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Old 04 January 2012, 04:53   #41
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Project on hold indefinitely now, whilst I sit here 'relaxing' I have no car, no projector, and bugger all else. Need to sort out a new job as I left the last one a couple of months too early. Once I have a 330ci again and don't go blind watching regular TVs so I can actually watch some TV then project will be back on the go

(ex employer are cunts though and deserved to be left in the shit and wouldn't have paid me a single week longer so I would have ended up being owed a weeks wages if I'd stayed)
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Old 10 June 2012, 17:32   #42
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My god that last post made me sound a bit of a spoilt little prick!

Anyway, after playing many other Buck Rogers type games on various systems I will restart this project.

At least I have a desk now
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Old 10 June 2012, 17:49   #43
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My god that last post made me sound a bit of a spoilt little prick!

Anyway, after playing many other Buck Rogers type games on various systems I will restart this project.

At least I have a desk now
We all have to vent sometimes, . UK sucks at the moment job wise.
Cost of living goes up and we all struggle, .
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Old 11 June 2012, 01:18   #44
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Do you have 33% of unemployment like here in Lanzarote, Canary Islands????? I do think there are more work offers in Somalia.
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Old 11 June 2012, 01:35   #45
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Just lost my job two weeks ago myself. :/
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Old 11 June 2012, 02:02   #46
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Do you have 33% of unemployment like here in Lanzarote, Canary Islands????? I do think there are more work offers in Somalia.
Heres the thing in the UK !!
Im 50 and im my day employees were treated with respect and vice versa...you got a good wage and a good payrise every year..and you loved your job.

Unfortunatly the majority of managers in this generation are programmed morons who go on courses ...The staff are just cannon fodder given almost impossible tasks to do within a certain time and always under the threat if you cant do it your replaceable...The pay is shit and you need at least 2 jobs to survive...I feel for ImmortalA1000 and will bet this description is familier to him...Go self employed doing something your good at...i did ....screw them all

Please dont say its going off topic because the heading is " Good News i lost my job " Keep the project going though..

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Old 11 June 2012, 02:15   #47
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i am 34 i am on security and here in portugal Sucks ,some are on supermarkets dealing with all kinds of retards ,fortunatly i am in a college at this time ,i wish i could get for retierd with 34 years to do what i love best do projects on zx spectrum and Amigas till i die or be abducted by aliens
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I am 37 and flunked out of my job training. It seems that all that college education I spent all of my time on graduating from over 4 years ago taught me the complete wrong approach as far as enterprise programming is concerned.

They taught me that once you write something it's yours to reuse. In a consulting firm it's sold to whatever company hired your firm and for the next contract you have to start completely over from scratch or use whatever middleware they have access to.

They taught me to start small and you can pick up the rest on your own. I started small, graduated in the top two in my class only to find out that I don't know how to write large-scale database software at all.

I probably won't be going on Social Security here since I technically can still work. It just means I have a 4-year degree in Computer Science that I totally cannot use in today's job market.

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I'm with you. I'm going back to trying to program a visual-syntax replacement for Java instead of trying to learn the original all over again.
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Old 11 June 2012, 02:38   #49
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For us of the old school we know what is a computer and the work it give to make a basic program ,not todays pre made interfaces that you use like a sims game where you just have to place a sintax here a picture there put on the compiler and its cooked, i dont know and dont understand the bug inside me of the retro world,too many good memorys of the 80s and 90s.

i am nostalgic ,i wish time could turn back .

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i am nostalgic ,i wish time could turn back time.
I do think we all have forgotten how the old times were. You only had a Tv. Why? You only had a car for the family, Why? What phone did you have? What laptop did you have? (none, and your first Pc was a very extraordinary spending). Did you have.... so much things?

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At the time I was more pissed off that my 2500 car was written off for 1700 and then 200 was subtracted from the settlement cheque to cover the last 2.5 months of insurance even though the other party was at fault and the excess was paid for by the other idiot's insurance. Add to that the same sort of time as getting screwed out of 1000 on my car because some idiot drove into my driver door nearly killing me, my projector blew the lamp but only as it killed the ballast board and Optoma didn't have a part.

I'm usually not like that but hey I LOVED my car and I LOVED watching crap after work on a 12 foot screen via DLP projection

As some people from the UK have said, it's not just getting a job, it's more like 1/20th of your monthly wages goes to stupid shit like having running water in your house that you can't even drink because it tastes so foul or 1/10th or more of monthly wages to have your bins collected 4 times (council tax!) etc.

I worked out that in that crappy job, if I signed on all I had to do was earn about 15 a day extra to be no worse off anyway.

Ahhh and of course not forgetting I nearly lost all the work I had done as the PC I was using killed the hard drive (don't you just love how suicidal Winblows is? haha)

Still I'm not starving so.......... Anyway I was playing Zoom 99 and Moonsweep and a few other games on various machines like MSX/Amstrad/Atari/C64 and they are all basically Buck Rogers : Planet of Zoom ripoffs and I was going to do a comparison....and thought if only it was on Amiga too So I looked over my files and it was all as I had left it (ie well labelled and in logical directories etc). I think it's a game worth doing if I can pull off the sort of "wow that's running at just 7mhz on a 32 colour VGA screen mode!" wow factor.

May even do a limited run with box and manual and real disks etc for a budget price......just so it doesn't get lost when the FBI accidentally delete the internet from existence in 2016 LOL

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I do think we all have forgotten how the old times were. You only had a Tv. Why? You only had a car for the family, Why? What phone did you have? What laptop did you have? (none, and your first Pc was a very extraordinary spending). Did you have.... so much things?
I also remember though 1 week of driving to school cost 5 petrol, houses did not cost 10x pre-tax annual wage of your job to purchase, cigarettes/alcohol were not measured in "hours of work per day to sacrifice" in costs

Laptops may be cheaper today, but they are also inferior in some ways. Just try and purchase a laptop in PC World for under 1000 that can play the 2005 smash hit PC game Battlefield 2....something my 2006 laptop does very nicely in full detail settings
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Just lost my job two weeks ago myself. :/
So what game are you writing in Blitz Basic
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Old 11 June 2012, 06:27   #54
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1 print "i love amigas"
2 print "i love zx spectrum"
3 input a$
4 if a$="windows" then goto hell
6 if a$="mac" then goto hell twice
7 goto 1

i still got the touch
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Old 12 June 2012, 16:39   #55
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1 If I = 1 to 1000
2 then
3 Print "Piss off employers"
4 goto 1

Ye i remember a bit to
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Really wierd your program is very similar to the one that got me sacked from " NORAD "

Ok so i messed a few lines up....easy mistake

1 print "do you want tea"
2 print "do you want coffee"
3 input a$
4 if a$="tea" then launch missiles
6 if a$="coffee" launch air strike
7 goto 1
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Old 12 June 2012, 16:51   #57
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Most Jobs in London want people that can speak polish,My friend when for 4 jobs the other day and they all wanted was polish people.....
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Most Jobs in London want people that can speak polish,My friend when for 4 jobs the other day and they all wanted was polish people.....
Thats cuz they can pay them cheap nothing to do with the language...its the same down here.
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I do think we all have forgotten how the old times were. You only had a Tv. Why? You only had a car for the family, Why? What phone did you have? What laptop did you have? (none, and your first Pc was a very extraordinary spending). Did you have.... so much things?
Please, Please bring back those times. Life was so much simpler.
The internet is both a wonder and a curse.
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Old 12 June 2012, 18:04   #60
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Yep agreed

One thing that was said was when everything gets computerised we can all relax and have more social time....

That was true but its called unemployment !!

If it was ever possible.....one virus wiping out the internet would bring the world to a stand still...Computers are relied on for to much these days
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