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Free - 237 Udemy Courses (IT/Software, Programming, Marketing) @ Udemy

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Still amazes me that one of the professors I talked to said his student ran through Udemy courses from python to linear algebra and all the maths, and he's now doing a post-doc up in Silicon Valley under one of the greatest professors ever in this certain area.

From what I've been studying, these math courses and computer courses are meant to be done online. I've learned more doing these YouTube videos than I have ever learned walking into class.
To that point, we are lucky to live in a time where it's easy to become educated/informed so long as you have the desire. I can remember the days when I did not use the internet; there was no wikipedia and I actually had to go to the library and check out thesaurus to get information. Math and Science especially required a lot of grinding through. Now it's a pleasant surprise to go on youtube and there are actual college level, full semester long courses for the advanced mathematics.

A lot of this IT/Programming stuff on here is great. I kinda wish I went down that point but I do dabble with Python
Just read your responses again guys and it's a very, very interesting topic. With colleges because as fucked-up as they've ever been with lefty fuckwits stinking out the joint, I wonder if online schooling is the future?
 
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Just read your responses again guys and it's a very, very interesting topic. With colleges because as fucked-up as they've ever been with lefty fuckwits stinking out the joint, I wonder if online schooling is the future?
Depends on your area of study, really. You cannot circumvent proper schooling for the sciences or medicine. The techniques are far too specialized, and of course, you cannot replicate an expensive laboratory bench with technology.

When it comes to computing, math, and the rest, it doesn't seem like sitting in a classroom is much of a requirement anymore. I mean linear algebra and coding are all the same whether you go to Harvard, MIT, Arizona State, or Caltech. I know some posters pursuing PhDs will say something, but English is English and history is history.

As it stands, leagues of fucking scientists have been teaching themselves coding nowadays, just like I did. I mean coding is starting to become a hard requirement in the biomedical field, which is fucking insane considering just 5 years ago this wasn't even close to the case!

Lady that gave a talk two weeks ago at my school was an MD/PhD that taught herself coding and is now an officer of a pharmaceutical company. I wish I could say which one, but damn, I've talked to so many researchers from pharmaceutical companies it's getting ridiculous now :lol:. I also don't want to dox myself.

As for me, I actually figured out how to use a python interface to do something already. I'm two weeks into the rotation, and I've made small but significant progress on how disease vector research is done. I mean I'm all self-taught, and I'm picking at code and learning shit.

The PI I'm rotating under has very little knowledge of computers, but he's a fucking dictionary when it comes to the disease vector he's studying. My god, it's inhuman how he's able to spurt out facts and brainstorm brilliant ideas. I mean he flat out told me he barely knows how to use a computer, but this idea was 100% his. Saw how researchers were doing something in a completely different area and wanted to repurpose it for his vector. Only issue is that it's a bit difficult because none of his other students are interested in computer work. I can't talk to them! One is working with CRISPR and the other is doing some physiology-esque project.

I feel like they look down on me for some bizarre fucking reason! It's rather maddening because I can do the same shit they do, but I can also work on computers. I feel like they think I'm pure computers, but that's nowhere near the case. I mean this is novel for me because I've never done disease vectors. I'm from a lab that worked with something else. Still, this is something the PI can build an entire prestigious research arsenal around, and the lab mates I have now don't give a rat's ass. Weird research lab, for real. I feel like this is one where I'll get kicked out sooner or later. The PI is amazing, though. Incredibly fucking nice, insanely fucking nice. I've never met a nicer person in my life, honestly. Just, I'm not so sure I like the atmosphere of his lab.

Anyways, a bit of drama, but I'm not all that happy with this current rotation. The cancer research lab worked me like a fucking dog, but I felt more at home there. Completely off topic at this point, but I wanted to vent a little.
 
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For those interested in game design, there are a number of free (to download) engines. Some require payment if your game makes x amount, but others (like Godot) are completely free and open source. They're generally fairly well documented with a plethora of tutorials online.

Personally I like Godot, it's open source. The documentation is probably the weakest (Unity, Unreal, GM have larger followings) but it supports C#, C++, and gdscript which is based on Python. Heartbeast and gdquest on youtube have enough tutorials to get one started.
 
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Depends on your area of study, really. You cannot circumvent proper schooling for the sciences or medicine. The techniques are far too specialized, and of course, you cannot replicate an expensive laboratory bench with technology.

When it comes to computing, math, and the rest, it doesn't seem like sitting in a classroom is much of a requirement anymore. I mean linear algebra and coding are all the same whether you go to Harvard, MIT, Arizona State, or Caltech. I know some posters pursuing PhDs will say something, but English is English and history is history.

As it stands, leagues of fucking scientists have been teaching themselves coding nowadays, just like I did. I mean coding is starting to become a hard requirement in the biomedical field, which is fucking insane considering just 5 years ago this wasn't even close to the case!

Lady that gave a talk two weeks ago at my school was an MD/PhD that taught herself coding and is now an officer of a pharmaceutical company. I wish I could say which one, but damn, I've talked to so many researchers from pharmaceutical companies it's getting ridiculous now :lol:. I also don't want to dox myself.

As for me, I actually figured out how to use a python interface to do something already. I'm two weeks into the rotation, and I've made small but significant progress on how disease vector research is done. I mean I'm all self-taught, and I'm picking at code and learning shit.

The PI I'm rotating under has very little knowledge of computers, but he's a fucking dictionary when it comes to the disease vector he's studying. My god, it's inhuman how he's able to spurt out facts and brainstorm brilliant ideas. I mean he flat out told me he barely knows how to use a computer, but this idea was 100% his. Saw how researchers were doing something in a completely different area and wanted to repurpose it for his vector. Only issue is that it's a bit difficult because none of his other students are interested in computer work. I can't talk to them! One is working with CRISPR and the other is doing some physiology-esque project.

I feel like they look down on me for some bizarre fucking reason! It's rather maddening because I can do the same shit they do, but I can also work on computers. I feel like they think I'm pure computers, but that's nowhere near the case. I mean this is novel for me because I've never done disease vectors. I'm from a lab that worked with something else. Still, this is something the PI can build an entire prestigious research arsenal around, and the lab mates I have now don't give a rat's ass. Weird research lab, for real. I feel like this is one where I'll get kicked out sooner or later. The PI is amazing, though. Incredibly fucking nice, insanely fucking nice. I've never met a nicer person in my life, honestly. Just, I'm not so sure I like the atmosphere of his lab.

Anyways, a bit of drama, but I'm not all that happy with this current rotation. The cancer research lab worked me like a fucking dog, but I felt more at home there. Completely off topic at this point, but I wanted to vent a little.
Yeah, you’re right on it with respect to medicine and real sciences; impossible to create what you need at home. But, as I said before, there’s so, so much good stuff available to all. I’m going to watch Earth Story and The History of Britain again, soon. Both are epic learning experiences. Python in a Week can get fucked.

All good with the vent, it’s interesting to hear......my usual work-vent is that they’ve got shit steaks at camp or some twat threw my washing on the worktop, rather than into one of the twenty empty driers. I really should have applied myself more at school.
 
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[PC] Free WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe V5.15.4 Full License (Was $59.95) @ WinX DVD

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe has been upgraded to Version 5.15.4 and here is giveaway license that everyone can get to unlock and use the full features of the 4K video converter, resizer and downloader.

How to Get:
Head over to the giveaway page, enter a valid email address and hit "Get Free License" button and then you'll start to download a zip file including the license code and installation setup. Please note that the license code should be activated before October 31, 2019. And the giveaway version doesn't support free updates to future versions.

What's new in the latest 5.15.4 released on September 25:
  1. Added new output profiles for iPhone 11, 11 Pro/Max, new 10.2-inch iPad and new Apple TV.
  2. Enhanced YouTube download module to support the latest videos and music.
  3. Fixed some minor bugs.
If you already use this tool, always good to get the latest version for better experience~~~

https://www.winxdvd.com/resource/handbrake-windows-tutorial.htm
 
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[iOS] Free - Pocket Anatomy (Was US $1.49) @ iTunes

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Highly rated app (4.8).

“One of our Top 5 Apps” * British Medical Association
Boost your anatomy knowledge TODAY! With our award-winning app, it’s easy: retrieve any anatomical structure and relevant clinical information in an instant. Search through 1000s of anatomical structures such as ligaments, tendons, arteries, veins, organs, and glossary items. Browse by system layers including skin, skeletal, connective tissue, muscular, circulatory, digestive, reproductive, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary and more…
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/id1296168277?ign-mpt=uo=4
 
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[PC] Free - Observer (82% Positive Reviews on Steam) and Alan Wake's American Nightmare (69% Positive Reviews) - Epic Store. Available from 18th October 2019

The next freebie from the Epic Store.

This week the games are: Observer and Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Steam page for Observer (for info ONLY):
Steam page for American Nightmare (for info only): https://store.steampowered.com/app/202750/Alan_Wakes_America...

From the website: Observer:

What Would You Do if Your Fears Were Hacked?
You are Dan Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, and part of a corporate-funded police unit whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds. In this future, anything you think, feel or remember can be used against you in a court of law.
The year is 2084. If you somehow survived the Nanophage, odds are you were killed in the War. Those who live have turned to drugs, VR, neural implants— anything to distract themselves from this new reality. But they can’t hide from you.

From the website: Alan Wake's American Nightmare:

In this brand new standalone experience, Alan Wake fights the herald of darkness, the evil Mr. Scratch! A thrilling new storyline, hordes of creepy enemies, serious firepower and beautiful Arizona locations, combined with a fun and challenging new game mode make this a must for Alan Wake veterans, and the perfect jumping-on point for new players!

Key Features:

  • Play the full-fledged Story Mode: You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you fight to stop your murderous evil double to take back your life… and change reality itself!
  • Fight till dawn arcade mode: In the action-packed Arcade Mode, you’ll need to master the Fight with Light mechanic to stay alive until dawn and beat your friends on theLeaderboards. Can you survive until sunrise?
  • Face the darkness: Twisted and dangerous enemies stalk you in the shadows. Dispatch them with the powerful arsenal of weapons at your disposal.
 
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[PC] Free - DRM-free download - Tales of Blood and Sand - Indiegala

Another freebie from Indiegala. As always, if you have an IG account you can add it to your library and download it at a later time.

https://freebies.indiegala.com/tales-of-blood-and-sand/?dev_id=freebies

From the website:

It is the year 142 AD. Rome is at the height of its power. Spread across the entire Mediterranean world and boasting an invincible army, few were willing to oppose their might. During their conquests, many lives and settlements perished into oblivion. Now, some of the survivors, are forced to partake in the bloodiest sport of them all - Gladiator fights.
Facing each other in combat, their lives hanging by a thread, all in order to entertain the very people that put them to this misery, became their reality. But, with each drop of blood spilt, their thirst for vengeance rises…

Join Heracles and his band of gladiators in their struggle to achieve glory and freedom. Enter the arena and fight for your life in turn based battles. Vanquish mighty beasts and fearless warriors in order to win over the crowd. Train and maybe one day you will manage to flee this hell of a life.
 
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[Android] Free - Learn German with MosaLingua Premium (Was $7.99) @ Google Play

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mosalingua.deu

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Learn and speak German quickly with SRS Memorization - MosaLingua

★ Learn German in no time! MosaLingua's effective and addictive teaching method will help you memorize loads of vocabulary, key phrases and conjugations in record time. ★
By using the dialogue exercises, you'll be able to improve both your German comprehension and your speaking skills at the same time.

MosaLingua was designed by a professor and 2 developers who actually uses MosaLingua on a daily basis.

Learn the essential 20% that will apply 80% of the time. Afterwards you can choose an area of focus that is relevant for you (travel, sports, business, technology…). Spending just 5 minutes per day for two months will allow you to memorize 600 words and key phrases!

Whether you are starting from scratch or you already know the basics, MosaLingua is adapted to suit your language needs. It's like having your own private tutor in your pocket!

Whether your motivation for learning German is for school (diploma, class, course, Goethe-Institut), vacation, business purposes or simply for the joy of learning, MosaLingua will have you speaking German in no time:

MOSALINGUA CONSISTS OF:
  • 3000+ flash cards of vocabulary and phrases, including audio pronunciations by native speakers
  • 14 diverse categories (e.g. Accommodation, transportation, shopping, tourism, social, emergencies…)
-more than 100 sub-categories (e.g. At the restaurant, at the hotel, buying and negotiating, sports, partying, flirting…)
  • Up to 10 levels to complete, from the basics to more specialized vocabulary
  • 17 dialogues presenting common situations that come up on vacation (or when traveling)
  • Study lessons and language tips that will aid your progression
  • More than 100 bonus materials to unlock as you progress
  • Online dictionary
  • Possibility to create your own cards
LEARN THE ESSENTIAL 20% THAT WILL TAKE YOU 80% OF THE WAY:
  • Learn the most useful/most used vocab (and the most simple) first
  • Learn only the most useful phrases for your studies, for your travel, or for German SAT or GCSE
HIGHLY EFFICIENT AND PROVEN LEARNING METHOD:
MosaLingua uses the Spaced Repetition System (SRS), the product of several years of scientific research
  • Calculates review dates for the flash cards according to how difficult you find each one, to encourage efficient and long term memorization
  • Spend time learning what you find useful, not what you already know
  • MosaLingua constantly adapts to your needs and pace (like a private teacher)
  • Use both audio and visual memory
  • Sustained learning (long-term memory)
LEARN GERMAN ON THE GO
  • You get to decide how long each lesson will be (it doesn't matter whether you have only 2 minutes or more than 30 minutes to spend)
  • Automatically adapts to your needs and pace
  • You can stop a lesson and then pick up where you left off whenever you want
  • You don't need an internet connection, all the lessons and content is available OFFLINE
FUN AND ADDICTIVE
  • Unlock bonuses as you progress (dialogues, jokes, fun facts, sayings, tips)
  • Learn from dialogues based on realistic situations that you may encounter on vacation
  • You'll be amazed at how quickly you will learn new words and how addictive it becomes
  • the App keeps track of your progress giving you the motivation you need to succeed
The app is constantly being improved. We take user feedback into account. Free and regular updates are in the works!

If you have a suggestion or need assistance, please click on the customer support link or at http://www.mosalingua.com - you are guaranteed a reply!

Note: All the content listed in this description is already included in the application at no extra cost (in-app purchases are available should you wish to purchase optional content).
 
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Just read your responses again guys and it's a very, very interesting topic. With colleges because as fucked-up as they've ever been with lefty fuckwits stinking out the joint, I wonder if online schooling is the future?
Online learning serves a purpose, especially if you know what it is you want to do/learn.

There's no escaping the indoctrination that takes place in some college courses but we need the traditional model. If anything the social part of it proves invaluable when you eventually look for jobs - your classmates can and will be your future coworkers/references. Education doesn't stop in the classroom however - that's true now more than ever. You have all these great resources you can turn to in which to learn - all you need is initiative. This was always the case, even in the past - you always want to go the extra mile. It's in the persons benefit to take advantage of all the different resources that are now widely available - someone else will and reap the rewards.
 
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Never noticed this thread before, thanks so much I have downloaded a few if these...great stuff very interesting
 
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