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Submission + - Best book to learn C++? 1

froggymana writes: I'm currently a freshman studying Computer Engineering and am a little disappointed in my school for starting us out with 3 terms of Java. We don't get to take any C++ classes until our junior year or so, but yet most employers in the embedded field couldn't care less about Java and would rather see C/C++ experience. Every internship I've looked wants to see 2+ years of C/C++ experience. Learning C++ when the school wants me to just doesn't seem like a good option. There a ton of options available for learning programming, such as MIT"s OCW and dozens of books. Slashdot, what would you recommend to someone with a fair amount of programming experience to learn C++?

Submission + - iTunes 10.5 may not be compatible with older AMD c (

An anonymous reader writes: Reports are starting to appear in Apple's Support forums that iTunes 10.5 won't play MP3 files on some computers — early indications are pointing to older AMD CPUs. It is reported that songs sound like fingernails on a chalkboard. Audio files purchased through the iTunes Store are not effected, probably because they are encoded in a different format.

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