Some people just shouldnt be programmers....

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    Some people just shouldnt be programmers....

    You've met him. He's the guy or girl (speaking of where is prelude??) who took CS to fill a spot or credit in they're school career. Welp, heres a nice one for ya!

    Me: "Try typing in using namespace std"

    him: "Where?"

    Me: "above main, right under the includes"

    Him: "I didn't include anything..."

    Me: :oints out iostream and such::

    Him: "o those things...what am i typing again?"

    Me: "using namespace std"

    Him: ::types::

    ::ERROR::

    Me: "Not your name....namespace"

    him: "o.....why am i giving it an std?"

    Me: "Miss......u help him."

    God i don't get why some people even try....

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    LMFAO, oh my god there arent enought smiley faces to tell you how hard im laughing right now, why even take the class?? and if you are going to take a class you have no interest in, AT LEAST....AT LEAST attempt to learn the basics

    .......that made my day!!!
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    heres the scary part, if i wasn't in there.....hed be the smartest one....when we began to learn classes he asked if the compiler knew about us....she was like wtf.....he figured...u know, were a class.....::bangs head::

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    I dunno, sounds like you have a horrible teacher
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    the teacher is OK, she knows what she knows, but shes working with idiots...jocks...and preps.

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    What about me

    Mr. Rod I see u have earned bragging rights. How might I become as skilled as you? I mean I have a simple program I can't get together

    printf(" enter hours, -1 to end);
    scanf("%d",&hours);
    printf("Enter rate of pay");
    scanf("%d",&rate);
    grossPay=(float)hours*rate;
    printf("grossPay is %.2f", grossPay);
    return0;

    Once enter hours then rate, my program keeps giving me 0.00
    what to do?

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    >>How might I become as skilled as you?

    I'm scared guys.....help me.....

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    I'm kind of offended by this whole thing. I think I'm pretty good at programming, not the best but definitely good enough (I'm satisfied with my progress), but when I was just starting I would've been like the dumbass in RoD's first post. If someone had just said to me 'Oh some people are just dumbasses, why do they even bother' I probably would've had a very difficult time learning anything new ('oh man that guy who knows more than me implied I'm a dumbass and I'll never be able to learn programming, he obviously knows what he's talking about because he knows more programming than me, so maybe he's right. Maybe I should quit).

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    which is why i would never say that to him, but when u deal with questions like that for an hour a day everyday, it adds up on ya.

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    Well, that's fair I guess, but I really hope you don't take it out on someone who's just beginning. Even if they're not as adept at programming as you may be, i.e they may be programming as long as you but just dont get it, I hope you don't ever take out your frustration on them.

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    no never, in fact i've given him my cell phone # before so that he can call when he is working on the homework/random c++ stuff. Hes honestly trying, and thats good enough for me to want to help him. Hes called several times, and i am always glad to help, but when he frustrates me in class, i let the teacher do her job :P

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    I heard of this nifty site where you post questions related to programming. I honestly cannot remember the name of it, but I know it was for C++ programming. You should search for it on google and refer him to go ask questions there

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    i would never unleash him upon the site...(jk)

    He has no net for some reason. He didn't even have VC++ 6.0 std till i gave him a (legal) copy.

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    I agree. I am willing to help people, but when people keep asking questions about stuff they should know, and I can't get any work done, I do sometimes get frustrated. I don't take it out on anyone, but I do tell them to ask the teacher because I need to go over and do my work, otherwise I won't get anything done.

    There are people in my class that are trying to be good at it and learn it, but then there are other people that don't.

    There are people, after a year of programming, that still don't know how to call a function, which isn't good, especially since we are working on the case study, and it has a lot of classes, and fxns that are called.

    All in all, I am willing to help people if they put the effort in. But there are only so many hours in the day, that I need to get some work done as well.

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    in this day and age, pc's are not as easy to use as they used to be. In dos (or unix for some), there was a few things you could do and that was it, and it was very straight forward. Now, there are all sorts of things you have to do and learn to deal with. Back then you could just learn to program and that'd be that, it wouldn't be hard to use teh pc at least to just compile...nowadays you need a solid background in pc's (mostly the OS part ie:windows) to program. I think he needs to get a grip on that first, though i do give him credit for trying, he just has his priorities screwed up. Anyone who knows crap about a pc knows that a program is not self aware let alone aware of 'classes' lmao.
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