Re: [linux-5] [subject fixed] [ot] [possible troll] a note from a "software beginner"

From: Tom G.
Sent on: Thursday, January 14, 2010 11:09 AM
Hi All,

I have had similar communications with this person before and I am not 
sure what his deal is.  Last time he asked to go to some site about some 
Linux person and asked for a password.  A password for what I do not know.

So long story short, this person does not appear genuine and might  be a 
scammer.

Tom
On Wednesday 13,January,[masked]:­38 PM, Harish wrote:
> [assuming that this is not a troll and is a genuine request]
>
> looi eng isme<[address removed]>  wrote:
>
> Hi.  Firstly, this is rather off topic for this mailing list.  But if you are
> inded a new entrant in the computing field, welcome.  It is a lot off,
> it is full of acronyms and populated by fun and innovative individuals.
>
>    
>> DEAR ALL,
>>
>> I am a software beginner learner.  Can anyone of the software expert here please help explain some of the software jargon I come across in the internet forum such as :
>>
>> 1.  What is real meaning of software automation ?
>>      
> It could mean "automating something process using software".  Like for
> example, you
> can run a process to collect the check-in and check-out times of
> people in a factory
> using punch cards.  This can be tedious and prone to error and abuse.
> If you can
> automate the process using software (and hardware), you can perhaps provide the
> factory workers with RFID
> (http://en.wikiped...­)
> you can eliminate the paper and be able to accurately track and compensate the
> workers.
>
>    
>> 2.  Is Windows MS operating system originated from COBOL ?
>>      
> It might have :-).  Not really. COBOL is a programming language, and
> the operating
> system you are referring to above is just that - an operating system
> (but there would
> be people who would say that it is not an operating system but we digress).
>
>    
>> 3.  Consider this statement by a software expert :
>>
>> "   Some of the most noted problems of complexity are the black out in the East Coast of USA due to just one wrong ":" instead of ";" in C code and nuclear reactor disasters, while most people today are still trying to combat the viruses in their, by now, too complex personal computers. "
>>
>>   Anyone can decipher what is the meaning of this statement ?
>>      
> In the programming language C, each statement is delimited by a semi-colon.
> Parts of the syntax in C (and many others as well), the colon is used as a short
> cut for branching and it is possible that a piece of code was written
> with a semi-colon
> where it should have been a colon, but given the nature of the syntax of the
> language, the compiler did not flag it.  There are similar errors
> reported in Fortran
> (http://programmin...­ and
> look for the words "NASA. The cause of the failure").
>
>    
>> 4. What is a VIRTUAL MACHINE ?
>>      
> http://en.wikiped...­.
> It is a bundle of software that makes a second set of software "think"
> that the second
> set of software is running on a real computer.
>
>    
>> 5. What are integers in software language ?  ( Integers = native language ? )
>>      
> http://en.wikiped...­
>
>    
>> 6.  " Intel chips use bit mapping " and not integers. So what so important about integers in software automation ?  And what is native language  ?
>> 7. What is a JAVA VIRTUAL MACHINE  ?
>> 8, What is NATURAL LANGAUGE PROGRAMMING LANGAUGE ?
>>      
> 6, 7 and 8 is left as an exercise to the original poster.  Remember,
> Google is your friend.
>
>    
>> Thanks and best regards,
>> looi
>>      
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