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Is there a guide which will teach you everything that Lain knows? I'm looking for a complete collection of resources on computing, things that Lain would likely know. I will start with some basics.
I am looking for things like this but complete, assembled together in one huge, nonrepetitive volume.


Bumping. I guess a better way to put this would be learning about computers from the ground up.


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Disclaimer: I am not in the position you try to be so my opinion is less likely relevant.
It could help to look at simplified models of what you want to know: how a computer works, how the internet works and so on
Then you can start reading about those things you already feel like understanding the most and slowly digging your way into reaching your goal.
On the other hand, it is nearly impossible to theoretically understand a whole topic without practical training. Maybe get a job in a tech-related branch or get a pi and start setting up projects.
On the other hand, do you need to know the whole mechanism of big G's algorithm as much as a SEO-expert who earns money of it or is it could it be enough to know that it's contrary to your beliefs and that you maybe want to focus on tor-network or other less soykaf botnet-environments? What I want to say is: know your priorities.




I don't think you will find anything like that in a single book. The university program I took was kind of like that, we went through all the abstraction levels from electronics up to distributed systems, but it took almost four years and there was plenty of overlap.



Learn LISP programming language, lain programs in LISP on her NAVI and HandiNAVI in the show and even on her PC in the game. I am partial to the Steel Bank Common LISP (SBCL) implementation, but also check out Scheme which is a minimalist spinoff of LISP which doesn't have lists as central to its design.
She also learns C in class but I don't think you will want to touch that if you are just starting out (or at all, it's very outdated), learn C# or Python first.


>very outdated
The latest C revision came out in 2018.


Is a typewriter manufactured last week not outdated?




it depends who's using it


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>She also learns C in class
In SEL it feels like she shows up to school simply because it must be done for her to go on with her life. Her C lectures are going in one ear, and exiting the other. Bottomline: You don't need to know C for this goal of yours OP.


Maybe I'm just biased but imo C is more like wooden pencil rather than typewriter. It's not as sleek as some rotring rapid pro but it is dependable and very performant if you're good with it. Sure it doesn't have many modern features and is deathly bad with memory but that's just because of how close it runs to hardware ig.

You can get a lot done just running python or javascript or maybe Go or rust or whatever but if you really want to get serious, you definitely want to know how code interacts with the lower layers of abstraction like microarchitecture to even the analog level (perhaps to understand some of the flaws of higher abstractions)



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