what would you say to the opportunity to do lots of work for no money?

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what would you say to the opportunity to do lots of work for no money?

Posted 28 November 2011 - 09:53 PM

This was posted in the Python forum:

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Need a new programs to up date my obsolete Stock Picking programs. As I did with my old COBOL modules, had someone else write the base code. Would like to do that also for my new stock program using Python.

Before someone comments about COBOL in this forum. COBOL is a robust program. Its easy to understand that is because it tends to be extremely verbose. Powerful once the data is properly translated. Most impressive is it's speed and efficient executions. The Stock program in question processes 5000+ record array with 6 elements for each record, then adds 35 sets of each element. The database would often be larger then 5 megs. COBOL would process each 5000+ database with up to 10 or more iterations on each record under 10 seconds. If optimization was turned on that would come down to 3-5 seconds. I don't think c++ can match those numbers. That said it is time to embrace the future and it looks like python can be it.

What is the future to me is an easy program to understand, no c++ pointers and extraneous OOPS. Program must be crossed platform enabled. Maybe the most important is mobile apped capable. Pythons looks promising to meet all of these requirements..

Program description

What this new Stock program needs to do is read in a daily CVS database known as EOD (end of day) file. Then it parses through the EOD data and up dates the stkmain.idx file (idx denotes a binary or indexed file). Though indexing is required to add new record to the .idx data. The main programs reads and processes the .idx file sequentially. Another file that is created is the config.dat file. This stores all the constants that the main program uses to perform task on the stkmain.idx file. What I need is someone that would be interested in sharing in the creation of a great stocking picking program, and to respond in this forum.

I suppose I could wade through Buckeys Python tutorial again, but why. There are hundreds of programers that can knock this project out in a weekend if not a little longer. Me, it might take a number of months. Besides, I love programing for the results but hate programing the nuts and bolts.

My friends, this is your chance to use your programing prowess for some real world application, that you create for yourself.


Obviously, someone (and I won't name names....) had it removed before we could make cynical and demoralizing comments respond. I'm curious, what would you say if someone gave you this generous offer?

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Re: what would you say to the opportunity to do lots of work for no money?

Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:25 PM

I would ask for some "favors" in return.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:35 PM

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I would pretend to be confused between the Python coding langauge & Monty Python sketches. I would pretend to understand what they were asking for, but my over-all goal would be to irritate them to the point of insanity.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:06 PM

I say we let No2 loose on them and watch the fun begin.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:18 PM

I would join, but only if they promised me shares of the company and a portion of the profits when we start making them. Also, they'd better decide to make the next World of Warcraft, not some shitty stock picking program. If they don't have ambitions, they're just lazy pieces of shit!

I demand more of these people. Chop chop.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:37 PM

It's a pity that we've taken a liking to making everything safer, natural selection doesn't quite have the same sting it used to. Draw your own inferences.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:52 PM

If I were evil, I'd agree to do it to his terms and conditions, get it done and not give it to 'em and start a competing company and market specifically to any customers they have.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:06 AM

Attempt to write it in HTML
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 06:31 AM

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I suppose I could wade through Buckeys Python tutorial again, but why. There are hundreds of programers that can knock this project out in a weekend if not a little longer. Me, it might take a number of months. Besides, I love programing for the results but hate programing the nuts and bolts.


I'd ask what product and how much effort he has to use to get his soul clean. "I can do it but don't feel like it...and why should I when I can find some gullible monkey amongst you to do it for me". That's either high quality trolling or someone is possessed of near Olympic sized balls to stroll into a forum and spit that out in public.

I'm actually a little disappointed this thread didn't get moved to the Lounge where we might make cynical and demoralizing comments...cause that's what this dipshit needs in great bushel bucketloads.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 07:39 AM

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what would you say to the opportunity to do lots of work for no money?


I would say I've worked for THAT company before. And they sucked ass.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:58 PM

I would suggest they pay me a large sum for which I will return half of it upon project completion and is up and running. I mean, this is the opposite of those who say "Work on this project and you will get paid when we get up and running".

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:07 PM

I would indignantly respond that my request for assistance has merit and you all will be eating crow when the lucky programmer who steps forward to help and I make millions with our results.

Suck it losers!
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:10 PM

i would accept, request to meat them in person, then act in extremely inappropriate ways and suggest we "get together" sometime then later leave clues that i might be a serial killer with an MO that matches many things they saw me do.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 06:25 PM

View PostChoscura, on 29 November 2011 - 12:52 AM, said:

If I were evil, I'd agree to do it to his terms and conditions, get it done and not give it to 'em and start a competing company and market specifically to any customers they have.


Facebook anyone? How about Windows?

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 06:57 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 29 November 2011 - 05:35 AM, said:


I would pretend to be confused between the Python coding langauge & Monty Python sketches. I would pretend to understand what they were asking for, but my over-all goal would be to irritate them to the point of insanity.


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