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Iwritecode last won the day on October 9 2018

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  1. Iwritecode

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    If we would have just shut everything down back in March and had a concerted federal response to help get all those business through the 2 or 3 weeks they would've needed to have been shut down we could have had everything open at 100% a long time ago. That time is way past us now. The problem is that opening at 25% isn't working either for a multitude of reasons. At this point in time, I don't know if there is a good solution.
  2. Iwritecode

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I'm so confused now...
  3. Iwritecode

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    So what you are saying is that wearing masks helps? Who knew?!?
  4. Iwritecode

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Show me one time where anyone has said that. All you are doing is stating the obvious, which is that rules and laws only work when people follow them. I have yet to see anyone disagree with that statement.
  5. Iwritecode

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I never said that I disagree with you. But that doesn't answer the question. I want to know who you are accusing of disagreeing with you and where anyone said that people shouldn't be responsible.
  6. Iwritecode

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Who has said that they think people shouldn't be responsible?
  7. Iwritecode

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    You're also talking about a perfect world were everyone listens and does what they are supposed to do with no argument at all instead of being forced to be responsible. Sure it would be great if we made a plan where we just said "Hey everyone stay home for 3 weeks. Only go out if it's vitally necessary. After 3 weeks it will all be over and we can go back to normal again." But that's fantasy thinking. Instead we have to force businesses to close because if we don't, people will still continue to go to them. Whether it's because they think the rules don't apply to them or because they think it's somehow against their "freedoms" or whatever else. And here we are, months later continuing to fight this thing because so many people can't seem to do the right thing.
  8. Iwritecode

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Held accountable by who? The police that flat out say they won't enforce the guidelines set by the state governor? https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/winnebago-county-sheriff-says-he-will-not-enforce-new-coronavirus-restrictions-aimed-at-bars-and-restaurants/?fbclid=IwAR2dDVwo2-mRREEDCaTV2_JxVgaVd9Ie7gR7qu7VjaduyNteqQqbwl-0NqQ
  9. Iwritecode

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    My daughter's boyfriend's dad's boss tested positive. That's about as close as I've gotten to knowing anyone personally.
  10. Iwritecode

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Enough that he had to turn the comments off. Because as I said before, people are morons.
  11. Iwritecode

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I was just coming here to post this. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/fox-friends-host-steve-doocy-015805041.html I mean shouting "personal responsibility" over and over again is great but people are fucking morons.
  12. Iwritecode

    Job Thread

    The average age of the programmers at that job was somewhere around 55. And 2 or 3 of them retired within a year after I was hired. Hardly any schools teach it anymore but it's in use at a lot of companies. My last 2 jobs both had hundreds of programs that were written in COBOL. And they work so they don't want to spend the money to convert all them them into a different language. Although I've heard of people that made pretty good money traveling around the country to the few companies that did decide they wanted to convert their programs over.
  13. Iwritecode

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I feel like that's sort of where we are headed. Everyone is just tired of dealing with it and wants to move past it and forget about it. So we are just slowly going back to normal without actually fixing anything. Then the number of people that are still getting sick and dying from it will just become second page news.
  14. Iwritecode

    Job Thread

    I started my programming career learning COBOL in college. Then I got a job that used COBOL and PL/1 which are very similair. I learned a couple of other programming languages in college including C, RPG and even assembler but I haven't used any one of them in years. For me, COBOL was a good base language to learn. It kinda gave me the basics of everything and how programming works. Since then I've been able to pick up other languages fairly easily. I use SQL and VB.net in my current job everyday even though I wasn't all that familiar with them when I first started. I took a free python programming course through Coursera a few years ago. I don't know if they still offer free courses or not but that might be something to look into. LearningTree is another one that I know of but you have to pay for their courses. Honestly though, going back to COBOL you'd be amazed at how many businesses still use that language today. My last job was thrilled to hire me because I was one of the few people under the age of 40 that actually knew it.
  15. Iwritecode

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Whatever happened to this? It seems like there was a ton of talk about creating one a few months ago and now it seems like we've sort of lost interest in doing it.