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  1. Re: Can someone tell me what the story is here?

    I believe that the original quote you have in that first post was written by me. If so, I was referring to the snake game that Si linked to. I still remember that one fondly. I certainly wasn't a...
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    Re: Problem with random.

    You should also move that creation of the Random object out of the method. If you EVER create two instances of the Random object within a fraction of a second, you won't get random numbers.

    When...
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    Re: Democracy

    There were problems early last year. Presumably those have been resolved, and hopefully not by "just remove them all and forget about it."
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    Re: Migrate VB6 to .NET

    What tools have you used? I haven't heard of anything other than the one that came with VS up through 2008. I think I've heard rumors of others, just never anything specific.
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    Re: Democracy

    Can't say whether self tests are available around here.

    Personally, I've been taking full advantage of the situation to not commute. If I don't have to spend an hour plus in the car each day, I'm...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Besides, I wasn't trying to break the mold.
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    Re: Post Race!

    It's good to stretch.
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    Re: Democracy

    I know what you meant, and I didn't have a problem with that. I'm not sure I was quite tongue-in-cheek, though. I haven't had a COVID test. The similar tests I had were for other things (whooping...
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    Well I certainly have an issue with it. I'm not sure how those tests are conducted, these days, so they might be easier, but I believe the earliest COVID tests are an upper nasal passage swab, in...
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    Re: Democracy

    I think it is more accurate to say that the "85% reliability" statement is made for the public. After all, there are false positives AND false negatives, and those are unlikely to be the same rate,...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Sounds like a real fun gi.
  12. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    It's hard to say for certain, since you are relating your understanding of a statement somebody else made where that other person didn't explain what they meant precisely. However, when people talk...
  13. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    Do you find it opaque now? That would fill your daily recommended dose of irony.

    I write comments in code, in fashions others have described, but a whole lot of my comments refer to an external...
  14. Re: Dynamically added controls can't be replaced by new ones

    I think what the damp one suggested is probably the best answer, but another one would be to put the controls on a panel (I realize they're already on one panel, but this would be a panel within the...
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    Re: Post Race!

    I watched a video about a professional removal of a very large nest. The guy used a shop-vac with a mixture of dish soap and water in it. The soap breaks down the surface tension, which quickly...
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    Re: Post Race!

    I thought that was for tigers? I realize that yellowjackets are striped, but it's just not the same.
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    Re: Migrate VB6 to .NET

    I prefer your second option to COM interop.

    This is being driven by some corporate politics, one way or another, from the sound of it. As long as you stick with the COM interop, you'll be...
  18. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Well doggone it. Had I known THAT, I would have said it like I meant it.
  19. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    We passed our population from 1918 a LONG time ago, so the total death count isn't what should be compared, but the death count as a percentage of the total population. I haven't looked it up, so...
  20. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    That was a typo, I meant the UNvaccinated. I went back and corrected the original post.
  21. Thread: Democracy

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    Re: Democracy

    I would say it is fairly different, for these reasons:

    1) At the time, HIV was a death sentence. COVID has never been. There's a chance of dying from COVID, but it was never high, whereas with HIV...
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    Re: Democracy

    If they are ever going to....a pandemic is the second most likely reason. Second only to a war.
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    Re: Democracy

    That's a relief. I thought that was only a US thing.
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    Re: Democracy

    Yeah, you're right about that, and I, for one, am AMAZED. For one thing, the signs have been there for a LONG time, so how this could be causing so much turmoil now is baffling to me. Also, China...
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    Re: Timed Loops to Simulate Hertz

    I agree with Niya, and I think you can see this by making a loop that does some random, but short and repetitive, garbage, and timing it over and over. For example, you could do something like this:...
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    VS 2019 Re: Debugging Setting Help

    A look at WinDiff on the settings from the two systems mostly just showed that I have a few extra packages installed on the good system, because I have been using that for a bit of web development...
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    VS 2019 Re: Debugging Setting Help

    Well, I never found the cause, but I may have solved the problem. I might even be able to find the cause, eventually.

    I had a second computer that was already set up with the same environment and...
  28. Thread: Democracy

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    Re: Democracy

    That's a pretty funny clip. That pizza guy sounds like he's stoned even in court.
  29. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    If they weren't a tiny minority, they WOULD get heard.

    I've spent much of my career dealing with practical evolution, and I'm not sure whether I agree with the idea that I think Olaf is talking...
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    Re: Democracy

    Yeah, it does sound like you might end up with such a pass. That's just another difference between the two (the gap, as you said, which IS the Atlantic). The idea of such a pass was pretty thoroughly...
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    Re: Democracy

    Not really. One might argue that there has always been this, and that some rules are added and others taken away. That's what politics is all about, in the end. It all comes down to who's ox is...
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    Re: Democracy

    Does it? I've never read the EU constitution (or German, or whichever one you are referring to), but the US constitution is worded with sufficient vagueness that it is very much open to...
  33. VS 2019 Re: Tiling one Form with a part of another Form

    Whether it is used first or not wasn't the question. The question was whether it was the default instance, which is a different matter. The code you are showing is taking a clip from the default...
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    VS 2019 Re: Debugging Setting Help

    I tried a couple more tests, and found that I haven't really solved anything, though I understand a bit more.

    I'm working on a project with LOTS of dlls, both plugins (dynamically loaded) and...
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    VS 2019 Re: Debugging Setting Help

    I largely chanced into figuring out which property it is, and it turns out to be SUPER annoying. The option that regulates this appears to be this one from Debugging | General:

    Suppress JIT...
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    Re: Democracy

    I would expect that a large percentage of US citizens would have gotten those two words confused.
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    Re: Democracy

    Actually, no it isn't, and this is an important point: The law on this is far from settled, and may never truly BE settled. There are things you are freely allowed to discriminate against, and things...
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    Re: Democracy

    That would be true, except that in this case I don't care. I have neither a horse nor a cow, and those animals that I don't have certainly don't have worms. Therefore, I have no use for the medicine...
  39. Re: Write MS Access MDB table data to MYSql table

    There may well be a better way, but if I were to do it in code, I'd be inclined to build a schema only datatable from MySQL (the one with more fields), such that you have a datatable with all the...
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    VS 2019 Re: Debugging Setting Help

    I just spent some time comparing the various settings files I have saved (as it turns out, I have four of them, and I have no idea why, as I have only intentionally saved them twice). I used WinDiff...
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