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    Re: Gameboy Color Repair Service

    First - don't switch it on! - although it's probably too late for that advice. :eek2:

    Second - you need to dry it out slowly. IMO the best way to do this is to put it in a bag of un-cooked rice...
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    Re: Questions about Strings and Threads

    The C++ include file for std::string is string ( no .h) The C++ include file for c-style string functions (strcpy, strcat etc) is cstring (no .h). Also for c-style style string functions string.h can...
  3. Thread: TwinBasic

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    Re: TwinBasic

    Quite right and c++ ones are worse! Why type begin when you can use { and end instead of } Why use int when you could use I or D instead of double. Typing just gets in the way of coding. Come to...
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    Re: Do we all have a Magnus Opus inside us?

    :afrog:
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    Re: Do we all have a Magnus Opus inside us?

    Back in the last 1980's I started to write a book on Pick Assembler. At the time there were only reference guide(s) which were useful if you only wanted to look for some info but were pretty useless...
  6. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    @szlamany - Don't! No more please! You're making me feel nostalgic and really, really longing for the past! :) Apart from Pick, IMO DEC had the best os's around in the 1980's - 1990's. Ah, those...
  7. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    For those hankering after the old great DEC os's - there's various hardware simulations available that run the actual OS code kindly provided.

    See:
    http://simh.trailing-edge.com/...
  8. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    Dave Cutler - who was a major force behind VMS - went to MS to lead the development of Windows NT. Under the hood, there's a lot of similarity between the VMS fs and NT fs. At the time I recall that...
  9. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    In the early 80's I was working as a programmer out of uni (OK - do the maths) with DEC PDP (RSTS/E), DECSYSTEM-20 (TOPS-20) and Pick systems. Great all of them - but my favourite was (and still is!)...
  10. Re: The previous system shutdown ... was unexpected

    I've seen similar behaviour before. The laptop kept getting 'switched off' (as opposed to a shutdown) just like the power button was pressed for a few seconds - even though an AC adapter was being...
  11. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    and what is the cost to the planet of the throw-away? Who's paying to 'dispose' of it? What happens to it? Landfill, shipped abroad to have it's 'precious' elements stripped out without precautions?...
  12. Thread: GoFund Me Help

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    Re: GoFund Me Help

    IMO I suspect they aren't willing to put up any money. That's why I suspect Twinbasic will prosper.
  13. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    Well it was going towards a hedge
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    Re: Post Race!

    Saw a hedgehog last night crossing the 'lawn' (an area of moss, clover and weeds that gets cut and looks green). Are they getting ready to hibernate already if they know that a bad winter is coming?
  15. Thread: TwinBasic

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    Re: TwinBasic

    Way back when, I preferred Delphi over c/c++ as at the time I was a Pascal 'expert' - and it did have all those components. I also preferred Borland c/c++ over Microsoft - until I was forced to use...
  16. Re: How soon may I have to give up VB.net (and VB6)?

    There is a free Intel Fortran compiler which is recognized by VS IDE. You can then create and compile Fortran from within VS.
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  17. Re: How soon may I have to give up VB.net (and VB6)?

    Well Fortran has been around since 1957 and is still going strong for engineering type programs and is particularly strong in matrix/array operations....
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    Re: Purchase a license for VS 2019

    Also note that VS2022 is coming soon. It's currently in preview 2.1
  19. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    Well there was once this kettle of fish....
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    Yep - been there, done that etc for PDP11 and other computers... I knew the octal loading sequences by heart. Ah the fun that could be had. I once had a front-panel entered program that played a tune...
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    Back in the 1970's/80's Basic was widely used on mini-computers (HP TSB, DEC RSTS, Wang etc). The main programming language for Pick was Basic. They certainly weren't 'toy' languages. I wrote several...
  22. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    Has this race been paused?
  23. VS 2019 Re: Vb.net - Split large text file by number of lines

    Why? I would consider a 1000 line file as 'small' ? What problems are you getting with a file of this size that requires it to be split on number of lines?
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    To be really scared, introduce the kid to APL!
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    Re: Input Needed, on Multiple Levels

    Can't you include in the contract that this data has to be provided in specified digital formats automatically? ie csv, json, xml et al Surely having the info automatically provided digitally is...
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    Re: Input Needed, on Multiple Levels

    Some 'left field' questions:

    Why do you require they provide the info? Is this government mandated? What law mandates that you are required to obtain this data? Is it just for your analysis? Does...
  27. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    That pot smells fishy...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Yep - it's definitely sleeping with the fishes.
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    Re: run time error "70" in visual basic

    This error is from the OS. You do not have either permission to read the source file/folder or permission to write to the destination file/folder. Check the permissions for these files/folders.

    Is...
  30. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    It's now been moved to November/December 2022 - when it drastically interferes with UK football! Oh well, England usually play well at that time - so we might go one better than Euro 2020. Whoaa.....
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    Re: Post Race!

    re the most important question. Oh dear. Ahhhhhhhhhh. Well that wasn't answered the way hoped. Oh well. There's always the next most important question... (Qatar 2022)
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    Re: Post Race!

    The zeroth most import question is now 'Can England Win Euro 2020?'

    Without tempting fate - Of course!
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    Re: Post Race!

    The first most important question is 'Will England win Euro 2020'?

    I'd say yes - but that, of course, is tempting fate. So no prediction until after the game tonight (UK time).



    I was...
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    Re: Post Race!

    For the second most important question of the centuary - will England beat Denmark?

    Yes - of course! Prediction is 2 - 0
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    Re: Kaseya Ransomware threat

    "you pays your money and you takes your choice"
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    Re: Reading Proficiency and Programming

    @PlausiblyDamp I totally agree. When I did programming at University, half of the total marks for coursework were for the design - which had to include a written description of the program - before...
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    Re: Reading Proficiency and Programming

    When I went school (don't ask - we still had coal fires!), we were taught to express ourselves. Not just in English lessons, but in most subjects. eg. In Chemistry we had to describe our experiments...
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    Re: Post Race!

    I've just had the first rain in about 6 weeks. Lasted a couple of days. Great! The grass was going brown. All looks lovely again. The sun's out now. The only problem is now that the grass has been...
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    Re: Parser & Symbol Table Generator

    As you're designing your own language, bear in mind that it's design can make it's implementation more or less difficult depending upon the syntax chosen. Possibly the easiest type of language to...
  40. Thread: MVP Award

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    Re: MVP Award

    The only change to the reputation system I would suggest is that the current restrictions as to whom you can give reputaion points are removed for the mods/admins. So if they want to eg give...
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