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Title: A personal question to Steve xD
Post by: Guilherme Amorim on October 02, 2008, 05:00:07 pm
 :D Hi
Steve, when you started programming?
Which language you  learned?

I'm in a technical school, and my course is software development, and I learning Java since the begin of the year.
Until next year our programs are all in the console, next year we'll learn to make GUI's
I wish be a Game Programer (characters moddeling and the program itself) and study Artificial Inteligence...

Title: Re: A personal question to Steve xD
Post by: 3D Joe Wiltshire on October 02, 2008, 10:38:21 pm
Oh, AIs are fun...

Good luck in your education, I also wish to take a similar course to yours when i get to college / higher education.
Title: Re: A personal question to Steve xD
Post by: Guilherme Amorim on October 03, 2008, 01:16:03 am
Oh, AIs are fun...

Good luck in your education, I also wish to take a similar course to yours when i get to college / higher education.
Yes, I love AI's :D
Programming is great!
Thx and Good Luck for you too!
Title: Re: A personal question to Steve xD
Post by: Steve on October 03, 2008, 06:16:26 am
Heh heh.  I learned FORTRAN IV first.  Punched a bunch of punch cards during my first few years of programming.  Computer graphics meant printing Mona Lisa or Snoopy using a bunch of stars on a line printer.  Wow, that was cool!  I spent every spare moment I had in the computer lab drinking Dr. Pepper and eating cheese crackers out of the vending machines.
Title: Re: A personal question to Steve xD
Post by: VBSmiles on October 04, 2008, 11:17:21 pm
;)                        ( now it's pepsi and smoking cigarettes )
Title: Re: A personal question to Steve xD
Post by: Leslie on October 06, 2008, 03:19:46 pm
Heh heh.  I learned FORTRAN IV first.  Punched a bunch of punch cards during my first few years of programming.  ...
Same for me! The batch of punch cards was then processed on a "mainframe" with 256 (later 512) KB RAM. Heroic times!  :)
Title: Re: A personal question to Steve xD
Post by: Claude on October 09, 2008, 05:13:53 am
Punching cards bring back sweet memories.

For me,it was Fortran,Cobol and assembler on a 370 IBM
main frame.

Ho and I remember a PDP11. A red box with 8 switches on the front
panel.You had to load a few instructions manually to boot.

Tough to hide our age talking about that.
Title: Re: A personal question to Steve xD
Post by: VBSmiles on October 09, 2008, 06:43:19 am
I did assembly on a trs80 before buying a real computer... but gosh, some of you are ol' geezers :P
Title: Re: A personal question to Steve xD
Post by: RudySchneider on October 09, 2008, 03:57:23 pm
Punch-cards (careful, don't screw up the order), batch-processing, waiting in a queue for two hours to get results from an IBM1620 (1967).  Yep, some of us ARE old geezers!
Title: Re: A personal question to Steve xD
Post by: Guilherme Amorim on October 10, 2008, 01:27:04 am
wow :D
This post made you remember your ages =x
lol
I want be like you when I grow up :)
Title: Re: A personal question to Steve xD
Post by: Leslie on October 10, 2008, 10:39:54 am
Punch-cards (careful, don't screw up the order), batch-processing, waiting in a queue for two hours to get results from an IBM1620 (1967).  Yep, some of us ARE old geezers!
I hope you're not complaining! In 1976 I used to wait two days to find out that my program didn't compile due to some 5 punch cards with syntax errors...
Guilherme Amorim, I'm sure you'll have a hard time to explain your grand sons that computers used to have silicon chips, keybord, mouse and no direct connection to the brain!  :)
Title: Re: A personal question to Steve xD
Post by: thecolclough on October 10, 2008, 10:47:40 am
... I'm sure you'll have a hard time to explain your grand sons that computers used to have silicon chips, keybord, mouse and no direct connection to the brain!  :)
some of us won't have to explain, we'll just be able to show off the archaic-but-still-in-use machine itself... i for one know my brain is in such a bad state already, i can't afford to risk having it directly connected to a computer, especially one running Windows! :P  ;D
Title: Re: A personal question to Steve xD
Post by: Guilherme Amorim on October 11, 2008, 05:28:25 pm
I learned the history of the computers, and my teacher shown me a punch card, he told me he lost hours compilating a program, sometimes just to discover the program had a syntax error!


Punch-cards (careful, don't screw up the order), batch-processing, waiting in a queue for two hours to get results from an IBM1620 (1967).  Yep, some of us ARE old geezers!
I hope you're not complaining! In 1976 I used to wait two days to find out that my program didn't compile due to some 5 punch cards with syntax errors...
Guilherme Amorim, I'm sure you'll have a hard time to explain your grand sons that computers used to have silicon chips, keybord, mouse and no direct connection to the brain!  :)
How to explain that nobody can't use holograms as display yet?
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... I'm sure you'll have a hard time to explain your grand sons that computers used to have silicon chips, keybord, mouse and no direct connection to the brain!  :)
some of us won't have to explain, we'll just be able to show off the archaic-but-still-in-use machine itself... i for one know my brain is in such a bad state already, i can't afford to risk having it directly connected to a computer, especially one running Windows! :P  ;D

I don't want a virus in my head (hackers neither) =x