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    Re: Post Race!

    I got a late fee once, as well. The city I live in does a good job with billing. Unfortunately, the county handles property taxes, and they aren't so good. I get an added fee for paying by ANY means...
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    Re: User Permissions and Form Control

    Personally, I've only encountered this in a very trivial situation. Showing/hiding a single menu item was all I needed to do. Interestingly, I'm not sure that any of the dozens of users ever really...
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    Re: User Permissions and Form Control

    That is certainly a way that is used quite often. It has a bit of a disadvantage in that you are baking those rules into the code, so if you change your mind, you have to change the code. Whether or...
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    They are tall, and they have lights. Heck, they have lights BECAUSE they are tall. Lights means a certain amount of electricity. It used to be a substantial amount that was used in things like...
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    Re: Post Race!

    The one thing that I can't autopay is also the one thing that I don't get much of an announcement or a bill for: My property taxes.
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    Re: Post Race!

    Hadn't heard that anywhere in the US had those. We certainly didn't.
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    Isn't it dangerous enough already?
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    I know, right?

    I heard the same statistic. My house scares me.
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    Re: Post Race!

    I assume they are thinking that I will remember my phone at all times.

    They are wrong about that.
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    Re: Post Race!

    I have no problem with paperless billing. Because of my tendency to disappear into the mountains for weeks on end, I set up all of my bills to auto-pay, a long time ago. Whether I get a paper bill or...
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    Re: Intermittent Connection Issue

    That issue will be resolved in two days, one way or the other.

    I got a bit more data the other day...too bad I forgot what it was.

    Actually, what happened was that I put a couple breakpoints...
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    I don't touch it. It's safer that way. You may be aware of it, but 100% of the accidents that occur in the home have to do with touching a surface. I only have Surface Pros, which are safer, but just...
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    Re: Post Race!

    I got wondering why I didn't get a new insurance card for my auto insurance. Turns out, they went online, apparently. That seems like a really bad idea.
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    Re: Post Race!

    I think it's a negative number of days.
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    There are certainly a whole lot of wind farms out here. We're gaining a fair amount of solar, too. Kind of understandable, considering that it's a desert. We have lots of dams, too. Second cheapest...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Might even be a lot of people on here that are in the same boat....or casket, depending on your perspective.
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    Missing Item Issue

    I have a plugin system that dynamically loads dlls. This is under construction, so I occasionally make changes that break a plugin because I added/altered/removed some member of an interface. This...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Of course, a virtual funeral might have been much better attended...virtually.
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    Re: Post Race!

    I'm not even on FB and I get it.
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    Wait...are you telling us that you actually HAD one?
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    VS 2022 Re: Resource Odd Behavior

    No mouse??? Sacrilege!!!
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    Gee, THAT was difficult to debunk...well, not really, as one quick Google search showed pretty much what you'd expect: There are standards for election observers. What Russia claimed as election...
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    Re: Stuff to watch

    They should have had Arnold playing Conan in that movie. After all, Red Sonja and Conan often crossed paths in the comics of the time, and Arnold had already played Conan, so it would have fit.
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    Re: Intermittent Connection Issue

    That was a while back, and since that time, the router I was using completely died and has been replaced. Still, you're right about that.

    I'll have to check the logs, when I get a chance. There...
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    Re: How to parse this huge html?

    If there is ANY way to do this other than scraping a web site, you should use it. Many sites will provide APIs that expose the data in a more stable, manageable way, and if one is available, that...
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    Threads are what you want to use, but there are many caveats on this. If you multi-thread the calculation, it MIGHT use all the cores, or not. That's somewhat up to the OS. You don't have full...
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    VS 2022 Resource Odd Behavior

    I'm just starting out on rewriting a program into .NET 6 using VS2022. Some parts I want to keep the same, including some background images used on the main form. I was a bit surprised to see that...
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    Re: Post Race!

    I suppose that would be a 'past-his-prime' minister.
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    Re: Post Race!

    What have you got in a used Prime Minister?
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    Re: Intermittent Connection Issue

    I don't believe there was a crash, but network connectivity is always a possibility when it comes to WiFi, especially in a noisy neighborhood. Not sure that SQL Server would have noticed that, though.
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    Re: Post Race!

    Europe has had enough nuts over the years. No need to store them up, another will come along soon enough. Heck, we would be happy to give them a few of ours.
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    Intermittent Connection Issue

    I have a SQL Server Express 2017 instance running on a computer on my home network. I am developing/testing a different program on a different computer that connects to a DB on that SQL Server...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Yeah, nuts to them.
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    Re: Post Race!

    They only talk about squirrels...in a ridiculous Italian accent, no less.
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    Re: Post Race!

    I guess I haven't 'heard' it, if it was written.
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    Re: Post Race!

    I've heard it used that way, but mostly only when written.
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    What makes you mink so?
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    Darn seals. They cause so much trouble.
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    They didn't even bother to disguise the rigging. You can't get 99% to agree that the world is round, but they got 99% approval in one area.

    Why bother even pretending to conduct the vote if you're...
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    You think it was sabator? He turned his P upside down?
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