Author: Max

Trying to pick up programming from a book is like trying to learn judo by reading a pamphlet. In both cases, you may glean a theoretical understanding of the subject, but until you actually practice your skill, you don’t know how much you really picked up. To give you practical, hands-on experience in using an honest-to-goodness programming language, this part of the book explains how to install and use Liberty BASIC so that you can write real computer programs by using the BASIC programming language. Writing programs in Liberty BASIC helps you to better understand how programming really works as…

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Despite what you may have heard, programming a computer isn’t difficult. Computer programming is a skill that anyone can pick up, given enough practice, patience, and caffeinated beverages. Although computers may seem like tremendously complex electronic beasts, relax. Few people know how an internal-combustion engine works, yet people still figure out how to drive a car. Similarly, anyone can pick up programming skills without worrying (too much) about the specific details that make a computer work. The first question that you (or your friends, co-workers, and relatives) may ask is, “Why bother learning to program a computer?” The answer depends…

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Computers don’t do anything without someone telling them what to do, much like the average teenager. To make the computer do something useful, you must give it instructions in either of the following two ways: Write a program, which tells a computer what to do, step-by-step, much as you write out a recipe. Buy a program that someone else has already written that tells the computer what to do. Ultimately, to get a computer to do something useful, you (or somebody else) must write a program. A program does nothing more than tell the computer how to accept some type…

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Many readers commented that the key to losing weight was forgetting about counting calories and focusing instead on eating more of the World’s Healthiest Foods. Readers told us that these foods not only helped them feel more vibrant and energetic, but they successfully lost weight without feeling deprived or sacrificing anything—including enjoyment—in the process: I’ve been researching and preparing meals based on WHFoods.org for the past month. I feel far more alive, alert, enlightened, and energized. I now experience greater degrees of balance, equilibrium, and sound sleep and no more mood swings. – Michelle I have lost weight while I…

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The Egyptians used a surprisingly large number of makeup and skin care products. Rouge colored their lips and cheeks, while dyes and paints hued their body and facial skin. There is enough evidence to show that the Egyptians even colored their hair. Perhaps best known of all is their extravagant use of kohl to accentuate the eyes. This dark colored powder was made with many different naturally occurring substances that gave different hues and different textures. Some of these are crushed antimony, lead, copper, burnt almonds, ash, malachite, copper ore, ochre and many others. Both the upper and lower lids…

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