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[12-19 17:57][Monk]Kobol: my name is actually a take on COBOL (the programming language)
[12-19 17:59][Monk]Charon: not quite the gold mine it was in 1999 these days i bet
[12-19 17:59][Monk]Icewolfz: cobol is pretty profitable if hyo know it
[12-19 17:59][Monk]Icewolfz: one ofhte higher paid programing jobs ithin if you can find one that is
[12-19 17:59][Monk]Kobol: no, not quite that much... but still pretty employable
[12-19 17:59][Monk]Icewolfz: many banks and such
[12-19 17:59][Monk]Icewolfz: its getting rarer and rarer to find cobol coders
[12-19 17:59][Monk]Icewolfz: and a lot of stuff still uses it
[12-19 17:59][Monk]Kobol: yep. if you swipe a card, COBOL touches it somewhere along the line
[12-19 18:00][Monk]Icewolfz: cobol was big in banking
[12-19 18:00][Monk]Icewolfz: and cost more ot replace then it just ot pay someone to maintian it
[12-19 18:00][Monk]Kobol: /is/ big in banking
[12-19 18:00][Monk]Icewolfz: i should try and learn it cant be to hard
[12-19 18:01][Monk]Kobol: i've played with it some. and it isn't too hard, really.
[12-19 18:02][Monk]Charon: it's not the one with the ridiculous overabundance of parentheses, is it?
[12-19 18:02][Monk]Charon: i think i'm thinking of FORTRAN
[12-19 18:02][Monk]Kobol: no, you're thinking of Lisp
[12-19 18:02][Monk]Kobol: cobol just has ridiculous column alignment requirements :)
[12-19 18:04][Monk]Icewolfz: cobol looks more english
[12-19 18:04][Monk]Icewolfz: they have tons of keywords that rea just siple words ot make things more readable
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