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I find Dan Friedman's Little Schemer book interesting.

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 11:09:18AM -0800, Mikies Runs Baal wrote:
> Heya,
>
> I recently heard about and found this site for the programmers among us.
>
>
> http://projecteuler.net/
>
>
>    About Project Euler
>
> Leonhard Euler (1707-1783)
>
>
>      What is Project Euler?
>
> Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer  
> programming problems that will require more than just mathematical  
> insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant  
> and efficient methods, the use of a computer and programming skills will  
> be required to solve most problems.
>
> The motivation for starting Project Euler, and its continuation, is to  
> provide a platform for the inquiring mind to delve into unfamiliar areas  
> and learn new concepts in a fun and recreational context.
>
>
>      Who are the problems aimed at?
>
> The intended audience include students for whom the basic curriculum is  
> not feeding their hunger to learn, adults whose background was not  
> primarily mathematics but had an interest in things mathematical, and  
> professionals who want to keep their problem solving and mathematics on  
> the edge.
>
>
>      Can anyone solve the problems?
>
> The problems range in difficulty and for many the experience is  
> inductive chain learning. That is, by solving one problem it will expose  
> you to a new concept that allows you to undertake a previously  
> inaccessible problem. So the determined participant will slowly but  
> surely work his/her way through every problem.
>
> TTYL,
>
> MJR
>
>
>
> On 7/23/2011 10:25 PM, Mikies Runs Baal wrote:
>> Bill,
>>
>> Never heard of this site before, but well  worth a 2nd look and bookmarking.
>>
>> MJR
>>
>> On 7/23/2011 7:04 PM, Bill Kendrick wrote:
>>> Seen on SF-LUG:
>>>
>>> ----- Forwarded message from Grant Bowman<grantbow@partimus.org>   -----
>>>
>>> Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:06:43 -0700
>>> From: Grant Bowman<grantbow@partimus.org>
>>> Subject: [sf-lug] Khan Academy starts a Computer Science playlist
>>> To: SF-LUG<sf-lug@linuxmafia.com>, OLPC SF<olpc-sf@lists.laptop.org>,
>>>           discussion@lists.partimus.org
>>>
>>> This is forwarded from the Humbolt LUG.
>>>
>>> Grant
>>>
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: "John Hauser"<jhauser@pobox.com>
>>> Date: Jul 18, 2011 11:25 AM
>>> Subject: [linux] Khan Academy starts a Computer Science playlist
>>> To: "HumLUG"<linux@redwood.humboldt.edu>
>>>
>>> any of you who've attended recent monthly meetings have heard me
>>> blather on about the Khan Academy and it's founder Sal Khan.
>>> http://www.khanacademy.org
>>>
>>> now he's turning his focus to Computer Science and has produced a
>>> series of videos about learning python and some simple computer
>>> science topics.
>>>
>>> if you're interested in learning python at your own pace, check out
>>> the Computer Science playlist:
>>> http://www.khanacademy.org/#computer-science
>>>
>>> ----- End forwarded message -----
>>>
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The 1980 Turing award lecture
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