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Comment: COBOL (Score 1) 230

by MagickalMyst (#49622187) Attached to: Is It Worth Learning a Little-Known Programming Language?
COBOL - While outdated, is still used by many large corporations. It is rarely taught in schools anymore and the syntax is quite cryptic (imho) compared to more modern languages (such as looping, fuction calls, type casting, etc. in C++ or javascript, for example).

Specializing in COBOL could be a niche that is quite lucrative. Some of the largest fortune 500 companies - including big oil companies - still have crucial systems running COBOL applications on them.

If programming in such a bizarre language doesn't drive you to pull all of your hair out in frustration it just might be for you!

Or maybe just for bald people in general. :)

Comment: Not surprising at all.... (Score 5, Interesting) 83

This has been going on for a long time - although it was not called "torture", but "research".

Here in Canada, the CIA funded Dr. Ewan Cameron's "psychic driving" experiments under the MKULTRA program.

Dr. Cameron was also the head of both the American and World Psychiatric associations.

"Patients" were given treatments such as electroshock, LSD, drug-induced comas, etc., although many of the patients were there for anxiety or depression and did not consent to these types of treatments. Cameron essentially turned his patients into vegetables who suffered from amnesia and forgot how to talk or dress themselves. Some did not remember family members and forgot how to use the bathroom by themselves.

Many of the surviving victims were eventually given small financial settlements, and the Canadian government and CIA were essentially absolved of any wrong doing as a result.

The Fifth Estate productions produced an excellent movie based on Dr. Cameron and his experiments, entitled The Sleep Room".

You can watch it online here.

Comment: Interesting to see what happens... (Score 1) 143

by MagickalMyst (#49492551) Attached to: Wikileaks Publishes Hacked Sony Emails, Documents
"...the inner workings of a large, secretive multinational corporation...that behind the scenes [Sony] is an influential corporation, with ties to the White House, an ability to impact laws and policies, and connections to the US military-industrial complex".

MJ would be proud. Not that i'm a fan per se, but he did go public and warn the world about Sony before his death.

Comment: It's all a ruse (Score 1) 676

by MagickalMyst (#49464803) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid
The only way that a woman would be president in the U.S.A is if she is installed by the powers that be to be the president that runs the country to the ground.

The real power in the world are the "old boys clubs". If Billary gets 'voted in', I would be very, very worried about the future of America.

Personally I have no problem with women or blacks or whoever getting into positions of power. I'd like to see more diversity of race and gender in those positions.

But to the real power - the racist, sexist old boys - the only thing worse than a black president is a female president.

This whole presidential race smells like trouble to me. America is going to hell in a handbasket.

Comment: Fair Trade? (Score 1) 212

Ok, how about giving root access to all government, law enforcement, and military computers to the general public so they can perform valuable oversight duties to ensure that no corruption or criminal activity is present in our institutions?

Spy on them as they spy on us.

Comment: Re:Not Surprising (Score 0) 370

by MagickalMyst (#49422163) Attached to: How the Pentagon Wasted $10 Billion On Military Projects
" He wasn't talking about missing money."

Umm, yes he was. That is exactly what he was talking about. "We cannot account for $2.3 trillion dollars".

That means it is missing. Plain and simple. Do you know where the money is? Didn't think so. Shut it, dip$hit.

"yet ANOTHER "9/11 was an inside job" nut video on youtube."

9/11 WAS an inside job - or haven't you figured that out yet?

Entropy requires no maintenance. -- Markoff Chaney