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  1. Thread: Farewell?

    by BillGeek
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    Re: Farewell?

    Well I'm still hanging around! :-) And I'm glad to still see the regular names from when I joined such as kregg, dClamp, Mendhak and the likes. (Of course Wossy as well! :-D)

    There's a few things...
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    Re: STAR WARS - The Force Awakens (NO SPOILERS)

    Brilliant movie! Went to go see it a while back while I was on leave and I can honestly say that it was much better than episodes I to III. I did feel as though some of the few action scenes were a...
  3. VS 2008 Re: ODBC Connection to local MySQL DB throws "Datasource Name not Found"

    @danasegarane:
    I'm not using a DSN. I've also seen these articles everywhere where they explain that you need to create a DSN first, but I don't use one...

    @jmcilhinney:
    I'm hesitant to use the...
  4. VS 2008 [RESOLVED] ODBC Connection to local MySQL DB throws "Datasource Name not Found"

    Hi Everyone

    I'm busy working on an ASP.NET Web Application (3.5) and can't seem to connect to a MySQL DB. I first created the entire application using a WinForms template and everything works...
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    Re: The State of VBForums

    I've also been around here for quite a while, and it's true that you miss the members that once was here. I remember joining VBForums when I started programming. (Both as a career and a hobby) Now I...
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    Re: Sandy Hook Conspiracy

    Nope, teachers aren't allowed to discipline kids at all, which is why there's such a decline.

    at the end of the day, I don't think kids can use that as an excuse either. There are many outstanding...
  7. [SERIOUS]How much money do you make (or give) from in-app donations?

    As I live in a country not supported by Google Checkout, I have no option but to give away my apps for free on the Android marketplace.

    According to the EULA (or whatever it's called) developers...
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    Re: Sandy Hook Conspiracy

    Well, the dicipline around here isn't much different than other countries, though there does seem to be a general decline.

    My father also whipped me proper as a kid for doing wrong, and while it...
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    Re: Sandy Hook Conspiracy

    Conspiracies or not, I do think it's becoming more of a "trend" now for people around America (Sorry for the generalization here, but considering what I know, it's been mostly in the US so far) to go...
  10. Re: [SERIOUS]I'm back! And I need opinions...

    Cool, thanks for the feedback, I suspected that the first is more for beginners. I think I'll have to go for both of these. Fortunately it's "The Company" that pays for it :)

    Oh, and before anyone...
  11. [SERIOUS]I'm back! And I need opinions...

    Hello everyone

    It's been quite a while since I last visited VBForums, I'll admit. :) Hopefully the regulars are still around here...

    I don't know if there's a dedicated forum for this type of...
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    Re: The GIF thread...

    LOL

    That wouldn't be from Firefly, would it? It's about the only show I've seen Nathan Fillion in... (There's been a few, but can't recall anything...)
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    [VB.NET] Re: Developing a game engine

    I am curious: Are you new to the .NET Framework or new to VB.NET only? I know you mentioned you are using VB.NET, though there is a way to compile an application from source in a C# application......
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    Poll: Re: Anyone into Electronics?

    I used to try and get started in Electronics, but I never really understood it all that well. I'm currently reading a book regarding PIC Microcontrollers (will post the title if I get home should...
  15. 2.0 Re: Strange Characters from Web Service Output - Data Dependent...

    I... have no idea. :) I checked the response and it's sending UTF-8 as a header. How can I confirm that the content received has the same encoding as specified in the header?
  16. 2.0 Re: Strange Characters from Web Service Output - Data Dependent...

    Did a bit more scratching:

    I copied the input data from Wireshark into an XML file and invoked the same url using HttpWebRequest. When I "manually" invoke the web service, the return data is shown...
  17. 2.0 Strange Characters from Web Service Output - Data Dependent...

    Hi All

    I'm busy writing an Application that makes extensive use of Web Services. Everything seems to be working fine, aside from "non-standard" characters appearing as question marks depending on...
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    Re: Omg epic cyanide and happiness comic!

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    Re: VB Forums Photography Contest #7

    Phew... This one seems like a tough one. :) To everyone who has entered so far, all the photos are absolutely fantastic! (Makes it hard to vote though...)

    Anyway, here's mine:...
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    Re: What is the best portable media player?

    I have a SonyEricsson X10 (not the mini) and it works beautifully. The 4" screen is absolutely amazing for watching media. After installing the "arcMedia" application, I can watch just about any...
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    Re: Mass Storage Question

    Who'll do the re-typing?
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    Re: Best web browser? and why?

    :lol:

    Office: IE6. It came with XP and I'm too lazy to install a new browser. That, plus the version of our application only works in IE6.

    Home: Firefox. I hate the new IE that came with Win 7...
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    Re: PC is the dumbest thing in the world

    .......
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    Re: Anyone going to buy a Windows Phone 7 Device?

    I'd love to get a WP7 device, though I got the X10 about 4 months ago, so I have another year and a half to go. :(

    About multitasking: Surely if an app has a "tile" on the home screen it will run...
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    Re: Mac/Windows/Linux

    I use Windows purely because of games. Yes, I can run emulators / VM's in other OS'es, though I doubt my hardware is powerful enough to play the games properly.
  26. Thread: C

    by BillGeek
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    Re: C

    See here.
  27. Thread: It is time

    by BillGeek
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    Re: It is time

    How else will my relatives speak to me?
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    Re: Do you still use your pen?

    I tend not to write anything on paper as I usually can't make out what it is I've written down. :(
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    Re: How often (or rarely) do you code?

    If I recall correctly, didn't you write some fancy calculator-like thing for Linux? While it's probably "standard" C++ / ASM / whatever, I still think it's cool.

    I'm a full-time employed developer...
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    Re: what wrong with my code plz help!

    Take the quotes out of the comparison:

    Change

    if (this.OwnedForms[i].Name.ToString().TrimStart() == "formName")
    to

    if (this.OwnedForms[i].Name.ToString().TrimStart() == formName)
    You want...
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    Re: Your programming background...

    Agreed. I'm also self taught from around 9. It kinda sucks having a day job as a hobby and vice versa, but at least it pays good. :)
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    Re: A well crafted failure

    Hmmm... maybe the original was damaged when they made the "image" for the xbox original? Gotta hate technology, eh?
  33. Re: What do you get if you are caught drunk in the gallows?

    http://www.potaroo.net/papers/isoc/2003-01/godot.jpg
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    Re: Nobody cares about your twitter

    :lol:
  35. Thread: Epic Fail

    by BillGeek
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    Re: Epic Fail

    Referring to the linked article: What the hell is wrong with people!? :eek: I'm depressed because we don't have spaceships that have warp-drives, artificial gravity and a machine that can make...
  36. Re: Trying to Connect to Xbox LIVE through my laptop

    Just a thought: Have you checked XP's Windows Firewall on both connections? It might be blocking one of the two connections to access the ports used for XBox Live.
  37. Thread: I Love Java

    by BillGeek
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    Re: I Love Java

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/caffeine

    Pretty much sums it up. (Both coffee AND the useless language...)
  38. Re: outlook 2007 plug-in that scan the email and detect the personís signature at the

    You don't necessarily need to use C#. You can also use VB in Visual Studio. I opted for C# as I also use other Visual Studio toolkits that were designed only for C#. (XNA, for example)
    ...
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    Re: Nobody cares about your twitter

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    Re: Nobody cares about your twitter

    What is this "TV" you talk about?
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