Sometimes you just want to create something beautiful and you don’t care who gets credit as long as it gets made. With that in mind you may steal a few elements in an effort to move faster. To be clear, I’m not referring to immoral/clandestine stealing. I’m talking about something you could be 100% honest about, but pride prevents you from doing.
For example, I needed to code something today for a project. I started by recreating something that was already done on the internet. The problem was already solved. I just wanted to “feel” like the one that did it. But then I thought, “What am I learning?”, “What am I adding mankind’s collective knowledge?”
Not a damn thing.
As you begin your journey into Computer Science, you’ll realize that there a myriad of concepts designed to, for lack of a better phrase, rape your brain. As a general rule of thumb, I believe that brain rape should be assiduously avoided. Therefore, in an effort to do my part to lower the crime rate amongst in our community, I figured I’d explain an idea that hurt my brain when I first came across it. Namely, how are floats able to represent more values than ints can with the same space?