such file to load -- ubygems (LoadError)
I've searched the newsgroup, but nothing seems to address the problem I'm having (I
think). Here's what I did:
0) rm -fr'd my "ruby" and "rubygems" installation directories in my $HOME/local (I do not
have root access to the computer in question). Also unset RUBYOPT.
1) Installed ruby 1.8.5-p12. No problems
2) Modified my login script with: