Comment: No problem my friend

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No problem my friend

Here's the deal, I had an older mentor, George, that programmed for IBM for many years in the 50's and 60's when everything was tape drives that then went to the famous "RAMAC" hard drive disks about 2 ft in diameter with only one "linear" reading head.

George worked together with the "guy" that founded the Disk operating system called QDOS while on the IBM PC project. Of course we know now that Bill Gates stole this from him, went over his head and bought the rights to license it as MS DOS. He did not program any of it. He stole it from George and his buddy.

I have another friend Mark, who's father milled all the solid gold "Buss" parts for the first space shuttle. Mark himself was helping burn the chips to put into the same shuttle circuit boards. Mark taught me about how layering and burning creates the on/off switches in all chips that process binary and how they do process binary.

I learned a lot back in the late 70's and early 80's from these guys, George tried to teach me what he had worked with at IBM, Algol, Cobol, APL and PL/1. I just could not get into how complicated it truly was and so he settled on teaching me Basic, Pascal, C and C++ (this was before DOS). Even this burnt me out and I got away from programming for many years as I raised 3 kids and took care of running my business.

So I decided that I might need something to fall back on in my upcoming old age to make a buck. I posted here about 3 years ago at the DP asking for a good script to load onto a server. Well this started a new age of learning for me about current languages and how things now work compared to the days of BBS and Telnet. I am open to all the help I can get.

I have now been dabbling with PHP, perl, Java and SQL languages as I am retraining myself to how compiling and referring batches everything up to turn on and off the binary switches in the layers of the Core. The core I understand, The new Compiling and referring symbols and characters in current coding that tells the core how to process the binary I am now slowly beginning to catch up on.

I have just been away from it too long and it has changed extremely in leaps and bounds. But I do know this, Logic is all just on/off switches in the chip and the language only controls the binary base that tells the chips and CPU's when to open or close the circuits. Been this way for a long time.

I cant even get into the algorithm coding another friend of mine did for years while working at Ratheon. (now this guy is a nut,lol). How lucky you are to have all of those guys that did the work to give you the power of entering just one character or symbol that does the binary processing that used to take a whole mainframe to process. Lucky indeed.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.