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« Reply #345 on: February 13, 2019, 09:31:14 AM »
Wait.  Are you using the octric system.  In this country we use imperioctal.
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« Reply #346 on: February 13, 2019, 09:38:58 AM »
Wait.  Are you using the octric system.  In this country we use imperioctal.

You cavemen need to grow another pair of fingers and join the rest of the world.
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« Reply #347 on: February 13, 2019, 09:41:17 AM »
Backs slowly toward the door.  :-\



But seriously, folks, I did two years of "Computer Technology" at Purdue. That's COBOL and that shit. Played with assembler, that taught me patience.

COBOL (my second language) had its advantages. One relevant to this discussion, as I recall, was the ability to do math in decimal cents without floating point rounding problems.
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« Reply #348 on: February 13, 2019, 03:07:27 PM »
COBOL - we support Pennies.

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« Reply #349 on: February 13, 2019, 03:16:37 PM »

The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense.
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« Reply #350 on: February 13, 2019, 06:31:04 PM »

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« Reply #351 on: February 14, 2019, 05:47:30 AM »
Backs slowly toward the door.  :-\



But seriously, folks, I did two years of "Computer Technology" at Purdue. That's COBOL and that shit. Played with assembler, that taught me patience.

COBOL (my second language) had its advantages. One relevant to this discussion, as I recall, was the ability to do math in decimal cents without floating point rounding problems.
I had the chance to talk to Adm. Grace Hopper back in the day. She told me she never thought COBOL would out live her.
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« Reply #352 on: February 14, 2019, 08:27:24 AM »
COBOL (my second language) had its advantages. One relevant to this discussion, as I recall, was the ability to do math in decimal cents without floating point rounding problems.

The rest of us just stored currency amounts in integer cents and divided by a 100 for display purposes when the time came.

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« Reply #353 on: February 14, 2019, 08:52:14 AM »
COBOL was written for early computers and deliberately done in such a manner as to allow programmers to show managers what was going on. I have always thought this insanely optimistic.
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« Reply #354 on: February 14, 2019, 09:51:48 AM »
COBOL (my second language) had its advantages. One relevant to this discussion, as I recall, was the ability to do math in decimal cents without floating point rounding problems.

The rest of us just stored currency amounts in integer cents and divided by a 100 for display purposes when the time came.

Unfortunately, I have worked with some business and tax computer systems that did not do this, leading to aggravating and accumulating rounding errors.
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« Reply #355 on: February 15, 2019, 09:57:37 AM »


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« Reply #356 on: February 17, 2019, 08:46:15 AM »

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« Reply #357 on: February 17, 2019, 11:55:00 AM »
One of local restaurant chains opened a new location recently. They bowed to the inevitable and have electrical outlets at every table.
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« Reply #358 on: February 17, 2019, 12:32:08 PM »
Personally I think they (i.e. the image) missed a major opportunity having no outlets in the floor.
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« Reply #359 on: February 17, 2019, 01:44:59 PM »


The LISP one got to me.

 

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