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Offline oppenheimmer

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Free education
« on: May 12, 2014, 07:51:42 PM »
I was wondering if any one had any ideas on obtaining free books or quality reference materials?

please post your ideas
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Re: Free education
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 12:45:43 PM »
Only thing I can think of is dumpster dive at the local schools. Right now would be the perfect time with summer vacation coming up.

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 11:01:55 AM »
A lot of schools post their coursework online for free.   Berkeley, MIT and others.

Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/
Harvard and MIT: https://www.edx.org/
MIT http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
Stanford: http://online.stanford.edu/
English and German courses: https://iversity.org/
Future learn: https//www.futurelearn.com
Open U: http://www.open.ac.uk/about/main/
Learn new languages: http://www.duolingo.com/
Learn how to Code: http://www.codecademy.com/
courses and audio books: http://www.openculture.com/

Here's a list.  Have at it.

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Re: Free education
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 02:53:45 PM »
My school does the same thing with their online courses however they are starting to get cheap and make students log into their online accounts to see some of the videos

They figure the info is useless without the corresponding credits to earn the degree. College is such a scam

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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 06:11:53 PM »
This is the wrong forum you fucking retard. Why aren't the mods moving this shit?
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Re: Free education
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 07:24:19 PM »
This is the wrong forum you fucking retard. Why aren't the mods moving this shit?
Whoops. You're right.


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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2014, 03:45:32 AM »
There's a pretty neat google trick that lets you find non protected repositories of various files, and I've found ones of lots of reference materials for all sorts of things.

Few examples of things I've found with it:

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various ebooks on several subjects: http://iclass.iuea.ac.ug/intranet/E-books/
similarly described as above: http://5-star-textbook-reviews.info/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/
random music thats not terribly educational: http://azad.az/music/fayllar/?ND


Now for the actual trick, just type into the search field of google, whatever you're looking for in this format:

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?intitle:index.of? <filename/subject> <file extension (mp3, pdf, etc)>
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Re: Free education
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2014, 06:31:07 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2014, 11:09:34 PM »
Don't know how widespread this is, but my university had virtually no security (it was in the middle of nowhere). You could walk into the library and start using their computers literally no questions asked. This gave you access to tons and tons of academic journals and the like.

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Re: Free education
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2014, 11:49:27 PM »
Don't know how widespread this is, but my university had virtually no security (it was in the middle of nowhere). You could walk into the library and start using their computers literally no questions asked. This gave you access to tons and tons of academic journals and the like.
Yeah, in one of the small universities I went to, it was like this as well.


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Re: Free education
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2014, 11:55:18 PM »
I always try too sell my textbooks online, and then I try to sell them back to some local bookstores if they don't sell online. When no one wants them, they tell me they can recycle them for me, and at that point I just donate them to goodwill.

I haven't tried, but you could see if some bookstores have any books they are going to recycle and see if you can have them. If not that, then the next to free option would be buying old versions of textbooks. There are tons of old edition books being sold on Half.com and Amazon for less than a buck, plus 3.99 for media mail shipping.

To expand on burroughs' point, my grad school also has an open computer network. At my undergrad, students are naive and either forget or don't know to log out when they're finished. You can stake out the libraries and computer labs and borrow someone's credentials. If they come back, just play dumb and say you didn't realize someone else was using it.

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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2014, 03:48:54 PM »
Khanacademy.org is good if you want a somewhat structured approach. I've been bad at the maths my whole life, but I'm doing better with them now after going on there for a month or so. They also have a lot of other stuff other than math like Chemistry, Biology, and Economics. For coding, there's a bit of Javascript that they can teach as well as some videos on Cryptography I haven't looked at yet.

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Re: Free education
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2014, 04:49:20 PM »
This is the wrong forum you fucking retard. Why aren't the mods moving this shit?

actuly it was not in the wrong place because we are not talking about a single topic more how to obtain free books and other printed matter
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Re: Free education
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2014, 12:13:58 AM »
anyone looking for free info on sex-ed...im here for you...