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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    So, what is the symbol for o-micron? Everybody likely knows the symbol for Omega, because it's commonly used in fraternity names, so anybody who has gone to a university in the US that has...
  2. Re: [RESOLVED] Why VB.NET Power Function is so fast ?

    It all falls into the same general category: Optimizing code performance can gain you seconds, optimizing algorithms can gain you minutes.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    They may have singled out the UK both because we've had reports of the Omicron variant in the UK, and that you're practically neighbors. Only a few fish between us.

    A virus needs our cells to...
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    Re: Encrypt/Decrypt

    One thing that should be pointed out is that the encryption shown won't make the file unreadable. It will make it look like garbage data, but it won't be garbage data. You have to decide how...
  5. Re: [RESOLVED] Why VB.NET Power Function is so fast ?

    When you have calculation (or any algorithm) that takes THAT long, you have opportunities to consider some radical algorithmic changes, which are likely to have far greater impacts than just tweaking...
  6. Re: Why VB.NET Power Function is so fast ?

    I'm curious as to why it matters? I certainly care about things like this, but I'm well aware that it doesn't matter for anything I happen to be doing. So, I'm curious as to what you have found where...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Frankly, the pills aren't a great alternative, except for people who aren't thinking it through. You won't get the pills until you've been sick and diagnosed, at which point you have to take them for...
  8. Re: Why VB.NET Power Function is so fast ?

    VB6 is old. It may be that the optimal way to perform a power function was different back then than it is now because of different functionality that has been added to the chip. Something as...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Yeah, let's see:

    Cost of one dose of Pfizer vaccine: $150-200.
    Cost of projected five day course of Paxlovid (not yet on the market): $700.
    Result of either one: You don't die of COVID, but can...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Mostly they are small keys that grab onto the virus itself and prevent it from binding to the cell, but either way would work. The mRNA vaccines are creating spike protein such that the antibodies...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I'm beginning to think that nobody on here is young anymore.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Actually, I would like to hear what you propose. I don't see a good solution, so I'd be interested in hearing any other solution. Vaccinating everybody would be great, but it's also clearly not...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    You've got a point there, but I'm not sure that there's a viable alternative. It seems like we have two extreme positions that might work (depending on how you define work):

    1) The China model:...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Why do you think that? I agree with the first one, but the second one is irrational, unless you believe that the point of vaccination is to make a safe home for the virus.

    The only thing a...
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    Re: Ignoring moderators

    Apparently, I'm nuts.

    It's been a fine few days of eating, and after all that, I still don't know what this thread is about.
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    Re: Loading a listbox

    The problem I have seen with making things appear to be multiple columns, is that most fonts are not fixed width fonts, in which case the spacing of even white space is not sufficiently consistent to...
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    Re: Loading a listbox

    First off, you probably want to find something other than a listbox. While you CAN put two columns into a listbox, it usually looks terrible to do so. A better option would be a ListView in Details...
  18. Re: Is somebody backing up the MSDN reference documentation?

    I haven't seen that full documentation set since about the time you are talking about. I don't believe they currently send all that out via CD anymore, though there may be some means to still get...
  19. Re: [RESOLVED] Read Text file and make changes to text by searching a string

    I edited two posts in this thread and one in the other to obfuscate your email address. You really shouldn't post an email address on an open forum like this. There are lots of bots crawling around...
  20. Re: [RESOLVED] Read Text file and make changes

    I do think that a new thread would have been the right way to go. The goal is to get more eyes on the problem, and starting a new thread for this question would do that better. However, there...
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    Re: IDE Question

    That's good news. Keep on beating the odds.

    And don't worry about the eye, you've got a spare.
  22. Re: Newbie Q: displaying a specific value (from sql table) in combobox and datagrid

    Yeah? Well, I didn't know about FindString, either, so one thing about programming: There is ALWAYS more to learn.
  23. VS 2019 Re: System.Data.OleDb.OleDbException: 'Syntax error in INSERT INTO statement.' Error

    Welcome to the forum. I edited your post to wrap the code in
    tags so that it formats nicely. You can do that yourself with the # button. Just press the button and paste the code between the tags,...
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    Re: Ignoring moderators

    So, when walking on the sidewalk you are looking up?

    Are you one of those people who keeps running into the parking meters?
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    He won't find it here, I think everybody is using two step paper ballots, by now. You do use a machine to make your selections, with big bold buttons that are easy for elderly fingers and elderly...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Well, that's Cleveland for you.
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    Re: Ignoring moderators

    Don't know what you're on about, and you clearly don't want to say it, but nothing much is going to happen as long as nobody understands you...or at least nothing you want.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    That's the problem with democracy: The people refuse to vote the way they are supposed to.
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    Re: Project Gets Lost Somewhere

    That's an interesting idea, but I'm not sure it quite fits. After all, the error messages were fully qualified. I certainly don't write 'System.Boolean' whenever I declare a Boolean value, but the...
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    Re: Post Race!

    That's funny, I, too, grew up and live in a former English colony....though I suppose that the place I'm now living wasn't part of the colony, at the time. I was born, and grew up, in land that was...
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    Re: Post Race!

    How do you prefer your gray?
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    Re: Post Race!

    So, you don't like efficiency in your words?
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    Re: Project Gets Lost Somewhere

    That was an interesting suggestion, but I'm not sure what to make of the output. All I get is the same thousands of errors. The ones that got 'fixed' by opening a file simply came back, as they are...
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    Re: Post Race!

    I suppose it might have been only one month, it just felt like two.
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    Re: Post Race!

    I don't know the actual answer to that, but I do remember that the HIGHLIGHT tag was somehow related to that annoying duplication thing that went on for a few months.
  36. Re: Getting the ball rolling. Which VB6 projects are you working on?

    Good point. I wrote that poorly. What I meant was actually very specific, yet I wrote that sentence such that it was open to multiple interpretations.

    What I want specifically is the ability to...
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    Re: Project Gets Lost Somewhere

    I had been avoiding GitHub for this particular project because it was a hobby project that I didn't want to put in a public repo, and yet didn't want to pay a GitHub license for. GitLab would make a...
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    Re: Project Gets Lost Somewhere

    I didn't understand the first line until I started reading the rest.

    One thing to note about this 'project' is that it is essentially a plugin system with dynamically loaded pieces that could be...
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    VS 2010 Re: syntax needed

    What is the ultimate objective? Multidimensional arrays are rarely the right solution to a problem. I'm not sure that I have used one since I left VB6, which was almost 20 years back. The simple fact...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    That would be great.

    It would probably have to be somebody other than the US, though. We don't really DO referendums. There are official referendum-like questions that show up on ballots, but the...
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