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    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
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    Hello

    Been a while since I posted. Lots of job changes, bit of maths study, plenty of life changing nonsense and spilt milk under the bridge. Finally find myself in a job that allows me to code as a part of what I'm expected to do (even though it's VBA an JavaScript) instead of just being a hobby/passion.

    So who's still around from when I used to post and who can fill me in on all of the gossip I've missed?

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    I'm still around! Don't worry, we haven't been gossiping about you. Probably. *checks to see if the threads were deleted*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
    even though it's VBA an JavaScript
    So it is really true; The world is coming to an end.

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    And the fine art of being a gentleman is dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
    So who's still around from when I used to post and who can fill me in on all of the gossip I've missed?
    What math have you studied? I changed careers recently. Dropped all programming. I am running a small software development house, but plan to sell my share this February. Have been teaching high school math, and plan to (at the age of 46) get back to college next year and take a major. I'm going back to my home country next year and I won't be able to teach there without a major.
    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    So it is really true; The world is coming to an end.
    Well I'm hoping to get my hands on a python installation soon, so that's a little better, but for what I do, I won't get to do any C coding.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    What math have you studied? I changed careers recently. Dropped all programming. I am running a small software development house, but plan to sell my share this February. Have been teaching high school math, and plan to (at the age of 46) get back to college next year and take a major. I'm going back to my home country next year and I won't be able to teach there without a major.
    Just followed an Open University. Mostly interested in stats and linear modelling...did a module on optimisation and some stuff on mechanics. Might go back and do some post grad stuff one day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
    Finally find myself in a job that allows me to code as a part of what I'm expected to do (even though it's VBA an JavaScript) instead of just being a hobby/passion.
    Aha! Freaking VBA and JS! So that is what they are using in GCHQ nowadays. That makes sense, after all VB has been used by intelligence bureaus from time to time to track psychotic serial killers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevesmithx View Post
    Aha! Freaking VBA and JS! So that is what they are using in GCHQ nowadays. That makes sense, after all VB has been used by intelligence bureaus from time to time to track psychotic serial killers.
    LOL...nah...I don't work for them...

    Day job is way more boring and uninteresting than it would be with them!

    Oh, and that link...freaking hilarious!

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