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    Re: Extending VB6

    Right. That's what people are concerned about.

    After all, .NET would have been backwards compatible with VB6, or at least with a working upgrade path, had that been doable. It wasn't....and here...
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    Re: Post Race!

    So you live in Sam's club? Or is that not the name.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    But that's the point: You have to narrow down your definition to make this remarkable. In the broader sense, you are being fined for a choice you make. There are LOTS of those. What's new is that...
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    VS 2008 Re: Build Time

    How big is the project that is taking so long to build? Regardless of VS, I've never seen a build time coming anywhere remotely close to what you are suggesting. I've also never run VS on a server,...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I thought more than one more time. These kinds of rules are all over the place in every advanced society. Perhaps you aren't noticing them, but they are there. You might argue that the fine is a new...
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    Re: Post Race!

    I grew up in a town that supposedly was named after John Hancock in the hope that he'd benefit the town in some way...which he did not. I don't know if that story is true or just a rumor, though.
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    Re: Extending VB6

    They are faltering with that commitment, though. I hope they don't abandon that commitment, I'm just not utterly convinced that they will stick with it. After all, they HAVE abandoned it in some...
  8. Re: [RESOLVED] [vb.net 2021] [core 6.0] comparing images

    That's pretty cool. It's an interesting idea. You're right, too, that color is MUCH easier to see than the fox, for me. Probably not for everybody, though. I wrote a program that was pretty colorful,...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    No, it really isn't. I'm not sure that there is any first world country that does NOT mandate some medical act of one sort or another. It only comes down to whether you disagree with this particular...
  10. Re: [RESOLVED] [vb.net 2021] [core 6.0] comparing images

    I was trying to think up a good joke about your field of chickens, but they were all just too fowl.

    I'd have to say, though, that I'm intrigued as to what you are doing. You've put so many clues...
  11. Re: [RESOLVED] Type Mismatch problem regarding an If Else statement

    I think this discussion has now run it's course, and will just start repeating itself.

    @zhyr: Don't worry about asking too many questions. There is ALWAYS more to learn. One thing to keep in mind,...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    That's how you lose weight: Your head floats.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Those are the best kind: You eat them and lose weight!
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    Re: Post Race!

    The reason for the Santa Clause in Indiana is this: Town names in that state are all both borrowed and unimaginative.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Well...it worked. Advertising is supposed to catch your eye, and that caught my eye. Funny how that works.



    I admit that I have never gotten up near a million, but I'd also say that I really...
  16. Re: Is somebody backing up the MSDN reference documentation?

    It was getting absurd. You could shingle your roof with a single month's mailings.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Why would you say 1000 in 1 billion? That's a one in a million thing to do.
  18. Re: [vb.net 2021] [core 6.0] comparing images

    Since you have control over all the parts, I would suggest that you not try to solve the problem this way. There is always going to be an issue with images that you'll have to be careful to avoid. If...
  19. VS 2017 Re: How would I complete this recursion algorithm?

    I removed the attachment. This forum doesn't allow posting compiled code. Please remove the bin and obj folders and re-attach. You don't need those folders anyways, as any person with VS could...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I'd be a bit surprised if that mattered, though only a bit. There isn't any intelligence going on here. As long as the virus can reproduce, it will. Where, when, why....it doesn't matter. However, it...
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    Re: Post Race!

    They aren't mysterious. It's just that nobody is fessing up!!!
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Deadly isn't totally random. The virus needs to not kill the host before it has a chance to spread. That means that there is SOME pressure pushing towards less deadly. It may not matter for COVID,...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Some are probably named a long time back, and the meanings have subsequently changed.

    Big Bottom: Probably refers to a wide open flood plain along a river.

    Bald Head: A bald would be a...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Me.

    But you do have a good point with this. Of course, the flu vaccine is always going after a moving target, since there are a few different, fairly different, variants circulating. The vaccine...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    We just have to run out of Greek letters and the pandemic will be over. Therefore, Sapator can tell us when this will end (I don't know my Greek alphabet, and would rather hear from Sapator than to...
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    Re: Encrypt/Decrypt

    Algorythm sounds like an Arabic word, to me.
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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...
  28. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  34. 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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