>>52334256 >Is Computer Science a good degree? Yes, it is a good degree. However CS is incredibility saturated with new kids thinking they can be the next Zuckerberg or create the next Reddit. When you get this degree and look for a job ask yourself a these things:
>What do I want to do? This is something you can be asked in any high paying job such as Google, Apple, etc. Many people don't have the answer to this or at least a proper one. A common answer is "I want to program computers" But no fucking shit, that's why you got the degree. Find something you're passionate about in CS. >What do you want to fix? A good way to get started in Computer Science even outside of college is asking yourself this question. I find it helpful to find something that needs to be changed, something that you'll like to see and then do it. There's always a problem that needs to be fixed whether it's something small or something on a large scale
Lastly you should not wait to get a degree to do something, start now. That's the best way to get ahead of the game.
>>52344245 Look, just because you're such a fucking hambeast that you can't find combat boots that fit over your cankles doesn't mean the rest of the world is so hung up on their bodies and how they present themselves to the world. Get the fuck off 4chan and go for a jog fatass.
>>52343685 i mean, cs is applied mathematics. it's not as hardcore as a real maths degree though. if you get a degree in maths, you'd be a god tier computational scientist, as the many other god tier computer scientists with mathematics degrees.
>>52344368 >laughs excessively at all of lecturers comments >eg. long program runtime >does all assignments day of release, before the notification lecture about it (we then have ~2-3 weeks after that) and makes sure everyone knows.
>he runs for student rep of algorithms and data structures comp20003, gets it as hes the only one. tells class he is happy to answer any questions that they may have every wednesday and friday lectures. >stands out front of lecture for like 10 mins after every lecture waiting for people >nobody ever spoke to him
What gets me is being in the 10% white demographic of my course (rest indian/chinese) and having around 5% females.. most of whom are asian. Also I go to a top 20 cs uni and I hardly ever see people using linux. Mainly macs/pc
>>52334776 >However CS is incredibility saturated with new kids thinking they can be the next Zuckerberg or create the next Reddit. So these students cant even create a myspace clone or a message board?
>A good way to get started in Computer Science even outside of college is asking yourself this question. I find it helpful to find something that needs to be changed, something that you'll like to see and then do it. There's always a problem that needs to be fixed whether it's something small or something on a large scale This isnt CS, its engineering
>>52346716 >This isnt CS, its engineering If you are going into CS then you are either interested in academia or in the "engineering" aspect. So if you want to study structures, feasibility, algorithms, etc great. If you are like 95% of the people who go into the field and want to get in software development/engineering then that question makes complete sense.
Oh and if you have a field you really like, say AI, robotics, computer graphics, or another one, that also helps a lot.
>>52334256 >Is Computer Science a good degree? It depends, do you want to learn programming? Then no.
Do you want to learn the mathematics used in programming, and some mathematics that aren't used in programming, but rather theoretical systems. Then yes.
Basically if you have had ever though about getting a degree in Math or Science this major is fine for you. If you're a retard who just wants to "program", well there's plenty of resources out there for that don't require you to spend 100k on a degree.
>>52339598 Essentially it's all the same core with different specializations. If you wsnt to learn how to """""code"""", you can pick whatever you want since you learn that with every Computer related major. CS -> algorithms and math CE -> hardware, low level programming and electronics SE -> management of large projects, "enterprise quality software", compliance to standards (boring as fuck, you might as well an hero right now)
>>52346716 >So these students cant even create a myspace clone or a message board? Many of them try, some might succeed but in reality we don't need another and they will never catch on. >>52351305 >What if you want to fix open source stuff instead of the proprietary things. Sure, who said you couldn't. I mostly work on Open Source Projects myself. >>52351399 That's because most students don't have the drive to be programmer. Programming is easy to learn, but to do it as a job and dedicate yourself to it needs some kind of motivation behind it. Either that they're truly dumbasses
>>52343685 >>52344535 >cs is applied mathematics CS is pure math. CS degrees are not degrees in CS though. Agreed that a degree in pure math prepares more for academic CS than CS degrees (at least in undergraduate but postgrad you'll get btfo).
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