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junon
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Twenty years ago today (I double-checked) my father bought me the Liberty Basic compiler for my 8th birthday, marking what I consider my first foray into programming.

Thanks to that, I'm a tired and moderately happy 50 year old man.

Happy birthday, hobby from hell. :)

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  • 9
    Umm, your maths don't work out... ;-)
  • 9
    @Demolishun that's what happens when you start with basic, it ages you.
  • 3
    Hex 20 = Dec 32. Aww, sadly still missing another 10 to the 50. Thought it might be clever
  • 3
    @jespersh
    Your math works out. Almost...

    365 days is one year. 0x365 = 869

    869 * 20 = 17380

    17380 / 365 = 47.

    So, he aged 47 years since then.

    50 - 8 = 42.

    He should have aged 42.

    Ergo: Basic kept him 5 years younger.

    Oh... bullshit math. Reminds me of my teenage years. I was into conspiracy theories.
  • 1
    came to bitch about the math, but it's been done for me. byootiful.
  • 0
    Random reminder to the theorists here:

    Liberty Basic first appeared on 1992.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • 1
    Yes we were born in the same year, which seems like it should be symbolic of something.
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