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    Re: Stuff to watch

    The "Kolchak" franchise comes to us from way back in the 1970s. Two original TV movies and a one-season series have become cult classics. There was even another brief series about 20 years later,...
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    Re: Stupid problem with text box...

    Yes, that looks like VB.Net.

    What are you really trying to do? Because even fixing that doesn't make any sense.
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    Re: Stuff to watch

    I should look into the Guyver franchise again. I'm not sure I have watched any of it for a very long time.

    Thanks, this might be another movie or two for rainy days.
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Set focus

    There is more to it.

    The "short Show" (and "Hide") calls from within a Form's own event handlers only works at all as a special case. Ever since 32-bit VB4 assigning to the Visible property is...
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    Re: US college enrollment is declining

    Listen to just the section from 10:00 to 12:30 or so which might help explain part of the reason why declining post-secondary enrollment may not be as painful as some might hope:

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    Re: Set focus

    There isn't any need for such gymnastics.

    Just call Show before calling SetFocus, typically as the last steps in your Load event handler. All done.

    The "short call" of Show with no arguments...
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    Re: Set focus

    No, the Activate event can occur many times. Next you'll add some wonky "flag" to try to defeat that.


    To move the focus within the Form it must be visible. To do that during the Load event...
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    Re: Stuff to watch

    No, by no means is this a good movie. Yet somehow, some way, it is a great movie.


    https://youtu.be/ndpV6qfQJVw
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    Re: US college enrollment is declining

    I'm kind of curious why a four year degree is needed for procreation.
  10. Re: Vb6: read richtextbox line by line; out of string space

    Ouch. Things are just getting scarier.

    "VB stack?" "Levels?"

    Sure stack overflow is a thing but it doesn't work that way. And he isn't even getting that far because the crazy code fails...
  11. Re: Vb6: read richtextbox line by line; out of string space

    Deja vu: https://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?897027-Vb6-split-text-error-out-of-memory
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    Re: US college enrollment is declining

    I'm still trying to figure out how it is easy to get my hair cut or lawn mowed overseas. Well, that and how pushing a button takes more skill than making shoes without automation.

    But I guess I...
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    Re: US college enrollment is declining

    Who got rich off the student debt crisis?



    It isn't that simple of course. We can't forget the university system's own stakeholders in the Education-Financial Complex.
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    Re: US college enrollment is declining

    The thread topic is declining enrollment. But the perspective changes a lot once you accept that decades of prior increases were inflated and bogus.
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    Re: US college enrollment is declining

    Well I was paid, but if it makes you feel any better that time ended costing me something over $70K in cash on retirement decades later.

    Just an unhappy confluence of the timing specified in some...
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    Re: US college enrollment is declining

    A pet peeve of mine, but "legislatures" are a different thing from individual "legislators." I guess I worked out your intent from context, but come on, son.

    We are talking about education. ;)
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    Re: Post Race!

    Oh yum. Almost makes me want Mr. Delicious back on the air.

    The Commercial that Killed a Fast Food Chain has pretty poor quality video, but I think it had to be pieced together from some really...
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    Re: US college enrollment is declining

    Back on topic...



    One factor I haven't seen brought up yet is a change in general attitudes within the college age population. Or perhaps that just restates the issue originally raised here.
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    Re: Stuff to watch

    Canadians aren't above "eating their young" so to speak either. Here's is a run they took at their own general population:


    https://youtu.be/KWGLaCqvISc

    I believe it began as short videos on...
  20. Re: [RESOLVED] vb6: save big data from textbox to txt file

    How the heck did a TextBox get "big data" in the first place? Did it go to Menards?
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    Re: Jan 6th rioter sentenced

    Pretty funny whinging about "ad hominem" this, that, and the other thing continuing the personal attacks you consistently engage in. "The likes of me" huh?

    Invest in a dictionary. You might be...
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    Re: Jan 6th rioter sentenced

    I'm not sure where these walls of tailored boilerplate come from now that UseNet is all but closed down. Maybe Reddit?

    There are lots of podcasts and such out there now to counter the BS. Lex...
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    Re: What song are you listening to right now?

    https://youtu.be/E3meEmDpaDU
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    Re: Form Move

    Sounds completely goofy. But if you want that why not look into WM_MOVE and WM_MOVING. Both are described in the documentation that came with VB6.
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    Re: Post Race!

    Different movies showing different blind takes on the elephant at hand.
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    Re: Post Race!

    Just look at this clip from the documentary done by a time traveler visiting our present day:


    https://youtu.be/4cF6D8zDa9U
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    Re: Post Race!

    Perhaps it is more fruited and nutted?

    As far as I can tell there have been a number of failed attempts to replace it. Some used Smashmouth, some Weezer, some The Beach Boys, and one group of...
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    Re: Stuff to watch

    At the very end of The Humanity Bureau (above) we get a cameo by Lorne Cardinal.

    He was one of the regular cast of Corner Gas and voices the same role in Corner Gas Animated.

    If you aren't...
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    Re: plus my mobile

    These kinds of posts always remind me of Roger Zelazny's Doorways In The Sand.

    There was a kind of alien bio-molecular AI assistant that "infects" the protagonist, but somewhere previously it had...
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    Re: Mid$ not working to label.caption

    The documentation is pretty clear: Mid/Mid$/MidB/MidB$ statements require a variable there and not an expression.
  31. Re: Do programs made with Microsoft Visual Basic 6 work on Mac?

    That's like saying "They can run on a cardboard box. Just put a PC inside it."

    The answer is simple: No.
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    Re: Stuff to watch

    Are you familiar with "The Postman" (1997) with Kevin Costner? It gets a lot of hate. I liked the book well before the movie got made.

    "The Road" (2009) is almost too grimly dystopian for me to...
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    Re: Stuff to watch

    Here's another goofy "climate change backdrop" indy flick. Low budget, Charlie Sheen, primitive CGI, but somehow I enjoy it.

    Not to be confused with the over-hyped big budget train wreck with the...
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    Re: Jan 6th rioter sentenced

    I wonder if this is an example of the kind of thing Dems are funding to drive and drag people away from centrist positions:


    https://youtu.be/LrTm7JCV-Hg

    It sure seems to be a popular...
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    Re: Stuff to watch

    Slow paced, parts of it almost look like modern video game animation rather than live action. Not as bad as low budget indy stuff tends to get though.


    https://youtu.be/kUH8JGhRzPY

    The back...
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    Re: Jan 6th rioter sentenced

    Fatigue might bring about some moderation if nothing else does.
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    Re: Jan 6th rioter sentenced

    I think the pendulum is swinging back toward the center again. Even a year ago:

    Why 'wokeness' is the biggest threat to Democrats in the 2022 election



    You can find others within the DNC...
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    Re: What song are you listening to right now?

    LOL I immediately remembered this post from a science fiction forum:
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    Re: UK politics versus USA

    Demented or just slipped up and told the truth?


    https://youtu.be/MA8a2g6tTp0
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    Re: What song are you listening to right now?

    https://youtu.be/OG2-ccAEcWs
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