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    This guy started coding PHP 25 years ago ! WOW !

    While looking for someone who could help me with getting some PHP work done, I found this guy which claims he started coding 25 years ago !
    Too bad for him that PHP was introduced in 1995, which is just 14 years ago.. wicked ! Moreover, if you're just 17 years old, having 25 years of experience is quite a record if you ask me !

    Screenshot from MSN log:
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    My advise is, if you ever need to get some php work done, hire this guy ! You can go wrong with all those years of experience

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    Wow, that's... just... dumb... He should at least have done research into PHP to make sure that he know's what he's talking about .

    I started programming PHP in '01, it's changed a lot since then, I wonder how much it's changed since before computers and the internet became mainstream

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    I really get love with php programming since a long time ago. But I have confused to this language...please give me a lesson.

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    Maybe it was a simple mistake? Maybe he's been doing programming for 25 years in the medical field. It happens, people make mistakes you know.

    Then again, maybe he's been using C for 25 years (I have no idea how long it's been out, so who cares if I'm wrong ), in which case, the language is pretty much the same. There are differences, but the two are very easily compared.

    Personally, I've been working with various languages myself for close to 30 years now. I find it hard to remember when I started what language, what project, etc. Yeah, 25 years is an exaggeration for him, but maybe he got started with medical programming 25 years ago.

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    Damn Rasmus!
    He stole the whole thing from this guy!
    Closed for winter...

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    He is Rasmus in an earlier life coding in the future

    If you dont believe in reincarnation and time travel is it his problem ?

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    Maybe he feels as if he's been programming for 25 years. I know after long nights of trouble shooting and sleepy mistakes. I feel like I've programmed for ever..

    But then again...

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    Wow he was caught bad. What did you tell him after though?

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    We seem to get a lot of this where I work when we hire people, though I must admit, not 25 years. I have caught out a number of people by asking them what version was out when they started in PHP, it quite often trips them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linux-tech View Post
    [...]

    Then again, maybe he's been using C for 25 years (I have no idea how long it's been out, so who cares if I'm wrong ), in which case, the language is pretty much the same. There are differences, but the two are very easily compared.

    [...]
    The guy is 17

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    If I had a dollar for every time I've heard "I was a UNIX admin for 15 years! Now how do I use this SSH thing again?" I'd be rich.

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    Apperently he is a "top coder in the UK".

    Last time I worked with a self-proclaimed "top coder", it was an interesting experience ... :-)

    The company was short of staff for one project, so two guys who were the company's "top coders" were brought it; and we also took on two trainees, who (IIRC) I gave a programming course for.

    Some time later the trainees were doing real work; and there was a bug in one of the "top coders" programs. The "top coder" explained to the Software Director that it was impossible for the code to work properly on the particular hardware we had, as there was not have enough memory.

    After days of argument, the software director gave up; eventually he assigned the job of fixing the program to one of the junior programmers ... who fixed it fine.

    Top coder Paul Luper, where are you now?

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    interesting story, tim2718281! Ever heard back from him/them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim2718281 View Post

    Top coder Paul Luper, where are you now?
    Dissecting your jr programmer.
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    Whoa! Did he travel back in time?
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    Anyone noticed that it always seems to be foreigners that claim to be the best/make stupid claims?
    Hello

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter_anderson View Post
    Anyone noticed that it always seems to be foreigners that claim to be the best/make stupid claims?
    "foreigners" to who - you, me, or everyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Edwards View Post
    "foreigners" to who - you, me, or everyone?
    To me. In my experience, they never seem to be from the US or UK.
    Hello

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    I KNOW a Rasmus!on some outlaw forums i wonder if thats him?

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    haha now that is a big claim for him to make..

    i suppose he could of said it wrong.. but yeah. sounds like a scammer to me.

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    That is like every single Realtor I have ever talked to. They are all #1 in their city.

    I once asked a Realtor, "Every Realtor I talk to says they are #1 in their city, just like you said. I just got done talking to 5 other Realtors in your city.. of course they are all #1. How can you be #1 then? ... ... ... ... click. hehe


    Quote Originally Posted by tim2718281 View Post
    Apperently he is a "top coder in the UK".
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter_anderson View Post
    To me. In my experience, they never seem to be from the US or UK.
    Then you should take off the blinders.
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    Haha, how entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter_anderson View Post
    To me. In my experience, they never seem to be from the US or UK.
    You made me sound bad.... Just kidding.

    Anyway, the "PHP Expert" seems to be from the UK...
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    Maybe he invented PHP before he was even conceived. You're not giving this fellow enough credit!
    A serial entrepreneur is someone who effectively manages startups within their means to manage them, not someone who runs 30 different business ideas at once hoping one works. If I wanted to hire someone to throw things at a wall to see what sticks, I'd hire a two year old.

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