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Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Hammer_Time » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:14 am

http://www.infoworld.com/d/application- ... ers-209971

Interesting article... ah, good old Fortran... :D
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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Tiggerz » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:08 pm

lol -I appear to span generations.

I am not sure I consider half of those listed as programming languages though, many are what I would refer to as script languages which are coded by 'script kids'. (Ok, insert real programmer jokes here).

To me a programmer is someone who is fluent in one or more of machine code, Assembler, Fortran, C, C++ and anything that requires hand optimising the compiler output in order to make the application better :) After all, its not so much the programming language that is important, but knowing the techniques required in order to use them effectively.
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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Celt » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:52 am

OK, so that confirms I am a dinosaur . . . I've done everything up to (but not including) PHP . . . I need to go find a large rock and hide under it with my HP-1B
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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Hammer_Time » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:29 am

:lol: Already under my own rock here!! :mrgreen: :lol:

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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Fuzz » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:25 am

I programmed my cable box remote to dim my lights, what kind of programmer does that make me? Oh, I can also whip up a mean macro in Excel.
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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Sauron_Daz » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:18 am

Celt wrote:OK, so that confirms I am a dinosaur . . . I've done everything up to (but not including) PHP . . . I need to go find a large rock and hide under it with my HP-1B

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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Sauron_Daz » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:34 am

Fuzz wrote:I programmed my cable box remote to dim my lights, what kind of programmer does that make me?


If you use fuzzy logic........ :mrgreen:
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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Hammer_Time » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:34 am

:lol:

Fuzz wrote:I programmed my cable box remote to dim my lights, what kind of programmer does that make me? Oh, I can also whip up a mean macro in Excel.


You mean you don't have "The Clapper" for your lights??!! :shock: :? :lol:

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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Fuzz » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:44 am

tough to operate a variable dimmer with a clapper.
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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Hammer_Time » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:32 am

You could program the dimmer to the number of claps...

1 clap - low light
2 claps - medium light
3 claps - high light
4 claps - Armageddon!! :twisted:
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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Fuzz » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:41 pm

I think all that clapping would send my cat into a frenzy. Its bad enough when i whatch action movies and she is sitting on my lap. RATTA-RATTA-RATTA-RATTA CLAWS!
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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Hammer_Time » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:21 pm

:twisted: :lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Tiggerz » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:51 pm

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Fuzz wrote:I programmed my cable box remote to dim my lights, what kind of programmer does that make me?


If you use fuzzy logic........ :mrgreen:


Isn't that a book by H. Beam Piper? Wait, that was 'Little Fuzzy'.
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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Tiggerz » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:55 pm

Fuzz wrote:tough to operate a variable dimmer with a clapper.


Well, in fuzzy logic I would probably use the loudness of the clap. Of course, one would first need to define at what point a clap is defined as 'loud'
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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Fuzz » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:54 am

The clap loudness scale is directly correlated to the blood loss scale scale. Quite claps would elicit an annoyed glance from cat, so no blood loss, while the loudest clap could result in up to a pint of blood loss. Perhaps you could direct that blood to a container on a scale, have that weight value captured and sent as a dimming value to the light. I'd be like the Rube Goldberg light dimmer. As long as I don't have to adjust the lights to many times in an evening, I should be OK.
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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Hammer_Time » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:17 pm

:lol: See, I knew this thread would eventually churn out a productive programming idea here!! :twisted: :lol: :whistle:

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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Sauron_Daz » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:27 pm

Hammer_Time wrote::lol:

Fuzz wrote:I programmed my cable box remote to dim my lights, what kind of programmer does that make me? Oh, I can also whip up a mean macro in Excel.


You mean you don't have "The Clapper" for your lights??!! :shock: :? :lol:

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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Sauron_Daz » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:41 pm

Fuzz wrote:The clap loudness scale is directly correlated to the blood loss scale scale. Quite claps would elicit an annoyed glance from cat, so no blood loss, while the loudest clap could result in up to a pint of blood loss. Perhaps you could direct that blood to a container on a scale, have that weight value captured and sent as a dimming value to the light. I'd be like the Rube Goldberg light dimmer. As long as I don't have to adjust the lights to many times in an evening, I should be OK.

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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:41 am

Hammer_Time wrote::lol: See, I knew this thread would eventually churn out a productive programming idea here!! :twisted: :lol: :whistle:

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Ah, so that´s Rube Goldberg style... Like Storm P(edersen)...
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Re: Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers

Postby Hammer_Time » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:49 am

Storm Pedersen needs to cut back on the meatballs methinks! :wink:
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