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  1. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    and then there's all the sudden bangs as the tree nuts get blown onto the house glass windows and trying to walk outside without stepping on piles of nuts and ...

    I have 4 Beech trees, a Lime and...
  2. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    You're lucky. Here it's either raining or drizzling or drizzling or raining. Everywhere and everything is wet. Never mind hedge trimming, can't even get up the leaves they're so wet. Blowing doesn't...
  3. Re: Any other language environments as easy to use and robust as VB6?

    Finally I've found a real-life application written in Lisp! I had to learn Lisp in my third University year. This was only from lectures/books as we weren't provided with a Lisp system to use! I...
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    Re: Problems with a new computer. Please help

    Re Problem 2 - Firefox. As I use Firefox, I tried to view them on my PC, but this content is not available outside of Canada. Sorry, so I can't try it.
  5. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    ...but has now been thrown out of court. There's now the Letwin amendment. This seeks to withhold approval until the legislation to enact it has passed. Say what?? Passing legislation to enable a...
  6. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-50088993
  7. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    Stop the press!

    There's now a challenge in the Scottish courts to declare the EU agreement null and void as it contravenes legislation preventing Northern Ireland from forming part of a separate...
  8. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    So BJ has his no-deal. EU has accepted it but DUP says no. So the chances of it being agreed by Parliament are practically zero - as many of the 'hard' Tories are going to vote the same way as the...
  9. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    True, but by then we've all read it. :spam:
  10. Re: Windows 85, version 1.0, with Arpanet access and Reversi

    If the printer isn't bought tomorrow, then it's out of date and won't be supported!
  11. Re: Windows 85, version 1.0, with Arpanet access and Reversi

    Never used W98 and ME so can't comment. After 3.11/Netware we forked between NT and 95. Then moved to 2000.
  12. Re: Windows 85, version 1.0, with Arpanet access and Reversi

    Not to mention Netware.... Groan :afrog:
  13. Re: Windows 85, version 1.0, with Arpanet access and Reversi

    Went through MS_DOS 2 to MS_DOS 6 to Windows 3.0 to Windows for Workgroups 3.1/3.11 to Windows 95 then Windows NT, 2000, XP & 7. Never used 98, ME and Vista.
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    Re: Detect power outage

    Does the UPS have the ability to indicate somehow that it has lost power?
  15. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    George Villiers was born that year!
  16. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    1603 is, of course, the current page number in Post Race. :duck:
  17. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    1603, of course, is the year that Queen Elizabeth died (Elizabeth I that is).

    Also, 1603 is a well known Windows installation error code when using the Installer Service - meaning that a fatal...
  18. Re: Define the name of an object in a class based on a string value in C++

    In c++ classes and class instances do not have 'a value'. The class member variables for each object instance of a class contain data for that instance. So in this case, sObject is a class instance...
  19. Re: Experience with Visual Studio Expess 2015, 2017, Community 2019, professional ver

    Note for the VS2017/2019 installer (Professional/Community). By default, not everything is installed. Before commencing the installation I suggest that the VS components to be installed are checked...
  20. Re: Experience with Visual Studio Expess 2015, 2017, Community 2019, professional ver

    For up-to-date C++ development, you need to use the latest version of VS. Only VS2017 fully supports C++17 and only VS2019 is supporting the new C++20 standard. Even some of the C++14 standard is...
  21. Thread: Impeachment

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    Re: Impeachment

    If he wasn't smart he wouldn't have got where he was in business.
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    Re: Could anyone help me optimize this code.

    Certainly in c/c++, N % 1 = 0. (Mod in c is %). What's VB been smoking?
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    Re: Could anyone help me optimize this code.

    Great idea! As a separate thread started on form load calculating the primes up to a pre-defined limit. This could be calculating whilst waiting for the user to enter the number required. The main...
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    Re: Could anyone help me optimize this code.

    What I think the OP is trying to obtain is the nth prime number. So for 1000th this would be 7919, 100000th would be 1296467. This is what I had in mind. In this way you don't have a separate...
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    Re: Could anyone help me optimize this code.

    Consider:



    If n = 2 Then
    Return True
    End If

    If n Mod 2 = 0 Then
    Return False
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    Re: Could anyone help me optimize this code.

    Within PrimeCheck, first test that n is odd before entering the for loop - if even then just return False as an even number can never be prime. The starting value of i can then be 3. If the result of...
  27. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    The number 64064 is quite interesting. It is the gene id for 3-oxoacid CoA-transferase 2 which catalyzes the transfer of a CoA group from succinate to acetoacetate and is an important enzyme in...
  28. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    What makes you think that even if we get an extension until end of January, that Parliament will then vote for an election? At the end of January we will possibly be in the same position as we are...
  29. Thread: Impeachment

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    Re: Impeachment

    After the diversion, BJ has now had his collar felt for a potential criminal offence of misconduct in public office while he was London Mayor concerning favours for his girlfriend at the time.

    Is...
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    Sticky: Re: Coding Contest Suggestions

    Well in c/c++ this is a one-liner. I guess it can be done in one line in other languages too?
  31. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    I'll send round the collecting tin for the 1 billion it's costing us every month until we leave with/without a deal.
  32. Re: Plz help vb scrub complete school project (RESOLVED)

    If Integers(i) < highest Then
    highest = Integers(i)
    End If
    If Integers(i) > lowest Then
    lowest = Integers(i)
    End If


    Isn't highest and lowest reversed in this code? :confused:
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    Books technies should read

    https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/31-books-every-techie-should-read/31/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=19724111007296483521103418818735

    Have we the time?
  34. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    There's now some rumour that a potential 4th option involves some Privy Council business?? Remainers are holding meetings to see what additional measures they have to take to plug any 'loopholes' in...
  35. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    AFAIK, BJ has also said (or others have said on his behalf) - that he's not resigning???
  36. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    Even in parliament yesterday/today, BJ and other Tories have stated that he will comply with the law and will not ask for an extension to the Oct 31 deadline. i thought I was fairly good with logic,...
  37. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    As much as JC et al publicly say they want an election, IMO they don't. They hope that by giving BJ enough rope etc etc. JC becomes PM by default without an election. If a 'unity' government is...
  38. Thread: Impeachment

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    Re: Impeachment

    They don't need an opposition party - they are their own opposition, tearing each other to bits! Then when one gets nominated they expect solidarity from the others - after they have been rubbished.
  39. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    A passing of Vote Of No Confidence effectively removes a government - not just the PM. If there is a passed vote of no confidence, then there is 14 days for another government to be formed otherwise...
  40. Thread: No Deal

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    Re: No Deal

    The House of Commons draws up the articles of impeachment. The House of Lords conducts the 'trial'. If found guilty, the House of Commons has to move for judgement - when the House of Lords will then...
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