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(Mational Day Calendar)   Today is National Day of the Programmer, so let's all celebrate by considering the 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't   (nationaldaycalendar.com) divider line
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2021-09-13 11:31:23 AM  
Tagline : celebrate by considering the 10 kinds of people in the world

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2021-09-13 11:36:37 AM  
What about the two kinds of people: those who can extrapolate from incomplete data...
 
2021-09-13 11:37:46 AM  
It really should be 1 because you have 0 and 1. And it makes more sense.
 
2021-09-13 11:37:50 AM  
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2021-09-13 11:37:55 AM  
Be aware of off by 01 items.
 
2021-09-13 11:39:06 AM  
*Looks around at the internet*

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2021-09-13 11:39:16 AM  
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2021-09-13 11:39:27 AM  
WarGames - Falken's Maze
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Got nuttin
 
2021-09-13 11:40:17 AM  
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2021-09-13 11:40:51 AM  
Let the traditional bikeshedding commence!
 
2021-09-13 11:40:56 AM  
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2021-09-13 11:41:45 AM  
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2021-09-13 11:42:45 AM  
I C# what you did there subby.
 
2021-09-13 11:43:46 AM  
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2021-09-13 11:44:18 AM  
Okay, but what about the other 6?
 
2021-09-13 11:44:46 AM  
As a programmer I don't need no rich mommy or daddy to get inheritance.


/always comment your code
//nobody said anything about the content of comments
/// TBD
 
2021-09-13 11:44:53 AM  
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2021-09-13 11:46:27 AM  
The two hardest things in programming are naming, caching, and off-by-one errors.
 
2021-09-13 11:48:06 AM  
I tool Visual Basic in college and realized that programming was not for me. No idea how I got straight A's in that class while not understand it.
 
2021-09-13 11:48:39 AM  

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It's cute how "full-stack" js devs think they're actual engineers, while simultaneously screeching on every programming blog how you only need ambiguous qualities like "passion" and "cleanliness," and when that doesn't make their software use less than an armada of servers to run hello world/crater their users' browsers, they fall back on "programming isn't a personality" to excuse their lack of basic competency.
 
2021-09-13 11:49:54 AM  

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Fun fact: Java is what killed my interest in programming.  I'd enjoyed working with Basic as a kid in computer class, then enjoyed C+ in college, then took Java and said fark it, I'm done.
 
2021-09-13 11:51:10 AM  
what about those who confuse it with ternary
 
2021-09-13 11:52:17 AM  
Without this woman you wouldn't be using Fark today.

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2021-09-13 11:52:24 AM  

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2021-09-13 11:54:53 AM  
There are 112people in the world: people who don't understand binary, people who make jokes about understanding binary, and people who understand binary enough to know you have to append a subscript of "2" to the number if you want people to realize it's written in binary.
 
2021-09-13 11:56:04 AM  
If every program can be said to be at least one instruction too long and contain at least one bug then it is possible to reduce that down to a program that is one instruction long - and is a bug.
 
2021-09-13 11:56:23 AM  

iheartscotch: It really should be 1 because you have 0 and 1. And it makes more sense.


Looks like you're among the folks who don't understand binary.
 
2021-09-13 11:57:00 AM  
yea, I just learned about Gray Codes, interesting ideas

0 = 00
1 = 01
2 = 11
3 = 10

you can go from one number to the next with only one biatchange.
 
2021-09-13 11:58:02 AM  

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Because nobody else would have ever invented the compiler.
 
2021-09-13 11:58:49 AM  

Hyjamon: you can go from one number to the next with only one biatchange


Love that filter.
 
2021-09-13 11:58:57 AM  

Hyjamon: yea, I just learned about Gray Codes, interesting ideas

0 = 00
1 = 01
2 = 11
3 = 10

you can go from one number to the next with only one biatchange.


or by changing one of the bits

where as in binary, going from 1 to 2 requires two change of bits

binary:
0 = 00
1 = 01
2 = 10
3 = 11
 
2021-09-13 12:00:41 PM  
      * Sample National Programmer Day cobol program
   IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
   PROGRAM-ID. natprgday.
   ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
   DATA DIVISION.
   WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
   01 n   PIC 9(30).
   PROCEDURE DIVISION.
   DISPLAY "Hello pleeb!".
   DISPLAY "What is your name?".
   ACCEPT n.
   DISPLAY "Happy National Programmer Day " n.
   STOP RUN.
 
2021-09-13 12:02:14 PM  

Nimbull: * Sample National Programmer Day cobol program
IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
PROGRAM-ID. natprgday.
ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
DATA DIVISION.
WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
01 n   PIC 9(30).
PROCEDURE DIVISION.
DISPLAY "Hello pleeb!".
DISPLAY "What is your name?".
ACCEPT n.
DISPLAY "Happy National Programmer Day " n.
STOP RUN.


Crap.. forgot to change my 9 to an A. Darn no edit button.
 
2021-09-13 12:03:41 PM  

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It couldn't run Crysis.
 
2021-09-13 12:03:47 PM  
The number 256 is distinct to programmers. Represented by an eight-bit byte, 256 equals 2 to the eighth power.

You can't represent 256 in an eight-bit byte.
 
2021-09-13 12:04:33 PM  

Nimbull: * Sample National Programmer Day cobol program
IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
PROGRAM-ID. natprgday.
ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
DATA DIVISION.
WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
01 n   PIC 9(30).
PROCEDURE DIVISION.
DISPLAY "Hello pleeb!".
DISPLAY "What is your name?".
ACCEPT n.
DISPLAY "Happy National Programmer Day " n.
STOP RUN.


"Cobol? You're majoring in a 5000 year old dead language?"


PCU - Sanskrit
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2021-09-13 12:04:44 PM  

iheartscotch: It really should be 1 because you have 0 and 1. And it makes more sense.


Nah, the third set of people sort of understand the concept, but got the math wrong along the way, but still stumbled into the right answer somehow?
 
2021-09-13 12:05:54 PM  
10 Hug a programmer
20 goto 10
 
2021-09-13 12:06:15 PM  
Is this the magical day of celebration when we all visit our mother's basement, drink Yoo-hoo, eat Doritos, and jerk off?
 
2021-09-13 12:07:28 PM  
I can remember when programs, systems, interfaces, were actually tested.
 
2021-09-13 12:07:53 PM  

Hyjamon: Nimbull: * Sample National Programmer Day cobol program
IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
PROGRAM-ID. natprgday.
ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
DATA DIVISION.
WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
01 n   PIC 9(30).
PROCEDURE DIVISION.
DISPLAY "Hello pleeb!".
DISPLAY "What is your name?".
ACCEPT n.
DISPLAY "Happy National Programmer Day " n.
STOP RUN.

"Cobol? You're majoring in a 5000 year old dead language?"


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cobol is like egyptian heiroglyphics.  5000 years from now it will still exist somewhere and it will be some poor bastards job to dig it up, crack it open, and try to figure out what it means.
 
2021-09-13 12:08:24 PM  
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2021-09-13 12:10:50 PM  

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Fun fact: Java is what killed my interest in programming.  I'd enjoyed working with Basic as a kid in computer class, then enjoyed C+ in college, then took Java and said fark it, I'm done.


Java is factories of sadness.
 
2021-09-13 12:11:02 PM  
10 Rem Bite me program
20 Print "Bite me"
30 Goto 20
40 End
 
2021-09-13 12:11:43 PM  

oopsboom: Hyjamon: Nimbull: * Sample National Programmer Day cobol program
IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
PROGRAM-ID. natprgday.
ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
DATA DIVISION.
WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
01 n   PIC 9(30).
PROCEDURE DIVISION.
DISPLAY "Hello pleeb!".
DISPLAY "What is your name?".
ACCEPT n.
DISPLAY "Happy National Programmer Day " n.
STOP RUN.

"Cobol? You're majoring in a 5000 year old dead language?"


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/9JzSIgOY​0q4]

cobol is like egyptian heiroglyphics.  5000 years from now it will still exist somewhere and it will be some poor bastards job to dig it up, crack it open, and try to figure out what it means.


during the pandemic and the unemployment surge there were lots of articles about banks and payment systems in desperate need of COBOL programmers.

Seeing how I used COBOL for Y2K projects for US Treasury back then I looked at the job openings they were desperate to fill.

It is the same for every other tech post:  10-20 yrs experience with all things COBOL.

Did no one tell the industry that Kevin retired years ago and there are no "unemployed cobol programmers with 10 years experience" anymore when he retired?  Maybe train some people?
 
2021-09-13 12:12:07 PM  

Nimbull: * Sample National Programmer Day cobol program
IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
PROGRAM-ID. natprgday.
ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
DATA DIVISION.
WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
01 n   PIC 9(30).
PROCEDURE DIVISION.
DISPLAY "Hello pleeb!".
DISPLAY "What is your name?".
ACCEPT n.
DISPLAY "Happy National Programmer Day " n.
STOP RUN.


Needs more punched cards. Also, EBCDIC doesn't support lower-case letters. Damn, am I getting old...
 
2021-09-13 12:12:21 PM  
Smalltalk is the best lang ever.
 
2021-09-13 12:12:43 PM  

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Fun fact: Java is what killed my interest in programming.  I'd enjoyed working with Basic as a kid in computer class, then enjoyed C+ in college, then took Java and said fark it, I'm done.


Fun fact: I wrote a simulation of the prisoner's dilemma in COBOL in college because I didn't feel like doing it in Java. I totally get you.
 
2021-09-13 12:13:45 PM  

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It couldn't run Crysis.


Can it run Doom?
 
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