Vegar Andreas Bergum

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  1. It comes down to what Option you answer on the exam (You are given ALL of them), and then what option you specify on the cover-sheet of the exam. Your teacher doesn't have a say at all.
  2. Programming: Practice, practice, practice and more practice! The only way to learn programming is to practice! The learning-curve is steep, but it gets better. What option are you doing? Theory should be relatively okey. Just study, and practice the discrete mathematics. With a good understanding of discrete maths you will do the programming part better.
  3. No I was not.
  4. It came to wanting something that can remind me of what the IB actually is. Go back and look at the aim or intent of the International Baccalaureate Organization. The founder of the IBO asked herself "Educational Techniques for peace. Do they exist?". The IB Learner Profile and the intent of educating youth to prevent wars like WWII made me get it. You could call it a form of identification with who I am raised and educated to be. Took it at the local tattoo studio where I live. Jessheim, Norway.
  5. Yes, it is real. Got it last week.
  6. HI. We are having our IOC's in a couple of weeks, and we are a bit puzzled over the extracts we have been working on. Our teacher said we will be given an extract from a pool of over 30 poems and the entire Peer Gynt book, which is about 300 pages. We are 16 people in the class, so the minimum required number of extracts is 8. We are given 30 + and entire book of 300 pages. What do you guys think? Is this normal?
  7. A guy that graduated in 2014 did a website that acted as an application for the IB. He got full marks. As long as you use somewhat complex code and document it well, it is very possible.
  8. Hi. I am working on a mock for my TOK presentation. I think I found a topic I want to tackle, but I am somewhat unsure wether it is a good idea. I want to use the knowledge question: "How do we know wether we are controlled by a greater power or not?" and link it to a real-life situation where AI's take over the world. And focus on how mathematics and science could be a greater power. Link it to religion and everything. Any ideas?
  9. Hi, thank you for the nice reply! My idea was to look at how the cryptocurrencies react to eachother and compare it to how "real" currencies react to eachother. I think this would be more within currency exchange in macro. I have been able to get in touch with one of the people working on currency exhange in the Norwegian Bank, and a guy that is running his own Bitcoin exchange. Some interviews might be what I need as sources. When it comes to theories I haven't had the time to look too deeply into the macroeconomics yet. But after a chat with my dad, who is quite experienced when it comes to currency exchange, he said that it would be wise to look at what factors make currencies more valuable. If I could determine some factors and compare the cryptocurrencies to the "real" currencies, I might have something to go for.
  10. But what about the for oil producing country such as Norway. A fall in oil price means oil mining is less profitable thus As will shift?? That's true, fall in oil prices is good news fo oil importers but bad news for oil exporters, such as Venezuela, Nigeria, or Iraq. Norway, though, invests a big part of its oil revenues in so-called oil fund which is unvulnerable to oil prices (because it is simply money). Therefore, fall in oil prices n Norway will lead to lower revenues from mining until the prices recover, but they are unlikely to hurt the economy because Norway is active in many other industries, for which a fall in oil prices means lower production costs. Oil is an important commodity used in virtually every industry, and only the oil-mining industry will see its revenues fall. The most important feature of the situation in which energy price falls is that the costs of production of all the firms using oil as the production input and get significantly lower. This might be somewhat off-topic, but it is worth mentioning I think. Norway´s fund is FAR from invulnerable to oil prices. In November 2014, the Norwegian Krone (NOK) was pretty strong. 1USD = ~5.5 NOK 1EUR = ~7.5 NOK 1 British pound = ~ 10.4 NOK December 2014, after the fall in oil-price. 1USD = ~8.2 NOK 1EUR = ~9.2 NOK 1 British pound = 11.8 NOK The fall affected the Norwegian economy A LOT. Our largest firms are within the oil-industry and fell over 30% in stock prices over the last 4 months.
  11. I am currently doing CS HL and Math SL. I am pretty sure you can get through it with Math Studies imo. There are some algorithms that would be more easy to understand with SL Math, but very doable with Studies as well. I would not worry a bit if you are doing SL Math.
  12. I am currently the only IB student in Norway doing Computer Science HL. I have some background in programming and computer architecture. However, there are two others in my class doing SL, and they are doing all fine. They had no background and is not struggling at all to keep up. I think that if you want to do HL, you will need to be motivated to work, because there is a lot of work. Any background in programming is not needed. We are doing Object-oriented programming as an option, but it is very doable without any background. What you should know, however, is some basic computer architecture and generally how the computer works. Know your math and have a good ability to think logically. I agree with Lachy, HTML, CSS and javascript is not part of the syllabus unless you do the option that includes this. Get a book on Java, NOT javascript and do some basics. I can suggest Beginning Programming with Java for Dummies. It is a very nicely written book that covers the first 4 months of Computer Science. Good luck!
  13. Hi. We just started working on our EE's. I have decided what subject and topic I am going to use. I have also partially phrased a research question. My subject is Economics and my topic is cryptocurrency. My research question is on the lines of how the different cryptocurrencies interfere and affect each other. I have a couple of questions regarding my primary source and what I should focus on. - Is a survey where I gather information about peoples experience with the different currencies enough? Like asking what types of cryptocurrencies they have heard of, if they use any of them, what their opinion on the different currencies are and some other general questions about cryptocurrency. All with a goal of getting some information on what cryptocurrencies are looked upon as the "best" and what is most widely used. - Should I compare to regular currency as well, or would that be too wide? - Any specific economic theories I should look at? We are starting macroeconomics this week, so I don't know a lot about those theories, yet. - What do you think about my topic? Any ideas and/or constructive criticism? Thaaanks.
  14. Hi. We just started working on our EE's. I have decided what subject and topic I am going to use. I have also partially phrased a research question. My subject is Economics and my topic is cryptocurrency. My research question is on the lines of how the different cryptocurrencies interfere and affect each other. I have a couple of questions regarding my primary source and what I should focus on. - Is a survey where I gather information about peoples experience with the different currencies enough? Like asking what types of cryptocurrencies they have heard of, if they use any of them, what their opinion on the different currencies are and some other general questions about cryptocurrency. All with a goal of getting some information on what cryptocurrencies are looked upon as the "best" and what is most widely used. - Should I compare to regular currency as well, or would that be too wide? - Any specific economic theories I should look at? We are starting macroeconomics this week, so I don't know a lot about those theories, yet. - What do you think about my topic? Any ideas and/or constructive criticism? Thaaanks.
  15. Duplicated post please ignore.