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Learn the Art of Computer Programming With These Great Free Beginner Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 01 2015 @ 02:32 PM EST
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Learning to code still remains a buzz. The problem facing any budding new programmer is how to start. Questions abound. What's the best programming language for a beginner? What's the best way to learn? A beginner might be tempted by reading books titled 'teach yourself [insert programming language] in 24 hours'. But don't be in such a rush. In my opinion, it is best to first get interested in programming, then seek out some experienced coders and discuss and discuss, and learn programming by doing, practising with lots of practical examples and the aid of an excellent introductory book.

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CD Audio Grabbers Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 25 2015 @ 05:56 PM EST
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CD audio grabbers are designed to extract ("rip") the raw digital audio (in a format commonly called CDDA) from a compact disc to a file or other output. This type of software enables a user to encode the digital audio into a variety of formats, and download and upload disc info from freedb, an internet compact disc database.

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fitlet is a tiny fanless PC full of openness Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, January 19 2015 @ 05:03 AM EST
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The age of miniature desktop PCs is upon us. Thereís almost no question about that after CES 2015. The only question is how small can mini-PCs get, and what kind of hardware can the likes of Intel, Zotac, Gigabyte and HP squeeze into the congested, pint-sized casings?

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MintBox Mini gives Linux users a pocket-sized PC Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 18 2015 @ 10:16 PM EST
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The MintBox Mini comes from Fit-PC, a company that has been making these mini PC devices for quite some time now. In fact, this is the third incarnation of its MintBox line which started back in 2012. Compared to its older siblings, this "mini" is said to be a one fifth the size. The MintBox 2 measures 19cm x 16cm x 4cm (7.5 in x 6.3 in x 1.6 inc), so we leave it to your vivid imagination to see how much smaller this box really is.

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6 Invaluable Assembly Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 18 2015 @ 11:14 AM EST
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Assembly language is infrequently used by programmers nowadays, but there are still good reasons to learn the language. It is the most powerful computer programming language available. Whilst assembly language shares very little with high level languages (such as Java, C#, Python etc), and assembly languages for different CPU architectures often have little in common, it gives programmers the insight required to write effective code in high-level languages. Assembly language is also used primarily for direct hardware manipulation, access to specialized processor instructions, or to address critical performance issues. Assembly is excellent for speed optimization.

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Why Mac users donít switch to Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 14 2015 @ 04:39 AM EST
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Linux and Mac users share at least one common thing: they prefer not to use Windows. But after that the two groups part company and tend to go their separate ways. But why donít more Mac users switch to Linux? Is there something that prevents Mac users from making the jump?

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MIPS Creator CI20 review Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 14 2015 @ 02:54 AM EST
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A Pi competitor using a MIPS chip with potentially a lot more power and much more uses for makers and hackers.

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Getting a Time Without NTP Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 13 2015 @ 03:57 PM EST
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One of the drawbacks of a Raspberry Pi is its lack of an on-board clock. After a reboot, its clock is set to midnight, New Yearís Day, 1970 UTC, the beginning of the Unix epoch, and then the kernel boots. However, it is possible to get the current time early in the boot process, with one condition: an NFS root filesystem.

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CES 2015: Intel announces $149 Compute Stick which runs Windows and Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, January 12 2015 @ 04:08 PM EST
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Chipmaker Intel announced Compute Stick, a USB dongle which is capable of running both Windows and Linux. Highlights of the device include its reasonably impressive processing power, tiny form factor, and price tag of $149.

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Firefox OS-Powered Smart TVs Coming Soon, Says Panasonic Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, January 12 2015 @ 08:58 AM EST
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Firefox's jump from Web browser to smartphone platform in the form of Firefox OS was surprising enough. But soon, Mozilla's open source, Linux-based operating system will be powering TVs as well, Panasonic announced at CES 2015.

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