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    Re: UWP vs Win32 info from Microsoft

    Yeah - that's why we've not using any!



    I was involved in some of this in the 1990's - moving from Mainframe to Windows NT. The big gotcha then, we quickly realised, was moving from character...
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    Re: UWP vs Win32 info from Microsoft

    CERN are not the only ones. We currently use Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. This combination was upgraded from XP/Server 2003 Enterprise ... These configurations have served us extremely well...
  3. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    Well, we all now know why Brexit failed under PM May - she was a fifth columnist as per my post #218! It's now emerged that May voted for the softest brexit candidate Rory Stewart and apparently has...
  4. Re: Your first BASIC computer? Has your software survived?

    Ah yes, punched cards - I remember them well from when I did some Fortran programming in the 1970's using an IBM system (I think it was an 1130). Cards jamming in the card reader, reading two...
  5. Re: New Star Trek movie coming out...Rated R and Directed by Quentin Tarentino

    It's life, but not as we know it..........
  6. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    The numbers I gave were from the Peterborough by-election from the BBC web site https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48532869
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    Re: Multiplication symbol

    Thanks. I'm going to propose @ - with a strong recommendation that the MP parser is re-written!
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    Re: Multiplication symbol

    Some more detail.

    The text to be processed by the MP (it's probably more like a script - but for historical reasons we call it the MP) is stored in a file. An expression can be either
    <operand>...
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    [RESOLVED] Multiplication symbol

    We have a macro processor which currently only allows + - for expressions. We want to add multiplication. However * is used for something completely different. Given that the meaning of * can't be...
  10. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    What happened was that not enough voters deserted the Conservatives for the Brexit Party. The total of votes for both was well above that of Labour. This is why the Conservatives need to sort Brexit...
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    Re: No Deal

    Basically the EU is built around the notion of 'ever closer union' which is stated in the 1983 Solemn Declaration on European Union. Everything that the EU does tries to make progress towards this...
  12. Re: Your first BASIC computer? Has your software survived?

    The first computer I used in 1974 was a HP-2000 Basic time-sharing system. My school had a telephone modem link to one at 110 Baud via an ASR33 teletype. I still have the HP manual and some line...
  13. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    I agree that the courts should not get involved in this - hence my slightly 'tongue in cheek' post. However, in this particular case the Office For National Statistics issued a clear warning...
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    Re: No Deal

    Yes. There's also the case of Ireland voting more than once. They first rejected it then the EU changed the ordering, applied some arm twisting, said it was a new one and lo and behold Ireland then...
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    Re: No Deal

    I see that BJ's collar has been felt. Will the next PM be the first to govern from a prison cell? Will he be let out on 'work experience' for good behaviour? if the sentence is for more than a year,...
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    Re: No Deal

    The suggestion was that the position of the DPM becomes a formal appointment and that the Leader/Deputy Leader of a party should be elected together (by the rules of the relevant party) and then the...
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    Re: No Deal

    Yep. :check:
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    Re: No Deal

    I'll run this one up the flag pole.

    What about formally have a PM and Deputy PM as joint nominations - like they do in the USA? I know we don't currently have a formal post as DPM, but we could....
  19. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    For a referendum, I submit that the 2 choices should be:
    - exit with the EU's deal (either current or what ever else can be negotiated with them by the new PM)
    - exit without any deal

    IMO those...
  20. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    The knives have now been unsheathed, are being sharpened and some preliminary testing of back-stabbing has already been done. And the contest hasn't even officially started...... This could turn into...
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    Re: No Deal

    The EU have stated categorically - well for now - that they're not going to change the terms of the exit deal. It's almost a certainty that a hard Brexiteer will now become PM as that is what the...
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    Re: No Deal

    The 1922 Committee – more formally the Conservative Private Members’ (1922) Committee – acquired its name because it was formed by a group of Conservative MPs, led by Sir Gervais Rentoul, who were...
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    Re: delete users after x years inactive

    re GDPR. See this article re fines imposed over the last year....
  24. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    Actually it is the 18 member Executive Committee of the 1922 Committee. The 1922 Committee itself consists of all the Conservative back-bench MPs. Sorry, I wasn't precise in my previous post. :blush:...
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    Re: No Deal

    The 1922 committee have the power to change the rules - as they are the rule making body of the Tory MPs. However what is far from clear - and could be open to legal challenge - is to apply those...
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    Re: No Deal

    Mrs May has now outlined, to great fanfare, her 10-point plan to rescue 'Brexit'...

    "When the trumpet shall sound,
    And the dead shall arise,"
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    Re: Firefox & verified By Visa

    Thanks for the info re login details. I'd 'overlooked' that option for obtaining them. Doh! :rolleyes:

    I've 'circumvented' the issue by using a non-visa credit card. I've now given up on this and...
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    Re: Firefox & verified By Visa

    It has happened on more than one site on more than one computer. Only some sites that accept visa payment use 'verified by visa'. I'm based in UK and these were UK sites. I try to pay using paypal...
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    Firefox & verified By Visa

    When trying to pay by Visa credit card on line, I get 'Verified by Visa' message box showing but then hangs saying processing... It never shows the info about entering the codes and doesn't give the...
  30. Thread: Toot Toot!

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    Re: Toot Toot!

    That's approx 20 posts per day, every day, for 14 years! That deserves some sort of permanent recognition for services above and beyond.....
  31. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    Hold the front page - stop the press! Labour have just announced that they have pulled out of Brexit x-party talks with the Tories - blaming the Tories as they wouldn't concede to labour demands (as...
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    Re: No Deal

    Is this the calm before the storm expected 23 May?
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    Re: Is this statement true

    In c++, the logical operators are && || ! (logical and, logical or and logical not). They return a type bool which is either true (1) or false (0). When evaluating, 0 is treated as false and non-0 is...
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    Re: No Deal

    IMO, not really. All this shows is a massive protest vote against Tories/Labour. These are the local elections so the position of the candidates on Brexit means very little as Councils don't have...
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    Re: No Deal

    Peace talks are on-going and are at a critical phase - so to improve the chances of their success we've having a news blackout so that the negotiating teams can conduct their talks in peace. :spam:
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    Re: No Deal

    Labour wants a second referendum on any deal except it's own - because by implication it's own deal is the best and therefore doesn't require a 'confirmatory' second referendum! :p They want the UK...
  37. VS Code Re: Need help with coding a multiple unit converter

    Both the attachments in post #1 give an 'Invalid Attachment' message box when they are tried to be opened.
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    Re: The best programming language?

    I didn't see concise as being one of your criteria? Just simple and efficient. If you want concise, try APL. :cool:
  39. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    As the Stack Overflow referendum has Love C++ at 52% and Dread C++ at 48% (I've seen those numbers before somewhere... oh yes, the EU referendum result!), we must all now abandon the other...
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    Re: Data Structures book

    Thanks. No, I hadn't already seem them.

    :wave:
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