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Are You Fair Dinkum?

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Choosing a Career

In order to choose a good career with which you will be happy, start looking at your options early in your schooling. There are several aspects to consider. One of the most important is researching whether the area is increasing … Continue reading

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What is the main difference between C and Fortran?

The answer here is based on FORTRAN IV, the version of FORTRAN with which I have the most familiarity. The newer FORTRANs may have fixed the following problems. FORTRAN simply means Formula Translation. It is one of the first languages … Continue reading

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The Memory Module for the Saturn V rocket

The Saturn V rocket went to the moon in the summer of 1969. Think about the technology back then and how hard it might have been to program the controls for a rocket that was to fly to the moon … Continue reading

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Adding File I/O to a C++ Program

We have already covered console reads from the keyboard and writes to the display using cin and cout. If you do not know how to use cin and cout, please review it before proceeding. ifstream is for an input file … Continue reading

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Celebrating July 4th

Celebrating the 4th of July is important to me and others in the United States of America. Each country has special celebrations based on their own history. Ours is declaring independence from England, a treasonous act that could have brought … Continue reading

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C++ Hardest New Concept

I teach C++ programming to beginners. All of them seem to quickly understand simple programs like “Hello World.” They can get the logic down fairly well in simple flow charts. But where they seem to have the most struggles is … Continue reading

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Be Our Best

What is important to each of us? What do we want to do with our lives and for what do we want to be remembered when we leave this world? I want to live as long and as healthy as … Continue reading

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When You Have a Question – A.S.K.

I teach high school and community college computer courses. I enjoy seeing students comprehend new material. I always tell my students to ask questions. I do not mind interruptions on relevant questions about what is being discussed. I have found … Continue reading

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Make a Choice

When we are young, we too often think that life will go on forever. It will not. People age. We each have choices we are given once. Keeping our options open only means we are making a choice. And often, … Continue reading

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