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Ahem. If you're doing mathematical processing, Fortran is still a fine choice today.
And if you're writing financial transaction software to run on a mainframe for a large >50 year old bank, COBOL is a fine choice today. Likewise for ADA and DoD Avionics.
All're very small niches today; and poor choices to start with if you're interested in general employability within a few weeks as seems to be the main goal for bootcamp attendees.
And at that, AFAIK Python + NumPy has been steadily eroding Fortran's share of scientific computing from the bottom up.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Relatively speaking C, C++ and Ada are fairly new. Around 1980. Ada was supposed to be a 4th generation language but I have yet to figure how that is true. Guess it is sort of like saying the F-35 is so much better than the F-16.
"Look: another bug. It belongs to you. You are the software guys", said Joanthan, the hardware guy. He handed the bug over to Bernie.
Bernie opened a book on entomology and searched for the chapter on Heteroptera (bugs). He took his magnifying glass to scrutinize that bug. The first steps were easy: the bug belongs to Geocorisae.
But then things became more complicated. The bug had dried during hibernation in the ceiling, and Jonathan - and also his cats - did not handle the bug with due care. Some antennas and tarsi were broken. Miridae... Atractotomus.
"OK, Ataractumus. Male or female?", Jonathan was not yet content with the answer.
"You find so many of them every day, just put them together, and watch them." "You mean you could find that out so easily? They might be gay." "Gay bugs? Never heard of that. I know homosexuality exists among mammals and birds. But gay bugs?" "Why should all bugs be straight?"
"Anyway, does that matter?" asked Bernie after a short pause. Then he opened a window and disposed of the bug.
Fortunately, Atractotomus implements IDisposable.
Unfortunately, disposed bugs might return...
Harsh words and, luckily, not true!
I'm going to ignore your opinion on Monomyth, I'll just say it's not supposed to be fun uptempo.
So none other than Golden Earring!?
As far as I know the only Dutch band to ever score a #1 hit in America is Shocking Blue with Venus[^] (just like Golden Earring and Monomyth also from The Hague).
And if that doesn't rock enough for ya here's an awesome live performance of Hocus Pocus by Focus[^] (on international television)! Their guitarist, Jan Akkerman, was considered best guitar player in the world at the time! Their singer, Thijs van Leer, also got much international recognition.
And what about George Baker[^]!? Everybody knows George Baker (they just don't know he's Dutch)
Other Dutch pop bands that have enjoyed some international fame include Q65, Earth & Fire, and The Cats.
And the Van Halen brothers, Alex and Eddie, were born in the Dutch city of Nijmegen and lived in the Netherlands for the better part of their childhood (before moving to America and making music there)!
Currently we're doing pretty well in the international DJ scene with #1 DJ in the world Tiësto, and others like Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Fedde le Grand, and Afrojack.
We also helped shape the symphonic/gothic rock and metal scene with acts such as The Gathering, After Forever, Within Temptation, and Epica.
We're also well represented in all kinds of sub-genres, such as black, death, and doom metal, electronic, and dance music.
So maybe it's you who should do your homework before insulting an entire nation about their music
It wasn't meant to be that harsh, rather a bit of a kick on your choice of music.
But never the less I believe it to be more or less true.
Let's skip those DJ's as they aren't rock bands as I stated.
And seriously, none of the others you have mentioned have registered with me except Van Halen. And they do count as 'mercans for most people.
And seriously, none of the others you have mentioned have registered with me except Van Halen.
Whose fault is that mr. Europe, Abba, and Ghost?
Perhaps you knew Sweden has their own death metal sound pioneered by bands such as Entombed, Dismember, Unleashed, and Grave?
And then there's the more melodic Gothenburg death metal, such as In Flames, and At The Gates.
The Swedish black metal is also a little different from the Norwegian neighbors.
Sweden serves us well with other bands such as Meshuggah, Arch Enemy, Soilwork, Hypocrisy, Opeth, Amon Amarth, Watain...
Sorry, but I happen to like punk rock.
I always liked music with drive, energy and tempo.
So not just punk rock but also including (without excluding) rockabilly, punkabilly, psychobilly and bluegrass[^].
Anyway, since you like death metal, and Monomyth.
Have you ever heard Impetuous Ritual[^]?