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  • Boris replied to the topic History in the forum Other Tech 58 minutes ago

    I remember learning COBOL 74 way back in the early-70s when as a trainee accountant I was seconded to our IT department for 12 months because of the results of an aptitude test all the trainees had to do.

    I can recall very little of it now, even though I wrote a couple of programs that were still being used 15 years later.

  • I’ve just noticed that Led Zeppelin made as good a use of stereo as Queen did on Bohemian Rhapsody, and it got me thinking. 5.1 and 7.1 surround are all the rage for movies.

    As people, by and large, we only have two ears, and so are biologically programmed to stereo. Why do we need more channels?

  • D-Dan replied to the topic History in the forum Other Tech 1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    I dunno, I cut my teeth on an IBM 1966 and later a 2966 mainframe using COBOL, and we had to leave it to the operators to run what were glorified databases overnight.

    Now, I could do the same on my desktop using just SQL in seconds.

  • That is one of the ones that I was quizzed about 24 years ago. We do have deer in the area but many of the paths are so overgrown that they are largely impassible. No one should be unaware of the risks though as far as I am aware covering your legs and not running any unprotected skin through long grass is essential. However, that is not the only…[Read more]

  • Any walkers to be honest. We brief the cadest on ticks and tick checks whilst out hiking, usually when we’re in Wales for our adventure training weeks,

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