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Probably not: it'll be the operating system running the COBOL app, and that could be written in assembler, C, C++, or (most likely) a combination of them. AFAIK no real-world OS has ever been written in COBOL (I know compilers have, but OSes are very unlikely)
And the OS will still be running after the COBOL has terminated. </pedantic>
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
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That's the ultimative anti-hacking security meassure: Having a software written in something that old, that noone under a certain age have ever seen it in first person.
In a more serious note:
The poll this week was ironically asking which skills are needed for the future... The option of "damned old things that noone else know about" was not listed.
That's job security too.
And if someone says "what you ask for is too much", you can answer back "good luck finding anyone else"
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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I’ve heard that he died from Covid-19, with Vsauce & Numberphile saying he did, but I can’t find any reliable source for it. Does anyone know if this is a hoax or if he truly is dead? Thank you.
I looked through, and there still seems to be no news sources, only twitter accounts and Wikipedia (which has since reverted from saying he died to saying he didn’t).
The earliest references to his death that I could find are timestamped Sat 11-Apr-2020 3:00 PM ET. Yet there's no mention of his death on the BBC, Reuters, CNN, NYTimes or other news organizations. I hope rumors about his death are greatly exaggerated.
Edit 12 Apr 2020, 8:17 PM
Sadly, JHC's death has indeed been confirmed.
I remember reading a description of his game of Life in Scientific American in the Mathematical Games column. I hand-made boards of various sizes and playing pieces and had great fun with it. I've written programs to play it on several machines, ranging from a TI-59 programmable calculator to a TRS-80 Model 100 to some early IBM PC compatibles. Haven't done it in a few years.
Might be fun to implement it using C# and WPF. Hmm...
On Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020), by invitation of the City and of the Duomo cathedral of Milan, Italian global music icon Andrea Bocelli will give a solo performance representing a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world. Watch live here at 10am LA, 1pm NYC, 6pm UK, 7pm CET.
Do you mean the song as such or this specific video?
As far as I'm concerned, La Grange is one of the best songs ever, from one of ZZ Tops best albums. (IMHO that's a draw between Degüello and Tres Hombres)
Thanks, I enjoyed that! Especially when the old dude with the beat up telecaster shreds it!
Since we're sharing and it's the weekend and all, this one just happened to come up in suggestions (likely due to something else I was watching the other day) and I'd never seen it before. The musicianship is top notch. The Neal Morse Band - So Many Roads (sub español) - YouTube[^] (Warning -it's 28 minutes!)