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  1. Thread: Farewell?

    by penagate
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    Re: Farewell?

    Hey Woss, I guess all communities change over time but it definitely doesn't feel the way it used to on here.

    I think the bulletin board format is getting a bit long in the tooth now, but I...
  2. Re: An observation about many of the technical forums and thread visibility.

    Well, this is a bit off the original topic of removing the default age restriction (which I'm all in favour of) but VBF does need to evolve.

    There are too many sections on the front page. It is...
  3. Re: how to center single div element

    I use display:flex for almost everything now. It is quite versatile.


    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <style>
    body {
    width: 100vw;
    height: 100vh;
    display: flex;
  4. Re: An observation about many of the technical forums and thread visibility.

    I remember suggesting cutting down the number of sections years ago but the list has only grown since then.
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    Re: Undo and Redo Button.

    Thread moved from the C/C++ forum
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    Re: dynamic creation of text box

    In terms of the document tree, the div element can't be placed within the canvas. Visually, you could place it above the canvas by giving it 'position:absolute' with 'left' and 'top' values. You...
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    Re: Remove Style Section as string

    If you need the information in the response, then change the mechanism that generates it so that there is no HTML. The easiest format to work with is JSON. IIS lets you set custom error pages for...
  8. Re: PHP's eval() construct safety question

    Not really... as long as your validation is OK.
    The reason eval is discouraged in web-facing code is because it adds a large attack surface which can be exposed if there is any kind of bug in your...
  9. Thread: New Monitor

    by penagate
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    Poll: Re: New Monitor

    Right now, 15" with a 2880x1800 resolution.
    Before I left Oz, I had a 27" monitor which actually had a lower resolution (2560x1440). Next one will probably be a 4k or 5k screen.
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    Re: JavaScript Array From Striing

    If you can't use JSON.parse

    x.slice(1,-1).split(',').map(Number)

    or

    x.match(/\d+/g).map(Number)
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    Re: Appendicitis sucks

    Not good mate. Glad to hear you're OK.
  12. Re: [RESOLVED] How to add radio buttons to OOP classes/ arrays

    Use a checkbox instead of a radio
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    Re: Concatenating two strings and a variable

    Yeah, that's better. I took your question title literally.

    More general tips (probably not applicable to your project right now): If you're not actually printing or formatting numbers, the other...
  14. Re: Contest 8 - Roman Numeral Converter - Discussion Thread

    Oh right, sorry. I saw that, but wasn't sure if everyone else could.
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    Re: Concatenating two strings and a variable

    char String1[] = "s_rgbn[";
    char String2[] = "]";
    int Variable1 = 133;

    char buf[strlen(String1) + strlen(String2) + 10];
    sprintf(buf, "%s%d%s", String1, Variable1, String2);
  16. Re: Contest 8 - Roman Numeral Converter - Discussion Thread

    It'd be good to have the source of each submission published, I think.

    Maybe allow JavaScript entries next time too? Easy to test.
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    Re: vbforums.com very slow response

    Right now this site is really very slow, so I benchmarked a few page loads (with browser cache disabled) to try to track down the problem.

    Unfortunately there is no single culprit, but there are a...
  18. Thread: Terrible Code

    by penagate
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    Re: Terrible Code

    I'd enjoy that site if it were still just snippets of w.t.f. code with brief commentary. At some point the posts evolved into dramatic, nerdy epics and advertisements. And the blog format with its...
  19. Thread: Terrible Code

    by penagate
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    Re: Terrible Code

    I think forums are now a bit passť in general. There is more traffic on structured Q&A sites like Stack Overflow and sites with structured comments like Reddit (vBulletin has a 'threaded' view, but...
  20. Contest 8, Roman Numeral Converter - Penagate

    Just for giggles, here's my less-than-serious entry. It's more of a demonstration of how concise one can be using an atypical language (it's q). I should be embarrassed if it is chosen above any of...
  21. Re: Contest 8 - Roman Numeral Converter - Discussion Thread

    Are you awarding a winner for each language? If not, on what bases will you compare a solution in language $x to one in language $y?

    Can I submit a solution in an exotic language that you haven't...
  22. Re: Promises, promises...I'm Unloading

    I'm afraid I've no idea about promises (I sometimes make them, but only before breaking them) but one alternative to the beforeunload event is to use the History API:...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] artificial intelligence

    Fairly similar...
  24. Re: 7 Things You Didnít Know About Facebook From Mark Zuckerbergís Q&A

    Are you sure they weren't trying to get in touch with each other? :-)
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    Re: Learning and doing Visual C++

    That book will be written in Objective C. (edit: OK, it might contain some English too.)
    C++, Objective C, and C# are three totally different languages. The only thing they share in common is a...
  26. Thread: penagate

    by penagate
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    Re: penagate

    I actually came back to see if anything had changed, and saw my name was still on the list! You just can't get rid of me!
  27. Thread: penagate

    by penagate
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    Re: penagate

    As long as there's no milk or sugar, and if there were some buttered scones on offer, I could be tempted.

    Excuse me while I feed the cat.
  28. Re: Problem understanding how an array is initialized

    pi is a PI structure at pcon->argpi[1][0]
    ppi I assume points to argpi[1][4]
    So *ppi = pi is copying the structure at index 0 to index 4.

    The assignment of ppi appears to be here:

    ppi =...
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    Re: Wide Screens get made with PHP code tags

    hello!

    It's because overflow's set on pre.bbcode_code but the width is not defined on [php] elements.
    On [html] elements, width is constrained to 650px in the element's style attribute (although...
  30. Re: [JavaScript] Loop through each element with the same class name

    Bit late, but in case anyone else is reading this: getElementsByClassName


    var elems = document.getElementsByClassName('myClass');
    for (var i = 0; i < elems.length; ++i)...
  31. Re: Problem understanding how an array is initialized

    The line *ppi=pi does not create a pointer. It is assigning to the address pointed to by ppi.
    Pointers are 'created' using the address-of operator &.
    This might help:

    int numbers[4] =...
  32. Re: How to use transition for multiple div elements?

    I'm not exactly sure what you mean by 'automatically hover'.
    You've defined a hover state on the item, and a hover state on the anchor within it.
    Perhaps you just want to change:

    #item a:hover...
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    Re: What to load new JS with AJAX calls

    Lots of ways.

    I load source files, and inject them into the HEAD element of the page:

    var script = document.createElement('script');
    script.src = uri;
    script.async = false;...
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    Re: How do you make animations with HTML5?

    There are a few libraries. I use Velocity, which fast and doesn't require jQuery.
  35. Re: cloning a branch of DOM tree with JavaScript

    Use cloneNode
    To perform a recursive copy (copying all descendants of the node as well), pass a single argument of 'true'.

    var newClone = templateTableRow.cloneNode(true)

    On jQuery, I'd...
  36. Thread: VB6 is DEAD!

    by penagate
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    Re: VB6 is DEAD!

    spoken like someone who has never written a GUI! :-)
  37. Thread: MartinLiss

    by penagate
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    Re: MartinLiss

    Nah, he's not invited.
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Wrong Time

    I think it would make more sense for the server time to be UTC... though the time seems to be correct for me (UTC+11).
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    Re: Installing MySQL Server 5.5 on Windows 7

    That message means that the pdo_mysql library is missing from your PHP installation.

    Check for this line in php.ini:

    ;extension=php_pdo_mysql.dll

    Make sure it's uncommented (remove the...
  40. Re: Installing PHP 5.3 and Apache HTTP Server on Windows 7

    I haven't used PHP on Windows for a long time (since this thread was written, in fact) but I believe PHP 5.5 is built against VC11 — for which, in addition to the runtime linked above, you will...
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