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  •  The word I often use in this context is "greedy." (3+ / 0-)
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    Honestly, how greedy can this sociopath* be?  How much money can any one person possibly use in one lifetime?  

    * - Disclaimer: I am only a COBOL programmer, not a psychologist, psychologist, or any other expert on mental health.

    "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

    by JBL55 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 12:03:20 PM PDT

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    •  COBOL still exists? (5+ / 0-)

      My dad had a data processing business in 1960. He had a rented Univac and a punchcard sorter, and it was always freezing in that building. I remember him talking about COBOL and Fortran way back then.

      Your left is my right---Mort Sahl

      by HappyinNM on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 12:13:04 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, indeed. (5+ / 0-)

        For the last twenty years people have told me COBOL was dead, but it's kept me steadily employed.

        I reccently unearthed my very first program from 1974, punched on Hollerith cards in FORTRAN.  The heck of it was that I still remember what the darn thing did.  Just don't ask me what I had for dinner last Thursday.  :-)

        "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

        by JBL55 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 12:54:33 PM PDT

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        •  Wow! I remember taking COBOL in college. (5+ / 0-)

          I actually liked COBOL because it was more complicated than FORTRAN and BASIC, making it more interesting to learn and write programs.

          For me, Mitt reminds me of Jeff Bridges in Starman. He's like an alien that hasn't read the entire manual. You know, he's going, "Nice to be in a place where the trees are the right size. -- Robin Williams on Letterman 26 Apr 2012

          by hungrycoyote on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 01:55:34 PM PDT

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