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How Can an Old-School Coder Regain His Chops? 565 565

DonLab writes "I was a proficient software engineer in the 1980s, writing hundreds of thousands of lines of ALGOL, FORTRAN, COBOL, and Pascal programs, as well as working in 370 and 8080 assembly language & pre-relational DBMS systems. My hands-on programming career ended when I became a freelance analyst and designer, ultimately retiring young in the early '90s. Now I'd like to reenter the field, but I'm finding that I know nothing about today's post-C languages, programming tools, and computing environments. I wouldn't know where to start learning C++, PHP, Java, HTML5, or PERL, much less how to choose one over the other for a particular application. Can I be the only pre-GUI software designer or hobbyist searching for a way to update his skills for Windows, iOS, or Android?"
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Submission + - Israeli researchers say 'time travel possible'-> 2 2

linuxuser3.14 writes: "Isreali scientists, have decided it is possible to travel through time.

From the article:

Israeli researchers today published research detailing how a time machine could, theoretically, be created. According to the boffins at Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, the theory could allow future generations to travel into the past.

"In order to travel back in time, the spacetime structure must be engineered appropriately," said Professor Amos Ori of the Technion's Faculty of Physics."

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