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    Re: Input Needed, on Multiple Levels

    Perhaps, but in this case, we have very few options for the other side. We can't ask them to install anything, so a desktop app is out of the question. Asking them to re-enter all their data into...
  2. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Not temperature, heat index, which takes into account your bodies ability to sweat. Not sure I buy it. Wet bulb temperature may be better, but not well understood.

    What were you curious about...
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    Re: Go for the Olympics

    Time of death.
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    Re: Go for the Olympics

    I want to watch the "Get drunk and do something stupid" event. I heard about that one, and it sounds pretty entertaining.
  5. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    HA! That's a good one.



    We have a forecast of RAIN!! The forecast for this weekend is so much rain that there are flash flood warnings in effect for the whole area (except the valley, which is...
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    Re: Post Race!

    I thought it was deadlocked.

    Meanwhile, the Olympics thread has reached a race condition.
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    Damn kids!!! Get off my LAN!!
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    Re: Go for the Olympics

    Yeah, that's all that I feel like running, too. By that time, you've either gotten away from what's chasing you, caught what you're chasing, or you never will.

    I'm still willing to run that far,...
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    Re: Information on a Dropped...Something

    I didn't include the version because I wasn't sure. I use a much more recent version than my office does, and I couldn't remember which one they were using. I believe it's 2012, so not utterly...
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    You would be better off starting a new thread on the subject. There's a fair chance that this one won't get all that many views, and it never got to a solution anyways. You'll get more eyes on the...
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    Re: I graduated!!!

    Professor!!!

    That's an awesome goal.
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    You can with VB, now, too. I don't know to what extent you can take that, because there's a point at which it becomes absurd, but I can break it up as much as I want to, and I still don't need...
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    Re: I graduated!!!

    Is that bad? The degree plus your experience should serve you pretty well. What's your goal? Seems like you're well on your way to it, whatever it is.
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    I might prefer C# to VB if the case sensitivity and semicolons went away.

    The semicolons are just an annoyance of mine. They really make no difference, and in some languages (such as JS, which...
  15. Re: Need help with listbox texts to have a value and add onto another textbox

    You declared the prices1 array as a local variable within the load method. By doing that, the array is not visible outside of the method. No other method can use it. To solve that, just move the...
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    Try being ambitious on a TRS-80 Level 1 with 4K RAM.

    When BASIC was a toy language, computers were darn near toys, as well. Still, that's essentially why I learned C/C++, as well.
  17. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    We WANT people to blow that stimmicash on cosmetics, more colors of sneakers, and so on. Our economy is largely driven by consumer consumption. Economists are spending much more time fretting about...
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    Lua seems to have become the de facto language for modding games. I don't know why that is. I've never used it, myself, nor have I modded games. I've always assumed there was a reason, but maybe not....
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    Information on a Dropped...Something

    A colleague of mine found that a view that he needed had been dropped, or seriously altered...and then it came back. If I sound vague about what happened, it's because I am. I'll know a bit more...
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    That's odd, I find examples in VB more common than examples in C#. I wonder if Google is smart enough to filter results?

    Xamarin was bought. It was C#...and it was lousy. MS has greatly improved...
  21. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I just heard a good quote: "The C in CDC doesn't stand for Communication."

    Yeah, ain't that the truth. Having worked with scientists my whole life, I certainly recognize what they are doing. What...
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    Re: Go for the Olympics

    Russia is always good. The question is whether or not you believe it.
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    Yeah? The last time somebody tried to prove that, they came up with an example that was exactly the same length in VB or C#.

    The simple fact is that C is not terse. There's loads of excess crap...
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    Show that they are. You speak of emotional statements. That particular one has been the dream pushed by a sector of programmers for at least a decade, by now. Frankly, whenever somebody links to some...
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    That's really well said.
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    Yeah, that's what I was saying, and you were agreeing with: That's where you go for arguments.
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    I have my views on languages, as well, but I don't really care all that much. That may be true of the vast majority of people (to be pedantic, the vast majority of people probably wouldn't know what...
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    If you want to argue, you go where the arguments are. That's what trolling started out as. It was the fishing term, not the folk-story type of troll. You cast your bait where you are most likely to...
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    I'd have to say that I don't agree, either. Fast performance is overrated, especially with web services. The code of the service itself is likely to be insignificant in the total cost of the service,...
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    Re: Update event of a checkbox

    I'm not that keen.
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    Re: Simple DB connection question

    There are loads of things wrong with that, but to focus on the first one, that's a horrible exception handler. An exception at that point could be all kinds of different things, but you ignore the...
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    I've always thought it was because that's where the fights are.
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    That's pretty funny. Strange add.

    @SearchingDataOnly: Unfortunately, you are right. The C-family of syntaxes has come to utterly dominate programming languages, and is characterized by some bad...
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    Re: Input Needed, on Multiple Levels

    Yeah, that's true.

    They'll have the data we want, and a LOT more that we can't even deal with. Essentially, they won't be giving us all the data they have, they'll be extracting some subset of the...
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    Re: Update event of a checkbox

    If you are talking about the Boolean, it always feels a bit dirty, but it ends up looking something like this in the CheckedChanged event handler:


    If yourBoolean Then
    'Take Action.
    End If
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    I'm working on a project that couldn't be done web/mobile, so desktop still exists. Certain types of games will be desktop only, and anything that is based on plugins can't be web, though mobile is...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Kind of strange, really. I assume it's because we are using the software, not writing it. Otherwise, when you find a bug you fix it, but since the company that owns the forum didn't write the...
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    I doubt it. The market is more fragmented than it was in the 90s. There are more languages pulling one way or another. Apple wouldn't do it, because they have enough languages of their own. It just...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Are you talking about the VB button? That was found to be triggering that duplicate posting issue, if I remember right.
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    Re: text length validation

    Depends. Where is that code located? If it's in the right place, then it should be reasonably correct...as long as search does what you want, etc. It will only run if the length is four or greater,...
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