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  1. Thread: Democracy

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    Re: Democracy

    Anything to keep agricultural product dumping in former colonies profitable while staving the local farmers.
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    Re: What song are you listening to right now?

    Who remembers the '90s?


    https://youtu.be/iCol1dhLmco
  3. Thread: Democracy

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    Re: Democracy

    That makes sense, I was confused by the broken quoting markup.
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    Re: Retro programming communities

    You might find this interesting.

    One $10 SOC development board, a single 10K resistor, and a USB-microUSB cable. Use a plug-in breadboard to avoid even soldering the resistor.

    Use a PC with a...
  5. Thread: Democracy

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    Re: Democracy

    What gives you this idea?

    If you are uncomfortable saying "reproduction" there is certainly "replication." And no, it is not limited to the moment of "infecting the DNA" of host cells.

    It...
  6. Thread: Democracy

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    Re: Democracy

    Well this seems to be the neo-COVID thread now, so let's explode some heads:


    https://youtu.be/zDQuwkJIBaY
  7. Re: DRAW around cell a rectangle with mouse move event in msflexgrid

    Yes, if that's what he wants flexgrids support several focus styles. I got the idea he was demanding some sort of hover indication of it instead.
  8. Re: DRAW around cell a rectangle with mouse move event in msflexgrid

    I'm not sure why you desire such a Carmen Miranda UI esthetic, or perhaps Chinese web sites are your inspiration?

    Why not focus on function and give the user value rather than try to dolly up a...
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    Re: error accessing the system registry

    See: User Account Control
  10. Re: What are square brackets used for in VB6?

    In the IDE's Tools menu there is an item Procedure Attributes... to open that dialog. There you can select Advanced>> to see and manipulate the advanced options of the current object module's Public...
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    Re: Migrate VB6 to .NET

    A proper rewrite makes sense anyway. Some programs written early can be cobble jobs to begin with, then after years of ad hoc maintenance get even worse.

    Of course the real trick to getting a...
  12. Re: What are square brackets used for in VB6?

    But did you assign the DISPID ("Procedure ID") value to DISPID_EVALUATE (-5) on Fester's Range() method?

    The comment doesn't do it, the comment is just a reminder. You have to set the value in...
  13. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Er, what???


    https://youtu.be/GNwNQZ4TXLo
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    Re: Migrate VB6 to .NET

    Most of the "security concerns" are bogus.

    The issues with ActiveX controls had to do with web pages displayed in IE that called them maliciously from script. So unless your program is crazy...
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    Re: PicServer problem

    Connections consume a lot of server resources, so HTTP 1.0 times them out by default. By the time HTTP 1.1 rolled around browsers were smarter and servers had more resources to work with, so...
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    Re: cmcs21.ocx error

    I doubt it is part of Windows. It sounds like an old script editor control "CodeSense" to me.

    Sounds like the sort of thing a malware infection might produce. Maybe part of a remote-access...
  17. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I even see one guy on YouTube using his anti-vax rhetoric to sell his line of branded nutritional supplements and exercise gadgets and videos. The old "Get healthy for invulnerability" schtick.
  18. Re: What are square brackets used for in VB6?

    Fester is just a silly demo class with a DISPID_EVALUATE member.

    Fester.cls

    Option Explicit

    Private Space As Collection

    'NOTE: Procedure ID = -5
    Public Function Range(ByVal Scope As...
  19. Thread: l wonder

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    Re: l wonder

    I'm not sure most things you might find are going to accept "audio" in arbitrary formats. There are a few DirectShow Filters out there, but they only provide data for you to build a display from. ...
  20. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I think it is less of an issue with individuals here than certain rabble-rousing groups try to make it to gather in new dupes to control.
  21. Thread: l wonder

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    Re: l wonder

    I think you mean "oscilloscope" but they don't do that. You probably want something that apes a graphical audio spectrum analyzer.
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    Re: [RESOLVED] WIA Automation

    If you are writing JPEG photo processing programs don't forget about maintaining EXIF and other JPEG file metadata. Everything from original timestamps and geolocation data to camera...
  23. Re: What are square brackets used for in VB6?

    Oh, another case can be used in calling a DISPID_EVALUATE member of a late-bound object.


    Private Sub Main()
    Dim Fester As Object 'Must be late-bound instance.
    Dim Range As Collection
    ...
  24. Re: What are square brackets used for in VB6?

    They can be used in a few restricted cases. One is for delimiting strings that are not legal identifiers (spaces between words for example) when using the "bang" syntax to access a collection item. ...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] WIA Automation

    I just tested one of my PlgBlt() demos with a 5808x4096 JPEG ("Cookie twist" as linked in the previous post here).

    Works just fine. But it isn't using WIA 2.0 for anything.
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    Re: [RESOLVED] WIA Automation

    All of these things have answers.

    In this case the StdPicture object does have what you'd need. If the image type is bitmap, then its Handle property is an hBitmap value. Other types (icon,...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] WIA Automation

    Not strange really. WIA 2.0 is for acquiring images from still cameras and scanners and doing some simple processing of the images. Most people don't even install their camera drivers, so it is...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] WIA Automation

    As far as I can tell there is no alpha, so 8 bits are just reserved and should be 0.

    ARGB is a different thing, and the byte order is reversed. I don't think a PictureBox ever holds an ARGB...
  29. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I hadn't thought about the smoke, but its impact here has been minor though visible from time to time. But it might also figure into things a lot out west.
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    Re: flippin bits

    He made a wildly incorrect claim about "languages." I simply corrected that.
  31. Re: String has quote by default. How to remove that quote from string?

    But if the value contains quotes it gets more complicated than that.

    I think he's just lost trying to make sense of the Watch Window display.
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    Re: [RESOLVED] WIA Automation

    When I wrote:



    I was writing on the fly. That was incorrect.

    Well, except when it is correct. This works fine, though it is subject to the "slow Add method" problem:


    Option Explicit
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    Re: flippin bits

    It isn't about "languages" at all. It is about hardware representation.

    Look at a language like Fortran or C that exist on many platforms. They always follow the hardware.

    That's also what...
  34. Re: String has quote by default. How to remove that quote from string?

    Excel has its own "hillbilly variant" format for cell contents.

    It can do crazy things. If you try to stuff "123" into a cell via its automation interface it tends to coerce the value to some...
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    Re: flippin bits

    Seriously? Just use 255, or if it makes you feel better &HFF. I don't see the issue.
  36. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Just to be a troublemaker (What? Moi?) I can think of two other maps I'd like to see for starters:

    State by state travel inward directly from the U.K. I suspect they've acted as The Crossroad of...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] WIA Automation

    If you really, really wanted to work in quads instead of triples there are issues. Sometimes, such as when processing a PNG with alpha channel values, we need to do this.

    While we can write a...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] WIA Automation

    I found a bug, but one that we get lucky with in this case.

    This line:


    .biSize = Len(BMI.bmiHeader)

    Should, by rights, be:
  39. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    While I think vaccination is important and effective, I remain convinced that there are other (perhaps greater) factors we haven't been told about.

    Compare these two maps:
    ...
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    Re: Gameboy Color Repair Service

    Aren't there plenty of really cheap knockoffs with better displays that can play the old cartridge games as well as having a large number of "clone" games in built-in flash? A quick search showed...
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