Bodean's Lounge

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Bodean, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Gold Member

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    Any ideas for a body shape to go with that tail piece I bought?
     
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    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Without fail, every time.
    I'll be sitting here on my Friday off on hold with cable/pharmacy/bank/cell carrier.....
    After 4 hours of "Please hold, you are next in line"
    "Thank you for calling, how may I BBBBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.....
     
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  3. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I always get the person that english is their third or fourth language
     
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  4. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Gold Member

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    Hmmm... BASIC, 8051 Assembler, Pascal, C, C#, Delphi, VB, VBS, VBA, Python, ah there it is English.
     
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    I've been retired long enough to scoff at those languages
     
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  6. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Gold Member

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    Damn... Do those languages make me look old?
     
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    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    missing cobol and fortran tsk tsk
     
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  8. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Gold Member

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    Never main lined the stuff.
     
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    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    That's where all the fun is.. P and Z series. oh the sleepless nights.
     
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  10. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    ..geezer languages...
     
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  11. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Gold Member

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    I was just a little wad so I stuck with micros. They fit my budget better. Still have a 4004. Too bad I do not have the companion memory chip.
     
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    ZlurkCorzDog INMATE #7XX7XX7 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You go DOS. :whistling:
     
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  13. JB74

    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    Still in use today. and very highly paid employees... So much so that IBM are trying to (and have partially been successful) lay off their own MF staff because it's so specialized and costly.
    Distributed vs mainframe argument been going on for almost 2 decades now and the Z is still here, much like Cray. one reason. Security.
    Python is a dirty language. Google like it because it's an overlay. distributed compute is full of exploits and additionally subject to physical layer tampering.
    The sad reality is that it's bloated compute for the false belief in 'cheap'. It costs far more resources and space, but the scaling is simplified and less intelligent.
    Custom silicon is back in "mainstream" computing fashion again.
    It has always been there, but now it is more about protecting IP.
     
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  14. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Gold Member

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    Time to brush off my Turbo Pascal Tutor book. :sneaky:


    OK... I am a self described fat client programmer. Are we going around the hamster wheel again? Long live the abacus! Whoops too far back.
     
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    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I had a lot of fun doing dBase-III stuff in the 90s.
     
  16. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Gold Member

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    B-treive myself.
     
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    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    cp/m ? lol
    I even had a cp/m card in my ][e.
     
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    At least four decades. When the IBM PC came out the death of the mainframe started. All the prior CP/M systems didn't quite have that same impact.
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Gold Member

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    CP/M... yup. NBI machines, Xerox 820, and my own Kaypro II.
     
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  20. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Gold Member

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    I had my Kaypro attached to this...

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    Yes... it's a Wang.
     
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