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  1. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Well - hopefully not my worth but my pension fund's worth. :-)

    We can't deal with France - we will still have to deal with the EU en bloc even though we are no longer in that block. Some...
  2. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Back on topic - I got my latest pension fund statement and it has lost approx. GBP 500 per day since the Brexit. (Mostly from UK banks and large corporates).
    So there's lovely.
  3. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    I had a feline you might say that
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    Re: Brexit

    The whole of the United Kingdom has the NHS and the basic tenet of that is that healthcare is free at the point of delivery. On the whole it is an absolutely excellent system (it turns out there are...
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    CQRS / Event Streaming on Azure

    So - I have been working on a project for quite a while to build a framework and design tool to make it much easier to create systems based off of the CQRS / event streaming architecture which have...
  6. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    I'd be surprised - it is a big business. In fact of the 330,000 net migration last year that was part of the Brexit publicity 189,000 were students coming to the UK to pay quite a large amount of...
  7. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Belgium worked quite well for several years without any effective government and it is arguable that Ireland's current political mix is not a government. The trick appears to be that you need to be...
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    Re: Mixing class and module - your thoughts?

    I have decided not to use the same name - although I would so do in C#.
  9. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    I think that eventually we are going to need to find a way to get elected without getting people riled up. This may be a multi-generational project though.
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    Re: Mixing class and module - your thoughts?

    Dynamic type inference - the module version dynamically infers the type for creating an instance of the class (which is type-safe thereafter)
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    Mixing class and module - your thoughts?

    Hi

    In VB.Net you are technically allowed to have a class and a module with the same name (as a module is just the VB.Net equivalent to a C# static class) but as a developer would you be happy with...
  12. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Much of the post Brexit autopsy has been focussed on those left behind by Globalisation (whose wages have stagnated or fallen and whose Government provided support has been eroded by austerity) and...
  13. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Although gay marriage is now legal in Ireland, polygamy is not so I must sadly decline.

    But you can probably get in on the Granparent rule... or if your mother was born in Ireland you are an...
  14. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    It's not that bad - I'm deciding on should I spend the EUR 1000 in order to take up Irish citizenship.

    However, that said - I really can't see that retaining free movement of people would be...
  15. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Brexit happened - deal with it..


    So - the somewhat convoluted process to choose a new leader of the Conservative party has concluded and, as a side effect the United Kingdom is now going to...
  16. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Andrea Loathsome just dropped out of the leadership race leaving just one candidate. This means that a protest vote about unelected officials has resulted in a new prime minister who nobody at all...
  17. Re: Runtime class mapping - at startup or on demand?

    Given a configuration file like this:-


    <ImplementationMaps>
    <Map AggregateDomainQualifiedName="HospitalWard.Nurse" ImplementationName="InMemoryImplementationExample"...
  18. Runtime class mapping - at startup or on demand?

    I have the need to map a number of different classes in my application to specific instances of a class that is in charge of persisting them to/from the back end.

    This is conceptually similar to...
  19. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Much of Europe (Germany, Belgium, Holland) has a much higher population density than the UK.



    Yes - but also there is a policy of deliberate restriction of land supply (via "Green Belt"...
  20. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Nigel Farrage - racist, political patsy, hypocrite and human used prophylactic - resigned today.
  21. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Associate state - much like Puerto Rico.
  22. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    I chose that as it was the year of my birth - so in that sense your comment is doubly valid (and it is really difficult to do any comparisons when you go back to pre-decimalisation times).

    The...
  23. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    "I think the British people have had enough of experts"
    Actually, I think Britain is suffering from a shocking deficit of expertise and the press have colluded with the political classes (all...
  24. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    I think it is reasonable to say that a significant number of the Leave campaign were either racist or deliberately using racist language in order to serve their cause. The main "game changer" was...
  25. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Short answer: it hurts too much to talk about yet. I think in a decade or so I might be able to reflect dispassionately on this - but the best analogy I can think of was the Brexit vote was...
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    VS 2015 Re: Print on Network Printer / winspool API

    I'd suggest you check all your api declarations against the documentation in PInvoke...
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    VS 2015 Re: Print on Network Printer / winspool API

    Your API declaration for StartDocPrinter looks wrong - I would expect hPrinter and Level parameters to be passed "ByVal" - see this support example
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    VS 2015 Re: Print on Network Printer / winspool API

    In VB.NET an Integer is 32 bits so you need to declare GetlastError as :-

    Private Declare Function GetLastError Lib "kernel32" () As Int32
    In order to get the correct error number.

    And you...
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    Re: Printing a receipt

    If you want to write the printing code yourself the article jmcilhinney mentioned is A beginner's guide to printing in .NET.. or if you want a drop-in component to print a windows form that is better...
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    Re: Looking for some game design ideas

    Suggest you mock up any ideas you have in Project Spark and see if they play well - doesn't make sense to invest too much effort if they don't...
  31. Re: Create entity model in C# from database, but changing object names

    I think that the content of the generated model (.edmx file) is XML so you can edit it after you have imported the model from the database as such and then generate your classes from that?
  32. Re: Is there any kind of third party library for making API calls

    For 90% of the API there is a .NET equivalent baked in already which it is preferable to use. For any that there is not you can look in PInvoke
  33. Re: Is there any kind of third party library for making API calls

    VB6 or VB.Net?
  34. Re: ENCOG vs Microsoft Azure (Machine Learning devlopment)

    I would recommend looking at Azure Machine learning studio. I was able to put together a data anomaly detection process in it with no code at all - although you can import R code into it if you...
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    Re: What's wrong with my Velcro Code?

    I tried to code an automated goat farm, but it transpires that goat 2 is considered harmful.
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    Re: minCe - a minified C style language (RFC)

    As of midnight tonight I shall be ready to release the IoT implementation of this language - it shall be known as minCe PI.
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    Re: Class Without Constructor

    If you want a "class that can't be instantiated" in VB use a Module.
  38. VS 2015 Re: [RESOLVED] Keep multiple states of an object

    Event sourcing requires you to think in terms of "what has happened to the object" (as a series of events) rather than "what is the object" (as a series of properties).

    However, once you have that...
  39. VS 2012 Re: Not Able to Monitor Printers' States and Statuses

    The printer status returned is comprised a number of flags that can be set - i.e. it could be PAUSED + ERROR
    You need to convert the returned status into its component parts.

    You can find the...
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    Re: Strange CompSci studies...

    Tuatology - the study of tight deadlines
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